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Meet our Hemet Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • 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

    Carli Ganet

    Executive Director

    Carli Ganet is the Executive Director and Co-Owner of the 9 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!
  • Angela Palmer, Director of Education

    Angela Palmer

    Director of Education

    Angela has served as the Director of Education for Sylvan since November 2013. Angela earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English education from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee in 2007. Prior to joining the Sylvan family, Angela's teaching experience included one year as a K-12 English teacher in El Salvador, Central America and five years teaching high school Spanish in Louisville, Georgia, in addition to extensive experience as a private writing and ACT preparation tutor. Angela loves working with families and teachers to see students of all ages thrive on Sylvan's personalized learning program.
  • Jodi True, Center Director

    Jodi True

    Center Director

    Jodi True is a Pasadena, CA native and served as an Administrative Director for more than a decade. Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is a 20 year veteran of management in both institutional and commercial settings. She is excited to be the Center Director of the Hemet Sylvan Learning Center.  Jodi is the mother of two daughters who enjoy spending as much time together as possible.  
  • Rissa Potts, Director of Education

    Rissa Potts

    Director of Education

    Rissa has tutored for over 10 years at the Sylvan Learning Center in Hemet and is now the Director of Education.  She has a Bachelor's degree from Cal State San Bernardino in Mathematics and enjoys working with students in all levels of math including Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.  
  • Katherine Saxon, Instructor

    Katherine Saxon


    Katherine has been with the Sylvan Learning Center in Hemet for 5 years.  Katherine has a Bachelor of Arts degree from BYU and a Bachelors in Education from Tarleton State University.  Katherine enjoys tutoring students in reading and math.
  • Amber Potts, Instructor

    Amber Potts


    Amber has a Bachelor's degree from Cal State San Bernardino.  She has been a tutor with the Sylvan Learning Center of Hemet for 6 years.  Amber enjoys tutoring students in Reading, Math, Study Skills and Writing.
  • 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.  
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