Hello, my name is Alison and I am the General Manager at College Nannies + Tutors in Summit Livingston, Basking Ridge & Morris Plains, NJ. I received my Undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College in Business Administration concentrating on Marketing & Finance, and my Masters degree in Media Studies from The New School. For the past ten years, I worked in New York City in the Media industry within various financial roles.
Hi, my name is Catherine and I am the Nanny Program Coordinator at College Nannies + Tutors of Summit, NJ. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies. While in college, I worked at a day care both in the classroom and in the office and was involved in numerous leadership positions on campus. Today, I am fortunate enough to pair together my childcare experience and leadership skills to do the same for College Nannies + Tutors. I work behind the scenes in the office and as a nanny for some of our wonderful families. I truly believe in the mission of Building Stronger Families® and am currently pursuing my master's degree in School Counseling at Montclair State University.
Theresa has over 20 years working with children from birth to grade school in and out of a classroom setting. She has worked with children with special needs as well as infants born prematurely. She is a great role model because she leads by example, is a great team player, is encouraging and motivating.
Kailan is getting her masters in Speech Pathology and has her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood and Speech Pathology from Seton Hall. She is a good role model because she gets to know the children she's caring for and finds ways to foster their talents and interests. She understands the child development process and finds ways to make this better for each individual child.
Growing up, I had only ever considered two careers: teaching and marine biology. After I took biology in high school, however, it became clear that I was meant to be a teacher. That dream has stayed with me since grade school, and it only continues to grow. Thus far, this career has grown from teaching stuffed animals, to taking on a role model / student mentor position in high school, to obtaining a position as a student tutor in my college. From there, I gained some private tutoring clients, and I continued to learn about my trade and improve not only professionally, but personally.
Every time I can help someone better themselves in some way, in this case academically, it fills me with joy. I remember one student, a frequent patron of the math lab of Felician College, who used to come to the lab even when she didn't need help just to show me how well she did on her tests or quizzes. It is moments like those that fuel my dream to be a professor one day, and fill me with pride for the work I do!
Aside from tutoring, I genuinely enjoy hanging out with kids and giving them the opportunity to better themselves. I am heading into my senior year at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Economics. I am the philanthropy chair of my fraternity at school, and helped found the DREAM mentorship program, which pairs Upenn students with struggling, low-income elementary school and middle school students in West Philadelphia. Before college, I did a great deal of volunteer work at the local elementary schools, being named a "Peer Leader" by our high school's social workers. Aside from philanthropy, I was the captain of my soccer team in high school, and director of the school's comedic production, "Friday Night Live."