Meet our Arlington Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • BRANDON ROBERTS, Executive Director

    BRANDON ROBERTS

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Brandon works closely with directors to ensure students get the best education possible. Brandon started working at Sylvan while attending University and decided to turn his passion for educational leadership into a career. Brandon has been a part of Sylvan since 2009. When he isn’t at Sylvan you will find him spending time with family and friends.
  • MEGAN HAYDEN, Center Director

    MEGAN HAYDEN

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Megan leads the Sylvan Learning of Arlington & Mansfield. Megan holds a Bachelors in Science from University of North Texas. In her free time, you can find Megan playing softball, going to Comic Con and spending time with her family. Megan enjoys working with different students and building confidence in them.
  • DANNY RAFAJKO, Director of Education

    DANNY RAFAJKO

    Director of Education

    Danny oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Arlington. Danny holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from TSU and a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from UTSA. Danny also holds certifications in EC-4 Generalist, ESL and Principal. When Danny isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him spending time with his family, volunteering, reading, cooking and hiking.
  • LaShunya Sanders , CERTIFIED TUTOR

    LaShunya Sanders

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    LaShunya Sanders is a STAAR Reading and English instructor for Arlington Independent School District with a gift for working with kids. Before coming to Sylvan, LaShunya taught for nine years in the Dallas Independent School District and completed her studies at The University of Mississippi and Mississippi Valley State University. LaShunya came to Sylvan to make a difference with one-on-one support for students in need of academic assistance. When LaShunya isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading and trying new foods.
  • EMERALD JOSEPH, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    EMERALD JOSEPH

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Emerald is a tutor at Sylvan Learning. She is a graduate from University of North Texas and holds her certification in ESL and Generalist EC-6. She teaches Reading and Math at Sylvan. When not at Sylvan, Emerald likes shopping, traveling, singing at Church and studying the Bible.
  • JONATHAN FINCHER, Tutor

    JONATHAN FINCHER

    Tutor

    Jonathan is a Reading, Math and Science instructor for Sylvan Learning Center. He holds a BA in Economics. He is certified in multiple subjects and Integrating Technology in the Classroom. When Jon isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him enjoying outdoor activities including camping and visiting US Historical Sites.
  • MIA WATSON, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    MIA WATSON

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Mia is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Arlington & Mansfield. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Math & Physics. She holds her certification in Math 4-8. She teaches Math, Algebra and Geometry at Sylvan. In her free time, Mia likes doing Calligraphy, playing Among Us and watching TV.
  • JEFFREY MCMILLIAN, Tutor

    JEFFREY MCMILLIAN

    Tutor

    Jeffrey is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning of Arlington & Mansfield. Jeffrey holds a BBA degree and teaches Reading, Math and Science at Sylvan. When not at Sylvan Jeffrey likes playing sports and reading.
  • DI’BRIEKA MILLER, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    DI’BRIEKA MILLER

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Di’Breika is a tutor at Sylvan Learning. She holds a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Woman’s University. She holds her certification in 4-8 Core. She teaches Math at Sylvan.