Meet our Crofton Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Rasheedah F., Center Director

    Rasheedah F.

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Rasheedah Franklin works diligently to bridge the gap in education and provide students with quality instruction for Sylvan of Crofton. A former Educator and After School Coordinator, Rasheedah, chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves to see students discover their “a-ha” moments, and work to reach full potential. Rasheedah studied at Delaware State University, where she majored in Social Work. When Rasheedah isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her making luxury candles for women who are seeking inner peace.
  • Nancy Butowski, Certified Tutor

    Nancy Butowski

    Certified Tutor

    Nancy is a Fisheries Biologist with the MD Dept. of Natural Resources and has many years of experience teaching science and religious education.  Nancy enjoys working with students of all ages and likes teaching all subjects, especially middle level math.  She received her Undergraduate Degree from St. Louis University and her Master's Degree from the University of West Florida.  When Nancy isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her walking her dogs by the bay, doing Tai Chi, swimming , quilting or reading.
  • Kathleen Byrne, Certified Tutor

    Kathleen Byrne

    Certified Tutor

    Kathleen is a Financial Economist with the US Treasury and obtained several years of experience teaching economics at the University of Phoenix before joining Sylvan. While Kathleen tutors math, science and SAT Prep, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring math and helping students build their confidence. Kathleen studied at Smith College and holds Master's degrees in Economics, Finance and Accounting.  When she isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading books and gardening.
  • Eileen Norton, Certified Tutor

    Eileen Norton

    Certified Tutor

    Eileen is a retired teacher that has taught in 5 different states and Germany.  While Eileen has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Reading, English, and Study Skills tutoring.  She studied at Michigan State University.  When Eileen isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her watching football, reading a good book, or going for a long walk.
  • Karen Striley, Certified Tutor

    Karen Striley

    Certified Tutor

    Karen is a teacher in Crofton, MD with a gift for working with kids. While Karen has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in elementary reading and math tutoring. She studied at Johns Hopkins University. When Karen isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her doing her favorite activities of cooking, reading and horseback riding.