Meet our New Bern Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Melissa Britner , Executive Director

    Melissa Britner

    Executive Director

    Melissa is our Executive Director, overseeing the Greenville, New Bern, Wilmington, and Midlothian centers. She has been married to the same tech nerd for 25 years and has two kids in college, Tyler, and Destiny. Her dog, Ginger, is her best friend, while mildly tolerates the family cat. She has fourteen years of educational experience, some of them in administration. She is a licensed K-6 teacher with a K-12 reading license, K-12 curriculum & instruction license, and National Board Certification. Her Bachelor's and Master's degrees are both from ECU (Go Pirates!). 
  • Ashley Peele, Center Director

    Ashley Peele

    Center Director

    Ashley is our Center Director, with 6 years of experience teaching 3rd to 5th grade. Ashley graduated from Mount Olive College with her degree in Early Childhood Education. Ashley loves spending her free time at the beach or traveling to new places. 
  • Karl Mayberry, Math Tutor

    Karl Mayberry

    Math Tutor

    Karl is a math teacher at New Bern High School. He graduated from East Carolina University. He has been working at Sylvan since 2020. In Karl's free time he enjoys hanging with his husband and their pups! Karl also enjoys reading and playing video games!