Meet our Winnipeg Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

Our tutors and staff in North Winnipeg consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg!

  • Les, Centre Owner


    Centre Owner

    Les has been an accountant for over 40 years with his own practice in South Africa. He emigrated to Canada in December 2017 with his wife and son. Les is very excited to be a part of Sylvan Learning Centre of North and West Winnipeg. His favourite thing about working at Sylvan is making a positive impact on both students' and parents' lives. In his free time Les enjoys watching live concerts and music, collecting watches, LP records, CD’s, and DVD’s, travelling, cooking, baking, reading, and entertaining. 
  • Nikki, Centre Director


    Centre Director

    Nikki has worked at the Sylvan Learning Centre on Henderson Highway in Winnipeg, MB, since 2015.  She graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education degree.  She has experience teaching grades 6-12 and a variety of subject areas, including English, History, and Science.  At Sylvan, Nikki enjoys working with all of the students, as well as meeting with parents to discuss and plan for success.  In her free time, Nikki loves to read, cook, and drink coffee. 
  • Rylee, Director of Education


    Director of Education

    Rylee has been working as the Director of Education for Sylvan, since September 2019. Getting to know all of the wonderful students and families, is something that she has really enjoyed since joining the Sylvan team. She has many years of experience working with early elementary students. She believes all kids deserve to have a safe and educational environment to learn and grow in. Everyday, she looks for ways to provide a lasting education in each child that comes through the Sylvan Learning Centre.
  • Tara Stefanyshyn, Assistant Centre Director

    Tara Stefanyshyn

    Assistant Centre Director

    Tara has been a tutor with Sylvan Learning Winnipeg since 2019. She is a recent graduate from the University of Winnipeg's education program and now working alongside Nikki and Rylee at our Henderson location. Tara's favorite thing about Sylvan is seeing students get excited for learning and seeing all the wonderful progress our students make both personally and academically. In her free time, you'll find her reading a book, painting, or admiring any dog in her vicinity. 
  • Trina, Tutor



    Trina has worked at the Sylvan Learning Centre on Henderson Highway since 2005.  She is a graduate of the U of W, where she obtained a Bachelor of Education degree.  Prior to joining the Sylvan team, she taught Kindergarten and Grade One at a private school in Mexico.  She has also taught adult ESL classes and private tutoring.  Trina has over 18 years of teaching experience.  She enjoys teaching Pre-K to Grade 2 and welcomes all ages and levels of students.  In her free time, Trina enjoys yoga, meditation, catching up with her PVR and on-line shopping. 
  • Vicki, Tutor



    Vicki has been a tutor at Sylvan Learning Centre since May of 2012. She attended the University of Winnipeg and received a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and in Education in June 2010. She then worked in Bangkok, Thailand for two years teaching English, Math and Science to Grade 5 and 6 students. Vicki has been teaching in the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, since January 2013, teaching Grades 5-8. Her favourite thing about working with students at Sylvan is being able to help them gain confidence in themselves and know that what we do here helps transform their school lives for the better! In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family, friends, and her dog.