Meet our Tucson Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Lori Parker, Center Director

    Lori Parker

    Center Director

    As Owner and Center Director, Lori leads team to provide quality services at Sylvan of Central Tucson. A former teacher, Lori chose a career in the tutoring business because of the meaningful difference she can make in the lives of her students. Lori has worked for Sylvan in Washington State since 2012. She studied at Western Governor’s University, and hold a B.A in Elementary Education as well as in Special Education. She also holds an MBA from WGU. When she chose to buy her own Sylvan, she chose to bring her skills and passions back to Arizona to serve her beloved community.  When Lori isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her woodworking, embroidering and painting.
  • George Parker, Director of Education

    George Parker

    Director of Education

    George oversees the operational integrity of our programs, managing the technical side of Sylvan. A former business owner in Washington State, George brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Central Tucson. When George isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him working on many various craft projects. He enjoys working with metal, wood and other materials to produce works of art.