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Meet our Sioux Falls Tutoring Staff

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

  • Barb Rounds, Center Director - Brookings

    Barb Rounds

    Center Director - Brookings

    Barb is the Center Director in Brookings, SD with a gift for working with kids. While Barb has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading, math and study skills tutoring. She studied at SDSU, taught Preschool for 10 years, worked in Special Education and currently works with K-3 students in Title 1.  She finds the most rewarding aspect of working at Sylvan is when a student masters a skill that they had struggled with prior to starting Sylvan.  When Barb isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, shopping, walking, laughing and spending time at any one of her four children’s events.
  • Nancy Clarey, Tutor/Assessment Administrator

    Nancy Clarey

    Tutor/Assessment Administrator

    Nancy is a tutor in Sioux Falls, SD with a gift for working with kids. While Nancy administers our Sylvan Insight Assessment, she also has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading, writing and study skills tutoring.  Nancy obtained her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Elementary Education from Briar Cliff University and her Master's in Elementary Administration from Iowa State University.  She says the most rewarding part of working with kids at Sylvan is the joy she experiences from lending a hand to the next generation and seeing them become confident as they become lifelong learners. When Nancy's not at Sylvan, you'll find her enjoying reading and sewing. 
  • Lindsey Hinsch, Lead Tutor/Classroom Director

    Lindsey Hinsch

    Lead Tutor/Classroom Director

    Lindsey is a Lead Tutor and Classroom Director in Sioux Falls, SD since 2008 with a gift for working with kids. She teaches a variety of subject areas including Beginning Reading, Academic Reading, Math Essentials, Academic Writing, Advanced Study Skills and Advanced Reading Skills. While Lindsey has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy is the friendly environment and the positive attitude toward learning that Sylvan provides its students. She studied at USF where she obtained a degree in Elementary Education and she is currently working on her Masters in Reading. When Lindsey isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying softball, walking, reading and spending time with family.
  • Jessi Moeller, Lead Tutor/Classroom Director

    Jessi Moeller

    Lead Tutor/Classroom Director

    Jessi is a lead tutor and occasionally leads the classroom in Sioux Falls, SD. She has a gift for working with kids. She tutors in Reading, Math and Study Skills.  While Jessi has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in seeing students not only improve their academic performance, but to see their confidence soar. She studied at Augustana College, where she obtained a degree in K-12 Spanish Education and English as a New Language. When Jessi isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying running, learning about other cultures, traveling and bicycling.
  • Kurt Turbak, Tutor

    Kurt Turbak

    Tutor

    Kurt is a Tutor in Sioux Falls, SD since 1996 with a gift for working with kids.  He teaches a variety of subject areas including Academic Reading, Math Essentials and Advanced Reading Skills.  While Kurt has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy is keeping in touch with teaching and working with the students. He obtained a Masters degree in Counseling from USD.  When Kurt isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him reading, gardening and antiquing.
  • Nicole Fette, Tutor

    Nicole Fette

    Tutor

    Nicole is a tutor in Sioux Falls, SD with a gift for working with elementary, middle and high school kids. She is a graduate of Augustana where she obtained a degree in International Relations/Spanish. She also holds a Masters of Education in Instruction/Curriculum and Administration/Higher Ed from MSU Bozeman and USF. Nicole says the most rewarding aspect of working with students at Sylvan is watching a child's face light up when they finally "get" something they've been struggling with - this makes her day.  When Nicole isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with family, reading traveling and learning new languages .
  • Barb Campbell, Tutor

    Barb Campbell

    Tutor

    Barb is a tutor in Sioux Falls, SD with a gift for working with elementary and middle school kids. Barb tutors in our Beginning Reading, Academic Reading and Math Essentials programs.  She studied at USD where she obtained a degree in Elementary Education/Special Education.  She also holds a Master's degree in Education from Augustana College. Barb says the most rewarding part of tutoring at Sylvan is that the learners make it a joy. She looks forward to her time with enthusiastic students. When Barb isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her at the Sanford Wellness Center and enjoying time with her dog and family.
  • Erica Neeves, Tutor

    Erica Neeves

    Tutor

    Erica is a tutor in Sioux Falls, SD with a gift for working with kids. She tutors in Beginning Reading, Academic Reading and Math Essentials. While Erica has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in seeing students succeed, she believes everyone benefits from small group instruction as it provides great opportunities to really get to know students and their needs and goals. She studied at USF, where she obtained a degree in Elementary Education with a Reading minor.  She also holds a Master's of Science Education from Southwest Minnesota State University.  When Erica isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her running and reading .
  • Jodi Penn , Tutor

    Jodi Penn

    Tutor

    Jodi is a tutor in Sioux Falls, SD with a gift for working with middle and high school kids. While Jodi has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy math tutoring. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. She the most rewarding aspect of working at Sylvan is the love she experiences working with students as they find success in math topics they had struggled with in the past.  When Jodi isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family, photography & repurposing/redesigning antique items she finds at flea markets.
  • Ardis Iverson, Tutor

    Ardis Iverson

    Tutor

    Ardis is a tutor in Sioux Falls, SD with a gift for working with kids. While Ardis has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading and math tutoring. She studied at Augustana University where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and her achieved her Graduate degree in Special Education - Learning Disabilities from the University of Georgia, Columbus . She enjoys seeing Sylvan students increase their confidence and self-assurance as they grow in their academic skills that had previously tormented them. When Ardis isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her crocheting, knitting, reading, playing piano and attending her children's sporting events.
  • Michele Jordan, Tutor

    Michele Jordan

    Tutor

    Michele is a tutor in Sioux Falls, SD with a gift for working with kids. While Michele has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading and math tutoring.  She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Lamar University in History with a secondary certification in Biology. Her greatest joy in working at Sylvan is seeing things "click" with the students.  When she isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying sports & music, reading and traveling as much as possible.
  • Heidi, Tutor - Brookings

    Heidi

    Tutor - Brookings

    Heidi is a tutor in Brookings, SD with a passion for working with kids. While she has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. Heidi is a graduate of DSU, where she obtained a degree in K-8 Education. Heidi is also Reading Recovery trained. She says the most rewarding aspect of working with students at Sylvan is helping them build confidence and reach their fullest potential. When Heidi isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her son, Evan. 
  • Patrick, Tutor - Brookings

    Patrick

    Tutor - Brookings

    Patrick is a tutor who is currently pursuing a degree in Mathematics education at SDSU. His teaching specialization is mathematics, but he is also proficient in helping develop study skills as well as working with reading students. What he loves most about working at Sylvan is creating relationships with his students throughout their tutoring experiences and helping them develop new learning skills. In his free time he loves playing or watching basketball and soccer and being around friends and family.
  • Kaylee, Tutor - Brookings

    Kaylee

    Tutor - Brookings

    Kaylee is a tutor in Brookings, SD. She graduated from Dakota State University with a degree in Mathematics Education and is currently working on her master's degree in Educational Technology. Kaylee teaches 7th-12th grade math at Oldham-Ramona school district. Kaylee’s favorite aspect about being a tutor at Sylvan is the age range of students she works with on mathematics and reading skills. During her free time, Kaylee enjoys playing volleyball, going for motorcycle and snowmobile rides, watching a good movie, and being with family and friends. 
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