Auntie Cilla's School Of Fun

Auntie Cilla's School Of Fun

2 employees
4 years in business

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My name is Priscilla, I have over 16 years of experience with a variety of teaching styles to meet ANY child's needs. I am CPR, first aid, and aed certified, for infants,  children and adults. I also have my shallow water lifeguard certification. I believe in making class fun and unleashing the child's potential through positive reinforcement and motivation. I also have experience with special needs as well. We can customize a plan together so you can track your child's success!

That every child is different,  and needs to be motivated differently. Once you find the motivation, the breakthrough comes next. And that is the sweetest moment ever. That breakthrough then comes with an overall improvement in that child's confidence. Which will spread to other areas in their life. I have extensively taught baby swim classes as well as continuing to study milestones outside of the pool as well. 

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Chicago, IL 60630
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Getting to know their likes and dislikes, going over safety and rules, and assessing their level. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have 15+ yrs of experience. My training has came from various ymca's, public schools, Catholic schools, big blue swim school, and home daycares. 

I am 1st aide, CPR, and AED certified ( infant, child, adult) 

I am shallow water lifeguard certified.

I have also taught special needs children, ( down syndrome, autism, sensory disorders) in swim lessons, as well as other sports and arts. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Anywhere from $30/hr to $300/hr. 



Special circumstances 

Child age/skill

How did you get started teaching?

When I was 12, I would, instead of recess, teach a 20 min arts and crafts class (1st grade) once a week. I lead the whole craft and captured the childrens attention for the entire time.  I planned the crafts on my own, gave the teacher a supply list the week before the class, and before the class I would portion everything into individual containers to pass out.  One of the 1st graders entered a bunny necklace ( which was one of my lessons) in an art fair that won him 1st prize, thanked me for helping him with art and making it fun. Since then I knew this is my life's calling!

What types of students have you worked with?

Students who are eager to learn

Students with down syndrome

Students with autism

Students with ADHD

Students with fear of water

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my most recent classes, a little girl who is 2 1/2. She started classes a month ago and was terrified of the pool. Once a week,  for 30 minutes she came. On the 4th class she came in smiling, as opposed to looking unsure, and participated gleefully in all her skills. I hadn't forced her to put her face in, just her chin. The last five minutes of games, we attempted a dive toy, her choice. She went underwater and got the dive toy at 2 ft. YAY!  Then she wanted to try 4 feet. YAY!! She did it again! She pushed off the bottom of the pool and resurfaced with a huge smile. Moments like this is why I love my job. :)

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask what their safety protocol is, and give them a scenario to answer. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are they terrified? 

Do they have any medical conditions?

What goals do you have?