Meet our Saint Paul Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Alexis Lembi, Center Director

    Alexis Lembi

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Alexis leads the Saint Paul Team by focusing on setting goals for personal learning, educational outreach, and putting our families at ease, as well as motivating children to succeed and thrive. A former swim coach, Alexis chose a career in the tutoring business because she enjoys helping children in their education journey, helping them learn and grow. 
  • Shelly P., Lead Teacher

    Shelly P.

    Lead Teacher

    Shelly is a Tutor in Saint Paul, MN with a gift for working with kids. While Shelly has many tutoring talents, She finds the greatest joy in sharing her experiences with the kids and having them share theirs with her, they energize her! When Shelly isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying writing, photography, gardening, and travel.
  • James S., Teacher

    James S.


    James is a  teacher in Saint Paul, MN with a gift for working with kids. While James has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in helping with reading, math and ACT prep. He enjoys the student's creativity and their excitement as they learn new material. 
  • Emmanuel Saye, Senior Area Director

    Emmanuel Saye

    Senior Area Director

    Emmanuel has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He finds making a difference in the lives of the youth the most valuable aspect to his role with Sylvan Learning Centers. When he is not working with Sylvan, Emmanuel enjoys spending quality time with his family. 
  • Olivia Snyder, Area Director of Operations and Support

    Olivia Snyder

    Area Director of Operations and Support

    Olivia is our Assistant Area Director and Center Director in Edina. She works with our Twin Cities centers to maintain operational and academic excellence. Olivia has been with Sylvan for 4 years and holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Bethel University. Prior to working at Sylvan, Olivia taught 1st grade in Minneapolis. She is passionate about education and building confidence in all students. When Olivia is not at Sylvan she enjoys reading, watching soccer, and playing board games.