Meet our Victoria Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Palak Bhatia, Executive Director

    Palak Bhatia

    Executive Director

    Palak Bhatia has been with Sylvan since September 2022. As an Executive Director, Palak overseas end to end business operations at three Sylvan locations - Victoria, Westshore, and Nanaimo. Palak values education and believes it to be the most powerful tool for creating a better future. She has a passion to work with young kids and help them achieve academic success. This is why, after graduating from Simon Fraser University with a master’s degree in business, Palak decided to pursue her passion, and use her knowledge and expertise in leading Sylvan. In her leisure, Palak enjoys painting, stargazing, and learning new recipes.
  • Danielle Comeau, Center Director

    Danielle Comeau

    Center Director

    As Centre Director, Danielle Comeau leads all business operations for Sylvan of Victoria. Danielle has been with Sylvan since 2015, first as a teacher, then as the Director of Education, and finally as a Center Director in 2019. Danielle graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor’s degree in English and History. In 2012, she also earned her Bachelor of Education, specializing in middle school education. As our Center Director, Danielle works with parents and students to help each child develop self-confidence and achieve success at Sylvan and at school. When Danielle isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her in art galleries and events.
  • Nicola Ng, Center Director

    Nicola Ng

    Center Director

    Nicola Ng earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 1999. She became interested in education when she volunteered as an English tutor for newcomers in Canada. She enjoyed teaching English so much that she became a Certified ESL Teacher. Nicola joined Sylvan in 2022 and after working as a teacher for over a year, she was recently promoted to Director-In-Training. Nicola works alongside Danielle to ensure the educational integrity of our programs, thereby fostering growth of each child coming to Sylvan.
  • Emma Fowler, Lead Teacher

    Emma Fowler

    Lead Teacher

    Emma Fowler has been with Sylvan since February of 2021, and has become a reliable, friendly face for the students and their families. Working as our lead teacher and administrative assistant, Emma has a gift for connecting with kids and finds the greatest joy in helping them build their confidence and acumen. Following her passion for subjects within Academic Reading, Writing, and Social Studies, Emma is currently working towards earning a certificate for Educational Assistants and Community Support Workers (EACS), to further her knowledge on teaching students with diverse abilities. When Emma isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her exploring the island, or reading her new book series.