Meet our Allentown Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Nagesh Nidamanuru, Managing Director

    Nagesh Nidamanuru

    Managing Director

    As Center Director, Nagesh leads all operations for Sylvan of Allentown. As a graduate in the science of Mechanical Engineering, Nagesh also chose a career in the tutoring business because of his love and commitment to education for all. When he isn't running our growing Allentown Sylvan Center, you can find him leading his 14 year commitment to enhance and make a difference in communities through his non-profit, the Spandana Foundation.
  • Gabriel Olah, Center Director

    Gabriel Olah

    Center Director

    Gabriel (Gabe) Olah is the Center Director who is in charge of maintaining center operations, ensuring quality supplemental education, and keeping students motivated to learn. Having joined the Allentown Team as a Center Director trainee during the COVID19 State lockdowns, Gabe has risen to the challenge of adapting the Allentown Center and Staff to a new environment. Gabe graduated from Kutztown University, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Professional Writing. 

    When Gabe isn't at Sylvan, you will find him hiking with friends, reading a book, developing a video game at home, or savoring coffee at a small business coffee shop while writing poems that he can hopefully turn into songs.
  • Nicole R, Tutor

    Nicole R


    Nicole is one of our tutors at the Allentown center specializing in higher-education English. Her interest in teaching extends out of our center to her role as a public school English teacher within our community. She has a world of knowledge when it comes to literature and its supporting subjects.
  • Paula, Tutor



    Paula is a tutor with a zeal for working with students. Her career began as a high school English teacher in 1988.  She received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. 
    Retired for almost two years, Paula enjoys reading as well as spending time with her five grandsons. Recently, she has been biking often with her newly-retired husband, Bob.
  • Phil, Tutor



    Phil is one of our Mathematics teachers. He works within the Allentown school district at the middle and high school levels. When he's not working through algebra tips & tricks on the calculator at our center, you can find him studying up on the new additions to the STEM fields.