Meet our Fair Lawn Tutoring Staff

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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 S., Center Director

    Amie S.

    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 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.
  • Heather C., Tutor

    Heather C.

    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!
  • 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!  
  • Julia B., TUTOR

    Julia B.

    TUTOR

    Julia is a Multi-subject and SAT/ACT tutor. She can do it all! While Julia has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in collaborating with students and allowing them to feel successful in their own efforts. She also enjoys creating a comfortable environment for students to explore their strengths and weaknesses. Julia studied Biochemistry at Elon University. When she isn't at Sylvan, she enjoys spending time outdoors and being with her friends. Julia loves to travel and experience new things in life. 
  • Josh W., TUTOR

    Josh W.

    TUTOR

    Josh is a math and reading tutor who specialized in teaching K-6th grade students. While Josh has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in seeing the smiles on students' faces when they have their "a-ha" moments. Josh received a bachelor's degree in Spanish at Rutgers University as well as a Masters in Teaching at William Paterson University. When Josh isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him on the golf course swinging away or cooking dinner in his kitchen at home. Josh's favorite restaurant is Mezza because he loves Mediterranean and Israeli food. 
  • Sarah N., TUTOR

    Sarah N.

    TUTOR

    Sarah is a math, reading and SAT/ACT tutor. She can tutor a combination of many subjects and is specialized in teaching K-12th grade students. While Sarah has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching English. Sarah studied and received her Bachelors in Teaching at Rutgers University. When she isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her working out at the gym, reading her favorite books, or trying to learn new skills in life. Sarah's favorite restaurant is La Fortaleza because she loves Mexican food. 
  • Hamdi K., TUTOR

    Hamdi K.

    TUTOR

    Hamdi is a specialized Math enthusiast. While he can tutor in SAT Math and almost any upper level math course, Hamdi finds the greatest joy in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. He studied at New Jersey Institute of Technology. When Hamdi isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him either at the gym or at home reading his favorite books. Hamdi's favorite restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory because he loves Cheesecake! 
  • Natalie C., TUTOR

    Natalie C.

    TUTOR

    Natalie is a math and reading tutor who has specialized in teaching K-6th grade students. Although Natalie has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in helping students succeed in Reading. Natalie studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. When Natalie isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her gardening her beautiful flowers, reading her favorite books, walking her dog or spending time with her family. Natalie's favorite season is Summer because she enjoys relaxing at the beach. 
  • Lissette T., TUTOR

    Lissette T.

    TUTOR

    Lissette is a specialized K-12th grade Reading tutor who can also do SAT/ACT preparation. While Lissette has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in helping students develop their skills in Reading Comprehension. Lisette studied at The College of New Rochelle where she received a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education. When Lissette isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her 3 year old son or reading her favorite books when she gets some peace and quiet time. Lissette's favorite restaurant is Olive Garden because she loves the salad and breadsticks! 
  • Jessica R., TUTOR

    Jessica R.

    TUTOR

    Jessica is a Reading/Writing SAT and ACT tutor. While Jessica has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in allowing her students to express themselves through writing. Jessica studied at Northeastern University where she received a Bachelors in English Literature Secondary Education and Spanish Magna Cum Laude. When Jessica isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her dancing salsa or cuddling with her two babies. Jessica's favorite restaurant is Socarrat Paella Bar in NYC because she loves Spanish food and even got engaged there!