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



Center Director

As Centre Director, Pranav oversees the center’s operations and marketing details for Sylvan of Nepean. He has extensive business management expertise in Education and is responsible for ensuring Sylvan’s high operating standards are met and that parents and students enjoy the maximum benefits from their Sylvan experience. He holds a master’s in Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. When Pranav isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him going for a hike or a boat ride with his family.


Dr. Silki

Director of Education

Silki oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Nepean. A former Research Scientist and educator in Ontario and USA, Silki brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Nepean. She graduated from Ohio University with Masters’s in Physics and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida. She finds the greatest joy in teaching and helping students reach their full potential. When Silki isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her trying new recipes, reading, or playing with her son.



Teacher /STEM instructor

Alex is a teacher who creates an inclusive, upbeat, and encouraging learning environment for students to help grow confidence and self-esteem. He strives to help students overcome obstacles in learning to achieve long-term success! He also has a specialty for French language arts. He received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Education in  2017 and went on to pursue his Bachelor of Education at University of Ottawa. Outside of the classroom, you can find Alex golfing, skiing, fishing, and coaching hockey




Emma is a teacher who aims to make learning fun and attainable. Through a positive and encouraging outlook, she hopes that students feel comfortable and ready to take on new challenges at her table. Emma completed her Bachelors in Psychology and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa. When Emma is not at Sylvan you will find her going on walks with her puppy, trying a new recipe, or watching a movie.




Kero likes to take a kind and patient approach with his students and aims to explain learning material in a clear and concise manner. He finds joy in helping students to succeed and strives to meet the needs of students who are struggling. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Science in Biostatistics from Queen’s University. When he’s not at Sylvan, you’ll find him looking for patterns in data, playing video games, or running.



Amazing Assisstant

Ansh is our amazing helper with the gift of making the most amazing Coffee for our teachers. While Ansh has many talents, he finds the greatest joy in assisting teachers, organizing student binders, helping students shop at the motivation station, and playing educational games during transition time. He currently is in Grade 3 and loves doing Math, spelling, robotics, and coding. When Ansh isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him playing board games, listening to music, and playing with his cars.




Kelsea is an amazing teacher, with a gift for working with kids. She is a teacher who loves to share her passion and love of learning with her students. She strives to create an inclusive and positive environment to help her students reach their full potential. While Kelsea has many teaching talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching Math and Chemistry to high school students. Kelsea received a Bachelor of Science and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa. When she is not teaching at Sylvan, you can find her hiking, reading in her hammock, or trying a new recipe!



Teacher /STEM instructor

Rachel is a teacher who aims to create a fun, inclusive environment for her students, her goal is to show students the fun in every lesson. Rachel graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors’s in International Development and Globalization and went on to pursue her Bachelors’s of Education from the University of Ottawa. Rachel enjoys working with students to help build self-confidence and excitement for learning. When Rachel isn’t at Sylvan she is running, cooking, or playing with her dog.




Barbara is a teacher who takes the initiative to make learning as fun as possible and strives to find different methods to make the best of her students learning. She enjoys working with primary to intermediate students. She has been a part of the early childhood sector for over 25 years. Barbara holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education, an undergraduate degree in Child Studies from Carleton University, and a Master of Education degree with a focus in teaching and pedagogy. When Barbara isn’t at Sylvan you’ll find her spending time in nature, hiking in Gatineau Park, reading non-fiction and ballroom dancing.



Emma is a teacher who aims to take the stress out of school by helping students improve their knowledge and their confidence. By encouraging creativity and building on students’ understandings, her goal is to show students that learning can be fun. Emma is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Political Science, and one day hopes to teach politics at the university level. When she is not teaching Sylvan, you’ll find her, writing, swimming, or reading classic literature and history.



Scott is a Teacher with a gift for working with kids of all ages. While Scott has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in English reading and writing tutoring. He earned his Masters in Religion and Cultural Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and to further develop his teaching skills decided to pursue a Bachelor’s of Education. Prior to joining Sylvan Learning, Scott was teaching at the University of Ottawa in the Religion and Classics department. When Scott isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him cooking new recipes, watching movies, or playing Saxophone.

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