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, Franchise Owner/Director of Parent and School Partnerships

    Judy Cornell

    Franchise Owner/Director of Parent and School Partnerships

    As Franchise Owner/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 education as a way to make a difference in the lives of children. Judy studied at Davis & Elkins College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Management & Marketing. 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 find him playing video and board games and spending time with friends.
  • Sarah Klostermann, Education Quality Specialist, Instructor

    Sarah Klostermann

    Education Quality Specialist, Instructor

    As an Education Quality Specialist, Sarah ensures program quality as well as works with our parents and the schools to make sure educational excellence is achieved at all times. She has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Her favorite part of teaching is showing a student that learning can be fun! She loves learning new things and loves to pass that enthusiasm to her students. When Sarah isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with family, gardening, or playing with her dogs and chickens!
  • Robin Badger, Instructor

    Robin Badger

    Instructor

    Robin is an Early Childhood Educator on Scott Air Force Base, IL. She has a bachelor's and master's degree in Speech Pathology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a master's of Teaching in Special Education from Fontbonne University. Robin finds the most joy in teaching Reading, Writing, and Study Skills. She believes that every student learns differently, and she fosters those differences to create a successful learning experience. When Robin isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading and watching movies.
  • Ryan Cornell, Instructor

    Ryan Cornell

    Instructor

    Ryan is a tutor in O'Fallon, IL with a love for working with kids. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Socio-Political History from McKendree University. Ryan believes that confidence is key when helping kids, but also making sure the kids feel and see the improvement for themselves. When Ryan isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him reffing soccer or reading a book.
  • Austin Hawkins, Instructor

    Austin Hawkins

    Instructor

    Austin is a 7th grade Special Education teacher in Granite City, IL and loves working 1-on-1 with students. He has a Bachelor's from Greenville College in K-9 Regular and Special Education as well as a Master's from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He believes that practice makes perfect and that we will all fail and struggle at some point, and those failures will lead to improvement and success in the future. When Austin isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him playing and watching sports with his 3 boys and rooting for the Cardinals and Blues!
  • Kim Johnson, Instructor

    Kim Johnson

    Instructor

    Kim is a retired teacher from East St. Louis, IL who loves helping kids learn. She has a bachelor's degree in Workforce Education from the SIU at Carbondale and a master's degree in Special Education from the University of Phoenix. She believes that all kids can learn, but they just need help finding how they can learn. When Kim isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her working in the children's church, helping out with her sorority, and spending time with her family.
  • Lynda Masterson, Instructor

    Lynda Masterson

    Instructor

    Lynda is a retired teacher from Belleville, IL. Her greatest joy was teaching elementary age students in Reading and Grammar. Lynda has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, middle school endorsements in Language Arts and Social Studies, and a Special Education certificate. She believes that all students deserve an equal opportunity to grow and learn while keeping in mind each student's different needs. When Lynda isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading, walking, baking, or babysitting her grandbaby.
  • Kristin McCarthy, Instructor

    Kristin McCarthy

    Instructor

    Kristin is a 3rd grade teacher in Waterloo, IL with a love for working with children of all levels. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and has a Master's in Teacher Leadership from McKendree University. She believes that no matter how hard the struggle or challenge, all kids have the capability to learn. When Kristin isn't at Sylvan, she likes to spend time with her family and friends.
  • Mike Rangel, Instructor

    Mike Rangel

    Instructor

    Mike is a tutor in O’Fallon, IL with a gift for working with kids.  Mikes comes to us with previous Sylvan experience as an instructor and Center Director. While Mike has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in college prep tutoring. He studied Political Science at Mizzou and completed his Master's in Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis. When Mike isn’t at Sylvan you’ll find him trying out a new recipe, training his puppy, or reading.
  • Toni Rushing, Instructor

    Toni Rushing

    Instructor

    Toni is a 2nd Grade Teacher in Madison, IL. Something Toni enjoys about teaching is the different personalities the students bring with them, and this makes teaching much more enjoyable and fun for her. Toni has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from AIU Online and her master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. Toni believes that all students can learn but need to be met where they are now and then brought up to be as successful as possible. When Toni isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her at her church, with her children, or with a good book.
  • Jamie Wilson, Instructor

    Jamie Wilson

    Instructor

    Jamie is an ELA Teacher in Swansea, IL and  loves to help students discover their potential by working one-on-one with them. She has a Bachelor's in Special Education with Middle and High School English endorsements from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and she is working on a Master's in Education at Lindenwood. When Jamie isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading, playing board games, or singing in a choir.