Meet our Redlands Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Fran Dyer, Franchise Owner

    Fran Dyer

    Franchise Owner

    Fran Dyer, owner of Sylvan Learning Center, has loved working in the Centers for the past 25 years. It has been a fabulously rewarding career meeting with parents, classroom teachers, and or course, the students. While Fran's career in Public Education encompasses teaching students at the Junior High level, Sylvan has provided her the opportunity to work with students from Kindergarten through High School. Sylvan has an excellent program and provided success for students at every level. Fran has both a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters Degree.
  • Jim Dyer, Franchise Owner

    Jim Dyer

    Franchise Owner

    Jim Dyer, owner of 9 Sylvan Learning Centers, spent 30 years in California Public Education. He taught high school for 8 years and was a Junior High Principal for 24 years. Jim has also taught Junior College classes in Speech and worked with Chapman University in the teacher credentialing department for the Inland Empire. In 2001 Jim began working extensively with the Sylvan Learning Centers. The best part of Sylvan for Jim is the same as it was working in Public Education....working with students and parents! Jim earned both his Bachelor of Arts and his Masters Degrees from Whittier College, Whittier, California.
  • Carli Ganet, Executive Director - Franchise Owner

    Carli Ganet

    Executive Director - Franchise Owner

    Carli Ganet is the Executive Director and Co-Owner of the 11 Sylvan Learning Centers owned by Jim and Fran Dyer. Carli received her Bachelors of Arts and Teaching Credential at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Carli began her career with Sylvan as a student in the Rancho Cucamonga Sylvan Learning Center. She has been a Director of Education, Center Director and currently oversees the educational programs of Sylvan students as well as working with Directors and Parents. She loves working with Sylvan families!
  • Paul Lay, Center Director

    Paul Lay

    Center Director

    Paul is an experienced executive with over 25 years of experience in aviation training and operations.  As Center Director Paul oversees all activities of the learning center's operations and is responsible for holding the Center to the highest standards in delivery of their educational programs.  He works in close collaboration with instructors, parents, teachers and other school personnel to ensure each student's success.  
  • Sara Snuggerud, Director of Education

    Sara Snuggerud

    Director of Education

    Sara enjoys being the Director of Education at the Redlands Sylvan Learning Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in US and UK Relations from California State University, Fullerton. She also has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Sara loves helping and guiding students along their educational journeys. Sara enjoys seeing students light up when their math and reading improves. Sara feels the academic programs and technology, with the use of iPad implementation at Sylvan, are directly linked to current academic standards. She also feels the students are always engaged and interested in their learning at Sylvan. 
  • Yvonne Jimenez, Director of Education

    Yvonne Jimenez

    Director of Education

    Yvonne is the Director of Education for the Redlands Sylvan Learning Center and has a gift for working with kids. While Yvonne has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Spanish tutoring. When Yvonne isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her working at the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino for CAPS or doing philanthropy to raise money for centers of Domestic Violence Awareness.
  • Lisa White, Director of Business Development

    Lisa White

    Director of Business Development

    Lisa White has worked for Sylvan Learning for close to 10 years as Director of Business Development. Prior, Lisa spent 19 years in the non profit/social services arena managing programs and services for high risk, disabled, and culturally diverse populations. Lisa earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Antioch University and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pacific Southern University. Lisa has always been actively involved in her children’s school; serving as an E3 Foundation Board Member, PTA Board Member, and School Site Council Member at the Etiwanda School District. Lisa enjoys representing Sylvan throughout the community and actively engaging in networking events and business development groups. She feels that her career experience and passion for education helps to ensure that all students are afforded educational opportunities that foster growth and development. “ I am passionate about academic excellence and enjoy working in a vibrant student learning environment where students are supported and celebrated.”
  • Taryn Hartman, Director of Media Marketing

    Taryn Hartman

    Director of Media Marketing

    Taryn is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources.  As a former Center Director and Regional Director, Taryn comes to this position with a love for Sylvan Learning Centers.  
    Taryn is a mother to 4 handsome boys.  When not working you will find Taryn at the soccer fields or at the grocery store.  
  • Melissa Daugherty, Director Assistant

    Melissa Daugherty

    Director Assistant

    Melissa is a vital part of our Sylvan staff! She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subjects Credential. Melissa also has extensive experience working as a substitute teacher in both the Cucamonga and Upland School Districts. Melissa enjoys working at Sylvan because she gets to see the students' happiness when they understand a concept that has been challenging them.
  • Monica Mejia, Tutor

    Monica Mejia


    Monica has over 20 years of teaching experience at the elementary level. She earned her Bachelorette of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and her teaching credential from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA. Her expertise is tutoring reading and elementary math. Monica enjoys helping students learn the fundamentals of reading and math and seeing the confidence the students get when everything begins to click. She hopes to instill a love for learning. When Monica is not at Sylvan, you'll find her exercising at the YMCA or enjoying a good book.
  • Amanda Nelson, Tutor

    Amanda Nelson


    Amanda works as a tutor for the Sylvan Learning Center in Redlands, CA and has a gift for working with kids. She has special expertise in tutoring reading, writing, and math, but enjoys tutoring math the most. Amanda is friendly and kind and has a great ability to relate to kids. She studied at Cal State San Bernardino for her BA in Mathematics, and she is currently working on getting her teaching credential at the University of Phoenix. Amanda also works in Colton, as a substitute teacher. When Amanda isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading books or watching dogs.
  • Katherine Berg, Tutor

    Katherine Berg


    Katherine has been a tutor at the Sylvan Learning of Redlands since 2018. Prior to working at Sylvan, she has worked at the Sylvan in Moreno Valley and Oceanside which adds up to 15 years with Sylvan Learning Centers! She is a graduate from Pacific Coast Baptist College (San Dimas, CA) where she received her degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching for over 40 years as well as tutoring. Katherine enjoys working closely with her students, relating to them, understanding where they are at, and assisting them on their journey of success. When Katherine is not teaching or at Sylvan, you will find her interacting and spending lots of time with her two grandchildren.  
  • Alissa Lopez, Tutor

    Alissa Lopez


    Alissa received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from California University, San Bernardino, and a master's degree in Education from the University of Redlands. Her future goal is to become a full-time teacher.  While in college, Alissa was an AVID tutor at AB Miller High School where she helped students with their SAT or ACT preparations.  Alissa is excited to work with the students at the Redlands Sylvan Learning Center with their reading, math, and college prep.
  • Shantell Sunderman, Tutor

    Shantell Sunderman


    Shantell graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor's in Communication.  Reading and writing have always been her best subjects, and she loves when students offer to read out loud, knowing they feel confident doing so after working on it.  She has been a substitute in the Redlands Unified School District for many years.  At Sylvan, she tutors elementary and middle school students in reading and language arts.  In her free time, she enjoys creating escape rooms.
  • Aubrey Harlev, Tutor

    Aubrey Harlev


    Aubrey received her Bachelor's degree in English literature from Cal State University San Bernardino.  She completed her Master's degree and teaching credential from Grand Canyon University.  She is a current tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center in Redlands and a substitute teacher for Riverside Unified School District.  During her free time, she enjoys crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, and binge-watching movies.
  • Alissa Lopez, Tutor

    Alissa Lopez


    Alissa attended Cal State San Bernardino and earned her Bachelor's degree in mathematics and a Master's degree in Education from the University of Redlands. Her future goal is to become a teacher.  While in college, Alissa was an AVID tutor at AB Miller high school where she helped students with their SAT/ACT prep studies.Alissa enjoys being a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center in Redlands.