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


Meghan Burgoyne

Director of Family & School Involvement

As our Director of Family & School Involvement, Meghan works closely with our families to ensure that their Sylvan programs align with their educational goals. Meghan meets with each of our Brookline, Weymouth, Portsmouth, and Salem families every month to communicate their children’s progress at Sylvan. A former child care director, Meghan chose a career in the tutoring business because she wants to help children of all ages realize and achieve their full potential. She studied at Marietta College receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a self-designed major in Education Coordination. When Meghan isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with friends and family.


Kelsey Kosan

Lead Instructor

Kelsey mentors our team of tutors and serves as a valuable resource to our directors in Brookline, MA. A former Kindergarten Teacher and 7th/8th grade Paraprofessional in Phoenix, Arizona, and Boston, Kelsey brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan. She graduated from Northern Arizona University. When Kelsey isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find exploring state parks, taking day trips, and finding all the free seasonal activities that Massachusetts has to offer!


Elizabeth Kaine

Assistant Director

Elizabeth is an Assistant Director virtually and in Weymouth, MA who loves working with kids. While Elizabeth has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring reading and writing. She studied History and Comparative Literature at the University of Guelph in Ontario. When Elizabeth isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading and cooking at home or finding excuses to travel to Europe.


Heidi Price

Assistant Director

Heidi is an Assistant Director virtually as well as in Portsmouth, NH with a gift for helping students succeed. While Heidi has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching Reading, Math, and Test Prep. She completed her studies at the University of New Hampshire. When Heidi isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her walking her dog and enjoying time with her two adult sons.


Paula Martin

Center Admin

Our Center Admin, Paula Martin, supports all of the directors with operational tasks and manages inbound communication to the centers. Paula also helps to oversee virtual instruction and showcase our Motivation Station for joining students. Paula brings to the team more than 10 years of customer service and sales experience. When Paula isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her tending to her at-home pond and garden, curling up with her cats, or catching up on the latest Netflix mystery series.


Chuck Stanfa


Chuck is a virtual instructor with a gift for working with kids. While Chuck has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in Math and Science tutoring. He received his Master’s Degree at Penn State University and later worked at Southeastern Vocational Technical High School in Easton, MA. When Chuck isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him enjoying semi-retired life.


Eui Choi

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Eui leads all business operations for Weymouth and Brookline, MA and Sylvan of Portsmouth and Salem, NH, and ensures that the centers and their staff have the support and resources they need. He studied at Harvard as an undergraduate and a graduate student where he learned the value of a well-rounded education. As a former tutor, mentor, and college admissions consultant, he has helped students get into the school of their dreams, and is happiest when he sees his students growing and improving towards their potential. When he’s not at Sylvan you’ll find him spending time with his 3 boys.


MeiRose Neal


MeiRose is a virtual instructor with a gift for working with kids. While MeiRose has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching mathematics courses. She earned her BS in mathematics from Stonehill College. When MeiRose isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her hiking, playing the violin, or spending time with friends.


Yvette Adams

Director of Student & Staff Success

Our Director of Student & Staff Success, Yvette Adams, works closely with the team to ensure alignment between the Sylvan educational experience and the family’s academic goals. She also supports our staff during instruction and through ongoing coaching. Yvette earned her Bachelor’s in Science from Hampton University and her Master’s degree from American Intercontinental University. A former career college campus president in New Jersey, and education director and instructor in Georgia, Yvette brings to Sylvan an abundance of knowledge and experience working with students and teachers. When Yvette isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her sons and teaching wellness classes.


Robert Stratton


Robert Stratton has been an Instructor virtually and in Salem, NH for more than eight years. Robert is an online education program content developer in Atkinson, NH.  He finds the greatest joy in teaching upper-level Math, including statistics and calculus. He studied at Western New England University where he received his BA in Mathematics. When Robert isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him bowling or playing handbells with church and community groups.

Joshua Hancock

Assistant Director

Joshua is an Assistant Director for the Brookline center and a virtual tutor for the Portsmouth & Salem, NH as well as the Weymouth, MA centers with a gift for working with kids. While Joshua has many tutoring talents, they find the greatest joy in tutoring students on writing. They studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. When Joshua isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find them drawing in their many sketchbooks.


Katherine Stahl

Lead Instructor

Katherine is a Lead Instructor virtually as well as in Weymouth, MA, and loves working with students. She studied Elementary Education at Eastern Nazarene College where she also played soccer. Right now Katherine teaches special education (Grades 1-3) in West Bridgewater, MA, and is going to graduate with her Master’s Degree in Reading from Bridgewater State University in May. 2022 When she is not teaching, Katherine loves reading, running, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family. Katherine’s favorite subject to teach is phonics and early literacy!


Ericka Porter


Ericka is an instructor with Sylvan who also teaches third grade on Cape Cod. She is passionate about supporting students with social-emotional growth and building their confidence. While Ericka has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in teaching mathematics and watching students reach their goals. She has a Master of Elementary Education from Lesley University. When Ericka isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her camping and exploring national parks with her husband, two sons, and an energetic dog named Beanz.


Kate Drouin


Kate is a teacher in Methuen, MA, who loves working with students. While Kate has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in ELA tutoring. She got her BA at Salem State University and will receive her Master’s Degree in Education Studies from Rivier University in 2023. She has been a teacher for over 20 years. When Kate isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading a book at the beach, walking her dogs Mitch and Sammy, and finding new restaurants to try with her husband Scott.

Linda Raneri


Linda is a fourth grade teacher at Quincy Catholic Academy in Quincy, MA with a gift of working with children. While Linda has had many years in the classroom, she finds the greatest joy working with students one on one. Linda loves teaching all subjects and has a love for science. Linda is a graduate of Suffolk University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in education.


Vivian Kim


Vivian is an instructor for the Brookline, MA center and a virtual instructor for our Weymouth, Portsmouth, and Salem centers with a gift for working with kids. While Vivian has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in science tutoring. She studied General Biology and Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She also holds a master’s degree in Science Education from Seoul National University. When Vivian isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her cooking or doing yoga.

Eun Song

Center Director

As Center Director, Eun supports the staff at Sylvan of Brookline and Weymouth, MA and Portsmouth and Salem, NH. A former high school math teacher, Eun chose a career in the tutoring business because she saw the value of helping students on a more individual basis. She studied at Yonsei University in Korea. When Eun isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family.

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