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Meet our Sarnia Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Becky West, Centre Director

    Becky West

    Centre Director

    As Centre Director Becky oversees the daily operations for Sylvan of Sarnia. A former School Teacher in Sarnia, Becky chose a career in the tutoring business because she wanted to make a difference in the community, and assist students in achieving their potential with confidence.  She graduated from Brock University and completed her Teaching Degree at Lakehead University. When Becky isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her two daughters.
  • Lee Brunton, Director of Education

    Lee Brunton

    Director of Education

    Lee Brunton oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of teachers in Sarnia. A former English Professor at Lambton College in Sarnia, Lee brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan. She holds a Master's degree in Education and is excited to be working with the great team at Sylvan Sarnia. When Lee isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her trying new recipes, listening to music, picking up a good book, or exploring outside with her dog.
  • Susan Mitchell, Teacher

    Susan Mitchell


    When I was little and someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always, “a teacher.” As I grew older, that response never wavered. As a student who had to work hard to do well, I knew the importance of having teachers who believed in me and they taught me to believe in myself! At Sylvan, I have the opportunity to do that every day – inspire students to say, “I can” and provide them with the skills to not give up and to figure things out. It is so gratifying to be able to empower these young minds, so that they are able to work with increased confidence and independence. All Good Things Take Time and with time, these students become true Success Stories!
  • Kylene McRae, Teacher

    Kylene McRae


    Kylene is a Teacher in Sarnia Ontario with a gift for working with kids. While Kylene has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading and math tutoring. She studied at Western University for her BEd. When Kylene isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her in the kitchen cooking and baking.
  • Jordan Tremblay, Teacher

    Jordan Tremblay


    Jordan graduated from King's University College with an Honours Major in History and received a Bachelor of Education degree from Western University.  Many of his relatives were also teachers, which is one one the main reasons that he decided to persue this field of Education.  Jordan has lived in Petrolia for most of his life and has volunteered at many of the local schools.
  • Laura Grundy, Teacher

    Laura Grundy


    Laura is a teacher in Sarnia, Ontario with a gift for working with kids. While Laura has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in science tutoring. She studied at the University of Guelph, Western, and Ottawa. When Laura isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her listening to music or watching hockey.
  • Ron Bloxam, Teacher

    Ron Bloxam


    Ron has tutored at the Sylvan Learning Centre of Sarnia for almost twenty years. His areas of expertise are the Sylvan Sync Math program and the Sylvan Sync Academic Reading program. Ron really enjoys building a relationship with every student to provide learning that's fun, engaging and rewarding. 
  • Gail Blackwood, Teacher

    Gail Blackwood


    Gail has worked at the Sylvan Learning Centre of Sarnia in different capacities over the last twenty years. Now as a Teacher, Gail puts years of educational experience to work for every family at Sylvan. 
  • Sandra Leverton Jones, Teacher

    Sandra Leverton Jones


    Sandra has over thirty years of experience in the Early Years, Primary, Junior and Intermediate divisions. She has taught in the classroom, in a resource role and worked as a tutor. Sandra has an Ontario Teaching Certificate, a Specialist certificate in Special Education, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in School Psychology. She has been with Sylvan Sarnia since 2014. Sandra enjoys crafting, taking photographs and riding her bicycle.
  • Jace Dentinger, Teacher

    Jace Dentinger


    Jace completed a 4-year Bachelor of Arts Degree double majoring in Sociology and Criminology from King’s University College at Western University in  2014. Aspiring to be a teacher he then acquired his Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University in 2015. Jace joined Sylvan in September 2015 and was hired as a supply teacher in July 2016 by the Lambton Kent District School Board. Jace also enjoys working with modern technology and takes pride in watching students achieve their educational and career goals. Jace enjoys watching and playing sports and is a fan of the Sarnia Sting, Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Toronto FC and Manchester United.
  • Samantha Jones, Teacher

    Samantha Jones


    I have spent the last two years teaching in England where I was able to travel to over 15 countries! I received my BA from Wilfred Laurier University and my B.Ed. from Nipissing University through a joint concurrent education program. When I am not working I am usually trying out a new recipe in the kitchen or reading a great book!  
  • Linda Moir, Teacher

    Linda Moir


    Linda has tutored at the Sylvan Learning Centre of Sarnia for over twenty years. The programs that Linda tutors are Sylvan Beginning Reading, Sylvan Sync Academic Reading and Sylvan Sync Math. Linda enjoys the rewards that come with working at Sylvan, tutoring each child, the way they learn. Linda finds it very gratifying to see each student gain confidence and progress toward their goals and future endeavours. 
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