Great Teachers Inspire
Our tutors and staff in Lewis Center consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Lewis Center 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 Lewis Center!
Mary Ellen Ozanich
As Regional Director, Mary Ellen leads marketing, operations, and public relations for Sylvan of Columbus and Lewis Center. A former teacher, Mary Ellen chose a career at Sylvan because she believes in the program and has seen it change the lives of students over her 10 years as a teacher with Sylvan. She studied Education at Youngstown State University. When Mary Ellen isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading and spending time with friends and family.
Mel is retired software engineer and former computer/communications specialist in the Air National Guard. While Mel has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. He earned an Associate of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Columbus Technical Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Ohio State University. At Sylvan, Mel works with students in math, ACT/SAT Prep., and STEM programs.
Stephanie is a teacher in Lewis Center, OH with a gift for working with students. While Stephanie has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. She studied at Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Dayton. Stephanie taught English, literature, reading, and writing for 30 years. When Stephanie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her two children, reading, or interior decorating.
Tim is a valuable asset here at our Lewis Center location. Tim comes to us with previous experience from a Sylvan Learning Center in Beavercreek Ohio. He has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Wright State. When Tim isn’t at Sylvan, you will find him teaching at a local pre-school.
Audrey is a teacher at our Lewis Center location with a talent for working with Math students. Coming from the business world, Audrey has her Master’s in business administration and previously owned and operated a childcare center in the Cleveland area. Her greatest joy when working with students is helping students understand math in a real-world context. When she is not at Sylvan, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
Courtney comes to us from Charlotte, North Carolina where she taught as a behavior specialist. Courtney has a wide range of tutoring talents but she finds her greatest joy in reading. When not at Sylvan, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family.