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Meet our O'Fallon Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Judy Cornell, Director of Parent and School Partnerships

    Judy Cornell

    Director of Parent and School Partnerships

    As Director of Parent and School Partnerships, Judy works closely with her team to create a learning environment where families feel they have an educational partner to support their academic needs A former Regional Director in retail, Judy chose a career in the tutoring business because she could use her experience in business to make a difference in the lives of children. Judy studied at Davis & Elkins College. When Judy isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her busy spending time with her family or involved in yet another home project!
  • Greg Brumm, Education Quality Specialist, Instructor

    Greg Brumm

    Education Quality Specialist, Instructor

    As an Education Quality Specialist, Greg ensures program quality as well as works with our staff to make sure educational excellence is achieved at all times. He has a Bachelor's degree in Math with Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an Associate's degree in Tech Support from Southwestern Illinois College. He enjoys teaching because of watching the students grow and learn and seeing their light bulb of understanding turn on. When he's not at Sylvan, you'll see him playing video and board games and spending time with friends.
  • Robin Badger, Instructor

    Robin Badger

    Instructor

    Robin is an Individual Care Aide in Belleville, IL. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Speech Pathology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and is finishing her Master's of Teaching in Special Education from Fontbonne University. Robin finds the most joy in teaching Reading, Writing, and Study Skills, and she believes that every student learns differently and fosters those differences to create a successful learning experience. When Robin isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her working hard in her graduate classes and planning her wedding!
  • Denise Gurlen, Instructor

    Denise Gurlen

    Instructor

    Denise is currently a Language Arts teacher in O’Fallon, IL. Even though Denise currently works with middle schoolers, she enjoys helping younger students learn to read. Fluent readers see and hear other fluent readers, and Denise believes families should read together every day. Denise has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education at McKendree and also has middle school endorsements in Language Arts, Social Science, and Reading. When Denise isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading a good book or spending time with her husband and two dogs.
  • Emily Haberl, Instructor

    Emily Haberl

    Instructor

    Emily works as a teacher in Fairview Heights. She received her degree in Deaf Education and Special Education from Fontbonne University. She also knows sign language! Emily loves teaching because it gives her a sense of accomplishment when a student she is working with grasps a new concept. Emily knows that every student learns differently and has different needs in their learning progression. As a result, she prides herself in being able to adapt to each student's needs to give them the most effective and efficient learning experience. When Emily isn't at Sylvan, she'll be out with her 2 children, refurbishing homes, and going to the movies.
  • Scott Hartenberger, Instructor

    Scott Hartenberger

    Instructor

    Scott works as a 6th grade Social Studies teacher in St. Louis. He received his Bachelor's in Mass Communication at the Southeast Missouri State University and his Master's degree in Elementary Education and Middle School English Language Arts at the University of Phoenix. He enjoys working with students of all ages in all subjects. Scott believes that all students can learn but may just need a different path than others. When he isn't at Sylvan, Scott will be watching sports (Cards, Blues, and the Chiefs), collecting movies, playing video games, running, and working out.
  • Amelia Jones, Instructor

    Amelia Jones

    Instructor

    Amelia is a 5th grade teacher in O'Fallon, IL. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with middle school endorsements in Reading, Math, and Language. While Amelia has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Math tutoring. Amelia enjoys working with students of different ages and knows it is important to get to know each student and build from their strengths. When Amelia isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her painting, doing craft projects, and being outside.
  • Carolyn Meyer, Instructor

    Carolyn Meyer

    Instructor

    Carolyn teaches English Language Arts in Alton, IL. While Carolyn has many tutoring talents, she especially enjoys teaching reading and writing to all ages. She studied at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, receiving a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. She believes that all students can learn but knows that each student learns differently. When she's not at Sylvan, she enjoys reading, gardening, walking her dog, bicycle riding, and playing softball.
  • Jeff Phipps, Instructor

    Jeff Phipps

    Instructor

    Jeff works in St. Louis, MO as a math teacher. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Math Studies and a Minor in Computer Science with a lifetime MO certificate in Grades 5-12 Mathematics. He enjoys tutoring because he likes helping others understand a concept that they are struggling with. He has one simple philosophy about teaching: learning is fun. When he's not at Sylvan, you'll find Jeff playing video games.
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