Meet our Twinsburg Tutoring Staff

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

  • Kelly Reed, Director of Operations

    Kelly Reed

    Director of Operations

    Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Kent State University. Kelly started as a tutor in September of 1998 and has since held many positions at Sylvan for many centers, including Center Director, Director of Education and School Partnerships Director. Kelly loves to see students discover their own love for learning.  Outside of the center Kelly enjoys watching NASCAR. She also loves drawing, painting, ceramic and many crafts. In the summer you can often see her riding her motorcycle or spending time working in the garden.
  • Alexandra Bell, Center Director

    Alexandra Bell

    Center Director

    Alexandra graduated from the University of Illinois with a major in English and a minor in Secondary Education. She joined Sylvan in February of 2015 and enjoys meeting new families and working with students during their initial assessments. She tutors students in Reading, Math, Academic Writing, Advanced Reading Strategies, and Study Skills, in addition to running Sylvan STEM programs both in the center and in the community. Alexandra's favorite thing about teaching is seeing students grow while fostering a supportive and energizing environment for them, and she is so thankful to be part of their success at Sylvan! In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors biking, running, or hiking.
  • Mandy Chima, Education Manager

    Mandy Chima

    Education Manager

    Mandy received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Semiotics and Communication Theory from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with honors. She also received her Bachelor of Education Degree in 2003 from Brock University Faculty of Education; with additional courses in English for her license from the University of Toronto. At Sylvan of Twinsburg she tutors in Reading, Writing, Study Skills, Homework Support and ACT Prep. In her spare time Mandy loves spending time with her family, and reading. 
  • Lesia Niamke, Tutor

    Lesia Niamke

    Tutor

    Lesia received her Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and her Degree in African Studies from Ashford University. Lesia loves to work with our Beginning Readers and all of our reading and math students. Lesia joined Sylvan of Twinsburg in August of 2012. She tutors in Reading, Math, Writing and Study Skills. Lesia loves to learn alongside the children she is tutoring at Sylvan of Twinsburg. In her spare time she loves to read.
  • Julianne Rickard, Tutor

    Julianne Rickard

    Tutor

    Julianne has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University in English Education. She joined the team at Sylvan of Twinsburg in August, 2015, tutoring in writing, homework help and ACT/SAT test prep. Julianne enjoys helping students reach a moment of understanding, that "a-ha" moment. At Sylvan, she believes it's a great opportunity to work with students individually--to really get to know them and help them  achieve their goals.  Julianne also enjoys leading, yoga and making music.
  • Katie Prentice, Tutor

    Katie Prentice

    Tutor

    Katie has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in Education - Integrated Social Studies, Adolescent to Young Adult. She joined the team at Sylvan of Twinsburg in August, 2015. Katie loves being able to pass along her love for history and learning.  At Sylvan, she enjoys being able to connect with students on an individual level. Katie also likes reading, crafting and taking long walks with her dog.
  • Christine Austin, Tutor

    Christine Austin

    Tutor

    Christine has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University. She joined the team at Sylvan of Twinsburg and Strongsville in September, 2015, tutoring in Math, Math Edge and ACT/SAT prep. Christine enjoys watching her students grow--how happy they are when they understand a new concept and can apply those concepts on their own.  She loves to sew, read and shop for good deals.
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