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Our Sylvan trained and certified tutors are dedicated to your child’s success. Working together with you, we will:
In 2002 I made the decision to leave the public school sector to pursue a career with Sylvan Learning Centers. I started as a part-time instructor in the Mattoon, IL center and loved it from inception. Having the ability to specifically help students that were struggling or not being challenged enough, is what I was looking for to fulfill my role as an educator. Sylvan's diagnostic and prescriptive approach is what students need.
My passion for the company lead me to purchase three centers in 2003, and expand to six centers in total to date. We currently help students in Champaign, Springfield, Mattoon, Decatur, Effingham, and Carterville IL. My mission is to be able to offer our exceptional Sylvan programs to as many students in Central/Southern Illinois as possible.
Cindy has been with Sylvan since March 2011, she brings a great balance of education and business to our center.
Growing up in the surrounding community, Cindy appreciates the ability to give back and help those around her. She holds and Masters in Education and many years or management and training experience.
She lives in Mahomet with her husband, Joe, and their two daughters Megan and Olivia.
Bonnie is Sylvan Certified to teach Academic Reading and Academic Writing. Bonnie also takes on the challenge of helping our homework support students.
She has a Master's in Elementary Education and is certified to teach secondary English. Bonnie has taught locally, in two other states, and at a Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS) school overseas.
In her free time, Bonnie enjoys sewing, playing with her dogs, and biking.
Christina is Sylvan Certified to teach Academic Reading, Math Essentials, Academic Writing, Beginning Reading, and Study Skills.
Christina graduated from Mankato State University with a Bachelors in Education. She went on for her Masters in Student Personnel from Eastern Illinois University. Christina has been with Sylvan since 2008.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching TV and playing with her cat, Bear. Christina's favorite thing about Sylvan is the students.
Jennifer is Sylvan Certified to teach Academic Reading, Math Essentials, Sylvan Advanced Math, Geometry, Study Skills, Academic Writing, and ACT Prep. Jennifer also takes on the challenge of helping our upper level homework support students.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's in physics and her Master's in education. She began working with Sylvan in 2008. In her free time, she enjoys reading, sewing, and playing the violin.
Jennifer's favorite thing about Sylvan is helping students understand new concepts-the moment when it all "clicks" is very rewarding!
Kathryn is Sylvan certified in beginning reading, academic reading, and math. She has worked with students at our center since March 2011. Prior to teaching at Sylvan, Kathryn had been a reading specialist and a special education teacher in Champaign and Mahomet. She believes that by helping students to become successful in school, they will gain confidence and become life long learners.
Kathryn graduated from Greenville College in Greenville, IL with a BS in elementary and special education. After teaching for several years, she earned her MA from the U of I in special education, with an emphasis in reading instruction.
Kathryn is enjoying life following a long teaching career. Working at Sylvan keeps her connected with students. She thoroughly enjoys traveling, reading, and time with family and friends.
Katie is Sylvan Certified to teach Academic Reading, Beginning Reading, and Study Skills. She also teaches Spanish to homework support students. She enjoys helping students build confidence and watching them achieve things that they thought they couldn’t.
Katie earned her B.A. in Spanish Education and is working on her M.A.T. in teaching Spanish. She loves the fun challenge of teaching High School Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her dog, loved ones, and traveling whenever she gets the chance.
Kim is Sylvan Certified to teach Academic Reading, Math Essentials, Sylvan Advanced Math, and Geometry. Kim also takes on the challenge of helping our upper level homework support students.
Kim Spencer graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Kim has a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education. She has taught math for the past 12 years and has enjoyed every moment. Her approach to math ensures that every child will understand a concept because she teaches students multiple ways to approach the math concept.
Kim has been at Sylvan since 2009 and has helped many students from elementary up through college.
Lucas is Sylvan Certified to teach Math Essentials, Academic Reading, Sylvan Advanced Math, Geometry, and ACT Prep. Lucas also takes on the challenge of helping our upper level homework support students.
Lucas graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in mathematics and secondary education. He joined Sylvan in 2011 and is really enjoying himself here.
In his free time, Lucas enjoys watching television with his wife and doing sudoku and crossword puzzles.
Mary Ann is Sylvan Certified to teach Beginning Reading, Academic Reading, Math Essentials, Study Skills, and Academic Writing.
She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a degree in library science.