Meet our Holland Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Jeremy Hill, Director / Tutor

    Jeremy Hill

    Director / Tutor

    Jeremy is a multi talented Director/Tutor with the ability to teach college level Math and Science. He graduated from our local Antony Wayne High School and gained his degree in Math and Physics from University of Toledo. Jeremy enjoys cooking, socializing, and playing D&D but his foremost enjoyment is gained from helping students to get the best education possible to enable them to succeed in their life.
  • Emma Penrose, Director of Education

    Emma Penrose

    Director of Education

    Emma oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Toledo. A former 2nd and 4th grade teacher in Toledo Charter schools, Emma brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Toledo. She graduated from Heidelberg University in 2019 with a BA Hons in Early Childhood Education & Theatre Arts. When Emma isn't at Sylvan, you will find her reading, watching movies and perfecting her cooking skills. She loves spending time with her cat, Pesto, dog, Gnocchi and boyfriend Shad.
  • Tina Hammontree, Center Director

    Tina Hammontree

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Tina oversees the day to day running for Sylvan of Toledo. A former teacher with a wealth of valuable experience, Tina chose a career in the tutoring business because she enjoys being able to help students achieve their educational goals and to be excited by learning. She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction and a Bachelors Degree in Social Science. When Tina isn't at Sylvan she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and 5 children and loves to vacation on Navarre Beach, Fla. 
  • Pandora Rose, Administrative Assistant

    Pandora Rose

    Administrative Assistant

    Pandora is our Administrative Assistant who is available to help in many capacities. Born and educated in the U.K. she was a Police Officer for 10yrs before changing careers and becoming an Administrator with the National Health Service working in Children and Family Services. Before coming to Sylvan of Toledo, she worked for Sylvan in Dallas, TX. When Pandora isn't at Sylvan, you will find her traveling and spending time with her husband, dog and 3 cats. “I love being around children and young adults. Never a day goes past when they don’t make me laugh.”
  • Cherie Hunter, Tutor

    Cherie Hunter


    Cherie tutors in our Holland location. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a BSc in Education and a M.Ed in Urban Education. She has taught grades 3-6 during her time with the Orchard Magnet school of Science. Cherie now enthusiastically teaches our STEM Program. During her time away from Sylvan she enjoys swimming, gardening and playing lots of golf! 
  • Sarah Bless, Tutor

    Sarah Bless


    Sarah is currently a tutor in our Oregon location. She works as an Intervention Assistant for Rossford Schools. Sarah has a BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Toledo.
    When not teaching, Sarah enjoys track and field events and spending time with family.
  • Jamie Cremean, Tutor

    Jamie Cremean


    Jamie is a tutor in our Holland OH center. She graduated from University of Toledo with a Masters of Education, Mild to Moderate Special Education and holds a Professional Intervention Specialist (K-12) License. Jamie enjoys tutoring the children that need a little extra support to learn. When not at Sylvan you will find her keeping busy with her 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and her cat. 
  • Jeffrey Booth, Tutor

    Jeffrey Booth


    Jeff is a 4th-grade teacher in Toledo, OH with a gift for working with children. While Jeff has many tutoring talents he finds the greatest joy in teaching the middle grades. Jeff graduated from Bowling Green State University Ohio in 2016 with a BA in Education. When he is not tutoring for the Sylvan Learning Center in Toledo you will find him playing men's softball with friends and spending time with his fiancé and puppy dog.
  • Bill Ferencak, Tutor

    Bill Ferencak


    Bill is a 7-12th grade science teacher in Toledo OH. He graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Biology. Bill has a very special talent for helping children to love learning. He finds the greatest joy when tutoring biological sciences. When he isn't tutoring at Sylvan you will find him busy in his garden or out cycling. He is also a BSA volunteer and helps with the Eagle Scouts. 
  • Joyce Pomerville, Tutor

    Joyce Pomerville


    Joyce is a tutor in the Toledo OH area. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS in Elementary Education and went on to get a MA in Special Education from Eastern Michigan. She enjoys working with children of all ages and when not tutoring she loves spending time with her family her friends and her dogs!
  • Jerica Hollenbaugh, Tutor

    Jerica Hollenbaugh


    Jerica is a tutor in our Holland center with a gift for working with kids. She has taught Pre-K to 12th grade, and while Jerica has many tutoring talents she finds the greatest joy in teaching Math. She enjoys tutoring in Sylvan's smaller groups allowing her to form a good working relationship with the children and giving her time to provide the specialized instruction and focus they need to be successful. When Jerica is not tutoring at Sylvan you will find her reading, attending concerts, and enjoying her garden or her favorite winter hobby, crocheting !!   
  • Linda Janicki, Tutor

    Linda Janicki


    Linda is a tutor in our Holland Center. She has both a Bachelor's of Education and a Master's of Science (Exercise Science). Linda taught as a substitute teacher after leaving college and retired in 2021 from Lucas County Children Services after 31 yrs. Linda enjoys seeing the children gain their confidence through learning new skills. When not teaching at Sylvan, she loves to workout, read and garden.

  • Josh Steele, Tutor

    Josh Steele


    Josh is a tutor in both our main center in Holland and our two satellites, Franklin Park and Oregon. He graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He is currently studying for his MA in Adolescent Young Adult Life Science. Josh enjoys tutoring 10-12th grade students and sharing the knowledge he has acquired. When not teaching he enjoys being out on the lake fishing! and spending time with his fiance.
  • Michelle Johnson, Tutor

    Michelle Johnson


    Michelle is a tutor at our Holland center. She has been a licensed educator for 31 years and has taught grades 1-8 for the last 12 years. Michelle has both a BS in Education from Alabama A&M University and an MA in Educational Leadership from Regents University. When not at Sylvan you will find Michelle spending time with her family, supporting her parents, and mentoring young women through her ministry work.