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Meet our Bloomington Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Laura Scanlon, Center Director

    Laura Scanlon

    Center Director

    Laura Scanlon is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she obtained a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. Previous to Sylvan Learning of Bloomington, Laura was a teacher with Richfield Public Schools and has worked with students in preschool up through middle school. Laura has one year of experience working for Sylvan Learning of Bloomington, beginning from a tutor to a lead teacher and now center director. Laura teaches a variety of subject areas, and is strong in math, reading and ACT prep. In her free time, Laura enjoys watching her 3 children play softball, baseball and a whole lot of hockey. She resides in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Leslie Rodgers, Assistant Director

    Leslie Rodgers

    Assistant Director

    Leslie supports teachers and students so that everyone has what they need to make teaching and learning at Sylvan of Bloomington a successful experience. She has a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in French, B.S. from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, in addition to an M.A. in Education from St. Mary's University. When Leslie isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading, crocheting, watching classic movies, and traveling.
  • Sydney Chandler, Area Education Director

    Sydney Chandler

    Area Education Director

    As Area Education Director, Sydney collaborates with passionate educators and families, shares a love of life-long learning, and enjoys observing students as they grow and develop academically. She graduated from Skidmore College and received a Bachelors in Math and Music. Sydney also has her Masters from Humboldt State University in Mathematical Modeling Environmental Systems. When Sydney isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her running, kayaking, skiing, exploring, learning new things and playing the horn.
  • Jake Engstrand, Area Director- Operations & Outreach

    Jake Engstrand

    Area Director- Operations & Outreach

    As Area Director of Operations and Outreach, Jake leads overall operations for Sylvan of Coon Rapids. A former Volunteer Coordinator for Osseo Area Schools, Jake brings a wealth of knowledge to the Sylvan center. He studied at Rasmussen College and received a B.S. in Early Childhood Education Leadership. When Jake isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him reading or spending time hiking with his rescue dog named Finn. 
  • Emmanuel Saye, Area Director

    Emmanuel Saye

    Area Director

    Emmanuel has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He finds making a difference in the lives of the youth the most valuable aspect to his role with Sylvan Learning Centers. When he is not working with Sylvan, Emmanuel enjoys spending quality time with his family. 
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