Meet our Allen Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • STEPHANY ZAPATA, Executive Director

    STEPHANY ZAPATA

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Stephany works closely with the Center Directors to ensure all students get the best education possible. Stephany is a graduate of Baylor University with a Math Major with Secondary Education. Stephany also holds a certification in 8-12 Mathematics. Stephany has over 10 years of experience with supplemental education. When Stephany isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing with her son and dog, cooking and traveling to where the beach is.
  • AARON ARROYO, Center Director

    AARON ARROYO

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Aaron leads the Sylvan Learning of Allen & Plano. Aaron holds a B.A. in Acting from Texas A&M and an M.F.A. in Acting from UC Irvine. When not at Sylvan Aaron loves to hang out with his wife and dog, watch theatre, listen to music and watch Formula 1.
  • Abby Arrington, Certified Tutor

    Abby Arrington

    Certified Tutor

    Abby is a graduate of Hardin- Simmons University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Behavior Science. She is a certified EC- 6th grade and in ESL. She has always loved working with children and in her free time she enjoys listening to music, watching movies and spending time with her family. 
  • JOSHUA HILDINGER, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    JOSHUA HILDINGER

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Joshua is a teacher at Sylvan Learning of Allen & Plano. Joshua holds a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies. He also holds certification in Math & Science 4-8. Joshua teaches Math, Algebra, Geometry, SAT, ACT, Science, Reading and Writing at Sylvan. In his free time Joshua likes to spend time with his family and friends, watch sports and travel.
  • GERALD SAVOY, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    GERALD SAVOY

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Gerald is a teacher at Sylvan Learning of Allen & Plano. He holds a Bachelors of Science and a Masters degree. He is also certified grades 6-12. He teaches Math, Reading, SAT, ACT, Science and Writing at Sylvan. In his free time Gerald likes to play Golf.