Meet our Cumberland Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director

    Rebecca Johnson

    Executive Director

    Rebecca has been with Sylvan Learning Center for over 20 years. She graduated with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. Her role as teacher and Director evolved into Business Franchisee Owner. Rebecca believes in the quality of Sylvan’s programs. She chooses teachers that share her pride in Sylvan’s personalized approach. Over the course of her career, she has been privy to countless triumphs over academic challenges. She has observed students of all ages reach their fullest potential and improve their love of learning. In addition to her role at Sylvan, she is mom to an 8 year old. Rebecca delights in her role as mother and Fundraising Chairperson for Pack #23 scouts.
  • Gina C, Associate Director of Education

    Gina C

    Associate Director of Education

    Gina oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Cumberland, RI. Gina brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan and specializes in writing and SAT Prep. She studied at the University of Rhode Island. When Gina isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, rooting for her beloved Boston Bruins, and spending time with her family and friends.
  • Nicole B, Tutor/Test Administrator

    Nicole B

    Tutor/Test Administrator

    Nicole is a veteran tutor in Cumberland, RI. She is extremely versatile with our programs and has the ability to be effective with a wide range of age groups. Nicole studied at Rhode Island College. When Nicole isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading or spending time with family and friends.
  • Mikayla T, Instructor

    Mikayla T


    Mikayla received a dual certificate from Providence College in Elementary and Special Education. For Mikayla, teaching doesn’t feel like a job. She enjoys finding different ways to help students understand what they are learning. According to Mikayla, witnessing a student’s transformation is what makes teaching at Sylvan a rewarding and meaninful position. Mikayla has been able to make the strongest connections with behaviorally and academically challenged students. Mikayla is certified in our Reading, Math, Study Skills, and Writing programs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sports, and outside adventures
  • Allison K, Instructor

    Allison K


    Allison graduated from RIC with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, as well as a concentration in Mathematics. Allison has had experience working with students in a variety of grade levels and in all subject areas. Allison loves working with students of all ages. She enjoys showing children that learning can be fun. As a Sylvan teacher, Allison enjoys working with students in a small group setting, learning first hand about their particular needs, and helping them achieve success at their own speed. Allison is certified in our Reading, Math, Study Skills, and Writing programs. Outside of Sylvan, Allison delights in the outdoors; she loves running, hiking, and exploring.
  • Dominique D, Instructor

    Dominique D


    Dominique graduated in May of 2016 from RIC with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. She has worked with students of all grades and ages. According to Dominique, each grade is unique and comes with its own set of opportunities and challenges, so it is important to be adaptable, flexible, and open-minded. Dominique feels strongly that she is able to help a diverse population of learners. Dominique began instructing at Sylvan in August 2018, and she is certified in the Reading, Math, Study Skills, and Writing programs. "Although I’m a high school certified teacher, I love working with elementary-aged children. Their curiosity, intelligence, and sweetness are inspiring". 
  • Taylor B, Instructor

    Taylor B


    Taylor attended RIC where he completed a B.A. in Elementary Education with a focus in Theater. Taylor is currently a teacher at Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls. For Taylor, teaching gives him a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. He enjoys seeing the look on a student's face when they have achieved a new understanding. Taylor's decision to join Sylvan Learning’s team was driven by his desire to work with students in a small group setting. His responsibilities include teaching math, reading, writing, and study skills. When Taylor is not at Sylvan, he takes pleasure in being husband and dad, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, and reading Michael Chricton novels.