Meet our Bloomington Tutoring Staff


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!

  • Leslie Rogers, Assistant Director

    Leslie Rogers

    Assistant Director

    Leslie Rogers is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where she obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish and a B.S. in English as a Second Language and Spanish education. She also has an MA in Education from St. Mary’s University – Twin Cities. Previous to Sylvan Learning of Bloomington, Leslie was a middle school teacher in Apple Valley for 30 years. She taught both ESL and Spanish as well as coaching speech and working with their drama department. Leslie has 1 ½ years of experience working for Sylvan Learning of Bloomington and enjoys teaching a variety of subject areas, including ACT prep, Academic Reading and writing. In her free time, Leslie enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her two daughters. She resides in Minneapolis.
  • 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.
  • 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.