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


Suneetha Duggineni

Center Director

Suneetha was born in India. After spending time in Canada and Texas, she moved to the Seattle area in 2021. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Engineering in India, and her master’s in Business Administration from Texas State University. Suneetha’s first job was teaching, and that made her want to continue in this path. Her favorite part is the satisfaction gained from helping children. When not at Sylvan of Renton, Suneetha enjoys listening to music.


Karli S.

Lead Teacher

Karli has worked with Sylvan since July 2019. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Integrated Studies with Language Arts. Karli was an elementary teacher at Chief Leschi Schools in Puyallup, Washington before joining the Sylvan team. She enjoys tutoring in a variety of subjects including reading, writing, and math. In her free time, Karli enjoys lounging with her cat, hiking with her dog, and playing video games.


Erin Biederman


Erin was born in Ohio, and moved to the Puget Sound area in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in math, secondary education, from Western Washington University; she is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Special Education. Erin first got into teaching because she likes working with children, Her favorite part of teaching is when students have the ‘aha!’ moment as a concept finally clicks with them. Erin joined the Renton Sylvan as a math tutor. When not teaching, she can be found reading, painting rocks, watching Seahawks games, volunteering, and traveling.

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Jenn Counihan


Jenn was born in California and moved to Washington in 2022. She has a Bachelors degree in English, and a Masters degree in Special Education from Touro University in Vallejo, CA. Jenn has wanted to teach her whole life, and fell in love with special education. She has a passion for younger students, which started with a job as an aide in a preschool while she was attending school. Jenn joined the Renton Sylvan as an English tutor. In her free time she enjoys her cats, crafts, and both board and video games.


Roman Lloyd-Muller


Roman graduated from Western Washington University with a major in English and a minor in Psychology. Shortly after graduation, he went back to earn his teaching degree. Roman joined the Renton team as a Reading tutor. In his free time, he can be found watching movies, playing with his dog, and doing outdoor activities.

Jose Pacheco


Jose was born and raised in Mexico. He has been in the Puget Sound area since 1993. He earned his BSCE, and MSCE and several certificates in math and computer engineering. After receiving his engineering degree, Jose worked as a tutor and a high school teacher. What he likes most about teaching is when he’s able to get across a concept, and positively impact a student’s life through education. Jose joined the Renton team as a Math tutor. When he’s not at Sylvan, he likes to exercise, learn new things, listen to music, and spend time with his wife and two daughters.


Leo Smith


Leo was born and raised in the Puget Sound area. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and his Masters Degree in Teaching from Washington State University in Pullman. Leo was inspired to become a teacher by his high school teachers, especially his chemistry instructor. He enjoys helping students to learn and achieve the ‘light bulb’ moment. Leo joined the Renton Sylvan as a Math tutor. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, playing board games, and reading.

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