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Meet our Falls Church Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Scott Lindsey, Executive Director

    Scott Lindsey

    Executive Director

    Scott has over fifteen years of experience with Sylvan Learning. Recently, Scott spent several years in the Middle East opening new Sylvan centers. As a director, Scott enjoys meeting new families to determine their tutoring needs. A native of Alabama, he has lived in the DC Metro area for over thirteen years. Scott enjoys traveling, reading on the beach and Alabama football: Roll Tide
  • Bethany Peck, Center Assistant

    Bethany Peck

    Center Assistant

    Bethany is currently a Kindergarten Instructional Assistant with Fairfax County Public Schools. She is working on finishing her Associates in Psychology and wants to get her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, reading, snuggling with her cats, and hanging out with friends and family. 
  • Kay Van Hoven, Tutor

    Kay Van Hoven

    Tutor

    Kay has over 9 years experience as a Sylvan certified teacher. She teaches Beginning Reading, Reading, Writing, Math, SAT/ACT English and Study Skills. She taught K-3 gifted and talented students and provided teacher professional development for 16 years in Potiac, MI. Kay loves to travel, read and sing in the McLean Chorale.
  • Vernon Fentress, Tutor

    Vernon Fentress

    Tutor

    Vernon has over ten years of experience with Sylvan and specializes in math, including higher level mathematics and SAT/ACT Math Prep. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and helps his wife run a local health spa in his spare time.
  • Chandra Ranade, Tutor

    Chandra Ranade

    Tutor

    Chandra has a Master of Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute and a Ph. d. from Cornell University in Economics. He also has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University to teach Secondary level mathematics. He has been teaching mathematics in high schools and Universities, including Sylvan, since 2002. Prior to that he worked for the World Bank in Washington DC.
  • Julie Eslinger, Tutor

    Julie Eslinger

    Tutor

    Julie graduated from Penn State with a degree in Secondary Education- Social Studies and History. She has also worked as an assistant and substitute for teachers in Fairfax County Public Schools. She enjoys working with elementary age students all the way through high school and has worked for Sylvan Learning for over 8 years and also assists with tutoring at the Alexandria location.
  • Rhyan Wong, Tutor/STEM Instructor

    Rhyan Wong

    Tutor/STEM Instructor

    Rhyan has 10+ years of teaching experience and has taught students ranging from 2 thru 14. She has worked in both the public and private sector, teaching gifted students. Rhyan holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education & a Masters degree in Instructional Technology. She also enjoys teaching Sylvan STEM camps during the summer. In her free time, Rhyan enjoys playing the piano and researching the latest educational trends of today. 
  • Ignatzia Kaldahl, Tutor

    Ignatzia Kaldahl

    Tutor

    Currently teaching English at T. C. WIlliams, Ignatzia works to imbue students with empathy and foster global citizenship. Outside of the classroom, she struggles to keep plants alive, reads whenever she can manage, and dreams of becoming a beekeeper!
  • Christina Luckett, Summer STEM Coach

    Christina Luckett

    Summer STEM Coach

    Christina teachers our summer stem courses including Coding, Robotics and Engineering. She is amazing with our students and loves everything STEM!!!!
  • Pamela Davis, Tutor

    Pamela Davis

    Tutor

    Pam has been a teacher with Prince Georges County for 13 years. She is certified 1st through Middle school. She's taught every subject, and has taught at Sylvan of Alexandria for 2 years!! Ms. Pam is currently pursuing her Masters at Bowie State University.
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