Park Ridge, 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

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.

Cynthia
Cynthia

I graduated from DePaul University with a major in Latin American and Latino Studies and minors in Intercultural Communication and Spanish. I will continue my studies in the fall at Illinois Institute of Technology in their Kent College of Law where I will seek to focus on family law. I have over 6 years of experience with childcare through babysitting and working at a preschool. I also have experience with tutoring children. I have experience working with children from infants to teenagers. I have always had a love and passion for children and welcome opportunities to continue to work with them.

Some of our Tutors

Monica
Monica

My name is Monica. I'm a native speaker from Spain and I have lived in Chicago area for 10 years. I came in an exchange teaching program and since then I have been teaching elementary and secondary grades in the same school district.
I have a Master degree in Arts of Teaching from Aurora University, another one in History from Valencia University in Spain and ESL from Illinois State University. I have already taken courses in Columbia University in NYC, Universidad Catolica de Chile, East Anglia University in England...
I have worked as a part-time babysitter since I was 19 to help me to pay my University studies and now I do it for fun. I like working with kids, see them grow emotionally and physically.
I have participated in several History Grants and also tutored in group or individually. My specialties are any social science subject, Reading at all levels, Math from K-6, Spanish at all levels and ESL.
My passion is learning, education and kids.

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.