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My name is Ana Julia. I am a newly graduated Psychologist, 27 years old. Although I currently live in Quito, Ecuador, where I have a month living with my godmother and my three small cousins, who have kindly offered me their support; I actually come from Maracaibo, Venezuela. My city, Maracaibo is located on the coast, to the northwest margin of Lake Maracaibo. It is one of the most important in the country for being the capital city of the State of Zulia, the country’s oil, agriculture and livestock producer. It is the second most populous city in Venezuela; Unlike Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is located in the Andean mountains at the foot of the Pichincha volcano (9200 meters above sea level). UNESCO declared Quito a “Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, to preserve its colonial side, in the most important Historic Center of South America.
I come from a family of 5 although my father has already died 7 years ago, I have my mother: Nancy, who is a retired lawyer, and now works free exercise; And my two brothers, one major and one minor: David, and Reinaldo, my older brother, David, is an oil engineer and works at PDV, S.A. The national petroleum company of Venezuela, and my younger brother, Reinaldo, is a law student at one of the most important private universities in the city. In my family we are hardworking and optimistic, our relationship is loving, and we are always united in the face of calamities.
In about a year or two I plan to pursue a masters degree, but I am still to make my mind concerning my future area of specialization, whether in the clinical area of children and adolescents or in the organizational area with negotiation and conflict management. So, for the moment, I would like to take time off from academics to have a different life experience, and take time to reflect calmly on my future career guidance. To that end, I think that spending a year abroad would be particularly interesting.
My first language is, of course, Spanish, and I am also fluent in English. I started learning English in high school. After completing my high school studies, I enrolled in an English program at an institution accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), an organization recognized by the US Department of Education, which I successfully completed. By possessing knowledge of English I could present a Leveling Test in English at the university.
However, I am aware that learning a language within a class context is by itself incomplete. So, to be really comfortable in English, I feel that a cultural immersion would do me a lot of good. For this reason, I would very much like to find a nice family to live and work for in a foreign country.
When it comes to child care experience, I have cared for children in both formal and informal settings. Three years ago, as part of my undergraduate studies in child psychology, I spent a six-month internship at a state school in Maracaibo. I also organized for them and participated in indoor recreational activities: we sang, danced, played games, drew, painted and narrated stories.
I have helped my mother take care of my younger brother from birth, and I have helped my uncles with the care of my cousins, as a teenager I was much more involved in taking care of them daily. I can comfortably say that I truly enjoy spending time with children.
When it comes to leisure, I indulge in the simple things of life. I like to visit the beach, to be with my friends, to go for a walk in the city, to visit places that I have not been, I also find it exciting, to listen to music, and to read a good book. I love to read and write. The first university career that culminated before studying Psychology was Social Communication.
As far as preferences are concerned, I am looking for a direct agreement with a host family, who would be happy to have me stay with and work for them for at least 6 months. I also prefer looking after children from 0 months to 16 years. Finally, although I am quite flexible, I would prefer to have work schedules that would allow me to attend daily English classes.
I will be glad to have the opportunity to speak with you: to answer any 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 request!
I hope to hear from you.
When it comes to child care experience, I have cared for children in both formal and informal settings. Three years ago, as part of my undergraduate studies in child psychology, I spent a six-month internship at a state school in Maracaibo (10, 11 age). I also organized for them and participated in indoor recreational activities: we sang, danced, played games, drew, painted and narrated stories. I have helped my mother take care of my younger brother from birth, and I have helped my uncles with the care of my cousins (5,6 age), as a teenager I was much more involved in taking care of them daily. I can comfortably say that I truly enjoy spending time with children.