Meet our Lakeland Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Annette Miller, Executive Director/Owner

    Annette Miller

    Executive Director/Owner

    Annette has been a Sylvan Owner for over 20 years. She has enjoyed operating centers that have guided students in several counties to reach their maximum academic potential. Annette currently operates four Sylvan Learning Centers. She plays an active role in each community to help educate parents about the wonderful opportunity Sylvan can bring to a child of any age. Annette has been married for fourteen years to Doug and is a proud mother of two beautiful children.
  • Neysha Rivera, Center Director

    Neysha Rivera

    Center Director

    Neysha received her B.A. in  Business Management in 2006. Neysha has been with Sylvan for over 10 years. At Sylvan she really enjoys learning about the programs we offer and how we make a difference in a child's life while helping them reach their full potential. Originally from Boston, she moved to Florida with her husband and children in search of more sun. In her spare time Neysha enjoys interior design, travelling, going to the movies, and spending time with her three children.
  • Michelle Eddy, Director of Education

    Michelle Eddy

    Director of Education

    Michelle graduated from Southeastern University in 2006 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has been with Sylvan for 9 years. When Michelle is not working she enjoys reading, going to movies, and eating out. Michelle's favorite aspect of working at Sylvan is getting to know each of the students and watching their confidence grow as they begin to succeed. 
  • Linda Trimbath, Tutor

    Linda Trimbath


    Linda taught in Polk County for 33 years before recently retiring. Linda has been with Sylvan in Lakeland for 15 years. She tutors Reading, Beginning Reading, Writing, Study Skills, and Math. What she loves most about Sylvan is the chance to work with students and see their learning gains up close.
  • Jeff Eddy, Tutor

    Jeff Eddy


    Jeff has taught at Sylvan for three years. He teaches ACT/SAT courses as well as upper level math. When Jeff is not teaching, he enjoys being with his wife and daughter and volunteering at his church. When teaching, Jeff enjoys utilizing his psychological education and training to better connect with his students and enhance their learning progress. 
  • Shalini Singh, Tutor

    Shalini Singh


    Shalini graduated from Hardvard University with a Master's Degree in Mathematics. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at the middle and high school level. When Shalini isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her husband and loved ones. 
  • Linden Mercadante, Tutor

    Linden Mercadante


    Linden studied math and education at Florida Southern College. She then taught high school math in Polk County for 8 years before leaving the classroom to raise her children. She tutors both reading and math at Sylvan, as well as ACT and SAT prep. When she's not tutoring at Sylvan, Linden enjoys spending time with her family, watching baseball, and going to the beach.