Meet our Fishers Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Kent, Center Director

    Kent

    Center Director

    Welcome to Sylvan Learning Center! My name is Kent Kolbow, and I am the Owner and one of the Directors. I received my college education in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During my educational experience, I completed a bachelor's degree in Math with a strong background in Physics, Chemistry, and Psychology. I also earned an endorsement in education. During college, I taught at Sylvan Learning centers in Fort Wayne, and within a few years, became the Director. In 1997, I decided to purchase the Sylvan centers in Elkhart and Mishawaka. I have since had the opportunity to purchase nine additional centers in Indiana. My goal through working with Sylvan is “Success with Every Student.” 
  • Sarah, Executive Director

    Sarah

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Sarah oversees centers in Mishawaka, Elkhart, Merrillville, Schererville, Valparaiso, Fishers, both Fort Wayne centers and the three Indianapolis locations.She thoroughly enjoys working with all of the students and their families. Sarah studied at Cedarville University.  When Sarah isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her family and friends. 
  • Hannah Wampler, Director of Student Advancement

    Hannah Wampler

    Director of Student Advancement

    Hannah has been with Sylvan since August 2019. She started as a teacher, and has been a director since November 2019. Hannah attended Ball State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language Arts Education and a Master’s Degree in English Language Studies. Hannah’s teaching experience includes tutoring at the Ball State Writing Center, teaching 7th and 8th grades, and working as an instructor at Ivy Tech. She has worked with students of all ages and specializes in upper and lower level reading and writing. She currently resides in Carmel with her husband and when not at Sylvan enjoys reading, painting, and spending time outside. While in school as a student herself, Hannah’s favorite subjects were English, Social Studies, and Political Studies. She has gratitude for her high school English teacher, Mrs. Gray, who showed her how meaningful learning can be when you connect what you are learning in school to what you do in life. Hannah enjoys passing on the best advice she’s received: do your best, so that when it’s over you can honestly say, “I tried my best!” Hannah is thankful to have a job that allows her to work with such fantastic people. As an educator, she is excited to work with programs designed to genuinely help students and for a company that aligns with her personal pedagogy!
  • Bryn , Instructor

    Bryn

    Instructor

    I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Elementary Education and completed my Master's degree for Reading Specialty. Reading is one of my favorite things to do and share with others. I come from a two-teacher parent family and school was always a priority in my life. I love passing along the love of learning, especially reading, to my students. Sylvan combines learning and fun, so it is a great place to do what I love! When I'm not at Sylvan, you'll find me reading, spending time with family, and singing in the choir.
  • Dale , Instructor

    Dale

    Instructor

    I graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a major in Math Education. I taught high school math, computer programming, and physics for over 14 years. I love working at Sylvan, seeing the faces of the children and youth when the "ah-ha" moment happens. I enjoy working with the SAT and ACT Prep courses and tutoring advanced math students. When I'm not at Sylvan, I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, cooking, and working around the house.
  • Kassandra, Instructor

    Kassandra

    Instructor

    I received my Bachelor's in Math Education and Statistics from Indiana Wesleyan and my Masters in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University. I have taught for seven years in both middle and high school,  teaching a variety of math classes from 7th grade math to AP statistics. I chose Sylvan because I love to tutor students of all levels. Sylvan allows me to work with students kindergarten to 12th grade in both reading and math. When I am not at Sylvan I enjoy spending time with my husband and our pets.