Member ID 1780380

Can engage the kids in the following activities Homework Assistance, Book Reading, Art & Craft, Drawing & Cutting, Numbers & Counting, Letters & Sounds, Mind Games & Activity, Songs & Poetry

Tutor for English, Spanish

Nationality American | More ⇩

Full name Melissa

City/State Horizon City/ Texas

Country USA

Start Apr 2021 - Jun 2021

Duration of stay 10-12 months

Good knowledge of English (Native), Spanish (Native)

Last action 10 hours ago

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Dear Families,

Thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Melissa Chavez. I am a Mexican-American twenty-five year old woman currently residing in Texas, USA. I'm fluent in both English and Spanish. I also speak and understand French at a beginner's level.

Before the pandemic hit, I was studying at the London Film School with hopes of becoming a film-producer. Since I don't come from a moneyed background, when the pandemic hit I was forced to drop-out and return to my childhood home in Texas. I currently hold a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Boston University and I am vying for a Post-Graduate Certificate from LFS to show the portion of my education there that I did manage to complete.

I consider myself an artist first and foremost but 'traveler' comes in close-second. I've had a wide range of jobs including that of an entertainer/deckhand on a speedboat in Boston; I've flipped burgers at a fast food restaurant in Texas; I've worked at a comedy club in Dublin, Ireland. My love lives in writing but I dabble in photography, illustration, performance, and filmmaking. I've recently been trying to get to Shanghai, China since I obtained a job there teaching English to children, however the Chinese government is taking too long to process my documents and my living situation in Texas has become unstable.

When it comes to experience with children, I've taken care of my little sister for as long as I've been alive with duties ranging from cooking for her, cleaning, tutoring, and emotional guidance. I babysit regularly for one of our family friends and I enjoy working with kids.

As for COVID-safety, I'm one of those North Americans that believe the doctors and has been careful throughout these awful times. Vaccines in Texas have become available to all adults so I will be looking to get that taken care of as soon as possible.

Despite all the unknowns this pandemic has brought on I've become aware of one key part of my personality: I want to explore. I want to move around and meet new people for as long as my body will carry me. For every horror in the world, there's a wonder to match it and I want to witness them.

I consider myself an atheist but I do understand the power/importance of spirituality. Lastly, I'm looking for a kind, fun, and open-minded family to live with and help for a year at the most. All the best to you and your loved ones; thank you for reading :)

- Melissa
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Non-SmokerCan swim well - Yes
Can ride a bike - Yes
Has a driver's license - Yes, with experience

Can swim well

Can ride a bike

Has a driver's license Yes, with experience

Has siblings

Has a valid passport

Non-Smoker

Has attended a first-aid training

Profession Artist

Education University

Language Knowledge

English: Native Language, Since 24 Year/s
Spanish: Native Language, Since 24 Year/s

Sports  Running, Soccer, Tennie, Swimming

Religion No Religion

For the Au Pair religion is Not important

Special diet considerations No special diet

Has health problems No

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Job information

Can work more for extra money - Yes
Can care for special needs children - Yes
Does accept family with pets - Yes
Can take care of pets - Yes

Preferred countries France

Preferred area Big City, Suburb, Town, Village, Countryside

Duration of stay 10-12 months

Earliest starting date Apr 2021

Latest starting date Jun 2021

Does accept family with pets

Can work more for extra money

Can take care of pets

Age group 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old, 11 - 14 years old, 15+ years old

Hours of child care experience in the past 24 months 50 - 100

Would like to take care of this number of children/people 2

Would work for a single parent? Yes, with any of them

Can care for special needs children

Can care for special needs people

Can involve and engage the kids in these activities Homework Assistance, Book Reading, Art & Craft, Drawing & Cutting, Numbers & Counting, Letters & Sounds, Mind Games & Activity, Songs & Poetry

Can teach subjects English, Spanish

To students of age group Preschoolers (4-5), Primary school (6-12), Teenagers (13-17), Young adults (18-30)

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