Meet our Kingsport Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Leanna Blevins, Executve Director

    Leanna Blevins

    Executve Director

    Leanna is the Executive Director for Sylvan of Kingsport. As Executive Director, she oversees operations for both the center in Kingsport and the satellite location in Bristol, TN. Leanna chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves to see the 'light bulb' come on when a students' needs are met and to see their confidence soar! She studied at Temple University in Chattanooga, TN. When Leanna isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her taking part in church activities or running the roads with her mom.
  • Pat  Sykes, Instructor

    Pat Sykes


    Pat is an instructor in Kingsport, TN with a love for working with kids. While Pat has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Beginning Reading tutoring. She earned her education degree from Andersonville Seminary. When Pat isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, working on lessons for church, or enjoying time with her husband and grandchildren.
  • Jody Vaughn, Instructor

    Jody Vaughn


    Jody is an amazing tutor in Kingsport, TN. She has special expertise in math tutoring and ACT/SAT tutoring. Friendly and kind, Jody has a great ability to relate to kids. She has studied at Northeast State Community College, East Tennessee State University and King University. When Jody isn't at Sylvan, she enjoys spending   time with her family and friends, going to movies and scrap booking.