Meet our Hamilton Township Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Mark B. Kance, Master of Arts in Teaching, Executive Director & Academic Coach

    Mark B. Kance, Master of Arts in Teaching

    Executive Director & Academic Coach

    Mark is a results-driven educator & director with more than 17 years of experience helping students improve their academic skills, confidence & motivation in reading, writing, math, study skills, science, SAT & ACT Prep. He grew up in West Windsor / Plainsboro and graduated from TCNJ with a Master of Arts in Teaching and an undergraduate from Hofstra University.

    Mark meets with every family to understand the needs of their children & utilizes all resources to ensure they receive the best personalized instruction with State Certified Teachers. 
    The Sylvan Learning of Hamilton also coaches students in Robbinsville , West Windsor , Lawrenceville , East Windsor & other towns in Mercer County, NJ
  • Amy Kance, Managing Director

    Amy Kance

    Managing Director

    The Sylvan Learning of Hamilton is a family affair! Amy joined her husband, Mark in 2012 as a Managing Director. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree where she graduated Magna Cumme Laude.

    At Sylvan, Amy manages center operations, meets with parents to discuss student progress, conducts Sylvan Skills Assessments in Math, Reading, Writing, Study Skills, SAT /ACT / SSAT / PSAT. Amy also manages the teaching staff and handles scheduling.

    "Sylvan is the Best because we are not just tutors in Mercer County. We partner with students, parents &  teachers. We take the time to figure out what's happening with each student and create customized programs to help them reach their true potential."
  • Lauren,  Ms.Ed., TUTOR: UPPER LEVEL READING, WRITING, SPEED READING, SAT/ACT PREP, COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING

    Lauren, Ms.Ed.

    TUTOR: UPPER LEVEL READING, WRITING, SPEED READING, SAT/ACT PREP, COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING

    Lauren received a B.A. in English and Special Education from Monmouth University. She also holds a M.S.Ed in Special Education and Autism. Currently, she is an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher in the area.  At Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Lauren works with students from kindergarten to high school, specifically focusing on reading, writing, and SAT/ACT prep.
  • Jose, TUTOR: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, SAT Math and ACT Math

    Jose

    TUTOR: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, SAT Math and ACT Math

    Jose received his Bachelors in Mathematics from Rutgers University.
    At the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Jose tutors students in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, SAT Math, and ACT Math. 
    In his free time, Jose enjoys playing tabletop games with his friends.
  • Nicole, TUTOR: READING, WRITING & MATH

    Nicole

    TUTOR: READING, WRITING & MATH

    Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from the William-Paterson University of New Jersey. Currently, Nicole is a basic skills teacher at a private school in the area. She also has previous experience as a preschool teacher and as an elementary technology teacher. At Sylvan Learning Center of Hamilton, Nicole works with students ranging from elementary through high school in the areas of reading and writing and students ranging from elementary through middle in math.
  • MS. NICOLE, TUTOR: READING, WRITING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP, STUDY SKILLS

    MS. NICOLE

    TUTOR: READING, WRITING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP, STUDY SKILLS

    Nicole Received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from William Paterson University. She is currently teaching English at a high school in the area. At the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Nicole works with students from elementary to high school in a range of subjects that include reading, writing and SAT / ACT prep. 
  • Marissa, M.Ed, Tutor: Reading, Writing, SAT Prep Verbal

    Marissa, M.Ed

    Tutor: Reading, Writing, SAT Prep Verbal

  • Donna, BA, MA, Teacher: READING, WRITING, ESL

    Donna, BA, MA

    Teacher: READING, WRITING, ESL

    Donna received her B.A. in English and Spanish from Rider University and her Master's in Educational Administration and Leadership from Georgian Court University. Donna has taught kindergarten, fourth grade, and middle school English / language arts. She also served as a school principal. At the Sylvan Learning Center in Hamilton, Donna works with students from kindergarten through high school. Donna enjoys reading, cooking, and fitness in her free time.  
  • Rebecca, Teacher: Reading, Writing, Math, SAT Prep, ACT prep

    Rebecca

    Teacher: Reading, Writing, Math, SAT Prep, ACT prep

    Ms. Rebecca graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Elementary Education, Special Education along with a minor in Math. For the past several years, Ms. Rebecca has worked as a high school math teacher. Prior, she also served as an all inclusive elementary school teacher where she supported students with ADHD, ODD, and Autism.  Ms. Rebecca is very kind, patient, and has an ultimate love of helping students reach their true potential. At the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Ms. Rebecca teaches reading, writing, math, SAT prep, ACT prep and helps students with homework support. 
  • Ms. Sara, Teacher: Reading, Writing & Study Skills

    Ms. Sara

    Teacher: Reading, Writing & Study Skills

    Sara holds a BA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and an MA in Counseling Services.
    In addition to education, Sara has worked in a variety of fields including job coaching for individuals with developmental disabilities and substance abuse prevention.
    Currently, Sara works as a School Counselor. At the Sylvan Learning Center of Hamilton, Sara works with elementary and middle school students in a variety of subjects.
    In her free time, Sara enjoys hiking, camping, antique shopping, and spending time with friends.
  • Mr. Alex, TUTOR: MATH, SAT PREP, ACT PREP

    Mr. Alex

    TUTOR: MATH, SAT PREP, ACT PREP

    Alex comes from a Computer Science and Math background and holds a Bachelors's in Computer Science from Rutgers University.
    Alex loves dealing with anything that involves numbers and coding. He enjoys teaching others and passing on knowledge and skills.
    Alex loves spending time with his family, wife and the cutest dog in the world. Nothing is more relaxing than a movie night with snacks and good company.
    Among his many hobbies, Alex likes playing the guitar, reading, exploring Blockchain-related technologies and crypto, playing poker, billiard and basketball.
  • MS. TERRI, TUTOR: MATH, READING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP

