Great Teachers Inspire
Our tutors and staff in Rancho Cucamonga consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Rancho Cucamonga 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 Rancho Cucamonga!
Fran Dyer, owner of Sylvan Learning Center, has loved working in the Centers for the past 25 years. It has been a fabulously rewarding career meeting with parents, classroom teachers, and or course, the students. While Fran’s career in Public Education encompasses teaching students at the Junior High level, Sylvan has provided her the opportunity to work with students from Kindergarten through High School. Sylvan has an excellent program and provided success for students at every level. Fran has both a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters Degree.
Jim Dyer, owner of 9 Sylvan Learning Centers, spent 30 years in California Public Education. He taught high school for 8 years and was a Junior High Principal for 24 years. Jim has also taught Junior College classes in Speech and worked with Chapman University in the teacher credentialing department for the Inland Empire. In 2001 Jim began working extensively with the Sylvan Learning Centers. The best part of Sylvan for Jim is the same as it was working in Public Education….working with students and parents! Jim earned both his Bachelor of Arts and his Masters Degrees from Whittier College, Whittier, California.
Executive Director - Franchise Owner
Carli Ganet is the Executive Director and Co-Owner of the 11 Sylvan Learning Centers owned by Jim and Fran Dyer. Carli received her Bachelors of Arts and Teaching Credential at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Carli began her career with Sylvan as a student in the Rancho Cucamonga Sylvan Learning Center. She has been a Director of Education, Center Director and currently oversees the educational programs of Sylvan students as well as working with Directors and Parents. She loves working with Sylvan families!
Director of Education
Bertha attended State University, Fullerton, and earned her BA in Human Communication with an emphasis on Interpersonal Relationships.
Bertha has been with Sylvan Learning Centers since 2010 and is currently the Director of Education for the Rancho Cucamonga area Sylvan Learning Centers.
Prior to Sylvan, Bertha was involved in after-school programs such as Chess Masters, America Reads, and Counts. Bertha loves watching her students grow in math and reading.
Director of Business Development
Lisa White has worked for Sylvan Learning for close to 10 years as Director of Business Development. Prior, Lisa spent 19 years in the non profit/social services arena managing programs and services for high risk, disabled, and culturally diverse populations. Lisa earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Antioch University and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pacific Southern University. Lisa has always been actively involved in her children’s school; serving as an E3 Foundation Board Member, PTA Board Member, and School Site Council Member at the Etiwanda School District. Lisa enjoys representing Sylvan throughout the community and actively engaging in networking events and business development groups. She feels that her career experience and passion for education helps to ensure that all students are afforded educational opportunities that foster growth and development. “ I am passionate about academic excellence and enjoy working in a vibrant student learning environment where students are supported and celebrated.”
Director of Media Marketing
Taryn is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources. As a former Center Director and Regional Director, Taryn comes to this position with a love for Sylvan Learning Centers.
Taryn is a mother to 4 handsome boys. When not working you will find Taryn at the soccer fields or at the grocery store.
Melissa is a vital part of our Sylvan staff! She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subjects Credential. Melissa also has extensive experience working as a substitute teacher in both the Cucamonga and Upland School Districts. Melissa enjoys working at Sylvan because she gets to see the students’ happiness when they understand a concept that has been challenging them.
Kevin Yan is the Center Director at the Sylvan Learning Center in Rancho Cucamonga. He has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from UCLA and a Ph.D from UCI. Kevin’s journey in education started as a tutor in graduate school, which lead to teaching roles at local colleges like Chaffey College and Mt. Sac. Fluent in both Chinese and English, he is dedicated to bridging communication gaps in our multicultural society. Beyond academic, Kevin finds joy in travel and adventure. His teaching philosophy centers on fostering a love for learning, guiding students through academic challenges, and creating a supportive environment for them to thrive.