Meet our Edina Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Shayna Julius, Center Director

    Shayna Julius

    Center Director

    As the Center Director, Shayna Julius ensures each student gets the appropriate help that they need all while putting the parents at ease. She is dedicated to creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for the students so they can thrive on their academic journey. Shayna received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Winona State University. In her free time, Shayna is either swimming or antique shopping!
  • Emmanuel Saye, Senior Area Director

    Emmanuel Saye

    Senior Area Director

    Emmanuel has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He finds making a difference in the lives of the youth the most valuable aspect to his role with Sylvan Learning Centers. When he is not working with Sylvan, Emmanuel enjoys spending quality time with his family. 
  • Olivia Snyder, Area Director of Operations and Support

    Olivia Snyder

    Area Director of Operations and Support

    Olivia is our Assistant Area Director and Center Director in Edina. She works with our Twin Cities centers to maintain operational and academic excellence. Olivia has been with Sylvan for 4 years and holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Bethel University. Prior to working at Sylvan, Olivia taught 1st grade in Minneapolis. She is passionate about education and building confidence in all students. When Olivia is not at Sylvan she enjoys reading, watching soccer, and playing board games.