Meet our Tucson Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

Our tutors and staff in Tucson - Central 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 Tucson - Central!

  • 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.
  • Nicolette Peterson, Assistant

    Nicolette Peterson

    Assistant

    Nicolette is currently pursuing her degree in Business Management. Her role at Sylvan of Central Tucson is to aid the Tutors during instruction and to help the Center Director and Director of Operations with the day-to day running of the Center.
  • Heather Phelps, Tutor

    Heather Phelps

    Tutor

    Heather is currently working for Tucson Unified School District as a Resource Room Teacher. for 6th Grade. .
  • Shanna Lopez, Tutor

    Shanna Lopez

    Tutor

    Shanna works in the Sierra Vista Center. She's a former teacher with great experience and a gift for helping kids of all ages.