Meet our McHenry Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Katelyn O'Brien, Center Director

    Katelyn O'Brien

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Katelyn manages the overall customer experience, sales, and marketing at Sylvan of GC. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations to ensure a quality education experience for our Sylvan families. A former teacher, Katelyn chose a career in the tutoring business because she has a passion for education and loves seeing the look on children's faces when they feel successful. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Elementary Education at West Virginia University and has earned National Board Certification.  When Katelyn isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her hanging out with her daughter, spending time with family, and playing with her English Bulldogs.
  • Suzan O'Brien, Director of Education

    Suzan O'Brien

    Director of Education

    Suzan overseas the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Garrett County. A veteran elementary teacher, Suzan brings decades of instructional experience to Sylvan of Garrett County.  Her passion for reading has developed into the mission of igniting a spark among students by getting books in their hands. She graduated form West Virginia University with both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. When Suzan isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her grandkids, caring for her three dogs, gardening, and reading. 
  • Collen DuBose, Tutor

    Collen DuBose


    Collen DuBose has been an educator in public schools for 7 years. During this time he taught English Language Arts, Art, Forensics, Economics, History and Government. He coached Varsity sports for 6 years. He has a Master's in Special Education and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts n Media Design. Collen has been a creative person in his free time for his entire life. He enjoys drawing and painting.
  • Tammy Snider, Tutor

    Tammy Snider


    Tammy has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Arts in Special Education from West Virginia University. She has been a teacher for 29 years, including 14 years of teaching special needs students in grades 6-12. Tammy believes that students learn best in an environment that makes them feel comfortable and valued. Having a good sense of humor and making learning fun and relevant to the real world can be the most amazing tools to use when developing trust and rapport with students! Every child will not learn every concept in the same way or at the same time, but when given the right circumstances, every child can learn!
  • Matthew Marsh, Tutor

    Matthew Marsh


    Matthew is a college student at Frostburg State University, where he is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. Matthew enjoys the outdoors, swimming, and hiking. He was part of multiple robotics teams in high school and enjoys building and coding. Matthew has been tutoring for three years, and loves helping students overcome problems and become confident in their abilities.