Au Pair ID 1473819

Nationality American | More ⇩

Full name Silas

City/State Milton/ Massachusetts

Country USA

Start Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

Duration of stay 10-12 months

Good knowledge of English (Native), Spanish (C1), Italian (B2)

Last action 8 Days Ago

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Letter to the family

Dear family,

My name is Silas but my friends call me Si. I am a 23 year old (male) tutor and currently live in Milton - a small town right outside of Boston, New England's biggest city.

I come from a family of 6: My parents Jordana and Glenn, who have recently retired. I have 2 brothers and a sister. My brother Nick is a lawyer. My eldest brother and my sister, Tony and Ingrid, both have their own families and have blessed me with 2 nephews and 3 nieces.

In a year or two I plan on pursuing a masters degree but I have not yet decided on my future area of specialization. So, at the moment, I would like to take some time out of academics to have a different life experience, and to have time to calmly reflect on my future academic/professional orientation. Therefore I can think of no better way than to spend some time abroad experiencing a different culture.

My first language is, of course, English and I am also advanced in Spanish. I started learning Spanish in Elementary school and have since spent a lot of time in Central America because my parents are from Costa Rica and Honduras.
I speak an intermediate level of Italian. I minored in Italian while pursuing my Bachelors of Mathematics and studied the language for 3-4 years. Currently, I am studying German of my own accord. I love language and I am incredibly interested in experiencing family life that offers a different cultural context.

When it comes to child care experience, I have looked after children in both formal and informal contexts. For the past year and a half I have been working as a tutor in which I instruct students of varying ages (6-21 years) in multiple subjects. I have instructed Math courses from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus, Chemistry, English, and Test Prep. Among others, I have provided after school instruction at my old Elementary school in which I organized and took part in outdoor activities: singing, dancing, games, and painting.

I have helped both my brother and sister look after their children since their births, whether that be as a mentor or a babysitter. In High School, I was more involved in taking care of my sisters children. In addition, while I was in college I was able to give guidance to my niece as she navigated high school and her college applications.

In terms of leisurely activities I enjoy an array of experiences. I enjoy the outdoors, being with friends, going to museums, reading, and exploring new places. I also have a passion for photography and journaling. For students who aren't feeling their best, I often propose journaling and art activities for them to feel at ease.

As far as preferences are concerned, I am looking for a live-in arrangement with a host family, that would be happy to have me stay with and work for them for at least 6 months. I would also prefer looking after children aged between 6 months to 16 years. Lastly, although I am quite flexible, I would prefer to have working hours that would allow me to attend day time language classes.

I would be happy to have the opportunity to speak with you: to answer whatever questions you may have about me or my childcare experiences; to learn more about your family; your interests and to know more about what you expect from the au pair arrangement.

Thank you very much for your interest in my application!
I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Silas
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Experience

When it comes to child care experience, I have looked after children in both formal and informal contexts. For the past year and a half I have been working as a tutor in which I instruct students of varying ages (6-21 years) in multiple subjects. I have instructed Math courses from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus, Chemistry, English, and Test Prep. Among others, I have provided after school instruction at my old Elementary school in which I organized and took part in outdoor activities: singing, dancing, games, and painting. I have also been a coach of 2 children's soccer teams.

I want to be an Au Pair because I love working with children, working with families, and have a passion for language.
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Personal information

Non-SmokerHas attended a first-aid training - Yes
Can 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

Current occupation Tutor and Instructor

Education College

Basic knowledge of -

Sports  Soccer

Religion No Religion

For the Au Pair religion is Not important

Special diet considerations Special diet

Has health problems Allergic and dogs/cats that aren't hypoallergenic

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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 area Big City

Duration of stay 10-12 months

Earliest starting date Jan 2020

Latest starting date Mar 2020

Does accept family with pets

Can work more for extra money

Can take care of pets

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

Hours of child care experience in the past 24 months 10 - 50

Would like to take care of this number of children/people 1

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

Can care for special needs children

Can care for special needs people

Can teach subjects

To students of age group

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