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!

  • Amy Huggins, Center Director

    Amy Huggins

    Center Director

    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.
  • Jan Jacobson, Director of Education

    Jan Jacobson

    Director of Education

    Jan oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Bedford. A former educator in Birdville ISD, Jan brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Bedford. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University. Her favorite thing about Sylvan is seeing the enthusiasm the kids have when they gain confidence. When Jan isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with friends and family, scattering joy! 
  • Susan Lavender, Teacher

    Susan Lavender


    Susan is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of Bedford. Susan holds a 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.
  • Emilia Egel, Teacher

    Emilia Egel


    Emilia is a teacher at Sylvan of Bedford, and she loves learning. She studied at Texas Wesleyan University, where she earned her B.S. in History with Secondary Certification and minored in English. She is certified in History, Social Studies, and ESL. Emilia finds the greatest joy in teaching history, writing and reading, and loves to help students unlock their potential. In her free time, Emilia enjoys reading, cross-stitch, long walks, and playing softball.