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Meet our Virginia Beach Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Jansie Villanueva, Center Director

    Jansie Villanueva

    Center Director

    Jansie has 11 years of experience with Sylvan Learning in both franchise and corporate centers. She has a BS degree in Biology from Columbia Union College and is a Sylvan Certified Executive/Center Director and Test Administrator, as well as being Sylvan Certified in our Sylvan Sync programs. Former jobs include being a USDA Biologist and Veterinary Technician. Jansie enjoys the challenge of teaching middle school and high school students and her hobbies consist of reading, crocheting, watching movies, and taking care of her 4 Australian Shepherds, which keep her busy with picking up their hair! She has a husband named Jake and 2 young children!
  • Brittany Pace, Director of Education

    Brittany Pace

    Director of Education

    Brittany has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an ESOL certification. She graduated from the University of North Florida and her former jobs include being a math and reading instructor with Catapult Learning in Jacksonville, Florida and a math instructor for the GED program at Renaissance Academy in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her hobbies include going the the movies and crafting. She lives with her husband Frankie and their cat Bob.
  • Deane Carroll, Teacher

    Deane Carroll


    Deane has her BS degree in Speech and HearingTherapy and Special Education and her MBA Computer certification. She attended Purdue University, Averett University, The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. Deane has been a Speech Therapist and a Special Education Teacher. She specializes in reading, beginning math,  SAT test prep, and speech therapy. She enjoys spending time with her 2 children and 5 grandchildren! Deane also enjoys swimming.
  • Jenifer Orthmann, Teacher

    Jenifer Orthmann


    Jenifer holds her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher.She attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA. She is currently a Kindergarten teacher for Norfolk Public Schools and she specializes in Early Childhood and Early Literacy. Her hobbies include reading and watching movies. She has a husband named Josiah and two chihuahuas named Chancho and Lupe.
  • Tammie Metcalf, Teacher

    Tammie Metcalf


    Tammie received her Associate Degree from Dalton State College, her Bachelor of Science Degree in English/Reading PK-8th grade from Lee University, and her Master of Education Degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. She is endorsed in Middle School Reading, Social Science, and Science. Tammie has 17 years of teaching and tutoring experience in Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia and is currently teaching K-2 Writing, Science, and Social Studies for Norfolk Public Schools. She enjoys reading, writing, stamp collecting, traveling, music, and movies and her sports teams include the Atlanta Braves and the Florida Gators! She has 1 son, a granddaughter, and a furbaby named Nala!
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