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

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Greg Mack

Center Director

Greg has been a classroom teacher for 19 years. He earned his B.A. in Elementary Education and his M.Ed. in Education Leadership/Instructional Technology from the University of West Florida. Greg has served as the Director of Education for the Jackson Mississippi Sylvan Learning Center since 2013.  He is excited to join West Hoover as the Center Director and works diligently to ensure that all of our students and instructors feel prepared, engaged, and confident at all times.


William Harrison


William Harrison is a native of Mississippi and comes from an entrepreneurial, political, and educational background. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. He earned his Masters’ Degree in Business Administration in 2007 from the University of Phoenix. He has 24 years of consulting and delivery experience in business and information technology (IT) services, spanning various industry and business segments. His passion for building youth and communities makes him a man of integrity and innovation who enjoys cooking, the piano, and travel.


Keyana E. Hawthorne

Director of Marketing and Educational Outreach

Keyana E. Hawthorne is a native of Wisconsin. She a holds a B.A degree in History from Southern New Hampshire University and in Business Administration from Virginia College. She has served as an Academic Tutor, Curriculum Writer, Interventionist, Educational Trainer, and STEM educator for over 15 years in the public and private school sectors. She has also served as the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for various nonprofits. Keyana also serves as an Alumni Ambassador for AmeriCorps VISTA. She is dedicated to ensuring all youth receive quality support, guidance, and leadership. When she’s not at Sylvan you’ll find her performing and enjoying her family.

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