Meet our North Vancouver Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

Our tutors and staff in North Vancouver consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in North Vancouver know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores. We selectively choose tutors who know local curriculum and can link Sylvan lessons to what’s being taught in school. Get to know our tutors and staff in North Vancouver!

  • Barbara Schilling, Centre Director

    Barbara Schilling

    Centre Director

    Barbara received her Bachelor of Education degree from UBC. She taught in various North Shore Elementary schools. After taking time out to focus on her family, she returned to the education field through tutoring at Sylvan. She worked as a teacher in the Maple Ridge Sylvan for several years until she took on the position of Director. Being a life long North Shore resident, it seemed a good fit to continue with Sylvan in North and West Vancouver.  She says Sylvan provides a wonderful opportunity to support families and to see children succeed and thrive.
  • Jasper Wu, Director of Education

    Jasper Wu

    Director of Education

    Jasper graduated from the University of British Columbia with a combined degree in Mathematics and Statistics. He has plenty of teaching experience as a Math tutor, and as a military instructor in the Singapore Armed Forces. Jasper’s interest in teaching began when he worked as a soccer coach for youth players at West Vancouver Football Club. As Director of Education, Jasper looks forward to forming strong bonds with families on the North Shore, and helping students succeed and strive towards their goals.
  • Christina B, Tutor

    Christina B


    Christina graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies (Education) and has an Education Assistant certificate. She has years of experience as an Education Assistant in school districts. She has also been working as a behavioral interventionist and providing support to students on the autism spectrum. Christina's goal as an educator is to encourage the love of learning and support children's growth.
  • Sina J, Tutor

    Sina J


    Sina studied Math and Economics at UBC and was an active member of the UBC Math Club. He helped hundreds of students master their first year Math courses, which are prerequisites for becoming an engineer or doctor. During his high school years, he volunteered as a tutor and discovered his natural ability to quickly and accurately identify a student's intellectual and emotional needs, tailor his approach to various personalities, and explain concepts from many angles in a clear, concise manner. Sina’s passion for helping struggling students has continued until this day. 
  • Stephanie N, Tutor

    Stephanie N


    Stephanie graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor's in Cognitive Science involving Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Computer Science. In her spare time, she works as a freelance artist and enjoys storytelling and riddles. She utilizes her experience and interests to give students a new perspective on learning. Stephanie can adapt to any type of teaching style that best helps her student's needs.