Lincoln Park, 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 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

Hope
Hope

"I am currently in my final year at Depaul University, studying Health Sciences, with a concentration in public health. My goal after graduation is to take my skills and help as many people as possible. I have always loved working with children and have 7 years of experience working with children in school, camp, and home settings, with children’s ages ranging from newborns to teenagers. I am really excited for the opportunity to help out as a nanny!"

Bailey
Bailey

I graduated from Truman State University in 2015 with a degree in Theatre. I love all forms of the arts, and am a very creative person. I love working with children! I have worked with children ages 3 months to 13 years of age. I spent most of my education as a mentor and dance teacher to children with disabilities. I have even spent some time as a touring children's theatre actor. I love being a positive role model for kids, as well as taking in all of the interesting things they teach me as well!

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.

Elbron
Elbron

I recently graduated from Loyola University with two degrees in History and Secondary Education. At Loyola University, I took rigorous courses in education and history, and gained considerable teaching experience from interning at middle schools and high schools in Chicago and Evanston. During the Fall semester, I student taught a diverse range of students at CICS Northtown High School. Since that time, I have become ever more passionate about education and the road to success. I have much experience tutoring. I pride myself in believing that every child and student, no matter his or her background, has strengths, unique abilities, and talents. Thus, it is my goal as a tutor and an educator to help students draw out and apply their strengths while assisting them in areas which are in need of improvement so that they can use their divergent and critical thinking to solve problems, become inspired, and have a strong sense of self-belief.