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


Adam Blank

Executive Director


Adam, the Center Director of Sylvan Learning Center in Spokane Valley, has served as the Director of Education for a year and a half. With a diverse background in tutoring, education, and IT, he is passionate about unraveling students’ unique stories. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Art from Eastern Washington University, Adam oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Spokane Valley, WA.

With previous teaching experience in Edgewood, WA, and Coeur d’Alene, ID, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Spokane Valley. Committed to personalized learning, he empowers students to reach their full potential. Outside of Sylvan, Adam enjoys spending quality time with his family and indulging in sports and movies.

Trevor LaFord


Trevor LaFord is a substitute teacher for the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley, WA with a passion for history. At Sylvan, he enjoys tutoring math and reading skills. He studied at Eastern Washington University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies in Secondary Education. When he isn’t tutoring at Sylvan, he enjoys spending his free time with friends or watching movies (and often quoting them).

Becky Dudenhofer


Becky is a substitute teacher in Spokane Valley, WA with a gift for working with kids. She studied at Moody Bible Institute, Michigan State University, Columbia International University. Becky enjoys being able to help kids in Sylvan and help students who use the iPads.

Karla Kline


Karla is a former Center Director in Spokane, WA. While Karla has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring beginning readers. She studied at  Eastern Washington University. Karla has spent over 20 years in Education.

Sara Kelly


Sara is a librarian at a local community college and former substitute teacher in Spokane, WA with a gift for working with kids. She studied at Eastern Washington University (BA), Lesley (Masters), and San Jose State University (MLIS).

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