Evanston, IL

About Us

Our Staff

Laura
Laura

Laura Horwitz is mom to 3 boys and owns the offices of College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors in Glenview and Lincoln Park. She and her husband grew up on the north shore. She has a MA in Mathematics Education and has been a teacher, tutor, and babysitter. Laura uses her knowledge and experience to match role models in the form of nannies, sitters, and tutors with local families. Her Glenview office has been open since 2007 and has achieved Rockstar status 6 years in a row for building stronger families. She can find long term PT or FT nannies for families. short term back up sitters for the occasional need, or a tutor for help with homework or test prep. She has also helped roll out a brand new app that allows families to reserve a sitter on their phone in minutes. This mighty mom also is an avid volunteer and has helped with the PTA, GMPS Parent Board, Local School Council, and GBS Parent Association Executive Council, as well as participates in the local chamber of commerce and the Children's Business Network.

Christopher
Christopher

Christopher’s tutoring specialties include high school mathematics, science and general homework help. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While using his degree at companies such as Goose Island Brewery, and Vosges Haut-Chocolaut, he has always maintained an interest within education and tutoring. He is a tutor who’s cool, calm and collected, allowing students to become more vocal about their issues or problems with subjects.

Joanie
Joanie

Joanie grew up in a sleepy lakefront town in northern Indiana in a home built for and displayed in the 1933 Chicago World's Fair! She has 5 brothers and sisters. Joanie has BA in Child Psychology; heavily involved in the performing arts - musical theatre, choirs, speech and dramatics fraternities. Later, completed MA in Organizational Development with a concentration in Human Resources. Gained early experience in Human Resources with a consumer electronics company. Later went into elementary and early childhood education as an early childhood educator, camp director and an elementary school special education instructor. Recently completed MA in HR. She uses all those skills to help match Role Models with families through CNT.

Joaquin
Joaquin

Joaquin is an Indiana University Graduate.
He is the proud father of 3 boys. He has a masters degree in International Business from De Paul. In his professional career, he has worked on the manufacturing side as well as the distribution side of power and motion components. More recently in sales and export for a privately held firm. In 2011 he began a new career with a focus on child development and family services. College Nannies and Tutors has allowed me to hone my skills in human resource management, marketing, as well as personal development. I look forward to expanding CNT's market share in Illinois. He is also continually pursuing a musical ambition by recording and performing with fellow musicians in the greater Chicago-land area.

Julie
Julie

Julie is originally from Elmhurst, Illinois and graduated from York High School. As a young "tween" through high school age, she babysat for many families. She also worked as a cashier at a local hardware store. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received a B.S. Degree in Business/Retailing. After graduation, julie returned to the area and moved to the Lincoln Park/Lakeview neighborhoods of Chicago. She worked in various corporate roles (administrative, training and documentation, staffing/recruiting) as well as in retail management for a national retailer. She married and had three kids and currently reside in Oak Park. Julie joined College Nannies + Tutors as an On Call Staffing Coordinator where she is excited to be a part of the team and looks forward to working with nannies and assisting families with their child care needs

Stephanie
Stephanie

Stephanie is a Sr. Staffing Coordinator/Recruiting Supervisor with College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors. Stephanie enjoys being part of a team dedicated to helping build stronger families by providing in home child care services. A Northeastern Illinois University graduate with a Bachelors in Psychology / Minor in Social Work, Stephanie has aimed to apply her studies towards finding great Nannies and Sitters. During college, Stephanie was also a Sitter with College Nannies and Tutors and uses her previous experiences to better understand what families seek.

Some of our Nannies

Michel
Michel

I'm currently going to school for Sports Medicine. My goal is to obtain a degree in Athletic Training. I've always been into sports I've played basketball since 4th grade and over the years really developed a deep passion for it. Track was a second sport I enjoyed. I can say that sports really has had a big influence in my life. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, basketball, movies, bowling, and outdoor activities anything where I can enjoy myself. I also like to volunteer at my local park district helping out with the children. I've been babysitting for about 9 years and I really enjoy working with all ages.

Dzessika
Dzessika

Hi! My name is Jessica and I'm 23 years old. I can't think of a time in my life where I haven't been surrounded by kids. I have been a child care provider for 5 years. I have worked with children from 8 months to 10 years old. I am energetic, friendly and motivated to help children become happy,healthy and well-behaved. As a childcare provider, I enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors and art with kids. I am enthusiastic and responsible person and look forward to meeting you and your kid(s).

Some of our Tutors

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Beth was born in St. Louis, Missouri and has lived in Alton, Illinois, Macomb, Illinois, and Grinnell, Iowa. Most of her life she has lived in Skokie, Illinois. She graduated from Stephens College and the University of Illinois (Champaign) with B.S. in Education.

While teaching kindergarten in Wilmette, IL she received her Masters degree from National-Louis University. She taught at McKenzie School in Wilmette for 30 years. During this time she spent one summer attending the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, volunteering for a month at the Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Drumheller, Alberta digging up fossil dinosaur bones and discovering new fossil sites in the World Heritage Site. Another summer was spent in Costa Rica working with biologists and zoologists in a rain forest. For seven years she was a docent at the Terra Museum of Art in Chicago. She has traveled throughout the United States, East Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean.

After taking an early retirement from Wilmette District #39 she taught for three years at Covenant Nursery School in Evanston and for five years was the executive director and a teacher at the Edison Park Lutheran Preschool in Chicago. Last year she was a co-teacher in the Kindergarten/First Grade classroom at The Barbereux School in Evanston. Currently she is an Educator at the Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview. For the past ten years she has supervised student teachers in the Early Childhood Education Department for National-Louis University, and also is an adjunct professor for National-Louis University.

In 2002 she was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and has done textbook writing for McDougal-Littell and the AIMS Project at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Christopher
Christopher

Christopher’s tutoring specialties include high school mathematics, science and general homework help. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While using his degree at companies such as Goose Island Brewery, and Vosges Haut-Chocolaut, he has always maintained an interest within education and tutoring. He is a tutor who’s cool, calm and collected, allowing students to become more vocal about their issues or problems with subjects.