Meet our Woodbridge Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Sulaman Opel, Executive Director

    Sulaman Opel

    Executive Director

    Hello, my name is Sulaman Opel and I am Executive Director at Sylvan Learning. I overseas the center's operations and marketing details. I have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. I enjoys working with parents and students to help achieve their educational goals.
  • JARIA MIR, Director of Education


    Director of Education

    My name is Jaria and I am the Director at Sylvan Learning of Woodbridge. As the Director, I am fortunate to be part of a journey where I witness students learning and developing. I am truly grateful to work alongside an exceptional team of teachers who are dedicated to the improvement of our students. My belief is that to make learning easier and enjoyable for children, it is essential to comprehend the intricacies of their minds. At Sylvan, we embrace the motto "Learning is personal," recognizing that each student is unique and has distinct learning needs. I am eagerly looking forward to welcoming you and your child into our Sylvan, where I am confident you will witness your child growth.
  • Marlene Ventura, Teacher

    Marlene Ventura


    Hi, my name is Marlene! I am an optimistic and enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about supporting students to succeed and achieve confidence through education. Although I am an aspiring educator at the primary to junior level, I enjoy teaching students of all ages. At Sylvan Learning, I continuously aim to create a learning environment that is fun, inclusive, motivating, and encouraging for all students. Most importantly, my goal is to make learning personal, ensuring I accommodate students' unique abilities and needs.