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


Deborah Darling

Centre Director

As Centre Director, Deborah leads the team, connects with parents, and ensures programming integrity. She has been with Sylvan for 23 amazing years. Her specialty is teaching English, especially writing! When Deborah isn’t at Sylvan, she is walking her dogs and camping with her husband.


Tsion Habtu

Director of Education

Tsion oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of teachers. She just recently graduated from the University of Calgary with a major in biological anthropology and a minor in law and society. Tsion speaks English and Amharic, and is also learning Italian! When she isn’t at Sylvan, you can find her playing volleyball, or watching superhero movies.


Chris Drescher

Lead Teacher

Chris is one of our upper-level math specialists. He has a Bachelors of Science and a Math degree from the University of Lethbridge and has been with Sylvan for many years. He has a knack for being able to explain the hard concepts and make them seem easy! Chris is also able to teach sessions both in-person and online. He has a passion for puzzles and chess, which he enthusiastically shares with the students.


Donna Hancock


Donna, formerly a resource teacher, is one of our amazing tutors here at Sylvan of Chestermere. She has a natural talent of working with our younger students to push them towards their academic goals, as well as connecting with them with their own passions and aspirations. When Donna isn’t at Sylvan, you can find her spending time with her family!


Hosnaa Abdul Hadi


Hosnaa is another one of our lovely teachers at Sylvan of Chestermere. She has a natural talent of working with kids and is passionate about what she does. While Hosnaa has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy teaching Math and English. She also studied at Bow Valley College! When she isn’t at Sylvan, you can find Hosnaa writing poems or playing soccer!

Alwin Huynh


Alwin has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and has completed university courses in Calculus, Accounting and Psychology. He is from Vancouver and has lived in Calgary since 2023.  Alwin loves seeing the “Aha” moment with students when they finally understand a difficult concept.  He loves to play Ultimate Frisbee, go hiking with friends or cooking up a delicious menu item!

Anika Kumar


Anika is enrolled at U of C and has lots of experience teaching children through Synergy and mentorship programs. She loves Sylvan because the curriculum here is personalized, and we make sure students are retaining information before they move on to something more difficult. Anika enjoys reading, writing, poetry, comics and embroidery.

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