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


Britny Pollard

Center Director

As the Center Director, Britny oversees the daily operation and instruction at Sylvan of Grand Blanc. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Bachelor’s in Communications. Britny has a background in Administrative Services and Office Management. She is really excited about working with students and watching them take on new challenges and grow in confidence. When she is not at Sylvan, Britny enjoys spending time with her family including her husband, dog, and cat, trying out new hobbies, or traveling to Disney World/Florida.


Jennie Mill

Director of Operations

Jennie oversees the educational success and integrity of our programs. Jennie’s favorite parts of working with Sylvan are guiding families through the steps of the learning process and partnering with area schools.  Jennie graduated from Hope College with a degree in English/Elementary Education. When Jennie is not at Sylvan she loves to hike the trails at the Ledges in Grand Ledge or sneak in a yoga class.


Jennifer Barker-Odigie

Director of School Partnerships

As the Director of School Partnerships for the Greater Flint area, Jennifer oversees operations and instruction. She has worked at Sylvan since 2004 and became a director in 2006. Jennifer loves building relationships with the families that attend and works hard at fulfilling the educational needs of the students, so that their true potential shines. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, specializing in Science and Mathematics from the U of M. She also received a Certificate of Technology in the Classroom from MSU. When Jennifer is not at Sylvan you will likely find her playing with her son, crafting, or baking.

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Jessica Rollins, MA

Owner/Executive Director

After working in the Sylvan family for 15 years, Jessica and her husband George had the pleasure of becoming owners in March of 2017. Jessica’s favorite aspect of Sylvan is the ability to partner with community organizations and schools. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from CMU and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from EMU.  Jessica also serves as the chair for the Dewitt Public Schools Foundation, where her children attend school. When she isn’t at Sylvan, Jessica enjoys vegetable gardening and camping.

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