Marissa K.|Arlington Heights, IL
5 yrs exp
27 yrs old
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my bio!
Since I was number 3 in a line of 25 grandchildren, caring for and teaching those younger than me has always been a part of my life.
I've watched all ages ranging from 10 months to 13 years. I have cared for groups both big and small, ranging from 1 child to 10 at a time!
I have also worked as a tutor at Kumon Learning Center. I love to learn, and I hope to pass that passion on to others.
There has got to be time for some fun, too! I prefer outdoor activities, but on rainy or cold days, I may allow some video gaming.
I love to cook - hopefully I can inspire a future chef (apologies in advance if the first few creations come out less-than-yummy!)
I do not condone messes, but I also know the difference between tidying up and becoming a maid.
My hope is to squash out any impoliteness, I believe in pleases and thank you's and doing what you're asked, not because it means you get a cookie or 10 more minutes of video games, but because it's the right thing to do. And I don't mind taking the time to explain that to a child.
I graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in psychology. I do plan on continuing my education by going to graduate school, although I know it will be at least a year before I begin applying, and I'd like to fill my time by doing what I love - nurturing and fostering development.
I have my own car and do not mind driving to/from school, or other local areas for play dates, practices, etc.
Thank you again for your time, please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.