Meet our Fairlawn Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Krystle Nichols, Center Director / Owner

    Krystle Nichols

    Center Director / Owner

    As Center Director & Owner, Krystle oversees sales and daily operations. Before joining Sylvan, Krystle taught in Stark County for ten years, at one of the top-performing schools. Krystle chose to be a part of the Sylvan team because of their belief in tailored education, where every student receives a differentiated plan, based on their current skill set. Krystle studied at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and earned a middle education degree. In addition, she earned two master’s degrees: one in differentiated curriculum and instruction and another in administration. When Krystle isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing sports or spending time with family and friends. 
  • Mike Adair, Director of Education

    Mike Adair

    Director of Education

    Mike received his Bachelor's Degree in English from The University of Cincinnati and his Master's Degree in Teaching from Kent State University. Mike began tutoring at Sylvan in 2013, and continuously is engaging students with his enthusiasm. At Sylvan of Fairlawn he tutors in Reading, Math, and Study Skills. His favorite thing about working for Sylvan is the students enthusiasm and their excitement when they finally understand a concept they had been struggling with.
  • Ms. Brittany, Teacher

    Ms. Brittany


    .My name is Brittany Waggoner and this is my first year teaching at Sylvan Learning Center. I have taught preschool, first and third grades and been an experienced educator for over five years. Currently, I teach second grade at Hinckley Preparatory Academy. I graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and received my K-12 Reading Endorsement which is a reading certification. I live in Medina with my husband, Mike, and have been married for one year. I am very excited to be a part of the Sylvan Learning Center team and improve your child’s reading and math skills
  • Ms. Carol, Tutor

    Ms. Carol


  • Mr. Colin, Teacher

    Mr. Colin


    Colin is a former teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls and an ESL instructor for Dada Education LTD. Colin has worked at Sylvan since 2021, and his greatest passion is teaching all things reading/writing, ACT/SAT, and intermediate-level math. Colin has a bachelor's from Kent State and is currently working on his Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Akron. When Colin isn't educating the future of America, he enjoys music, classical antiquity, and collecting vintage vinyl records, books, and CDs. 
  • Mr. Nick, Teacher

    Mr. Nick


    Nick is a small group math teacher in Akron, Ohio, with a gift of working with kids of all ages. While Nick has many teaching talents, he finds the greatest joy in ACT tutoring. Nick received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and his Master's at Akron University in Instructional Technology. Nick has worked at Sylvan for 15 years focusing in on ACT/SAT, Reading, Writing, Study Skills, Math, Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Reading.  When Nick isn't at Sylvan, he enjoys hiking, attending sporting events, and spending time with friends and family. 
  • Mr. Stewart , Teacher

    Mr. Stewart


    Stewart is a teacher in Fairlawn, Ohio with a gift for working with kids. While Stewart has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in working with kids in math. He studied at MIT and is one of our upper-level math teachers. When Stewart isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him gardening and cooking.