Meet our Bedford Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Nizar Bhulani, Executive Director

    Nizar Bhulani

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director and Franchisee Operator, Nizar leads the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Nizar has been surrounded by education and entrepreneurship for a majority of his life, and is inspired to help expand supplemental education. In the past, Nizar has started and managed many IT companies but he soon realized his passion was education. He began teaching at the university level after receiving his Master’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Sciences. In his free time, Nizar enjoys playing golf, reading and traveling. At Sylvan, he enjoys helping students realize their full potential as they grow in confidence and experience academic success.
  • Amy Huggins, Director

    Amy Huggins


    As Director, Amy leads the Sylvan Learning of Bedford. Amy is a graduate of the University of North Texas and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is certified by the state of Texas in Special Education EC – 12, and has been with Sylvan since 2000. Amy is a proud mother to 3 amazing children. In her free time, you can find Amy cooking up new things in her kitchen, spending time with her children, or enjoying a movie with extra buttered popcorn. Amy enjoys working with different students and building confidence in them.



    Jo-Ann is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Jo-Ann graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Masters of Science in Literacy Education. She holds a teaching certificate in Generalist EC-6. In her free time, Jo-Ann enjoys reading, painting, cooking, and DIY craft projects. At Sylvan of Bedford, Jo-Ann looks forward to building a student’s confidence and encouraging their development.
  • Susan Lavender, Tutor

    Susan Lavender


    Susan is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Susan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Minor in English. She teaches HS Math, Algebra, Geometry, SAT and ACT. Susan has a wide variety of interests including reading, volleyball, and hot air ballooning. At Sylvan of Bedford, Susan enjoys helping her students meet their educational goals and goes beyond to make sure they leave with more confidence and knowledge.
  • Rachel Faeber, Tutor

    Rachel Faeber


    Rachel is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and also has ELE Generalist for Pre-K through 4 and ELE Generalist 5-8 grade. Rachel enjoys singing, traveling, reading and meeting new people and cultures. At Sylvan of Bedford, Rachel looks forward to getting to know her students and encouraging them to excel in whatever they do in life.
  • Amber Green, Tutor

    Amber Green


    Amber is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Amber is a graduate of Texas State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Master in Secondary Education. Amber holds a teaching certificate in English Language Arts & Reading 8-12. In her free time, Amber enjoys traveling, cooking and dancing. At the Sylvan of Bedford, Amber looks forward to meeting new students and sharing her love of learning with them.
  • Alison Sturdevant, Certified Tutor

    Alison Sturdevant

    Certified Tutor

    Alison is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Alison graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary & Early Childhood Education. She also attended AMI and received her certification to teach at Montessori schools around the world. Alison also has certifications in Elementary grades 1-8, Early Childhood Pre-K through Kindergarten, and ESL. Alison enjoys dancing, reading, and swimming. At Sylvan of Bedford, Alison works hard to make sure her students' potential is met and she drives them to gain more knowledge and confidence.
  • Elaine Shaw, Instructor

    Elaine Shaw


    Elaine is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Elaine earned her BA in English Language Arts at Texas Tech and MA in Liberal Arts at Dallas Baptist University. Elaine enjoys reading (especially mystery novels) and spending time with her granddaughter. At Sylvan of Bedford, Elaine looks forward to inspiring her students to learn more and grow in their knowledge. 
  • Tina Sohne, Tutor

    Tina Sohne


    Tina is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Tina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Legal Studies. Tina enjoys watching movies and rollerblading. At Sylvan of Bedford, Tina enjoys helping students grow, succeed, and become well equipped independent learners.
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