Contact Information

Phone: (415) 491-4678
Monday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: By Appointment
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: By Appointment

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!

Derrick Wong

Center Director

Marlys Feldmann

Director of Education

Dedicated Instructor, Novato tutoring

Zack Alexander

Dedicated Instructor

Zack Alexander has taught reading, math, and science at Sylvan San Rafael since 2010. He likes to get people as excited about math and science as he is. When he has free time, he loves to sit down and look at a biology textbook. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his kids and eating his favorite food—Zachary’s Pizza in Berkeley.

Dedicated Instructor, Novato tutoring

Jake Lang

Dedicated Instructor

Jake joined our Sylvan team in 2012. He graduated from Dominican University with his Single Subject Credential in Science. He teaches high level math and science, as well as reading, writing, and study skills. His love for teaching really shows as he makes learning fun for our students and has a great sense of humor that the kids really enjoy. Jake is also in a band and plays the bass guitar.

Dedicated Teacher, Novato tutoring

Madeline Armstrong

Dedicated Teacher

Madeline, a Sylvan team member since 2010, is a retired New York teacher. She is certified to teach N-6 Common Branches and 7-12 English. The last part of her career saw Madeline as a Math Facilitator, training teachers to teach Math. Madeline's Master's degree in teaching is from New York University. She has also taught knitting and cooking and is a member of the Redwood Country Cloggers.

Dedicated Teacher, Novato tutoring

Teri Randall

Dedicated Teacher

Teri has a California teaching credential in Math and Science (K-12), her BS from UC Berkeley, and has recently earned her Master's in teaching Math for grades 5-9. She has been a member of the Sylvan team since 2010 and loves working with children of all ages!

Dedicated Teacher, Novato tutoring

Jim Fish

Dedicated Teacher

Jim has been teaching at Sylvan Learning Centers since 2003, and he currently holds a Master of Science in Education Degree from Dominican University of San Rafael, with California Teaching Single Subject Certifications in Mathematics and Science. In addition Jim holds a Montessori Primary Certification from the AMI. Jim tutors in all areas, from Beginning Reading through AP classes. An accomplished artist, Jim has exhibited his portraiture work in local galleries.

Dedicated Teacher, Novato tutoring

Kate Behr

Dedicated Teacher

Kate Behr came to Sylvan over 3 years ago because she loves teaching children to read. She brings a sense of fun and play to learning while ensuring that her students perform to their fullest potential. Kate's theater background, enables her to add a sense of silliness to her teaching. She can often be heard singing and reading with a variety of voices and accents! In her free time, Kate enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with her rescue kitties – Oliver, Livliv, and Brown Baby. She is also working on her 1st children’s book.

Dedicated Teacher, Novato tutoring

John Serena

Dedicated Teacher

John graduated from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) with a degree in philosophy. He has been a part of the Sylvan team since 2010 and has tutored in the Bay Area for the past six years. John strives to impart a spirit of curiosity and discovery in his students. In his spare time, John enjoys running, reading, and sailing on the San Francisco Bay.

Kelly Page

Executive Director

Kelly Page has her K-9 Teaching Credential earned at University of Illinois-Chicago. She taught for 3 years in Chicago before moving to the Bay Area. In her nearly 15 years with Sylvan, she has served in just about every capacity, from Director of Education to District Manager overseeing operations and educational programs in multiple centers in the Bay Area.

Annette Mixon

Executive Director

Annette Mixon is the Director in charge of Administration and Center Operations. She has her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential along with a Masters Degree in Adult Education and Program Planning from SFSU. She worked for the SFSU Urban Community Family Service Project before joining Sylvan 14 years ago. During her tenure with Sylvan she has served as Center Director and Franchise Business Consultant working with franchisees and staff in the Pacific Northwest.