Meet our Port Washington Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Lisa Yeung, Center Director

    Lisa Yeung

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Lisa leads many responsibilities for Sylvan of Port Washington. A former speech language pathologist, Lisa chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves working with children. She studied at Queens College for her undergraduate degree, and New York University for her graduate degree. When Lisa isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her son, Carter.
  • Wing Ng, Owner/Operator

    Wing Ng


    Hi, I’m Wing and I’m the Owner/Operator and I also teach math and STEM classes here at Sylvan of Port Washington. Lisa and I opened the center in November and we couldn’t be happier. I help with a lot of the behind the scenes work to keep the center ahead of the curve and help our students succeed. I received a Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University and a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham University.  I also hold the Series 6, 7 and 63 licenses.  When I’m not at the center, you can usually find me spending time with my son, playing baseball.  
  • Anthony Imburgia, Sylvan Teacher

    Anthony Imburgia

    Sylvan Teacher

    My name is Anthony Imburgia and I have been teaching at Sylvan for close to a year now. I obtained my teaching certification at SUNY Old Westbury in Elementary Education. I am currently working towards acquiring my Master's degree through SUNY Albany's Distanced Learning program. I have also taught grades K-6 in different public schools on Long Island. With my free time I like to perform/record/write music, play basketball and play guitar/sing in my band, Dirty Red Dress. 
  • Jill Mellow, Sylvan Teacher

    Jill Mellow

    Sylvan Teacher

    My name is Jill Mellow and I am a teacher at Sylvan Learning in Port Washington. I have a Master’s degree in Education from American University and a Master’s degree in Administration from Touro College. I have taught students of all ages from Pre-K to adults. I am thrilled to now be working with the Port Washington community. When I am not at the Center, I like to spend time with my family, bake and go to Mets games.
  • Linda Hayduk, SYLVAN TEACHER

    Linda Hayduk


    Linda Hayduk is a permanently certified New York State Teacher of Mathematics for grades 7 -12. She is a retiree of the New York City Department of Education, having taught Algebra and Geometry in Long Island City High School for nine years. She is currently working as a per diem substitute teacher for the Port Washington and Manhasset Union Free School Districts. Linda tutored elementary and middle school students at Mathnasium in Great Neck for over four years before becoming a substitute teacher. Her major career was as a Data Services Project Manager for the Verizon Communications Corporation. She has an MBA in Corporate Finance (summa cum laude) from Adelphi University, with extension credits in Education from CUNY Lehman College. In her spare time, Linda can be found in NYC, attending an activity involving the Arts. She attends every new Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-off-Broadway ( including Brooklyn) production. These include dramas, musicals, operas, ballets and avante-garde events. Museums and tourist attractions are also on the list. She also travels around the world as much as possible, being interested in other cultures and history
  • Robert Danziger, Sylvan Teacher

    Robert Danziger

    Sylvan Teacher

    Hello! I have a BA in Political Science (with a minor in History) from Adelphi University and an MA in Political Science from LIU Post. I've worked in various levels of government, including a United States Senator, Old Bethpage Village Restoration and the United States Merchant Marine Academy over the years. I was a founding member of my high school's robotics club, and I couldn't be more excited to help kids build their own robots! I have a keen interest in science, especially physics. For fun I love playing music with bands and orchestras (where I'm usually playing tuba, and also teaching lower brass instruments), seeing friends and family, getting sidetracked learning something new and exciting and playing video games.
  • Blesson Thomas, Sylvan Teacher

    Blesson Thomas

    Sylvan Teacher

    Blesson has been a teacher with Sylvan since 2011. He loves to see his students’ smile and show excitement when they understand a new concept or skill. While Blesson has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest enjoyment in Math tutoring. When he isn't at Sylvan, you’ll find him playing volleyball and basketball, cooking, or playing games on his PS4. He was born and raised in Chicago, IL and loves the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and Da Bears. Go CUBS Go.
  • Ruth Peet-Butcher, Sylvan Teacher

    Ruth Peet-Butcher

    Sylvan Teacher

    Ruth Peets-Butcher has been an educator for over 13 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education and an advanced certificate in Educational Leadership all from Hofstra University. Throughout her career, Ruth has taught across all elementary grades in schools on Long Island and Queens. She feels that teamwork is the ultimate way of helping a child attain his or her full potential. Her motto is "Every Student, Every Chance, Every Day." With her spare time, Ruth enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking and baking.
  • Cindy Gerber, Sylvan Teacher

    Cindy Gerber

    Sylvan Teacher

    Cindy Gerber graduated with honors from Skidmore College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education Studies. During her time at Skidmore, Cindy minored in both English and Spanish, studied abroad in Europe, sang in an a cappella group, and worked in numerous school settings. Cindy plans to earn her Master of Science in Education in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) at Hofstra University. She currently teaches kindergarten at The Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem.