Meet our Rapid City Tutoring Staff

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

  • Lanette Satter, Center Director

    Lanette Satter

    Center Director

    Lanette oversees the educational integrity of our programs and manages all business operations. Lanette has over 25 years of Sylvan experience, serving as Director of the Mesa and Gilbert, Arizona centers. She joined Sylvan Learning of the Black Hills upon its opening in January of 2014.
  • Tricia Tulon, Lead Instructor

    Tricia Tulon

    Lead Instructor

    Tricia has degrees in Art and Business , with a minor in Mathematics. She has tutored for 16 years. Tricia tutors our Sylvan students in reading, writing, math, homework support and college prep.
  • Carrie Cooper, Instructor

    Carrie Cooper

    Instructor

    Carrie has been with Sylvan for 9 years, transferring to Rapid City in 2015 from our centers in Arizona. She tutors students in reading, writing, math, and homework support.
  • Becky Bryant, Instructor

    Becky Bryant

    Instructor

    Becky has a degree in Elementary Education and a master's in Educational Administration. She is a 1st-grade teacher for Rapid City Area Schools. Becky tutors our Sylvan students in reading and math.
  • Kristen Williamson, Instructor

    Kristen Williamson

    Instructor

    Kristen has a degree in Elementary Education. She is a substitute teacher for Rapid City Area Schools. Kristen tutors our Sylvan students in reading, writing, and math.
  • Sarah Van Valkenburg-Gernet, Instructor

    Sarah Van Valkenburg-Gernet

    Instructor

    Sarah has a degree in Elementary Education. She is a 3rd-grade teacher for Rapid City Area Schools. Sarah tutors our Sylvan students in reading and math.
  • Morghan Oleson, Instructor

    Morghan Oleson

    Instructor

    Morghan has a degree in Elementary Education. She is a 4th-grade teacher at New Underwood Elementary School. Morghan tutors our Sylvan students in reading and math.
  • Amy Johnson, Instructor

    Amy Johnson

    Instructor

    Amy is a substitute teacher for Rapid City Area Schools. She tutors our Sylvan students in reading, writing, and math.
  • Erin Alfson, Instructor

    Erin Alfson

    Instructor

    Erin has a degree in Elementary Education. She is a 2nd grade teacher for Rapid City Area Schools. Erin tutors our Sylvan students in reading and math.