Meet our Grand Rapids Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Brenna Buckwald, Director

    Brenna Buckwald


    As a Director at Sylvan of Grand Rapids and Rockford, Brenna oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors and performing day-to-day operations. A former writer, Brenna chose a career in the tutoring business because she missed doing previous work in childhood development and management. She studied communications at Grand Valley State University. When Brenna isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her outside either hiking or on bike rides with friends, or enjoying a good book.