Meet our Cranberry Twp Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Barb D, Tutor

    Barb D


    Ms. Barb has been teaching for 21 years ! She started off as a preschool teacher, but has also worked in Pittsburgh Public and Beaver County schools. Barb loves learning and music and is a certified Kindermusik instructor and guitar teacher. 
  • Ashley F, Center Director

    Ashley F

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Ashley leads the team for Sylvan of Pittsburgh. A former Pre-K teacher, Ashley chose a career in the tutoring business because she saw how many students were struggling. Ashley studied at Elementary and Special Education at Bethany College. When Ashley isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her husband and dog outdoors. 
  • Diane T, Tutor

    Diane T


    Hello! My name is Diane Thompson. I am originally from Clearfield, PA where I spent 1 year in long-term and day-to-day substitute teacher positions. After deciding to move to Pittsburgh, I applied for Sylvan Learning where I have spent the last two years. Alongside tutoring, I have continued substituting in long-term and day-to-day teaching positions in Allegheny County. Throughout tutoring and substituting, I have worked with students in grades K-12, but my primary focus is Grades 4-8.
  • Danielle S, Tutor

    Danielle S


    Danielle currently tutors at Sylvan and teaches pre-kindergarten at HeartPrints Center for Early Childhood Education. She attended the University of Dayton and has her Bachelor’s Degree in English/Business Leadership. While working in learning and development and campus recruiting, she attained her Masters in Education and has her Pennsylvania License in PreK - 4th Grade. She is passionate about literacy and helping kids to develop confidence in all areas to become the best version of themselves! 
  • Kaleen Q, Tutor

    Kaleen Q


    Hello! I currently tutor at Sylvan and work as a building substitute in Freedom Area School District. My certification is Elementary Education (grades K-6), but I have worked with all grade levels through subbing! My years of subbing also include some long term positions. I have worked at another tutoring center as well, and love that I get to help students grow in their learning!