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Meet our Fair Lawn Tutoring Staff

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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.
  • Christopher J., Director of Education

    Christopher J.

    Director of Education

    Christopher oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Fair Lawn. A former science teacher in New York City, Christopher brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Fair Lawn. He graduated from Quinnipiac University. When Christopher isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him traveling, eating, and working out!
  • Soham A., Tutor

    Soham A.

    Tutor

    Soham is a math and SAT tutor with a gift for leading students to solve problems using critical thinking. Soham studied at Rutgers and Montclair State University. While Soham has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in finding ways to relate study materials to everyday life to promote a better understanding! When Soham is not at Sylvan, you’ll find him in remote corners of the world. He is an avid independent traveler with a passion for photo documenting his adventures. 

  • Courtney G., Tutor

    Courtney G.

    Tutor

    Courtney is a math, SAT, ACT, and Praxis tutor with a gift for relating the topics students are learning to their everyday lives. While Courtney has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in seeing her students really master a topic! She studied at Albright College. When Courtney is not at Sylvan, you will find her volunteering as a firefighter, spending time with her husband and daughter, or playing with her dog! 
  • Joan N., Tutor

    Joan N.

    Tutor

    Joan is an English tutor that can work with a variety of students, from Beginning Reading to SAT Verbal preparation, Joan has a gift for breaking down the writing process, making it easier for students to tackle longer writing assignments. Joan studied at William Paterson University. Joan says "I love working with Sylvan because I love to see the excitement in a student's eye when they get it!" When Joan isn't at Sylvan, she's probably watching Casablanca or baking.
  • Nicole O., Tutor

    Nicole O.

    Tutor

    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.

    Tutor

    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!
  • Gricel S. , Tutor

    Gricel S.

    Tutor

    Gricel is a reading tutor, with a gift for working with our youngest learners. While Gricel has many tutoring strengths, she finds the greatest joy in knowing she is laying the foundation for a student's future with basic literacy skills. Gricel says "I like to see the expressions on their faces when they learn something new." She studied at William Paterson University and when she isn't at Sylvan you may find Gricel reading, taking a walk in the park, or watching Stardust. 
  • John S., Tutor

    John S.

    Tutor

    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!  
  • Sherouk Y., Tutor

    Sherouk Y.

    Tutor

    Sherouk is a math and SAT tutor with a gift for simplifying problems. She studied at Rutgers University and received her Bachelors in Mathematics. While Sherouk has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in middle and high school math. When Sherouk is not at Sylvan, you will find her reading books and studying film. 
  • Safa M., Tutor

    Safa M.

    Tutor

    Safa is a high school/SAT Mathematics and Praxis tutor with a gift for making learning fun. While Safa has many tutoring talents, she find the greatest joy in the satisfaction/spark the students get when they get the correct answer. She studied at Bloomfield College and earned a Mathematics Degree. When Safa is not a Sylvan, you’ll find her watching movies, shopping or spending time with her family. 
  • Damian L., Tutor

    Damian L.

    Tutor

    Damian is a reading and SAT/ACT tutor in Fair Lawn, NJ. While Damian has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in Language arts tutoring. Damian studied at Montclair State University and Monmouth University. When Damian isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him  exercising, playing sports, and reading different genres of book. Damian's favorite restaurant is Zinburger because he loves a responsibly farmed beef burger.
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