Ms. Sofia T.

Birthday: April 21

Hometown: Winter Springs, FL

 Favorite Crayola Color: Caribbean Green

 Background: I am currently a student at Florida State and in pursuit of two degrees in Criminology and Psychology. I have been babysitting since about 2013 and have loved every second of it. I also have been mentoring and volunteering with children since my sophomore year of high school. I have babysitting experience with children ages two to seven years old, and I also have experience working with special needs children of all ages. In high school I volunteered at my local elementary school and mentored children who were projected to not pass the reading section of the FCAT. I assisted them with reading activities and helped them to overcome some of their learning setbacks. In high school, I also volunteered at Freedom Ride. Freedom Ride is a therapeutic horseback riding organization for mentally and physically disabled children and teenagers. I spent lots of time with the kids, teaching them how to groom, ride, and interact with the horses. In college, I have continued my volunteering with special needs children at Gretchen Everhart. I volunteer weekly in a kindergarten class by reading to the children as well as playing games and conducting arts and crafts with them. I look forward to continuing my childcare services for Tallahassee families!

 Future plans: I intend to apply to graduate school to earn my Master's in Criminology with hopes to one day work as a special victims detective.

 When she’s not babysitting: I am a member of a sorority at FSU and I love being involved with that as well as other on campus activities. I would definitely say that traveling is a passion of mine and I do so whenever I get the chance. I even intend to study abroad for one summer during my time at FSU.

 Defining quotations:

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

“You don’t get the same moment twice in life.” - Anonymous 

“Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.” - Anonymous

Sofia went above and beyond today keeping me updated. She is fantastic and my daughter asked for me to go spend the day away again just so Sofia can come back. :-) My kids absolutely adored her!
— Luann W.