Meet our Bend Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Audra-Marie Bohn, Director

    Audra-Marie Bohn


    Audra has lived in Bend since 5th grade and attended Bend LaPine schools for elementary, middle, and high school!  After attending college on the East Coast and then moving abroad, she decided her true heart (and family) lives in the Northwest.  Audra is a licensed teacher with a second degree in Psychology.  In her free time she loves being Auntie, enduring the Central Oregon gardening challenges, traveling with her husband, volunteering at the local high schools and spending time outdoors with her friends and family.
  • Sydney Matthews, Director of Education

    Sydney Matthews

    Director of Education

    Sydney always has a friendly smile when her students arrive! With a background in Engineering and a Master's in Education Sydney oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Bend. She also spearheads our STEM classes within the community and volunteers at Bend High School assisting with student college and career development. When not at work, you may find Sydney biking with her husband and playing with her dog as they explore Central Oregon!
  • Sunny H., Center Administrator

    Sunny H.

    Center Administrator

    Sunny is likely one of the first faces you will see when you walk in the doors of Sylvan! She keeps our office working like  a well-oiled machine and always has a sunny smile to help answer any of your questions and keep your kids motivated to work hard!  In her free time Sunny likes to read, be outside in her garden, and take motorcycle rides with her husband to visit her grand babies!
  • Jan M., Teacher

    Jan M.


    Jan is a veteran teacher to the Bend LaPine School District.  With Sylvan, she tutors Math, Reading, Writing, Advanced Speed Reading, SAT/ACT Prep and more!  When not at Sylvan, you may find her gardening, volunteering, or traveling!
  • Beth Z., Teacher

    Beth Z.


    Beth has taught many grade levels from K-12 and a variety of subjects in our school system.  At Sylvan, she teaches math, reading, writing, study skills, homework support, and more!  Her specialty is reading: she has taught a reading intervention class for the past 9 years!  When she is not at Sylvan you will find her working hard with her yearbook students or on the basketball court!  When she is not working, she enjoys adventuring around Central Oregon with her husband and dogs!
  • Kerry L., Teacher

    Kerry L.


    Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge to our Sylvan team.  He has taught many grade levels, traveled the word, and has advanced degrees in math and science.  Kerry works primarily at our NWX center and teaches reading, writing, math, study skills, homework support, SAT/ACT, and more!
  • Brianna B, Teacher K-5

    Brianna B

    Teacher K-5

    Brianna brings ample early-education experience to our center!  Brianna specializes in reading and writing for young elementary students. When she is not at Sylvan she is busy enjoying Bend with her husband and three sons!
  • Devin R., Lead Teacher, NWX, K-12

    Devin R.

    Lead Teacher, NWX, K-12

    As our NWX Satellite Lead Teacher, Devin brings energy and enthusiasm to every day at Sylvan! With a high school math teaching license and coming from a family of educators, Devin works with our advanced math and science students as well as our middle and elementary aged kiddos!  In his free time, he enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding, golf, baseball and football!  New to Bend, (originally from Salem) Devin also enjoys hiking, floating the river, and getting his hands on tasty Italian food!
  • Laura, Teacher, K-12


    Teacher, K-12

    Laura has been teaching over 30 years in both public and private schools. With specialties in Geography, English, and Social Studies, Laura finds it rewarding to make a difference in a child’s life through education. Laura loves to travel and experience different cultures. When not working, you will find her spending time outdoors gardening, hiking, camping, and playing with her dog! When the Central Oregon weather doesn’t suite, she may be sewing, reading, or crafting!
  • Eugenia R., Teacher, K-5

    Eugenia R.

    Teacher, K-5

    Eugenia brings years of experience working in Bend LaPine public schools with students in need of academic intervention! Eugenia brings an organized and clear way of explaining difficult concepts to our elementary aged students! 
  • Connor V., Teacher

    Connor V.


    Connor comes to us with experience from several diverse California school districts. At Sylvan, she provides School Support and Tutoring Services to our middle and high school teachers.  She also teaches STEM. She is enthusiastic about teaching and excited to call Central Oregon home!