Denise P.


Denise P.


Cornelius, NC


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Meet Denise


Speaks English

Currently, I teach art for a home school co-op and substitute teach. In addition, I teach a Sunday school class for 4-year-olds at church. I absolutely...

Currently, I teach art for a home school co-op and substitute teach. In addition, I teach a Sunday school class for 4-year-olds at church. I absolutely adore working with children! I began caring for two little girls and a baby at age 12. Their mom worked nights, so I did the cooking, bathing and bedtime routines. I spent the night there and then and got them off to school. As a teenager, I took care of two special needs individuals, one was 7 the other was 16. I taught for 7 years, have been a nanny for 6 and tutored for two. One of the students I tutored went from a reading at level F to level G after just two sessions. I have fun and creative ways to make learning easy and enjoyable! I taught my own girls to read CVC words at three years of age. They started blending sounds when they were just beyond three and learning site words by three and a half years of age. They also fully understood one to one correspondence by age 3. I attribute their success to the Montessori methods of teaching and to a peaceful, loving, and nurturing environment. I so enjoyed making Montessori lessons for my children and watching them explore and learn. I have also worked with children who have had autism, ADD, ADHD, ordinary behavior issues, sensory integration issues both hyper and hypo and more. I believe that all children have an innate desire to please adults. I feel that rewarding positive behavior is much more effective than focusing on undesired behavior. Additionally, I believe that children want to learn and will LOVE learning as long as they have positive experiences. Personally, I have ADD and sensory integration myself. My oldest daughter has both as well. We are both "hyper sensitive" I have extra patience with her and other children because I have had to create my own coping mechanisms throughout my life and I understand the difficulties of conforming to meet the expectations of my peers and authority figures. I struggled tremendously as a child. Thankfully, I had some amazing teachers who were not only patient, but went above and beyond the call to make a difference in my life. That is why I have always wanted to teach! I love when I bump into or am looked up by former students who tell me how I impacted their lives. It is a joy that money can't buy!


  • Comfortable with pets
  • Non-smoker
  • Has a reliable car
  • CPR / First Aid trained
  • Early child development knowledge
  • Early childhood eductation
  • Special needs care
  • Denise can also help with:

    Craft assistance
    Light cleaning
    Meal prep
    Swimming supervision

    Most recent review


    Marissa A.

    Feb 7th, 2022

    Denise is everything all these reviews say she is. She is punctual, reliable, patient, fun, creative, professional, kindhearted, and energetic. Literally all those things! Our twin 5 yr old boys are handful and they absolutely love Denise. What I love most is she's not just a babysitter that is having fun with our kids, Denise is a mom herself and it shows. She is fully capable of taking control of out of hand situations as you would expect a parent or teacher to know to do. With twin kindergarten boys you can imagine there can be fights and arguing but I never have to worry - she has it handled and our boys are always so happy to be with her. I highly recommend her and would give her a referral any day.

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