By Mark Ambrogi
College Nannies + College Tutors has arrived in Carmel.
This is the first franchise in Indiana with its office at 1 E. Carmel Dr., Suite 120, The owner, Sue Cornish, is from Columbus, Ohio, and owns seven offices.
The company offers nannies and tutors as well as babysitters and opened Feb. 1, with a grand opening set for April 25.
Drew Calvert, a Carmel resident, handles the tutoring side.
“Primarily, our focus is from seventh-grade to 12th-grade students,” Calvert said. “We give them homework help and subject focus, ACT and SAT test prep.”
He said the tutors are college-aged tutors, but not exclusively.
“If we have somebody, who is 40 years old working on a doctorate that knows the material, it’s perfectly good,” he said. “But it’s mostly college-aged kids, people that are ensconced in the whole world at the moment and know their stuff. We also do things with study skills. The important thing is this is customized one-on-one tutoring. This is not group-setting where we put five students in a room with one tutor. It’s customized for each student based on what obstacles they are trying to get through.”
Calvert said the offices looks for the best match.
“Often it’s not the subject matter, but the student might not be able to connect with the teacher on that level,” he said. “I find someone they can connect with not just on a education level and personal level.”
Calvert said the office runs frequent free practice ACT and SAT tests.
The nanny portion is made up of college students that provide various nannying or baby-sitting services. He said everyone goes through a background check and are certified for CPR or first aid.
“We do have some granny nannies, who might be retired or don’t have kids at home anymore or who just love children,” he said. “We find wonderful people to fill these roles.”
Calvert said the babysitters’ profiles are on the website.
“It’s almost like Uber for babysitters,” Calvert said.
For more, visit collegenanniesandtutors.com/carmelin.