As franchise owner of College Nannies and Tutors, together with our great team, we have been providing customized childcare and tutoring since November 2004. Our 12 year old son and 10 year old daughter are regular recipients of our terrific nannies for date nights and our role model tutors for varying school support needs.
College Nannies and Tutors has been a terrific adventure and I enjoy working with our families, nannies and tutors to provide role models and exceptional care and tutoring. I enjoy meeting new families through our partnerships, and I learn daily from our staff, nannies and tutors.
My name is Allison and I am the Director of Services for multiple CNT locations. I graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis with a degree in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I began at CNT while in college working as a tutor and a nanny. Since then, I have held a variety of roles with the company including SES/NCLB Coordinator and Learning Center Manager. In my free time I enjoy volunteering at my local church, reading, playing piano, and traveling. I love working with families to see students reach their goals as well as help nannies and tutors build valuable experience for their future careers.
At College Nannies and Tutors, I am the Learning Center Director of our Edina and Excelsior Learning Centers. I am a Michigan native who migrated to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Child Psychology and Family Social Science, I found myself not wanting to return home to The Mitten State. I fell in love with the Twin Cities and the Minnesotan people and found myself working of a company that shares that same belief.
Academically, I have always been interested in education and helping others learn new things. Helping bridge the gap between families, schools, and students is something I enjoy doing, in the hopes of building a stronger family. When I am not working, I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. Some would say I am a huge FOODIE. To counteract my love for food, I like to spend any additional free time: camping, canoeing, biking and snowboarding in the winter.
Lara joined the College Nannies + Tutors team in March of 2010. She currently manages the On-call Nanny Division for the Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills offices - in addition to working for a handful of families as their personal nanny & tutor. Lara can assist you in staffing a role model nanny for that next date night, day off from school or any other big or small occasion. Lara grew up in Overland Park, KS and upon graduating high school moved to Lawrence to attend the University of Kansas (Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!) where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Theatre with Honors. Throughout college she was a nanny for a very special family, where the son and daughter ended up being the ring bearer and flower girl in her wedding. After graduating college, Lara moved to Los Angeles and began working at a large studio preschool with infants through pre-K children. She has also tutored children from kindergarten through 12th grade from a variety of backgrounds (low-income, public, private, Catholic, special needs, honors) in numerous subjects. She loves working with this company - helping to Build Stronger Families in the Los Angeles area.
At College Nannies and Tutors I work as the Family Relations Manager for our Seattle, Bellevue, and Redmond families. As the oldest of four daughters, family has always been the most important thing in my life. My final decision to attend the University of Washington allowed me to pursue my educational goals while maintaining a close relationship with my family. It also allowed me to continue to focus on my love for dance. I have been a Scottish Highland Dancer for over 20 years and am a certified instructor. In early 2014, I was given the opportunity to serve as President of the Seattle Highland Dance Association. In an effort to share my passion for Highland dance with others, my next goal is to pursue my judge's certification through Scotland and open a studio in the Seattle area.
From a career perspective, my experience working with families began when I was a teenager working as a babysitter in my neighborhood. I was quickly recruited to be a part time nanny for a family which I stayed with for five years. Ten years later, I am now a tutor for their three boys. Additionally, towards the end of university, I worked as Director of a tutoring center in the Snoqualmie area where I was first introduced to the idea of working with children and families on a professional level. After completing my college degree and working a short stint in IT sales, I knew my heart belonged back in a setting where I could continue to work with families.
I joined the College Nannies and Tutors team in 2014 and currently serve as the Director of Respite Services, working hand in hand with both our respite families and nanny team. Prior to this, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Professionally, I have worked with the school district, government entities, and nonprofit higher education institutions specializing in credential programs. I truly value each day I get to help our wonderful families by enriching the lives of children and making a parent's day a bit more manageable! When I am not here, you can find me doing CrossFit, rockclimbing, hiking, mountain biking, or trying new food around this beautiful city I call home!
Anne is an awesome on-call nanny. She is an Elementary Education major at University of Minnesota. She spent the winter and spring if 2014 studying abroad. In addition to travel, Anne loves to be active (she's a runner, loves swimming and boating). Anne is very organized and loves getting to know the children she works with.
Ashley is a fantastic nanny. She comes highly recommended by another CNT nanny. She enjoys having the responsibility of role modeling and is creative and loves to make educational activities fun!
Caroline is an amazing math, science and test prep tutor. She has a personality that puts students at ease when they are with her. Caroline is patient with students and is able to explain difficult course material in an easy to understand way.
Caroline is a 4.0 Chemical Engineering Student
Brian is a graduate of St. Louis Park High School and Hamline University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Brian scored a 32 on his ACT and was a member of a math team that went to state all four of his high school years. He also made the Deans List at Hamline. Brian also works as a tutor in the AVID program at Armstrong High School, helping high school students in all subjects.