Meet our Fair Lawn Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Amie T., Center Director

    Amie T.

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Amie leads the center staff, oversees students' learning plans, and communicates with families to ensure each educational milestone is being met. A former teacher, Amie chose a career in the tutoring business because she enjoys working with children of all ages with differing educational needs. She studied at the Douglas Education Center and at Ellis University. When Amie isn't at Sylvan you'll find her reading Jodi Picoult books, cooking, or visiting family in upstate New York.
  • Doris G., Lead Teacher

    Doris G.

    Lead Teacher

    Doris Gutierrez helps oversee the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Fair Lawn. A former high school and elementary school teacher, Doris brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Fair Lawn. When Doris isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, cooking or traveling.
  • Nicole O., Tutor

    Nicole O.


    Nicole Occhipinti is a reading tutor with a gift for relating to students of all ages. While Nicole has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in seeing the students finally get what they have been working so hard at! She studied at Nyack College. When Nicole isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her listening to country music, spending time with her boyfriend, or drinking coffee!  
  • Heather R., Tutor

    Heather R.


    Heather is a math and reading tutor with a gift for engaging with students of all ages. Heather is always positive and creates an excellent learning environment for our students. While Heather has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in helping our younger students accomplish their goals. Heather studied at the University of North Carolina where she received her Bachelor of Arts. When Heather is not at Sylvan, you will find her with her children, traveling, or reading!
  • John S., Tutor

    John S.


    John is a math, SAT, and ACT tutor with a gift for both lower and higher level mathematics. While John has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in helping students and showing them different approaches to solving problems. John studied at Stevens Institute of Technology for his Bachelors of Science and Fairleigh Dickinson for his Masters in Mathematics.  When John is not at Sylvan, you will find him bowling, listening to music, or at the movies!