    MS. TERRI

    TUTOR: MATH, READING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP

    Ms. Theresa holds Bachelor's Degrees in Secondary Education and Mathematics. She completed Graduate Studies in Special Education as well. 
    Ms. Theresa holds certificates in education for Elementary Education, Secondary Mathematics, and Teacher of the Handicapped. She is a teacher in a local school district as an LLD Teacher specializing in math.
    At the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Ms. Theresa teaches math and reading at Sylvan Learning Center of Hamilton. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She travels to see the rest of the family every opportunity available.
  • MR. NICK, TUTOR: MATH, SAT PREP, ACT PREP

    MR. NICK

    TUTOR: MATH, SAT PREP, ACT PREP

    Nicholas holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering.  At the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Mr. Nick teaches various levels of math that also include Algebra 1, 2, precalculus and calculus. 
     In his free time Mr. Nick enjoys listening to music and outdoor activities such as snowboarding in the winter. 
  • MS. PHOEBE, TUTOR: READING, WRITING & MATH

    MS. PHOEBE

    TUTOR: READING, WRITING & MATH

    Phoebe graduated Summa Cum Laude from a local University in NJ with a degree in Psychology and Education. Currently, Phoebe is a middle school math teacher at a school in the area.
    She also has previous experience as a preschool teaching assistant and as a Math Learning Assistant at her alma mater. 
    At the Sylvan Learning Center of Hamilton, Phoebe teaches math and reading skills. In her free time, she likes to go to Phillies games and walk her dog, Lettie. 
  • IAN, TEACHER: READING, WRITING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP, STUDY SKILLS

    IAN

    TEACHER: READING, WRITING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP, STUDY SKILLS

    Ian holds a Master of Arts in Education degree along with Secondary School Counseling. 
    Ian also has experience working with students in the special education setting. He is currently teaching middle school Social Studies. 
    At the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Ian teaches reading, writing, SAT prep, ACT prep & study skills. 
  • Ms. Karen, TUTOR: READING, WRITING & MATH

    Ms. Karen

    TUTOR: READING, WRITING & MATH

    Karen holds a BS in Bible/Social Work and a Master's in Elementary Education.
    Karen is a retired elementary school teacher, early childhood educator, foster and adoptive parent, and a former nanny! She loves working with children, helping them to love learning! Karen enjoyed teaching lower elementary grades from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Karen enjoys reading, going to the beach, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. At the Sylvan Learning Center of Hamilton Karen works with students from Kindergarten through middle school.
  • MS. NICOLE, TEACHER: Reading, Writing, Math and Study Skills

    MS. NICOLE

    TEACHER: Reading, Writing, Math and Study Skills

    Nicole received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Rutgers University and her Master's in Reading and Language Arts from Rider University. Nicole holds a teaching certification in Elementary Education as well as supervisory certifications.
    At the Sylvan Learning Center of Hamilton, Nicole teaches Reading, Writing, Math, and Study Skills. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and their pets.
  • MS. KATHERINE, TEACHER: PHONICS, READING, WRITING & MATH

    MS. KATHERINE

    TEACHER: PHONICS, READING, WRITING & MATH

    Katherine received her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She also holds a degree in women & gender studies. She also holds a teaching certification in Elementary Education.
    At the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Katherine teaches reading including phonics, writing, and elementary math.
    In her free time, Katherine enjoys spending time with her best friends. 
  • Mr. Jalen, TEACHER: READING, WRITING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP, STUDY SKILLS

    Mr. Jalen

    TEACHER: READING, WRITING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP, STUDY SKILLS

    Mr. Jalen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology as well as a Master's of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Mr. Jalen has extensive experience as an academic coach and mentor. He loves helping middle & high school students to gain better comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. 
    At the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, Mr. Jalen works with students in reading, writing, SAT/ACT prep & study skills. 
  • Ms. Josie, TUTOR: READING, WRITING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP, STUDY SKILLS

    Ms. Josie

    TUTOR: READING, WRITING, SAT PREP, ACT PREP, STUDY SKILLS

    Ms. Josie graduated summa cum laude from Rider University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and dance studies. She also studied special education.
    In Ms. Josie's free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends!
  • MS. STACEY, Admin / Reading / Writing Teacher

    MS. STACEY

    Admin / Reading / Writing Teacher

    Ms. Stacey holds a Master's Degree in Elementary Education along with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Ms. Stacey has worked as an academic enrichment teacher for students in grades 4-8 and has also served as an instructional assistant where she has helped support students with special needs. At the Sylvan Learning Center of Mercer County, Ms. Stacey helps with center administrative tasks to help keep the center running smoothly. She also teaches reading & writing. 
  • Kathy, BS, M.S ED, ED.S., Program Administrator

    Kathy, BS, M.S ED, ED.S.

    Program Administrator

    Kathy's entire career has been spent in secondary education that includes teaching, guidance, college planning & financial aid. 
    After her 9-12th grade classroom teaching experience in history & psychology,  Kathy spent the last 20 years as a high school guidance counselor and chairperson of a high school guidance department. Her work included working with students & parents with varied learning styles and levels. 
    Additionally, Kathy has significant experience in the college planning & financial aid arena. 
    In Kathy's spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach and hanging out in her backyard pool. She is also an avid New York Mets fan!