After School Nannies and Tutors Improve Self-Efficacy in Children

08/06/2012 (press release: Onsharp) // Walnut Creek, California, United States // Lindsey Blatchford

Self-Efficacy is defined as “belief in one’s ability to perform the desired behavior”. Applied to school aged children it refers to the ability to understand and execute school work at an “optimal level of performance”. Role models such as a tutor or nanny have been shown to have a positive effect on the development of children. (source:

The most important role models in a child’s life are his or her parents. However, when mom and dad work and have other obligations, there is an essential need for a responsible individual to model good behavior, habits, and actions while they are not able to be with the children. “This fact is the reason we take the time to recruit and employ not only qualified individuals with childcare experience, but also individuals with strong core values who will be a positive influence on each child’s growth and development. We look for nannies who go above and beyond the basic need of making sure the kids are safe!” stated Lindsey Blatchford, Owner and General Manager of the Walnut Creek Placement Center. “It should be as if the parent never left.”

This Role Model match is also applied when a child might be struggling with a concept or subject in school. An after school tutor can model and encourage the self-efficacy skills needed to build the student’s confidence. Often a role model tutor not only helps a child catch up but also get ahead in their studies. College Nannies and Tutors works hard to also make sure the student and tutor can connect outside of studies. A great match allows the student to enjoy this time supporting more learning in their hourly sessions.

College Nannies and Tutors of Walnut Creek is a nanny and tutor placement services that match a family’s need with a responsible, highly qualified role model. Nannies and Tutors are subject to background and reference investigations as well as mastery of the subject areas because children learn through observation of people in their environment. By ensuring the nannies and tutors are positive role models, the children’s self-efficacy is allowed to be nourished and grow.

Families seeking highly qualified role models can contact Lindsey Blatchford at (925) 951-3881 or visit the website at

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