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


Morgan Marshall


Morgan leads Sylvan Learning of Portage and Battle Creek. She graduated from Western Governors University with a degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. When she is not at Sylvan, you can find her curled up with a good book, relaxing with her son, DIY crafting, binge-watching movies, or gaming. 


Xandra Duelge


Xandra oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Portage and Battle Creek. A former Sylvan teacher in Portage, Xandra brings a wealth of knowledge to the center. She graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in both Art Education and Religion. When Xandra isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her hiking, gaming, or cuddling her cat.


Jenn Koenes

Director of Community Engagement

As the Director of Community Engagement at Sylvan, Jenn oversees the educational integrity of Sylvan programs and works directly with schools and organizations to provide high-quality educational assistance to local students. A former associate editor, Jenn chose a career in the tutoring business because her greatest joy is helping students succeed in their dreams. She studied Spanish, English, and ancient literature at Oral Roberts University and Wheaton College, and her dream has always been to have a full-time career in education. When Jenn isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her salsa dancing with her husband, baking, and sampling every type of coffee she can get her hands on. 


Emily West

Director of Community Engagement

As the Community Engagement Director, Emily leads Sylvan of West Michigan with starting community partnerships. As a former Director of Sylvan Traverse City, Emily has expanded her expertise to support all of West Michigan. When Emily isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her husband and two boys, hiking, traveling or experiencing her new hometown.  

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