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


Lynne Hudson

Executive Director/Owner

Lynne brings 20+ years of business and customer service experience to the 4 Sylvan Learning locations she owns in Utah. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Lynne has been a leader in a variety of industries including personnel and supplemental education. It is Lynne’s love of education and helping students realize their full potential that led her to Sylvan. When not at our centers, you are likely to find Lynne spending time with family and friends, hiking and enjoying outdoor time in the beautiful state of Utah.

Cindy Hansen

Cindy Hansen

Center Director


Cindy has 20+ years of business experience working with technology giants such as Adobe, Microsoft and Toshiba.  She has owned and operated 7 start-ups across the US.  She began her academic career teaching private school in Park City, Utah and has always had a passion for kids and their success in education.  She loves to travel and spend time with her family, especially her 9 grandkids.


Lisa Martin

Director of Education

Lisa oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Lehi. A former teacher in Chicago, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Lisa understands that no one learns the same way, and she adapts quickly to the needs of our students. When Lisa isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her gardening, traveling, scrapbooking, collecting antiques and reading about American History.

Sara Hales

Sara Hales

Assistant Center Director

Sara has a Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Human Development and Family Studies. While going to college, Sara worked as a first-grade teacher’s aide and absolutely loved it! She enjoys teaching children basic reading skills and helping them understand phonics. She also loves seeing them make progress in subjects they have a hard time understanding. When Sara is not at Sylvan, she spends time outdoors camping and fishing, and spending time with her family.




Olivia is a certified teacher and loves to build connections with people through academics as well as through interpersonal interactions.  She believes adequate education is crucial in shaping the world.  In her free time she loves music, art, games, and movies!

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Ben loves helping others succeed! He has been a tutor for several years and has enjoyed helping others learn and grow. He knows that when students know that you are on their side, they are much more likely to succeed. Some of his favorite things to do are playing board games, basketball, and video games.

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