Great Teachers Inspire
Our tutors and staff in Midland consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Midland 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 Midland!
As Center Director, Cathy leads the daily operations for Sylvan of Midland. Formerly, she was the Director of Education for 8 years. Working in small groups in her children’s classrooms sparked her interest in becoming a teacher and working in the tutoring business. She earned her Elementary Education degree at Saginaw Valley State University. When Cathy isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her children, family, friends, and dog as well as dancing, traveling, attending live entertainment, or enjoying one of many outdoor activities.
Director of Education/Tutor
Maggie earned her Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education. She ran a successful in-home daycare for 18 years. Both of Maggie’s parents were teachers, so she feels that teaching is literally in her blood. She experiences much satisfaction when working with students. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys crafting. She also cherishes her cat, Molly.
Allison is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where she studied secondary English Education. At Sylvan, she shares her teaching talents with students in Reading, Writing, English SAT/ACT, Study Skills, and math. When not at Sylvan, Allison enjoys writing and curling up to read a novel with her cat, Arvid.
Dr. David Busby
Dave works as a chemist in Midland. He earned his degree at the University of Nebraska. As a Sylvan of Midland tutor, he especially enjoys teaching all levels of math, as well as ACT/SAT Prep and some sciences. Dave derives the most satisfaction from the moments his students “get it.” Traveling and playing tennis and golf are Dave’s favorite ways of spending his spare time.
Rachael grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Mathematics. While in Texas, she taught high school Geometry and Algebra II. Rachael moved to Michigan in 2019 to be closer to her two nephews. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog and playing video games.