Contact Information

Phone: (785) 587-8800
Fax: (785) 587-8942
Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

Meet the Tutors

Our Sylvan trained and certified tutors are dedicated to your child’s success. Working together with you, we will:

  • Pinpoint your child’s learning needs using the Sylvan Skills Assessment®
  • Develop a personalized learning plan based on your child’s goals
  • Offer unique insights about what will work for your child
  • Teach each lesson the way your child learns best
  • Build a relationship with your child to provide learning that’s fun, engaging and rewarding
Put years of educational experience to work for your family. Contact our center to find out how we can help today!

Senior Director, Manhattan tutoring

Jenny Birk

Senior Director

JENNY BIRK is a graduate of Kansas State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. She is certified in English and Speech/Theatre/Drama. Jenny has seven years of teaching and forensics coaching experience. She also has enjoyed five years of teaching at Sylvan, as a Master Teacher, prior to beginning her directorship. Jenny enjoys reading, spending time with her family and attending various youth events in her community.

Director of Contract Programs, Manhattan tutoring

Mike Graham

Director of Contract Programs

Mike has been an educator since 1988, including teaching, counseling, and a Principal. He achieved his Bachelors in Education at Kansas State University, and his Masters at Baker University. Mike enjoys offering Sylvan Learning services to each child who wants the opportunity to better his/her academic skills. In his spare time, he coaches his sons' baseball team, and does volunteer work with RBI baseball program through the Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City. His passion is making a difference in the lives of youth.

* Education Consultant (12 years)
* Certified Trainer- Effective communication, Differentiated Instruction, Anger Management, and Dispute/Conflict Resolution.

Instructor, Manhattan tutoring

Beth

Instructor

Beth enjoys tutoring at Sylvan of Manhattan because she likes seeing students smile and truly understanding a new concept. She holds a Master's degree in Learning Disabilities from Kansas State University. Outside of Sylvan, Beth enjoys reading, playing bridge, church committees, piano, and music.

Sylvan Certifications:
Math Essentials
Academic Reading
Beginning Reading
Academic Writing
Homework Help
ACT

Instructor, Manhattan tutoring

Brandon

Instructor

Brandon enjoys tutoring at Sylvan of Manhattan because he likes providing students with a new perspective on a subject. He holds a bachelor's degree from Washburn School of Law in Economics and is continuing his education as a graduate student at Kansas State University. Outside of Sylvan, Brandon enjoys basketball, running, drums, and singing.

Sylvan Certifications:
Basic Math
Academic Reading
Geometry
Algebra I
Algebra II
ACT
Homework Help

Instructor, Manhattan tutoring

Kimberly

Instructor

Kimberly enjoys tutoring at Sylvan of Manhattan because she likes seeing students learn and apply their new skills. She holds a Master's degree in Cross-cultural studies from Northland International University. Outside of Sylvan, Kimberly enjoys reading her bible, learning about other cultures/languages, playing clarinet, and helping animals.

Sylvan Certifications:
Math Essentials
Academic Reading
Academic Writing
Beginning Reading



Instructor, Manhattan tutoring

Zach Button

Instructor

Zach enjoys tutoring at Sylvan of Manhattan because he enjoys building relationships with his students and he enjoys getting the opportunity to work with a wide range of ages and skill levels. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Kansas State University. Outside of Sylvan, Zach enjoys following K-State sports, playing racquetball, and singing in the K-State concert choir and In-A-Chord.

Sylvan Certifications:
Math Essentials
Academic Reading
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry

Instructor, Manhattan tutoring

Evon Gerace

Instructor

Evon enjoys tutoring at Sylvan of Manhattan because she enjoys the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students with their unique learning needs and personalities! She holds a Bachelor's degree in Education from Texas A&M. Outside of sylvan, Evon enjoys reading, and crafts including scrapbooking, cross-stitch, and crochet.

Sylvan Certifications:
Academic Reading
Basic Math

Instructor, Manhattan tutoring

Michelle Celaya

Instructor

Michelle enjoys working at Sylvan of Manhattan because she enjoys seeing the students learn and understand new concepts. She holds a Master's degree in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University. Outside of Sylvan, Michelle enjoys spending time with family, shopping, reading, and playing bingo.

Sylvan Certifications:

Academic Reading
Basic Math
Beginning Reading
Academic Writing