Meet our Lawrence Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Kirstin Palermo, Director of Operations

    Kirstin Palermo

    Director of Operations

    Kirstin leads Sylvan of Lawrence in implementing day-to-day operations as well as ensuring the academic growth of every student. Previously the Director of Education at Overland Park Sylvan, Center Director of preschools in Olathe & Overland Park, and Instructional Support Para for an elementary school in Overland Park, Kirstin brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan. She graduated from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Kirstin is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Emporia State. When Kirstin isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her daughter and family, camping, and scrapbooking.
  • Jennifer Stewart, Director of Education

    Jennifer Stewart

    Director of Education

    Jennifer oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Lawrence. A former Special Education Teacher in Lawrence, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Lawrence. She graduated from Fort Hays State. When Jennifer isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her with her 3 kids, she is also a personal trainer and a big fitness enthusiast.
  • Alexandria Easterwood, Lead Teacher/Tutor

    Alexandria Easterwood

    Lead Teacher/Tutor

    Alexandria is a teacher in Lawrence, KS with a gift for working with kids. While Alexandria has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Algebra tutoring. She is currently studying at the University of Kansas working on her BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education, she has already achieved an Associates' degree in Liberals Arts and a Recording Arts Certificate. Alexandria enjoys how at Sylvan the students are in an environment that is claiming to allow students to understand the subjects and build connections with their teachers. When Alexandria isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing Piano or Bass, singing with a Choir, reading a book, or catching up on Naruto.
  • Alyson , Lead Teacher/Tutor

    Alyson

    Lead Teacher/Tutor

    Alyson is a talented teacher at Sylvan. She graduated from Bethany College Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music Education. Her major is K-12 Vocal Music Education and her minor is in theater. Alyson says the greatest thing about Sylvan is that students get the focused help that they need. The individualized learning plans help students progress with the help of experienced and engaging teachers. When Alyson isn't at Sylvan, you will find her exploring theatre/musicals and singing.
  • Nick, Tutor

    Nick

    Tutor

    Nick is a teacher in Lawrence, KS with a gift for working with kids. While Nick has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in the great sense of humor of the kid's that he is tutoring. He studied at Washburn University graduating with a BS in Chemistry. When Nick isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him camping, golfing, or going to the Dog Park .
  • Paulo Eusebio, Tutor

    Paulo Eusebio

    Tutor

    Paulo is an instructor at Sylvan who enjoys breaking difficult subjects into simpler blocks.  He studied at Washburn University where Paulo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.  Paulo has a penchant for long distance driving and when not at Sylvan, he can be found trying out new restaurants, new books, or new Linux Distros.  
  • Leigh Anne Pates, Tutor

    Leigh Anne Pates

    Tutor

    A former French, German, and English teacher for both public and parochial schools, Leigh Anne is an experienced addition to our Sylvan Team!  Leigh Anne graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in English.  After working for many years in Salina Kansas, she has settled down in Lawrence where her youngest son resides and is working on his degree in Mathematics.  Leigh Anne also has 2 young granddaughters whom live in Texas with her oldest son and a daughter who lives in Chicago.  
  • Willow Kessler, Tutor

    Willow Kessler

    Tutor

    Willow is a Teacher in Lawrence, KS with a gift for working with kids. While Willow has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Math tutoring. She studied at Ottawa University and the University of Kansas graduating with a BS in Biology/Math and a MS in Ecology. When Willow isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her 3D printing, playing games, and RC vehicles.