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Meet our Columbia Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Cynthia Hacker, Center Director

    Cynthia Hacker

    Center Director

    Cynthia has been with Sylvan Learning since 2010 & in the position of director since 2012. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Education with a focus in Language Arts. Cynthia loves learning new things, and Sylvan gives her the opportunity to do that every day!  She feels each student can become more confident and successful academically. Her goal is to help students and their families reach their academic targets. When she is not at Sylvan, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family and listening to live music!
  • Cynthia Hunton, Tutor

    Cynthia Hunton


    Cindy has over twenty years experience as a tutor, director, and diagnostic assessor with Sylvan Learning of Irmo, as well as five years experience teaching in public schools in South Carolina. She has also home schooled for 19 years using a variety of curriculum for multiple learning styles, and has a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. At Sylvan, Cynthia enjoys teaching  beginning reading, reading, math, writing, College Prep and study skills. When not at Sylvan, she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.
  • Audrey Hacker, Sylvan Administrator

    Audrey Hacker

    Sylvan Administrator

    Audrey graduated from College of Charleston in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. She uses this daily with helping students reach their goals and needs at Sylvan. Audrey is focused on encouraging students to do their best while also having fun! In her spare time she loves to find hidden historical places in South Carolina, reading, and snuggling her cats.
  • Jack Weigle, Tutor

    Jack Weigle


    Jack has been tutoring with us for over 15 years at our Irmo location. He has a B.A. in English Education from USC. He is a favorite instructor of our Study Skills, ACT/SAT Prep, Writing and Reading students. His hobbies include his grandchildren, cartooning, playing the drums, gardening and swimming. He teaches at Fairfield Central High School and enjoys leading youth retreats and missions trips.
  • Robert Anduiza, Tutor

    Robert Anduiza


    Robert is a graduate of the Pan-American University of Edinburgh majoring in History, Biology and Math.  He tutors at our Irmo location in both math and Spanish.  Mr. Robert enjoys building and painting models, ballroom dancing and is a member of the Gorgas Science Society. 
  • Fallon Christian, Tutor

    Fallon Christian


    Fallon teaches at Boundary Street Elementary School. Her favorite part of teaching is celebrating with a kid when they master something that has been challenging. She enjoys swimming, painting, and cuddling with her dog! 
  • Andrew Bonnema, Tutor

    Andrew Bonnema


    Andrew teaches at Grace Christian School.  He is a music teacher who excels not only at the trombone, but at reading, math, & science as well!  He enjoys spending time with family and listening to his large music library of over 70 day’s worth of music.
  • Robin Cathcart, Tutor

    Robin Cathcart


    Robin is certified in early childhood and is a 4K teacher at Oak Pointe Elementary School. She loves spending time with her family, watching college football, going to movies, and going to the beach! Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the growth in students and helping them learn new things. She strives to make learning fun for her students!
  • Holly Branham, Tutor

    Holly Branham


    Holly graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching from College of Charleston focusing in Elementary Education. She also has Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from USC! Holly's interests are; walking her dog, reading, watching movies, spending time  with family, and going to the beach & mountains! Her favorite thing about teaching is helping students reach their goals and watching them grow & learn.
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