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

Alison R


Alison was born and raised in Butler, PA. She received her K-12 education from Butler Area School District. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in Psychology. During her last semester in college, she decided to attend Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA, to obtain a Master of Education degree. She completed her degree in Early Childhood Education: PreK-4th and earned an add-on certification in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies for Core Content 4th-8th Grade. Alison is now in an all-online program to become a Certified Reading Specialist and Specialized Literacy Coach for Grades K-12. Alison enjoys working at Sylvan because the atmosphere is warm and welcoming among the staff and students in person, as well as the support from staff from afar. She experienced Sylvan from a student’s point of view during elementary school and can relate to students’ challenges when they struggle with particular skills. Alison understands the importance of providing support and guidance to help students build confidence and succeed academically. As an instructor, she is committed to understanding how each child learns so that she can help them make positive connections between home and school and ultimately help them become confident learners!

Ashley F



Ashley is a member of the education administrative team at Sylvan of Pittsburgh and Cranberry. Ashley chose a career in the tutoring business because she saw how many students were struggling and not getting the support they needed. Ashley studied Elementary and Special Education at Bethany College. She previously taught Pre K and Kindergarten. When Ashley isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her husband and dogs outdoors.


Kaleen Q


Kaleen currently tutors at Sylvan and works as a building substitute in Freedom Area School District. Kaleen is certified in Elementary Education (grades K-6), but has also worked with all grade levels through subbing! Kaleen has years of subbing which also includes some long term positions. Kaleen has worked at another tutoring center as well, and loves that she gets to help students grow in their learning!


Shannon P



Shannon graduated from Slippery Rock University in May 2023 with her masters in Secondary Education in English. Shannon loves working at Sylvan because of the confidence each student has when they leave. She enjoys working with the students to help them obtain their goals, no matter how small or large they may be.

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