Having grown up in WNY, I am so excited to be a part of the resurgence of the Buffalo region with you. It is an honor for me as Managing Director, to be leading and collaborating with role models who are upbeat, ambitious and confident as they work toward our purpose of Building Stronger Families here in WNY. Our team strives to leave our community better every day. My experience in the counseling and human resource fields, supported by my education, a BA in Psychology from the University of Buffalo and a Master's Degree in Education from St Bonaventure University, all serve to help our team understand your needs and provide support to maintain health, strength and balance within your home. As a mother of two children ages 9 & 11, I too am experiencing many of the challenges and opportunities family life presents us with. Being a part of the College Nannies and Tutors experience is a wonderful opportunity for me to provide a reliable service for families and help make a difference for families in our community.
I am a Tonawanda native, graduated from Kenmore East High School at age 16, and proceeded to Buffalo State College where my interest in education grew. I graduated with a Bachelors in Social Studies Education cum laude, with a Minor in Spanish at age 20. Soon after graduating, I began substitute teaching, making connections with both students and staff in several school districts. Ever wanting to expand my knowledge, I obtained a Master’s Degree in History with a concentration in Asian studies by the age of 22 while still substitute teaching.
I am from a small town in Syracuse, NY and am currently a senior in the Cognitive Science program at the University at Buffalo. I am the oldest of four kids in my family. I enjoyed playing soccer and basketball throughout high school and continued to stay active throughout college. I have been working with kids since I was in high school, first babysitting my siblings and then my job at the YMCA, and most recently working with children at the JCC in Amherst, Buffalo. I am excited to begin her CNT journey with the role of Role Model Coordinator!
Hi all! My name is Taylor Aquino. I'm 24 years old, born and raised in Lancaster, New York. I graduated from Miami of Ohio University in 2014, with a Bachelor's of science degree in speech pathology and audiology,and a minor in child studies. After graduation, I studied abroad in London for a month. Specifically, I analyzed the overall family life course there, in comparison to the U.S. It was an incredible experience, as I was able to fully immerse myself into the London lifestyle.
After coming home, I began working at a Pediatric ENT office as a medical assistant, where I still am currently employed. Additionally, I actively volunteer in the speech pathology clinic at Women and Children's Hospital and with Skating Athletes Bold at Heart. My current goal is to attend graduate school for speech pathology in the Fall of 2017. In the near future, I hope to receive my Masters Degree and work in a pediatric setting. I have a passion for helping children. They possess both curiosity and potential, which I believe are key to fostering both positive growth and development. If provided with the right tools and guidance, they can grow to become well rounded members of our society.
Overall, I am very active and on the go. I credit this lifestyle to my success in interacting well with children. In my free time, I enjoy figure skating, as I have been a competitive skater since three years old. Additionally, I enjoy power yoga, traveling, dancing, and exploring new places to dine.
Raised in the WNY area, Kelly has always had a passion for working with children, and excelling in school work and extracurricular activities. After graduating high school in 2013, she was accepted into the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she is studying occupational therapy with a minor in counseling. Aside from her studies, Kelly is a teacher’s assistant in the daycare at the Jewish Community Center, and nanny for multiple families in the Buffalo region. Also, Kelly is a member of the Gymnastics’ Club at UB. Officially a Buffalo resident for a full year now, she loves all that this city offers and hope to become more involved in the community!
Eilish has been tutoring for over 10 years, starting when she was a freshman in high school and throughout her college years. Her love of science led her to major in chemistry at Syracuse University, where she worked at the tutoring and study center on campus. She now works as a food technologist at Rich Products where she gets to invent new flavors of cheesecake and ice cream cake!
McChesney Matro is from a small town in Syracuse, NY. She currently is a senior in the Cognitive Science program at the University at Buffalo. McChesney is the oldest of four kids in my family. She enjoyed playing soccer and basketball throughout high school and continues to stay active throughout college. McChesney has been working with kids since she was in high school, first babysitting my siblings and then my job at the YMCA. Her most recent job working with kids is at the JCC in Amherst, Buffalo. Work mostly with kids in the age range there from 1 1/2 - 3 year olds in a preschool setting. She is excited to begin her CNT journey!