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Meet our Greenville Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Wendy Green, Center Director

    Wendy Green

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Wendy leads the success and growth for Sylvan of Greenville. A former Business Owner and Director, Wendy chose a career in the tutoring business because of her love of education and seeing children grow and succeed. 
    Wendy has a degree in Computer Science from UNC-Asheville. She is Past President of the Reedy River Rotary Club Greenville. Wendy has two children, four grandchildren and a cat who thinks she is a dog.  . 
  • Beverly Harcum, Director of Education

    Beverly Harcum

    Director of Education

    Bev Harcum served as the Center Director and Director of Education in Richmond, VA for 15 years. An unexpected move to Greenville brought her to our location where she now serves as an Education Consultant and Director of Education. Bev spends much of her day at Sylvan consulting by phone with families throughout the Upstate regarding their tutoring needs. She welcomes questions and concerns from parents regarding their student's academic needs and achievement.
  • Tanisha Smith, Assistant Director of Education

    Tanisha Smith

    Assistant Director of Education

    As Assistant Director of Education, Tanisha works in conjunction with the Center Director to manage growth opportunities and execute off site instruction and seminars for Sylvan of Greenville. A former teacher, Tanisha chose a career in the tutoring business because she wanted to be a part of helping students build skills needed to succeed in school. She studied at Valdosta State University. When Tanisha is not at Sylvan, you will find her reading or spending time with her family.
  • Karen Weinberg, Teacher

    Karen Weinberg

    Teacher

    Karen Weinberg holds South Carolina certifications in Early, Elementary, and Special Education. A graduate of Washington State University, Karen taught in Maine for several years before relocating with her family to South Carolina. Karen enjoys the beach and watching her sons play soccer.
  • Kathy Devon, Teacher

    Kathy Devon

    Teacher

    Kathy Devon completed a B.S. in elementary education from Central Michigan University and a Master's in Education from the University of North Texas. In addition to tutoring for Sylvan of Greenville, she currently serves as a student teacher supervisor for USC Upstate. She enjoys teaching middle school reading, writing, and study skills. She also enjoys Clemson football!
  • Dr. Jeff French, Teacher

    Dr. Jeff French

    Teacher

    Jeff French graduated from Furman University in 1995 and spent the next 12 years in a variety of college-level roles as a continuing student, graduate student, program coordinator, and instructor for the University of South Carolina (full time) and Midlands Technical College (part time). He was also a zookeeper at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC. With a focus on genetics and ecology, Dr. French finished his graduate work in biology and moved to a full-time teaching position at North Greenville University in 2007, now serving as Chair of Biology and Assistant Dean of Science and Math. His family lives in Greer, SC, and he tutors part time for Sylvan in SylvanPrep, Math and Algebra Edge, and upper-level math and science support.
  • Will Woods,  Teacher

    Will Woods

    Teacher

    Will Woods teaches STEM, Math Edge,  Reading and Math classes at Sylvan of Greenville. Will is a teacher at Laurens High School. A graduate of Mauldin High School and SWU, Will loves science and enjoys motivating students to share his passion.

    Will recently took his Laurens High Robotics Club to the World Competition.  Will knows STEM.
  • Michael Townes, Tutor

    Michael Townes

    Tutor

    Michael Townes, a tutor at Sylvan of Greenville, has a true gift for working with kids. While Michael's tutoring talents are many, his expertise is in ELA and Reading at all academic levels. Michael has his Masters in Education from Clemson and an MBA from USC but he began his academic journey focused in Journalism and Mass Communication at USC.  Michael's passion for educating kids begins with his own.  One notable fact about Michael -  He was a contestant on the show Jeopardy. 
  • Hannah Wiley, Tutor

    Hannah Wiley

    Tutor

    Hannah is a Sylvan tutor in Greenville, SC while finishing her studies in Mathematics Education at Bob Jones University. She has a gift for working with students of all ages and from many different backgrounds.  Hannah desires to help students grow to truly appreciate the different ways that math works! When Hannah isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her  enjoying music, reading, exercising and traveling.
  • Connie Wasco, Instructor/Tutor

    Connie Wasco

    Instructor/Tutor

    Connie Wasco is a retired teacher from Ohio, and is now an instructor at the Sylvan Greenville, SC location with a gift for working with kids. Ms. Connie has a Lead Professional Educator (1-8) License, a Masters Degree in Education from Ohio University and a BA from Marietta College, and has both a gifted and reading endorsement. Connie was part of Ohio's Young Entrepreneur Consortium and was responsible for the implementation of problem-based-learning in the school district.  Connie took a one-year sabbatical teaching English as a second language in Taiwan. When Connie isn't at Sylvan, you’ll find her  reading, gardening and quilting.
  • Kyla Thomas, Instructor

    Kyla Thomas

    Instructor

    Kyla Thomas is a tutor at the Greenville, SC Sylvan. She has a degree in English from the UC- Berkeley. Kyla was a fellow in the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. In this program, she earned her Master’s degree in Special Education through The City College of New York. Kyla is currently completing her doctoral degree in Education through Teachers College, Columbia University. As a doctoral student, Kyla has supervised and instructed student-teachers in the Curriculum & Teaching department of Teachers College. Kyla is passionate about teaching, learning, and developing a love of learning in others. Kyla lives in Greer, SC with her husband.
  • Angela Brown, Tutor

    Angela Brown

    Tutor

    Angela Brown is an instructor in Greenville, SC with a gift for working with kids. The thing she loves most about working at Sylvan is the opportunity to impact a child's growth, and watching their faces light up when they move from confusion to clarity. Angela is a Certified Business Education teacher. She has two children and in her spare time she enjoys up-cycling furniture and home decor, and traveling the world.
  • Rashmi Kulasekera, Tutor

    Rashmi Kulasekera

    Tutor

    Rashmi Kulasekera completed his B.S. in Mechanical engineering from Clemson University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, In addition to tutoring at Sylvan, he currently works at General Electric as an Engineering Technical Leader for Wind Turbine design. He enjoys working with students to help them find their passion for math and science! Outside of tutoring, Rashmi loves to read, binge watch TV, watch college football (Go Tigers!), and play board games with friends.
  • Linda Russ, Tutor

    Linda Russ

    Tutor

    Linda is a retired English and Social Studies teacher. She taught in Greenville County for close to 40  years. Linda has a BA from Furman University, and an MA from the University of Oklahoma. She has also taught art, vocabulary, Theory of Knowledge and Teacher Cadet classes. When not teaching at Sylvan or the OLLI Institute at Furman, Linda enjoys walking, travel, sewing, singing in the choir and reading.
  • Sara Beth Gilbert, Instructor

    Sara Beth Gilbert

    Instructor

    Sara Beth Gilbert is a teacher in Greenville, SC with a gift for working with kids. While Sara Beth has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading. She holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Lander University and a Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Converse College. When Sara Beth isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her teaching first grade at Bethel Elmentary School. She enjoys craft projects, reading, going to the beach, and watching baseball and football.  
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