Takira S.

 

Objective:  To provide children with the essential care and education to be winning learners. Enthusiastic to create an environment that is safe, inspiring, cheering and adaptive to each individual child’s needs. 

 

Qualifications:

  • BS Education 

  • CDA Credential 

  • ECE Certification  

  • CPR, First-Aid, AED Certified, Covid-19 fully-vaccinated

  • 10 years of Nanny, Tutor and Early Childhood Center  

  • Experience working with High-Profile Families, NDA 

  • Own a TX DL and reliable SUV with full-coverage insurance

  • U.S. Citizen, Travel ready 

 

Professional Experience

Private Family, Heath,TX, February 2020 to current 

  • Private educator/Learning pod lead instructor age of children upon hire 7 years 

  • Educated identical twins with big and different personalities in all core academic subjects.   Customized tutoring and instructional approaches to meet the needs of each child.

  • Provided zoom classroom support and assistance for a learning pod of 5 children: Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative Montessori inspired classroom activities.

  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student centered hands on learning.

  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies. Created a physical student portfolio and effectively communicated with all parents  

 

Private Family Boulder/Vail, CO, July 2019 to February 2020

  • Travel Nanny age of children upon hire 7 years, 6 years, 3 years, and 2 years

  • Provided full-time care for four outgoing children Monday through Friday. Responsible for pickup/drop off to school, extracurricular activities, and manage school calendar.

  • Helping school-age children with homework, and full toddler care from potty training, teaching basic skills such as colors, shapes, numbers, etc. and self-help skills such as getting dressed, brushing teeth, helping with daily chores, etc.

  • Light meal- prep, Flexible schedule- Overnights and domestic travel. Also responsible for pet care, 2 large dogs.

 

Private Family Dallas, TX June 2018 to July 2019

  • Infant Nanny - age of child upon hire 3 weeks old: Live-Out 

  • Provided full-time care for a sweet baby girl Monday through Friday.

  • Responsible for her full baby care, from daily routine feeding/sleeping schedule, child soothing, diaper changing, daily activities, to supporting both first-time parents in their new life by answering all their questions, showing them ways about everything in regards to their new baby at home as well as sleep training.

  • Flexible schedule- Overnights, Late nights, and Early Mornings. Also responsible for pet care, 2 large dogs. 

  • Light-Housekeeper: Child laundry. Surface cleaning, vacuuming, mopping and dusting

 

 

Private Family Dallas, TX July 2013 to May 2018

  • Nanny/Governess age of children upon hire 10 years, 3 month twins: Live-In only during shift 7 days on 7days off 

  • Provided part-time care for a sweet school aged child collaborating with all four parents (shared custody).

  • Responsible for pickup/drop off to school, extracurricular activities, and manage school calendar. Provided full time care for two 3 month olds.

  • Responsible for full baby care, from daily routine feeding/sleeping schedule, child soothing, diaper changing. When child became a toddler, responsible for full toddler care from potty training, teaching basic skills such as colors, shapes, numbers, etc. and self-help skills such as getting dressed, brushing teeth, helping with daily chores, etc.

  • Also responsible for pet care, 2 cats. Extremely Flexible Schedule- travel, overnights, late nights, and early mornings. (Rotating Schedule w/ nanny team and Jeanette Harris Childcare Inc.) 

 

Governess: 

Tutoring and Mentoring:

  • SAT/ACT preparation

  • Homework help

  • Responsible for the teenagers physical and mental wellbeing, fostering an overall healthy relationship 

Light-Housekeeper: 

  • Maintained clean living environment including:

  • Children laundry 

  • Surface cleaning, vacuuming, mopping and dusting

 

Tutor Experience:                                    

Jeanette Harris Childcare                            Dallas, TX             December 2015 to June 2018

  • Private Early Childhood Educator as needed: Specializing in ages Infant, toddler, and  preschool. Interact with infants and toddlers to gauge their individual personalities and abilities.

  • Create and implement individually placed educational plans. Respond to each child’s physical and social needs in a proactive manner.

  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene and social skills.

  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music and storytelling. (Rotating Schedule w/ Private Family when my schedule allowed) 

  • Substitute Montessori Teacher: classroom management and curriculum coordination according to the Montessori Method. Providing lesson plans catered to individual students between the ages of 18 months and 4 years of age.

Private Family,  Dallas, TX  Summer 2013

  • Tutor for children attending The Hockaday School: Provided academic and emotional support to child in preparation for starting 8th grade at Hockaday.

  • Special attention to English and Math Concepts.

  • Tutored younger sibling who enrolled into the day school program at Hockaday. 

 

Sylvan Leaning Center

  • School Age After School Tutor: Interacted with children in an effort to build self-esteem and form a comfort level with their peers; answered student questions, provided proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude, and general guidance. English, Reading, Social Studies

 

Bright Horizons at Medial City                          Dallas, TX        February 2012 to July 2013

  • Kinder-Prep-Resource Teacher- Montessori Curriculum: Plan, evaluate, and assign lessons. Create student portfolios. Integrate competencies, goals and objectives in lesson plans. Introduce children to mathematics, language, science and social studies. Create projects designed to enhance lectures. Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking positive reinforcement. 

  • Office Assistant as needed: Provide a wide variety of office support. Communicate effectively with parents and clients. Processing childcare request, filing paperwork, organizing files. Maintain confidential, accurate and detailed client records. Maintain positive communication with parents, providers and collaborate with community agencies and staff.       

 

Wellspring Christian Academy                 Denton, TX          August 2011 to February 2012

  • Pre-School teacher: Create lesson plans. Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene and social skills. Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music and storytelling. Teach Bible beliefs in accordance to the school’s policy and procedures. Also open and close the center when needed.

 

Volunteer Services: 

Youth 180 in Dallas, TX                        

  • Teen Mentor: Build trusting relationships with teenagers.

  • Meet weekly with mentee for 1-2 hours and participate in an activity that we choose together (homework, playing catch, cooking, library visit, etc).

  • Attend monthly mentor group meeting. Responsible for tracking time involved with mentee and report hours monthly to mentoring program coordinator once a month.

  • Inform Program Coordinator of any changes in Mentee behavior, concerns, or questions.

 

Springs Fellowship Church in Dallas, TX 

  • Youth Mentor: Support youth pastor with engaging ministry for teenagers.

  • Nursery Attendant: Responsible for providing age-appropriate care which includes: feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, or sitting with and cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, play and prayer. 

Head Start Program in Mesquite, TX

  • Volunteer Assistance Teacher: I help provide comprehensive education, health, and nutrition to low-income children and their families.

Special Olympics Program

  • Volunteer Assistance: I worked with children with intellectual disabilities, responsible for taking them to their track events.

 

Sharing Life Program in Mesquite, TX 

  • Volunteer Assistance: Faith based non-profit organization that provides food and health products to low-income families and the elderly, responsible for preparing items for pick-up. 

 

Dallas Regional Hospital in Mesquite, TX

  • Internship as a Registered Nurse: Duties; helping provide information to patients as well as their family members about their care and provide physical care to the elderly. 

  • Phlebotomist Assistant: Visited In Patients to collect, transport, handle, and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis; I was responsible for filling out each patients information chart.   

  • Catheterization Laboratory: With the Physician I visited patients before surgery making          sure they were comfortable and all their needs had been met.

  • Intensive Care Unit: Duties; monitoring patients with an Endotracheal Tube. 

  • Emergency Room: Duties, stocking each ER-rooms supply cabinets.      

  • Physical Therapy Unit: Duties; working with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

 

Hobbies & Interest

Reading, scrapbooking, volleyball, travel/culture, environment, volunteering, pet lover