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Meet our Glendale Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Renee Larsen, Director

    Renee Larsen

    Director

    Renee loves to help our students see how skills apply in ͞real life͟, and is very invested in making sure our families continue to have an awesome Sylvan experience!   
  • Marianne, Director of Education

    Marianne

    Director of Education

    Marianne Taylor, our Director of Education, is starting her 16th year with Sylvan, and has seen many wonderful Sylvan successes! She graduated from Eastern Illinois University and earned her Master’s degree from NAU. Marianne retired from the public school system after 30 years, and now enjoys her time with Sylvan students and their educational programs. She is lucky enough to guide the educational programs, yet is still able to teach at a table occasionally! Marianne has taught ages 5 to 55 at Sylvan. In her spare time, she tries to keep up with her husband, David, and sons Lee and Hunter. 
  • Jennifer, Administrative Assistant

    Jennifer

    Administrative Assistant

    Jennifer comes to us with 30+ years of customer service experience. Jennifer is usually the first person you will talk to on the phone and when you make schedule changes.  She is a native of Arizona and has 2 children. Jennifer enjoys serving others and helping them meet their goals.
  • Traci , Teacher/Test Administrator

    Traci

    Teacher/Test Administrator

    Traci received her BA from ASU (graduated Summa Cum Laude), and her Master’s Degree from University of Phoenix. She teaches 5th and 6th grades. Traci loves playing with her 2 kids, reading, and crochet. Her home has many pets: 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish and 2 hamsters. Traci’s favorite book is I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. Traci does much of the testing at Sylvan Arrowhead, and her calm personality welcomes our new students with ease.
  • Becka, Teacher/Test Administrator

    Becka

    Teacher/Test Administrator

    Becka is a long time Sylvan NW Phoenix teacher. She's been with Sylvan in Arizona for 10 years. Prior to that she worked at an Ohio Sylvan for a year and a half. She has a B.S in Individual and Family Development, a B.S. in Sociology, and M.A. in Community Health Education. She worked as a mental health counselor and social work for 20+ years. She has worked in the Glendale, Peoria, and Surprise school districts; and currently works for Grand Canyon University. She is the proud mother of a 24 year old son.
  • Patrick, Teacher

    Patrick

    Teacher

    Patrick has been involved in education for nearly 44 years. Prior to teaching at Sylvan NW Phoenix, he taught all grades 1-6 in an inclusive setting. He taught Title 1 reading and math K-8th grade and was a vice principal and principal for 20 years of his career. He has a BA and an MA in School Administration and Supervision. Patrick received a journalism scholarship to attend Pepperdine University and completed his education at California State University Northridge.
  • Roseanne, Teacher

    Roseanne

    Teacher

    Roseanne earned her BA from Trenton State College (The College of New jersey). While attending college, Roseanne worked closely with Dr. Marshall Smith, the head of the Psychology Department on the evaluation of Head Start. Roseanne has experience teaching preschool through 3rd grade in public school, and substitute teaching for more than 20 years. Roseanne has been with our North Phoenix/Glendale team longer than any other teacher!
  • Alexis, Teacher

    Alexis

    Teacher

    Alexis graduated from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and came to Arizona for the warmth. She has a degree in Secondary Ed/English. She loves to teach writing and watch our students grow in academics.  
  • Jamie , Teacher

    Jamie

    Teacher

    Jamie graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s degree, and loves to work with the younger students at Sylvan Glendale. Jamie graduated with the highest honors and is a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society. She is very creative: she scrapbooks and makes handmade cards. She loves many types of books and enjoys time with her cat and bird!
  • Bonnie, Teacher

    Bonnie

    Teacher

    Bonnie graduated from Geneva College and also attended a program for creative writing. She teaches music in the Peoria School District, and absolutely loves what she does! Bonnie is energetic, motivated, and a positive influence in the lives of our students. She loves to teach, and also loves to learn!
  • Annette, Teacher

    Annette

    Teacher

    Annette graduated from Arizona State with a Bachelor’s in Education. In elementary and high school, she received many awards for having excellent grades and was a member of the National Honor Society. She enjoys cooking and baking, and loves to spend time with her nieces and nephews.  
  • Jayson, Math Teacher

    Jayson

    Math Teacher

    Jayson comes to us with a degree in Mathematics from ASU. He has tutored his way through high school and college and is so glad to be here to help our students! Jayson recently got married and is enjoying life!  
  • Christina, Teacher

    Christina

    Teacher

    Christina is a native of New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies and Elementary Education from Rowan University in 2014. She relocated to Arizona in 2017 to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. She currently teaches 5th grade in the Peoria Unified School District. She loves to read, hike, travel, and spend time with her husband, Will, and dog, Larry. Christina is a successful product of Sylvan Learning Center and is thankful to be able to give back to this community. She cannot wait to help students achieve their potential, just like Sylvan helped her many years ago!
  • Alan, Math, ACT/SAT, College Prep Teacher

    Alan

    Math, ACT/SAT, College Prep Teacher

    Alan graduated from ASU with a Bachelor's in Physics. Alan loves teaching math, physics, chemistry, and astronomy. In his free time, he loves to play games and read. His favorite series, both book and TV, is the hard science-fiction series The Expanse.
  • Justine, Teacher

    Justine

    Teacher

    Justine is proud to be Austrailan-born! She earned her Bachelor of Education in New Zealand. Justine and her husband came from Tanzania (East Africa), where she taught at a prestigious international school. This past year, she had the privilege of being a 1st grade teacher at a charter school in Maryvale. She and her husband have been living in Phoenix for almost 3 years. They are loving the people, but hating the heat! Her hobbies include baking, reading, watching movies, and walking the mall to escape the heat!
  • Dennis, Math, SAT/ACT, AP, and Science Teacher

    Dennis

    Math, SAT/ACT, AP, and Science Teacher

    Dennis studied physics and the life sciences at the University of Illinois. After earning a BS he attended Univ. of Illinois Medical School and practiced otolaryngology in West Covina, CA, for 23 years, specializing in oncology and trauma. After moving to the Phoenix area, Dennis has been teaching physics and biology at Scottsdale College and Phoenix College. Dennis has been tutoring  math, Spanish, and the physical and biological sciences for more than 15 years, and has been with Sylvan since 2011. He specializes in providing assistance to students preparing to take the ACT/SAT, AP Biology, and AP Physics exams prior to entering college.
  • Bobby, Math teacher

    Bobby

    Math teacher

    Bobby has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University. He used to work at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station before venturing into hotel management and ownership. He was in the hospitality industry for almost two decades, but never lost the love of sharing knowledge with students. He currently resides in Glendale, AZ, with his wife and children.
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