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


Shelby Louk

Center Director

Shelby Louk serves as Center Director of Sylvan Learning St. Paul. As Center Director, she oversees new student enrollment, facilitates scheduling, develops student learning plans, and helps conduct local marketing. Shelby chose a career in the tutoring business after being inspired by her parents, both of whom are educators. She studied at St. Olaf College and has a degree in history. When she’s not at the center, Shelby can be found at a local coffee shop or enjoying the outdoors! 


Shelly P.

Lead Teacher

Shelly is a Tutor in Saint Paul, MN with a gift for working with kids. While Shelly has many tutoring talents, She finds the greatest joy in sharing her experiences with the kids and having them share theirs with her, they energize her! When Shelly isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying writing, photography, gardening, and travel.


James S.


James is a  teacher in Saint Paul, MN with a gift for working with kids. While James has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in helping with reading, math and ACT prep. He enjoys the student’s creativity and their excitement as they learn new material. 


Emmanuel Saye

Senior Area Director

Emmanuel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He finds making a difference in the lives of the youth the most valuable aspect to his role with Sylvan Learning Centers. When he is not working with Sylvan, Emmanuel enjoys spending quality time with his family. 


Olivia Snyder

Area Director of Operations and Support

Olivia is our Assistant Area Director and Center Director in Edina. She works with our Twin Cities centers to maintain operational and academic excellence. Olivia has been with Sylvan for 4 years and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bethel University. Prior to working at Sylvan, Olivia taught 1st grade in Minneapolis. She is passionate about education and building confidence in all students. When Olivia is not at Sylvan she enjoys reading, watching soccer, and playing board games.  

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