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Meet our Bowling Green Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Kim Overmyer, Center Director

    Kim Overmyer

    Center Director

    Kim has both her Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration and her Graduate Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lourdes University. Her primary role at Sylvan is to provide information to Parents and the Public about the services we have to offer. In addition, Kim is responsible for the Marketing and Public Relations for Sylvan. Kim is passionate about the education and development of children and enjoys seeing the students at the Center progress in their learning. When Kim isn’t at Sylvan, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as walking and spending time with her dog (Jacson).
  • Craig Beckett, Owner

    Craig Beckett

    Owner

    Craig is a graduate from the University of Toledo and has an MBA from the University of Findlay. He joined Sylvan in April 2006, and prior to that worked as an engineer. Craig and his wife (Caren) are involved in the daily operations in the 7 Sylvan centers they own; Bowling Green, Defiance, Findlay, Lima, Ottawa, Bryan and Toledo.
  • Sue Loser, Director of Education

    Sue Loser

    Director of Education

    Sue oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Bowling Green, OH. Sue is an adjunct professor at Bowling Green State University and brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Bowling Green. She studied at Bowling Green State University and North Texas State University . When Sue isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her  hiking, bike riding, playing piano and spending time with her family and friends. Sue has a passion for working with kids and feels she has a lot to offer them with her many years of experience.
  • Caren Beckett, Owner

    Caren Beckett

    Owner

    Caren is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with her B.S. in Elementary Education. Caren has worked with Sylvan in many different capacities since 1996. Prior to opening the Bowling Green center in 2001, she worked in Columbus area centers as a teacher and Director. Caren comments "Sylvan offers programs that help students feel successful again. The excitement shown by the students when they see their school grades improve is not only rewarding as a Director, but also as an educator."
  • Scott Jones, Tutor

    Scott Jones

    Tutor

    Scot was a math teacher in, South Carolina with a gift for working with kids. While Scott has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. He studied at Bowling Green State University with a degree in education as well as Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC with a masters of Divinity. When Scott isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him spending time with his family hiking and enjoying learning about various cultures of the world. Scott enjoys working for Sylvan because he gets to help people learn.
  • Colby Gura, Tutor

    Colby Gura

    Tutor

    Colby is a  teacher at BGSU in Bowling Green, OH with a gift for working with students. While Colby has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in biology tutoring. He studied at Aurora University. When Colby isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him spending time with his Australian Cattle dog, Archibald and playing disc golfing. The reason Colby enjoys working for Sylvan is that he likes making a positive difference in the world and being able to improve someone's future.
  • Miranda Fox, Tutor

    Miranda Fox

    Tutor

    Miranda is an upper level math instructor at Bowling Green State University in their Math emporium with a gift for working with kids. While Miranda has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. She studied at Bowling Green State University. When Miranda isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing tennis, rollerblading and spending time with her mom and sister in Colorado. The reason she likes working at Sylvan because she "enjoys helping students learn and see their confidence grow!"
  • Stefani Dutcher, Tutor

    Stefani Dutcher

    Tutor

    Stefani is an Intervention Specialist in Toledo, OH with a gift for working with special needs kids. While Stefani has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in helping students do better and building their confidence. She studied at Bowling Green State University. When Stefani isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her husband and riding on the back roads with her Jeep Wrangler.
  • Pete Bordovalos, Tutor

    Pete Bordovalos

    Tutor

    Pete is a  student at Bowling Green State University studying Geophysics and mathematics.   Pete has a gift for working with kids. While Pete has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. he studied at Bowling Green State University. When Pete isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him watching sports and spending time in his favorite city, Pittsburgh.
  • Laura Kochendorfer, Tutor

    Laura Kochendorfer

    Tutor

    Laura is a  teacher in Toledo, OH, with a gift for working with kids. While Laura has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in working with early childhood tutoring. She studied at The University of Toledo. When Laura isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her daughter and fiance going to Walleye games and spending time outdoors.
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