Meet our Stafford Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • SCOTT LINDSEY, FRANCHISEE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    SCOTT LINDSEY

    FRANCHISEE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Scott has over fourteen years of experience with Sylvan Learning. Scott spent several years in the Middle East opening new Sylvan centers. As the franchisee, Scott enjoys meeting new families to determine their tutoring needs. A native of Alabama, he has lived in the DC Metro area for over nineteen years. Scott enjoys traveling, reading on the beach and Alabama football: Roll Tide.
  • RACHEL VASKO, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    RACHEL VASKO

    DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    Rachel oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Fredericksburg, Stafford and King George. While Rachel has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. She studied at The University of Kansas (Rock Chalk). When Rachel isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her hiking with her puppy and taking pictures of the beautiful scenery! 
  • David Bergman, Upper Level Math Tutor, STEM

    David Bergman

    Upper Level Math Tutor, STEM

    David is an adjunct professor of physics at Germanna Community College and has both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Physics. He has a love of all things STEM-related, but most of all physics and astronomy. In his free time, David enjoys reading, photography and observational astronomy with his telescope.
  • Gloria San Juan, Tutor

    Gloria San Juan

    Tutor

    Gloria Nectarina San Juan is a Special Education teacher in Stafford , VA with a gift for working with kids. While Gloria has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Reading and Math tutoring. She studied at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. When Gloria isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her cooking, baking, reading, and listening to music. 
  • JUSTIN HART, TUTOR

    JUSTIN HART

    TUTOR

    Justin is a tutor in Fredericksburg, VA. with a gift for working with kids. While Justin has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in teaching children to read. He studied psychology and marketing at Radford University, is a certified medical coder and worked as a tutor for seven years. When Justin isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him reading, learning, doing finances, and on his computer.
  • KIM HULICK, TUTOR

    KIM HULICK

    TUTOR

    Kim was an ESL teacher and a reading specialist for several years, before finding her love of tutoring again. She loves working with students and helping them understand their work. She graduated from Longwood University with a BS/MS and an ESL certificate from University of Mary Washington. When she is not tutoring, she loves spending time outside and with family.
  • JENIFER VANDERLAND, TUTOR

    JENIFER VANDERLAND

    TUTOR

    Jenifer was a Reading Specialist in Caroline County, VA with a gift for working with kids. While Jenifer has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring Reading. She studied at State University of New York at Cortland. When Jenifer isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her researching her family history.
  • YANIRA PEREZ-SUAREZ, TUTOR

    YANIRA PEREZ-SUAREZ

    TUTOR

    Ms. Yani has been an elementary school paraprofessional for many years and has taught English at middle and high school level too. While having many talents, her favorite subjects are Reading and Writing. She studied at University of Puerto Rico. When Ms. Yani isn't at Sylvan, she enjoys spending time with her family and pet bunnies.
  • MITZI BIDDLE, TUTOR

    MITZI BIDDLE

    TUTOR

    Mitzi is an English teacher in Nokesville, VA with a gift for working with kids. While Mitzi has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Language Arts tutoring. She studied at Ball State University. When Mitzi isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family, reading a good book or walking.
  • KATHY WELLER, TUTOR

    KATHY WELLER

    TUTOR

    Kathy has been a public school teacher for over 25 years in Fredericksburg City Schools. She is currently working on her special education endorsement through UVA. Kathy received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Millersville University, as well as her M.Ed. from Troy University in Instructional Technology. She loves working with younger students. When she's not teaching, you will find her reading, gardening, and spending time with family.
  • KARINA SCHUMM, TUTOR

    KARINA SCHUMM

    TUTOR

    Karina is currently a graduate student at the University of Mary Washington studying to get her teaching license. She hopes to teach high school English as she has a love for reading! When Karina isn't at Sylvan, she loves spending her time with her family and her two dogs. 
  • Hayley Philippart , Tutor

    Hayley Philippart

    Tutor

    Hayley graduated from Hollins University in 2019 with a BA in Theatre and a Minor in Creative Writing. She worked at Virginia Repertory Theatre before joining the Sylvan team. When she isn’t at the admin desk, she enjoys writing, reading, and road trips.
  • Josh Lawrence, Tutor

    Josh Lawrence

    Tutor

    Josh Lawrence teaches 8th grade at Lake Ridge Middle School in Prince William County. He studied Mathematics & Philosophy at Slippery Rock University, where he graduated in 2016. He lives with his wife and son in Fredericksburg.
  • Kerry Behrmann, Tutor/Admin

    Kerry Behrmann

    Tutor/Admin

    Kerry Behrmann joined the Sylvan team as a tutor and admin in August 2020. She is currently studying Elementary Education at Old Dominion University. She has a true passion for education and working with children. When Kerry isn’t at Sylvan, she enjoys spending time with her family.
  • Jenn Davis, Tutor

    Jenn Davis

    Tutor

    Jenn has taught middle and high school level school mathematics and is now a mathematics coordinator in Pensacola, Florida. She previously tutored in the Stafford center and now works with us virtually all the way from sunny Florida. Math is her specialty, but she loves reading and helping students learn to love it too! She has her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and earned her master’s of education from Penn State last year. When she’s not helping teachers and students, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and kitten.
  • Holly Ann Robinson, Tutor

    Holly Ann Robinson

    Tutor

    Holly Ann Robinson has been teaching English and drama for forty years, twenty three of which were in Stafford County. After retiring in 2013, she has continued tutoring and is very happy to be with Sylvan.
  • Kathy Napier, Tutor

    Kathy Napier

    Tutor

    Kathy Napier was an elementary school teacher for seven years but chose to be a stay at home mom after her two kids came along. Since then, she has been a tutor with Sylvan in Louisiana, North Carolina, and now, Virginia. She has been at the Stafford Sylvan since 2017. Kathy enjoys working with all of the students at our main location as well as the two satellites.