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


L. Taverner

Center Director

As Centre Director, Louise leads in operations and sales along with supporting teaching practices in both math and language arts for Sylvan Learning of Kelowna/West Kelowna. A former public and private educator, Louise, chose a career in Sylvan Learning because she believes in the effectiveness of tutoring. She studied both at  Canadian and Australian  Universities, in a discipline in educational psychology.  When Louise isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Okanagan valley.



Director of Education

Stefani oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Kelowna and West Kelowna. A committed staff member for 15+ years in our Kelowna Centre, Stefani brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan. She graduated from the  University of British Columbia-Okanagan, here in Kelowna.  When Stefani isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors with her friends and family.


Carol Nicholls

Senior Lead Instructor

Carol has over 31 years of teaching experience in public education, focusing a great deal in writing intervention. Carol loves teaching at Sylvan Learning as she has the opportunity to work with students of all ages in reading and writing. Her belief in Sylvan Learning, is  that every child matters and through our process all students can attain success.

Start your child on the path to academic success today

Give us a call at (778) 721-5701 or fill out the form to discuss your child’s learning goals.


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