Meet our Mishawaka Tutoring Staff

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

  • Kent, Center Director

    Kent

    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 bachelor degrees in Math and Physics as well as completed an associate degree in 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

    Sarah

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Sarah oversees centers in Mishawaka, Elkhart, Merrillville, Schererville, Valparaiso, Fishers, both Fort Wayne centers and the three Indianapolis locations.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 family and friends. 
  • Laura, Center Director

    Laura

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Laura oversees the Sylvan of Mishawaka.  A former teacher, Laura chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves working with students, their families and teachers here at Sylvan.  She holds a BA in Elementary Education from Saint Mary's College and obtained her Masters Degree in Teaching from Bethel College.  When Laura isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book, baking, and spending time with her friends.
  • Jamie, Director of Education

    Jamie

    Director of Education

    Jamie oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Mishawaka.  Jamie has been with Sylvan for over seven years, and she brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Mishawaka . She graduated from Ball State University. When Jamie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her camping, hiking, or baking.
  • Bridget, Tutor

    Bridget

    Tutor

    Bridget has worked at Sylvan of Mishawaka since 2004. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Mass Communication from Saint Mary’s College, as well as a graduate degree in English from Indiana University South Bend. Bridget teaches middle school English Language Arts and Literature at Saint Anthony de Padua School in South Bend. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked in Public Relations at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Christine, Tutor

    Christine

    Tutor

    Christine is an elementary and middle school teacher and has a gift for working with kids. While Christine has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring and ACT/SAT test prep. She studied at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. When Christine isn't at Sylvan of Mishawaka, you'll find her learning to cook something new and sharing it with her family.
  • Chrissy, Tutor

    Chrissy

    Tutor

    Chrissy is a tutor in Mishawaka, IN with a gift for working with kids. While Chrissy has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring, especially algebra. She studied at Illinois State University. When Chrissy isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her cooking or playing video games and volleyball.
  • Elliot, Tutor

    Elliot

    Tutor

    Elliot is a tutor in Mishawaka, IN with a gift for working with kids. While Elliot has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. She studied at Notre Dame. When Elliot isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her baking, doing yoga, and spending time with family.
  • Chris, Tutor

    Chris

    Tutor

    Chris is a tutor in Mishawaka, IN with a gift for working with kids. While Chris has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math tutoring, especially Calculus. He studied at Notre Dame. When Chris isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him playing hockey and card games, singing in a choir, and playing in a band.
  • Peter, Tutor

    Peter

    Tutor

    Peter is a teacher at Sylvan of Mishawaka with a gift for working with kids. While Peter has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. He studied at the University of Notre Dame. When Peter isn't at Sylvan you'll find him cycling, playing soccer, and gardening.
  • Matt, Tutor

    Matt

    Tutor

    Matt is a teacher at Sylvan of Mishawaka, with a gift for working with kids. While Matt has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. He studied at Bob Jones University. When Matt isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him running, fishing, and riding his bike.
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