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Meet our Sherman Oaks Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Cathy Walsh, Center Director

    Cathy Walsh

    Center Director

    Cathy is an award winning manager who has experience in Education, Retail Management, Sales and Fitness. As a former elementary school teacher and Art Docent Coordinator, she brings her love of learning to all families who support their children's educational goals, and is often the first person new families contact when they join Sylvan. Cathy and her team have created a nurturing environment that challenges students to fulfill their academic potential with THE approach that learning is fun and every student is unique. While at the University of San Diego, she received her Bachelor of Arts and taught for the San Diego Unified School district. When she is not at Sylvan, you will find her spending quality time with her family or pursuing her other passions in fitness and art.
  • Betsy Rosebrugh, Senior Director of Education

    Betsy Rosebrugh

    Senior Director of Education

    Betsy brings to Sylvan Learning Center over 30 years of experience working with children and families in an educational setting. She graduated from Duke University with a BA in Psychology and went on to earn a Masters degree in Education with a focus on Reading from Loyola College. Early literacy is her area of expertise, and her teaching has been focused on early elementary grades. After teaching in a variety of public and private schools New York, Maryland, and Arizona, she moved out of the classroom to lead the School and Child Life programs at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Outside of work, she enjoys being outside to hike the surrounding mountains, golfing and exploring the beaches with her husband.
  • Cat Chittick, Education/Operations Coordinator

    Cat Chittick

    Education/Operations Coordinator

    After receiving her degree from Wayne State University in Michigan, Cat moved to Los Angeles and spent several years teaching Shakespeare in the Beyond Borders: Arts and Language for Youth program. She has worked for the Sylvan Learning Center for over 16 years in many different roles. In her free time, Catherine enjoys baking, doing anything crafty, and spending time with her husband and two children.
  • Sharie Palatt, Tutor

    Sharie Palatt

    Tutor

    Sharie is thrilled to be a Sylvan teacher! Possessing a California State multiple subject credential has allowed her to develop an extensive teaching background. She has had experience teaching in self-contained classrooms, in addition to one-on-one and small group tutoring. Sharie earned her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing in June 2012 from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her employment in a variety of elementary schools and two design colleges has enabled her to carry out her passion for working with learners of all ages. When she is not teaching, Sharie enjoys reading, watching baseball (she is an avid Dodgers fan!), and spending time with her husband and two adult children.  
  • Gail Green, Tutor

    Gail Green

    Tutor

    As an experienced teacher in both general and special education, Gail brings her expertise to her students of all ages. She works in a classroom during the week and dedicates her weekends to Sylvan students. It is clear how much she loves to work and teach children of all ages! 
  • Shae Souter-Willet, STEM Tutor

    Shae Souter-Willet

    STEM Tutor

    Shae was introduced to engineering in high school while competing on the robotics team. He was lucky to be a part of an amazing team in 2014 that won the Vex Robotics World Championship. Since that time, he has loved both studying and teaching STEM all around the greater LA area. 
  • Elizabeth Williams, Tutor

    Elizabeth Williams

    Tutor

    Elizabeth is passionate about teaching and helping children of all ages be life-long learners. She has been teaching for over twenty years in various capacities as a lecturer, classroom teacher and one-on-one tutor. Elizabeth teaches Math and English, and when she is not teaching, she works as a screenwriter. She also enjoys painting, reading and the rain.
  • Christina Johnson, Tutor

    Christina Johnson

    Tutor

    Christina is passionate about using the Socratic principles and positive psychology to help students conquer their schoolwork and “hit the ground” running to a bright future. She is enthusiastic to energize the “future doctors and scientists of LA” to be well-rounded, creative thinkers, who are well equipped with the fundamentals. Christina is a former Dornsife-Tyler PHD Environmental fellow at USC and has lived in Hawaii studying climate change and marine microbiology. She has been tutoring in chemistry, biology, environmental science, K-10 math skills, SAT, ACT, ISEE, and HSPT prep for over 5 years.
  • Leah Williams, Tutor

    Leah Williams

    Tutor

    Leah is the one person who is always the first to get up to dance at a party and actually thinks writing essays can be fun! Born and raised in Louisville Kentucky, she has lived in LA for almost 9 years. Pursuing a career in entertainment, she is equally passionate about education and encouraging students to be fearless thinkers. She enjoys her time teaching at Sylvan and is looking forward to watching her students grow.
  • Roxana Shirandami, Administrator

    Roxana Shirandami

    Administrator

    Roxana loves to learn new things! She keeps going back to school to learn new and different skills. As a writer, she has several published pieces. She loves kids and is a strong addition to the administrative team. 
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