Meet our Riverside Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • 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!
  • Fred Ganet, Center Director

    Fred Ganet

    Center Director

    Fred has been a Sylvan owner and operator for several years. He is currently the Director of the Riverside Sylvan Learning Centers. Fred attended College of the Redwoods for 2 years and Elmhurst College where he majored in Business Administration. Fred has a passion for Education and for Sylvan Learning! Helping the next generation of students grow their knowledge base is very rewarding. Fred is married with two grown children. He has 4 grandchildren and two miniature schnauzers. When Fred is not at Sylvan, he is enjoying his family and playing golf.
  • Marilyn White, Director of Education

    Marilyn White

    Director of Education

    Marilyn earned her B.A. in English Literature from UC Riverside and is currently completing her Master’s at Cal Baptist University. She has been an English composition teacher for over two years, and has tutored elementary aged students for over 5 years. Marilyn loves working at Sylvan Riverside because she believes in the program, she sees progress with her students, and the staff members are all very passionate about their work.
  • 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.  
  • Aramis Spann , Tutor

    Aramis Spann


    Aramis graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2015. He is currently working as a substitute teacher in the Riverside Unified School District in addition to tutoring at the Riverside Sylvan. He enjoys tutoring both math and reading in a small group format. He also likes using real life examples and different methods of teaching to help students grasp concepts more effectively. Aramis also enjoys teaching our robotics and engineering programs.  
  • Linda Willis, Tutor

    Linda Willis


    Linda has 43 years of teaching experience in grades K-5. She earned her B.S. in Child Development and her M.S. in Special Education. She enjoys being a tutor at Sylvan Riverside because she enjoys working with children who need a bit more practice to master a concept. She enjoys helping students build their confidence in their abilities to succeed in school.  Linda's favorite Sylvan subject is Reading. 
  • Marian Ornelas, Tutor

    Marian Ornelas


    Marian has both an A.A. in Liberal Arts and a B.A. in mathematics. She taught middle school math for 11 years and high school math for 16 years! Here at the Riverside Sylvan, Marian tutors math, reading, and SAT Prep. Marian enjoys working with our students because they are motivated and eager to learn. She says that it is a joy to see a student overcome challenges to succeed. 
  • 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.
  • Christina Van Hulle, Tutor

    Christina Van Hulle


    Christina has a BA in Art History from UC Riverside and her MS in Education Specialization of reading from California Baptist University. She is also a credentialed teacher. Christina has been teaching since 1998. She has worked in many different schools as both a substitute and long term teacher. She is also a very active volunteer to many school districts. At Sylvan, she is a reading and writing tutor. Christina loves Sylvan because she gets to work closely with students to build their foundational knowledge.
  • Bill Grubbs, Tutor

    Bill Grubbs


    Bill Grubbs is a graduate of the California State University at San Bernardino where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics. He received his single subject teaching credential. He has worked as a long-term math substitute in the Colton Unified School District. He also works closely with beginning readers as well as math students of various levels. Bill loves being a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center in Riverside because he enjoys connecting with the students!
  • Joshua Dailey, Tutor

    Joshua Dailey


    Joshua Dailey received his Bachelors of Science with a focus on mathematics for secondary school teachers from the University of Southern California at Riverside. He focuses on all levels of mathematics, including SAT/ACT math, as well as biology, physics, and chemistry. He loves tutoring at the Sylvan Learning Center in Riverside because he is able to see the brilliance of his students during his sessions!
  • Rolaundra Coleman, Tutor

    Rolaundra Coleman


    Rolaundra Coleman earned her Bachelors of Art from the California State University at Northridge. She studied sociology at Northridge. She also received her CBEST certification from Northridge. She teaches elementary and middle school level reading, writing, and math. Rolaundra has experience as a co-teacher, lead teacher and childcare provider. She loves being a tutor at the  Sylvan Learning Center in Riverside because she really values education and enjoys teaching!
  • Joyce Ng, Tutor

    Joyce Ng


    Joyce Ng has over 15 years of experience as an educator. She worked as a math tutor, substitute, and permanent teacher in Texas. Joyce received her Bachelors of Science from the National University with a concentration on chemistry and mathematics. She is comfortable with all levels of reading, writing, and high school math. She loves tutoring at the Sylvan Learning in Riverside because she loves teaching children and the look on their faces when they master new skills.
  • Andrea Romero, Teacher Assistant

    Andrea Romero

    Teacher Assistant

    Andrea Romero is attending  Riverside City College and is majoring in Sociology. She is also certified as an Emergency Medical Services provider. Andrea plays a big role at the Sylvan Learning Center in Riverside as our teacher assistant!  As the teacher assistant, she helps keep our center running smoothly and making sure our students, teachers, and directors are always taken care of. Andrea loves being a part of the Sylvan team because she thinks all the students and teachers here are amazing!
  • Anaisa Sanchez, Tutor

    Anaisa Sanchez


    Anaisa Sanchez is a native of Riverside, CA. She graduated from California Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. She is back at CBU working towards her Master of Arts in Education with dual credentials (Multiple Subjects Credential and Mild to Moderate Special Education Credentials).  Anaisa loves tutoring at the Sylvan Learning Center in Riverside.  She enjoys working with our younger students, Kinder to third grade, in reading, writing, and math. She loves being a member of the Sylvan family because she loves watching her students faces light up when they understand a new or challenging concept.