Meet our Lake St. Louis Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Navdeep Batra, Owner

    Navdeep Batra


    Navdeep is the Owner and Executive Director of multiple Sylvan Learning locations in the greater St. Louis area. Navdeep holds a Bachelors in Economics and Psychology and a Masters in Literature and Special Education. As a former high school math and special education teacher with a passion for helping children succeed, Navdeep finds the tutoring business a great fit for her.  Navdeep also has a keen interest in reading, gardening and horseback riding.
  • Kara Lincoln, Lead Instructor

    Kara Lincoln

    Lead Instructor

    Kara is one of our core instructors at Sylvan Learning in Lake Saint Louis with a gift of working with kids.  While Kara has many talents, she finds the greatest joy in working with many of our middle and high school students.  Kara attended Maryville University here in St. Louis where she earned her Bachelor's in English and her Master's in Secondary Education.  When she isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her at home with her family gardening and tending to her chickens.  
  • Donald Fingers, Tutor

    Donald Fingers


    Don comes to Sylvan with ten years of teaching experience in public schools and five years of teaching experience in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Don received his B.A. from Lindenwood in Special Education and his M.A. in Educational Education shortly after.  Don enjoys working with K-8 students in a variety of subjects.  When not teaching, Don enjoys doing yard work, reading, swimming, and walking.  
  • Savannah Arnold, Tutor

    Savannah Arnold


    Savannah comes to us with a background in Elementary and Music Education. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Lindenwood University and is currently working on her Master of Arts in Education from Lindenwood. When she is not at Sylvan, you can find her running, singing, playing guitar and piano, or watching the St. Louis Cardinals or Blues!