Home Country: Colombia
Letter To My Future Host Family
Dear Host Family
My name is Maria Del Mar, but people call me Maria or Mar, yes, like Sea, but in Spanish. I am a sociable and outgoing girl who enjoys spending time with others and learning.
I am 24 years old. Currently, I’m living with my parents in Medellín. I’m an only child, but I have a big family. Some of my relatives live in the same building as me. I like animals, I have two dogs, one is called Cookie and the other one is called Nazira. I’m studying at the university for a degree called Zoo techniques, which consists of farm administration and animal production.
Also, I like to perform different activities, so, while I’m not at the university or working as a babysitter, I’m training at the gym, I’m taking music lessons or in rehearsals, and I also play softball sometimes. That’s what I usually do as hobbies. However, If I have already done those activities, I visit my friends, or I just stay at home to watch series and movies with my family, some days we go to some concerts too. During the week, I try to practice English in conversation clubs, because I learned English years ago on a scholarship.
I really want to be part of the program. Firstly because I want a new, different experience in my life. I also want to share my knowledge with new kids. It’s too gratifying to see and hear what they learned from you while they enjoy the time beside you. I would also like to be independent and help my parents at home. There, I often prepare healthy food for adults and children. I have had most of the experience taking care of my family members since they were born until nowadays (when they are around 7 years old).
I have taught different subjects to children, young, and adult people. Furthermore, I have taught children about handwriting, coloring, basic Spanish speaking, and musical approaches. With young people, I have given them some musical lessons, and I helped them with math, English, and Spanish workshops.
I have experience as a full-time babysitter. I am prepared to be a friend and a teacher, and of course, I want to be the right role model. For the last year, I have been interested in respectful parenting or respectful child care, and I have read documents and blogs related to it. Since then, I have tried that child care based on mutual respect, providing children with self-decisions to solve daily situations and giving them the right skills for life.
I hope you like my letter and to know about my skills. Now, I would like to know about you and your children.
Thanks for reading my letter. My best regards.
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