Meet our Bend Tutoring Staff

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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, Center Director

    Audra-Marie Bohn

    Center Director

    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!
  • Carson A., Associate Director

    Carson A.

    Associate Director

    In addition to teaching elementary-aged students through our upper-level math and science, Carson is our teacher and manager of Sylvan STEM programs.  Carson's enthusiasm and positive attitude help make even the tricky subjects fun!
  • 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!
  • James W., Lead Teacher, K-12

    James W.

    Lead Teacher, K-12

    James is our math and science guru! Students love working with him because of his patient and encouraging demeanor. James has a multi-faceted background in physics and philosophy  With future plans to be a professor, James is using his teaching skills to help our local students excel! In his free time, he is enjoying exploring all that Oregon has to offer; James comes to us from Illinois!
  • Beth Z., Teacher, K-12

    Beth Z.

    Teacher, K-12

    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!
  • 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!
  • Laura D., Teacher, K-12

    Laura D.

    Teacher, K-12

    Laura has been teaching for 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 suit, she may be sewing, reading, or crafting!
  • Eugenia R., Teacher, K-6

    Eugenia R.

    Teacher, K-6

    Eugenia brings years of experience working in Bend LaPine public schools with students in need of academic intervention. With an organized, patient, and clear way of explaining difficult concepts to our elementary aged students Eugenia is an awesome addition to our Sylvan team!  When she's not at work, Eugenia is busy investing in her own high school children's success and their busy activities!