Meet our Glendora Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Fran Dyer, Franchise Owner

    Fran Dyer

    Franchise Owner

    Fran Dyer, owner of Sylvan Learning Center, has loved working in the Centers for the past 25 years. It has been a fabulously rewarding career meeting with parents, classroom teachers, and or course, the students. While Fran's career in Public Education encompasses teaching students at the Junior High level, Sylvan has provided her the opportunity to work with students from Kindergarten through High School. Sylvan has an excellent program and provided success for students at every level. Fran has both a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters Degree.
  • Jim Dyer, Franchise Owner

    Jim Dyer

    Franchise Owner

    Jim Dyer, owner of 9 Sylvan Learning Centers, spent 30 years in California Public Education. He taught high school for 8 years and was a Junior High Principal for 24 years. Jim has also taught Junior College classes in Speech and worked with Chapman University in the teacher credentialing department for the Inland Empire. In 2001 Jim began working extensively with the Sylvan Learning Centers. The best part of Sylvan for Jim is the same as it was working in Public Education....working with students and parents! Jim earned both his Bachelor of Arts and his Masters Degrees from Whittier College, Whittier, California.
  • Carli Ganet, Executive Director - Franchise Owner

    Carli Ganet

    Executive Director - Franchise Owner

    Carli Ganet is the Executive Director and Co-Owner of the 11 Sylvan Learning Centers owned by Jim and Fran Dyer. Carli received her Bachelors of Arts and Teaching Credential at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Carli began her career with Sylvan as a student in the Rancho Cucamonga Sylvan Learning Center. She has been a Director of Education, Center Director and currently oversees the educational programs of Sylvan students as well as working with Directors and Parents. She loves working with Sylvan families!
  • Fernanda Gonzalez, Center Director

    Fernanda Gonzalez

    Center Director

    Fernanda manages daily center operations to ensure a quality educational experience for all Sylvan families. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Education Studies. She has vast experience collaborating with classroom teachers and working closely with students to help them reach academic excellence. She began her career with Sylvan as an instructor and then served as the Director of Education for four years between the Glendora and Rancho Cucamonga centers. She currently helps train incoming directors and is the Center Director in Glendora. Fernanda loves that she gets to work closely with parents, students, and classroom teachers! 
  • Lisa White, Director of Business Development

    Lisa White

    Director of Business Development

    Lisa White has worked for Sylvan Learning for close to 10 years as Director of Business Development. Prior, Lisa spent 19 years in the non profit/social services arena managing programs and services for high risk, disabled, and culturally diverse populations. Lisa earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Antioch University and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pacific Southern University. Lisa has always been actively involved in her children’s school; serving as an E3 Foundation Board Member, PTA Board Member, and School Site Council Member at the Etiwanda School District. Lisa enjoys representing Sylvan throughout the community and actively engaging in networking events and business development groups. She feels that her career experience and passion for education helps to ensure that all students are afforded educational opportunities that foster growth and development. “ I am passionate about academic excellence and enjoy working in a vibrant student learning environment where students are supported and celebrated.”
  • Taryn Hartman, Director of Media Marketing

    Taryn Hartman

    Director of Media Marketing

    Taryn is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources.  As a former Center Director and Regional Director, Taryn comes to this position with a love for Sylvan Learning Centers.  
    Taryn is a mother to 4 handsome boys.  When not working you will find Taryn at the soccer fields or at the grocery store.  
  • Melissa Daugherty, Director Assistant

    Melissa Daugherty

    Director Assistant

    Melissa is a vital part of our Sylvan staff! She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subjects Credential. Melissa also has extensive experience working as a substitute teacher in both the Cucamonga and Upland School Districts. Melissa enjoys working at Sylvan because she gets to see the students' happiness when they understand a concept that has been challenging them.
  • Gabriel Villanueva, Tutor

    Gabriel Villanueva

    Tutor

    Gabriel is currently a student at California Polytechnic University, Pomona working on his Bachelors in Pure Mathematics.  His goal is to teach high school math and one day earn a Master's Degree in mathematics and then teach in college.  At the Glendora Sylvan Learning Center Gabriel is a math and reading tutor.  When not at Sylvan you will find Gabriel playing the guitar, learning engineering applications and working on his computer.
  • Stephanie Blaine, Tutor

    Stephanie Blaine

    Tutor

    Stephanie is currently attending San Francisco State University and is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in social sciences. She hopes to continue her education, focusing on social justice and educational equity. Outside of tutoring at the Sylvan Learning Center in Glendora, Stephanie spends her free time enjoying a cup of coffee, reading, and visiting museums. 
  • Anaissa Chavez , Tutor

    Anaissa Chavez

    Tutor

    Anaissa is currently finishing up her Bachelor's Degree at California State Polytechnic University. She is majoring in Pre - Credential Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Human Development and soon will be pursuing her Master's Degree. Her goal is to become an Elementary School teacher. Anaissa enjoys tutoring mathematics, reading, and writing. She loves working with students and making them feel like anything is possible! When Anaissa is not at Sylvan Learning Center in Glendora, you can find her hanging out with family and friends or shoe shopping!