Contact Information

New Students: (707) 207-4480
Current Families: (707) 258-9000
Fax: (707) 258-9001
Monday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Meet the Tutors

Our Napa Valley 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!

Center Director, Napa tutoring

Anne M. Schramm

Center Director

Anne manages the operations at the Napa Center, meeting with parents and students to help them succeed in reaching their goals, and also plays an active part in the Napa Community. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Anne taught elementary school for 20 years and received recognition from Sam's Club as "Teacher of the Year, 1999." Joined Sylvan in August 2003.

Director of Education, Napa tutoring

Alissa Mahoney

Director of Education

Alissa joined Sylvan in September, 2003, and is responsible for meeting with parents and students and overseeing each student's academic progress here in Napa. She received a Bachelor's degree from University of Puget Sound. Alissa has a multiple subject teaching credential from the University of Phoenix. She also has extensive experience in customer service in multiple settings, and spent five years organizing and directing student physical education and art programs.

Upper Level Math Instructor, Napa tutoring

Jacob Solis

Upper Level Math Instructor

Jacob is our coolest math instructor! He is a graduate of Vintage High School and graduated from St. Mary's College and St. Louis University and is a whiz at any kind of math! His hobbies include working on cars and hiking and his favorite food is Sushi. His passions include politics and math, of course!

Academic Reading, Study Skills, Math and Academic Writing Teacher, Napa tutoring

Pat Williams

Academic Reading, Study Skills, Math and Academic Writing Teacher

Pat graduated from Cal State Fresno where she studied Geography. Her hobbies include reading, computer games, traveling and digital photography. Pat has been with the Napa Sylvan for two years, since we opened in 2005!

Academic Reading, Math, and Academic Writing teacher, Napa tutoring

Joyce Nichols

Academic Reading, Math, and Academic Writing teacher

Joyce attended Whillier College, Sacramento State and San Francisco State where she studied Education, French and Education Technology. She enjoys tennis, gardening, hiking, nature studies (she volunteers at the Carolyn Parr Nature Center) and theater. Joyce has been with us for 2 years!

Mathematics Instructor, Napa tutoring

Walter Buckner

Mathematics Instructor

Walter was born in New Orleans, attended the University of Nebraska, where he studied medical technology and clincial pathology. He loves teaching and learning the politics of people. Walter is a favorite among our math students!

Reading/Writing Instructor, Napa tutoring

Irina Rozo

Reading/Writing Instructor

Irina has joined our family as a reading instructor.She has a master's degree in education from the University of San Francisco. Her personal interests include art, and she is part of the Napa Valley Open Studios group.

Math and Science teacher, Napa tutoring

Caleb Goerzen

Math and Science teacher

Caleb graduated from Simpson University with a degree in mathematics and is our upper level math and science teacher. He enjoys computer building and board games and his favorite color is blue

Beginning Reading, Math and Academic Reading teacher, Napa tutoring

Jessica Dudley

Beginning Reading, Math and Academic Reading teacher

Jessica graduated from California State Long Beach University with a degree in Liberal Studies. She loves working with our Beginning readers as well as our math students. Her favorite things include reading, karaoke, scrapbooking and traveling.

Academic Reading, writing and SAT instructor, Napa tutoring

Beth Collins

Academic Reading, writing and SAT instructor

Beth has worked at our Napa Valley Sylvan Learning Center since 2012. She is a graduate of Quincy University, where she obtained a degree in education. Beth has 2 years of tutoring experience working as an instructor for Sylvan Learning, serving the Napa Valley school district. She enjoys teaching a variety of subject areas, including reading, writing, geometry and science. In her free time, Beth enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Math and Reading Instructor, Napa tutoring

Melissa Maffei

Math and Reading Instructor

Melissa joined our Napa Valley Sylvan Learning Center in 2013. She is a graduate of Dominican University, where she obtained a degree in Liberal Studies/Education. Previous to Sylvan Learning, Melissa worked as a teaching assistant and tutor in the Napa school district. She brings 5 years of tutoring experience working as an instructor for our Napa Sylvan Learning Center. She enjoys teaching a variety of subject areas, including math, reading and homework support to middle school students. In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading and spending time with friends.

Instructional Manager, Beginning Reading, Academic Reading, Math, and Writing teacher, Napa tutoring

Sue Hattich

Instructional Manager, Beginning Reading, Academic Reading, Math, and Writing teacher

Sue graduated from Pacific Union College, where she studied Early Childhood Education and Marine Biology. She loves cooking for her family. Sue is responsible for keeping student's programs current. Our Beginning Reading students love her!

Beginning Reading and Academic Reading Teacher, Napa tutoring

Kayla St. Pierre

Beginning Reading and Academic Reading Teacher

Kayla has worked at our Napa Valley Sylvan Learning Center since 2012. She is a graduate of California State Long Beach University, where she obtained a degree in Liberal Studies/Education. Previous to Sylvan, Kayla was a preschool teacher in Napa, where she worked with early education students. Kayla has 2 years of tutoring experience working as an instructor for Sylvan Learning, serving the Napa school district. She enjoys teaching a variety of subject areas, including Beginning Reading, Academic Reading and Math. In her free time, Kayla enjoys the San Francisco Giants, going to MLB games and traveling.