Meet our Greenwood Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Kent, Center Director


    Center Director

    Welcome to Sylvan Learning Center! My name is Kent Kolbow, and I am the owner and one of the directors. I received my college education in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During my educational experience, I completed a bachelor's degree in Math with a strong background in Physics, Chemistry, and Psychology. I also earned an endorsement in education. During college, I taught at Sylvan Learning centers in Fort Wayne, and within a few years, became the Director. In 1997, I decided to purchase the Sylvan centers in Elkhart and Mishawaka. I have since had the opportunity to purchase nine additional centers in Indiana. My goal through working with Sylvan is “Success with Every Student.” 
  • Sarah, Executive Director


    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Sarah oversees Indiana centers in Mishawaka, Elkhart, Merrillville, Schererville, Valparaiso, Fishers, Carmel, West Indianapolis, South Indianapolis, Fort Wayne North, and Fort Wayne South, and the center in Clermont, Florida. She thoroughly enjoys working with all of the students and their families. Sarah studied at Cedarville University.  When Sarah isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.
  • Elena, Director of Student Advancement


    Director of Student Advancement

    As Center Director, Elena leads overseeing students' programs, conferencing with class teachers, and meeting with parents for Sylvan of South Indianapolis. A former kindergarten and first-grade teacher, Elena chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves helping students learn. She studied at IUPUI. Elena especially enjoys spending time with family, baking, swimming, or traveling with her husband who helps coach a travel baseball team. 
  • Megan, Director of New Family Engagement


    Director of New Family Engagement

    Megan is the Director of New Family Engagement in Greenwood, IN with a gift for working with kids. While Megan has many gifts, she finds the greatest joy in meeting with families. She studied at Indiana Wesleyan University. When Megan isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time studying genealogy and being with the people she loves most.
  • Jim, Math Teacher


    Math Teacher

    Jim is a math teacher who enjoys explaining the concepts of math to his students. He has the unique ability to help clarify difficult lessons. He studied at Ball State University and spends his free time playing guitar and watching football.
  • Emily-Kate, Teacher



    Emily-Kate is a teacher in Greenwood, IN who loves helping students find the joy that reading can bring. While Emily-Kate has many tutoring talents, She finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. She studied at Franklin College. She has many interests including drinking iced coffee, visiting hidden bookshops, and going to baseball games with her family. 
  • Jolene, Teacher



    Jolene teaches in Greenwood, IN, and has a special ability to tutor students in all things math, as well as other subjects. She completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana State and furthered her graduate studies at IUPUI, Marian, and Indiana Wesleyan. Jolene also enjoys walking, reading, swimming, and traveling.
  • Brooklyn Armstrong, Tutor

    Brooklyn Armstrong


    Brooklyn is a teacher in Greenwood, IN with a gift for working with kids. While Brooklyn has many tutoring talents, she fids the greatest joy in reading and writing tutoring. She studied at University of Indianapolis! When Brooklyn isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her traveling the world or cuddling with her dog. 
  • Allison Kelly, Tutor

    Allison Kelly


    Allison is a kindergarten teacher in Indianapolis, IN with a gift for working with kids. While Allison has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in phonics/reading tutoring. She studied at Ball State University. When Allison isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading a book, spending time with her family/friends, and jamming/dancing to her favorite music!