Meet our Rapid City Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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 20 years of Sylvan experience, serving as Director of the Mesa and Gilbert, Arizona centers. She joined Sylvan Learning of the Black Hills upon it's opening in January of 2014.
  • Abbie Kotnour, Instructor

    Abbie Kotnour


    Abbie has a degree in Science Education and currently teaches at Stevens High School. She tutors Sylvan students in our math and homework support programs.
  • 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.
  • Megan Andrews, Instructor

    Megan Andrews


    Megan works for the YMCA. She has a degree in Meteorology, a minor in math and a master's degree in Applied Meteorology. Megan tutors Sylvan students in math and homework support.
  • Emily Glasford, Instructor

    Emily Glasford


    Emily is an English teacher at East Middle School. She tutors Sylvan students in reading, writing and ACT/SAT Prep.