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Meet our Papillion Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Lauren Mallott, Center Director

    Lauren Mallott

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Lauren leads all staff & assists all families for Sylvan of Papillion. A former Center Director for our North Omaha Location, Lauren chose a career in tutoring because she loves helping students reach their goals, and families find success at home and school! She is a Nebraska Native, and studied at Iowa State University. When Lauren isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her volunteering at hospice care with her therapy cat, Sam, or reading a book from her extensive library!
  • Holly Schurman, Director of Education

    Holly Schurman

    Director of Education

    Holly oversees the educational integrity of our programs by managing and training our team of tutors in Papillion. A former teacher in Fremont, Holly brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Papillion. She graduated from Midland University with a degree in Education. When not at Sylvan, you'll find her exploring new places or visiting with friends and family.
  • Julie Cook, Certified Tutor

    Julie Cook

    Certified Tutor

    Julie is a teacher for the Papillion, NE Sylvan center, and loves working with kids. While Julie has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring reading. She studied at Peru State College. When Julie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading or volunteering her time at local hospitals.
  • Melissa Zierke, Certified Tutor

    Melissa Zierke

    Certified Tutor

    Melissa is a teacher in both of the Council Bluffs, IA Sylvan satellite location and the Papillion location. While Melissa has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading and writing tutoring. Melissa studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. When Melissa isn't at Sylvan, you will find her teaching Social Studies and ESL classes at St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Omaha.
  • Debra Bowen, Certified Tutor

    Debra Bowen

    Certified Tutor

    Debra is a teacher in the Papillion, NE Sylvan center. While Debra has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring reading and math. Debra studied at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
  • Sandra Robinson, Certified Tutor

    Sandra Robinson

    Certified Tutor

    Sandi is a teacher at the Papillion, NE Sylvan center, and has a gift for patiently working with kids. While Sandi has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring Reading and Writing. She studied at Concordia University in Seward, NE. When Sandra isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her substitute teaching with several school districts in the Omaha and Papillion area. .
  • Ben Fedoris, Instructor

    Ben Fedoris


    Ben is an Upper Level Math teacher at our Papillion and Council Bluffs locations. He just completed his first year of teaching in California, and is back in Nebraska again! He loves teaching math, but also likes reading and ACT. 
  • Alex Jurgens, Lead Teacher

    Alex Jurgens

    Lead Teacher

    Alex is a Lead Teacher in our Papillion and Council Bluffs locations. Alex loves working with kids and parents, and helps keep our centers running smoothly. While he has many tutoring talents, he prefers to teach writing. He studied at University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and is currently working on a Master's in Organizational Leadership.
  • Marie Dorsey, Instructor

    Marie Dorsey


    Marie is an upper level math tutor at our Papillion and Council Bluffs locations. She studied Applied Mathematics at California State Polytechnic University, and loves working with students to help them understand their math! While she loves teaching all levels of math, Marie also works with students who need help in ACT Prep and French.
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