Meet our Winston-Salem Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Meredith Freeman, Executive Director

    Meredith Freeman

    Executive Director

    Meredith joined the Sylvan Learning team in 2001 and is the Executive Director at Sylvan Learning  in Burlington, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, NC.  She comes to Sylvan with a degree in Psychology from UNC Wilmington. She has held a variety of positions throughout her Sylvan career and decided in 2003 to make Burlington her home. Her favorite thing about her position is watching each student's confidence grow and changing the "I can't" attitude to "I can." 
    Meredith’s favorite day at Sylvan...When a parent came up to me and asked me for a hug because we had done with her child something she thought was impossible.
  • Michelle V , Center Director

    Michelle V

    Center Director

    As center director, Michelle is responsible for managing the overall customer experience, sales, and local marketing strategies of the center. She is also responsible for managing the daily operations to ensure a consistent, quality educational experience for Sylvan customers. A former Assistant Principal, Michelle chose a career in the tutoring business to continue to spend quality educational time with students. She attended Southern Connecticut State University. 
  • Jessica P, Director of Education

    Jessica P

    Director of Education

    Jessica oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Winston Salem. She is responsible for delivering a high-quality personal customer experience. A former special education teacher in Winston Salem, Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Winston Salem. She graduated from Appalachian State University. 
  • Julie G , Tutor

    Julie G


    Julie Gunshenan moved to North Carolina in 1999. She taught eighth-grade English for two years and ninth-grade English for one year. Now, she teaches at Surry Community College. Julie has a Master’s in English Education from Millersville University and a Graduate Certificate in Communications from Walden University. When not teaching, she enjoys reading, quilting, and cooking. She has been at Sylvan since 2002.
  • Carly P, Tutor

    Carly P


    Carly is a Reading and Math Tutor in Winston-Salem, NC with a gift for working with kids. While Carly has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in English and Essay Writing tutoring. She studied at UNC Wilmington. When Carly isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading books, baking, cross-stitching, and playing with her dogs.
  • Christina Fisher , Regional Director

    Christina Fisher

    Regional Director

    Christina joined Sylvan in 2015 as a Center Director with 13 years of teaching experience. She's a graduate of East Carolina University with a Master's degree in Education. She's had a lifelong love of teaching and her passion for education is rewarded by Sylvan success stories. Outside of work, she and her husband enjoy gardening and spoiling their Pug.