Meet our Kirkland Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Patricia Salvaggio, Center Director

    Patricia Salvaggio

    Center Director

    I have been a Center Director with Sylvan since 2001. I started at Sylvan of Snohomish and Monroe and began calling Kirkland home in 2011. Being a former teacher, I chose a career in the tutoring business because I love working with families, schools and students. I studied at Worcester State College earning a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. When I am not at Sylvan, you’ll find me spending time in Long Beach and watching the Seahawks.
  • Ann Erickson, Lead Teacher

    Ann Erickson

    Lead Teacher

    I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who loves working with kids. For years I dreamed of becoming a teacher, so I went to Western Washington University in Bellingham to study elementary education after high school. I graduated with a degree in elementary English and a teaching certificate. I love reading and writing, so naturally some of my hobbies revolve around this passion as well. For fun, I love to spend time hiking, writing poetry and listening to music. You can also find me hiking the wet trails and climbing rock faces. Most importantly, I love spending time with my fur child, a Chihuahua named Casper. 
  • Robert Lathrop, Teacher

    Robert Lathrop


    Sylvan teaching experience: 4 years at Kirkland, 3 years at Monroe

    I went to Central Washington University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Math. I have always found math interesting. I like being able to share math knowledge and help students with their math work. Specifically, I enjoy teaching upper level math, such as Calculus, Trig and Math Analysis. In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, tabletop games, video games, etc. I also like to go bowling.