Meet Alenni Chitwood
Founder of Eggheads Learning Academy
Alenni has always loved to learn.
Her dedication to her studies from a young age earned her many accolades over the years, including class salutatorian, recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and an academic scholarship to Pepperdine University. She later transferred schools and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Society and Environment from the University of Minnesota.
Fresh out of college, Alenni jumped headfirst into the startup business world. Her networking skills and ability to present herself professionally beyond her years landed her first job out of college, running the business operations of an established startup company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a way to supplement her income, Alenni also began tutoring and mentoring a middle school student. The experience reignited the joy and fulfillment she had felt working with students at the Boys and Girls Club of America in college, and tutoring her peers in high school.
In 2018, Alenni moved from Minneapolis to Long Beach, California with her now-husband, Marc. While he got to work opening his own restaurant concept, Alenni set up a profile on Care.com and soon became so busy that she quit her “day job” to focus on tutoring full-time.
Over the next few years, Alenni worked with over sixty students across all subjects and age groups. She helped her students achieve scholarship-worthy ACT scores and sticker-worthy spelling tests, get into their dream colleges and their first-choice high schools, ace their exams and their ABCs, write praise-worthy essays and learn to write their name. The impact she was able to make on her students on a daily basis impassioned her to start Eggheads Learning Academy in 2021.
Now that she has a son of her own, Alenni still occasionally works with students but primarily manages Eggheads and her team of tutors. Together, they’ve been able to touch the lives of more than 100 students in the greater Long Beach area, a number that continues to grow.
In her free time, Alenni enjoys going for walks with her son, Jones, and her dogs, Barley and Peach, playing chess, doing yoga, treasure hunting at the Long Beach Antique Market, playing trivia, visiting breweries with her husband, cooking and watching The Big Bang Theory.