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!
  • Silas Henderson, Teacher/Administrative Assistant

    Silas Henderson

    Teacher/Administrative Assistant

    Silas Henderson joined the Sylvan team in February 2020. A senior at USC Upstate, he is pursuing a degree in special education. He is a graduate of Woodruff High School and enjoys teaching Math Edge at Sylvan. In his free time, Silas enjoys playing with his cats and learning about history.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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! 
  • Megan Century, Tutor

    Megan Century


    Ms. Megan is currently enrolled in getting her Masters in teaching mathematics degree, She loves making students feeling like math is attainable for all. She especially loves to empower future women in STEM! In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping, cats, and astronomy.