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

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Michelle Wilson

Owner/Teacher, Sylvan Certified Teacher

Mrs. Wilson is an owner/teacher in Oak Harbor with a passion for working with kids of all ages. While she enjoys tutoring many subjects, and had the opportunity to teach many when she home-schooled her sons from kindergarten through junior high school, she finds the most joy in talking about Chemistry! She tremendously enjoyed teaching college and high school chemistry, as well as Household Physics and Household Chemistry, geared toward elementary students. Her family is her greatest treasure and favorite hobby, and she is thankful to call Oak Harbor her forever home!

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Liz Weaver

Center Director, Certified Teacher, Sylvan Certified Teacher

Director

With 23 years of experience educating grades 7-12 ELD, English, and Advanced Placement Literature & Composition, Liz Weaver is no stranger to personalized learning. She earned a BA in English and Comparative Literature and her MA in Teaching, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership, at Occidental College. She also has her Master’s in Educational Administration from Concordia University. While serving as English Department Chair, Liz began the implementation of the Common Core Standards and served as the Secondary Common Core Specialist for her district.  When Liz is not teacher or coaching, you’ll catch her in the clouds – learning to fly!

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Stephanie Erikson

Certified Teacher, Sylvan Certified Teacher

Stephanie enjoys working with students as a tutor in Oak Harbor and working at a local elementary school. She is completing her Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Stephanie loves tutoring and finds the greatest joy in reading. When she isn’t at Sylvan you will find her with her family or at home crafting.

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Lenita Graves

Certified Teacher, Sylvan Certified Teacher

Lenita is a gifted tutor! She finds the greatest joy in tutoring reading and writing,  because she loves to see students gain confidence and empowerment through the power of language. Lenita studied at the University of Alaska and the University of Washington. When Lenita isn’t at Sylvan, she likes to write, read, sing, walk her Japanese Spitz, and do needlecrafts.

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Chris Ley

Sylvan Certified Teacher

Chris is a native Whidbey Islander! He has loved math since an early age and even began helping students with their math in the 5th grade! While he did take a brief tenure working in IT, his love of teaching brought him back! Chris loves seeing that look in a student’s eyes when it finally “clicks” into place, and they get that boost of self-confidence!

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David Marrufo

Sylvan Certified Teacher

David is a teacher who really loves working alongside kids to learn, grow, and discover their passions. It’s no surprise that he loves helping students learn History, Math and Reading! He studied at Columbia College in Oak Harbor, Washington, to earn his Bachelor’s in General Studies with a Minor in History.  When he’s not at Sylvan he enjoys guest teaching for various schools and volunteering in kids and youth programs at his church. Some of his hobbies include hiking, cooking, and board games.

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Courtney Sollars

Certified Teacher, Sylvan Certified Teacher

Ms. Courtney is a School Psychologist in Coupeville, WA with a gift for working with kids. While Ms. Courtney has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring and assessment proctoring. She studied at Eastern Washington University. When Ms. Courtney isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her combing the local beaches for sea glass and agates, paddle-boarding with her boys, or enjoying the flowers on her back deck.

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Jedidiah Wilson

Sylvan Certified Teacher

Jedidiah is an intern working for the City of Oak Harbor in HR. When he isn’t working there, he is teaching at the Sylvan Learning Center of Oak Harbor! Jedidiah studied at Seattle Pacific University for most of his collegiate years, then came back to Oak Harbor to work and finish his schooling online. He loves to spend time outside of the center being with his friends or studying small-batch mixology art.

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Zara Bradley

Teacher Assistance

As a Sylvan alum, Zara knows first hand the joy and delight a student feels when reaching their academic goals. Her number one passion is helping others.  You can see this in her work at a daycare developing curriculum and enrichment activities.  Or, you can find her helping Sylvan families here in the Oak Harbor Learning Center.  In her spare time, Zara loves going to the gym or preparing her next travel adventure!

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Faye Moss

Certificated Teacher/Sylvan Certified Teacher

People call me the Caesar Milan of children. “The child whisperer” echoes throughout my 8 years of teaching. And I know what you’re thinking… I did not give myself the nickname, but I love it! The goal in life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. My gift is being a champion for all learners. Giving every scholar confidence in their abilities, perseverance in life, and accepting that they are capable of anything. “Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson

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