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



Owner/Executive Director

Owner and Executive Director for Sylvan Learning Centers of Chesapeake and Suffolk, Kim loves to partner with families to help their children reach their academic goals. With over fifteen years of experience, she loves to see students inspired and engaged. She knows that the keys to academic success include a love of learning, a strong foundation, and passionate teachers. Kim received her BA in Elementary Education from John Brown University, and being a former second grade teacher, she is devoted to assisting parents with their children’s success. When she’s not at Sylvan, Kim can be found cheering for her son on the baseball field or watching her son and daughter’s musical performances.


Director of Education

Joy oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors. A graduate of the University of Missouri, she received a BA in Elementary Education, and she brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Chesapeake, as she also served as a teacher and the Director of Education in Florida for Sylvan of Pensacola. Joy finds she is inspired most from Sylvan’s students. “Our students are amazing!” she says, and she feels it is a gift to work with them as she is able to partner with families by personalizing their students’ programs to help them achieve their goals. When she isn’t at Sylvan, Joy can be found reading, drinking coffee, or playing with her dog, Molly.


Marketing Director

A graduate of Cornell University, Adrienne oversees marketing campaigns and assists with the daily operations at Sylvan Chesapeake. She also assists families that are new to the Sylvan way, and she helps guide them through the enrollment process.  In her own words, “Sylvan really cares about getting to know each child,” which she knows firsthand as one of her own children attended Sylvan in the third grade. Now, years later, she is happy to be part of the Sylvan family by helping teachers, school administrators, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles build their students’ self-esteem. When she’s not at Sylvan, she enjoys running and traveling with her husband and three kids.




Mike is an AVID tutor in Virginia Beach. Mike has many tutoring talents; he is a jack of all trades, teaching SAT Prep, Study Skills, and Writing, just to name a few. He studied History at UVA. When Mike isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him doing CrossFit!



Lydia is a first grade teacher in the Virginia Beach public school system. She received her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Regent University, and she has been a tutor with Sylvan for just over a year. Lydia loves getting to know each unique child knowing that all hard work pays off and makes a difference. While she has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in helping students reach their goals. She especially enjoys working with young readers and writers, and she can be found hiking, kayaking, or spending time with her family when she is not instilling a passion for learning in her students.

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