Meet our Carrollton Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • STEPHANY ZAPATA, Executive Director


    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.
  • AVIEL MUDLIAR, Center Director


    Center Director

    As Center Director, Aviel leads the Sylvan of Carrollton & Lewisville. When Aviel isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him spending time cooking, movie-watching and hiking. Aviel loves working with students and enjoys seeing them excel academically. Aviel chose a career in the tutoring business because he wanted to fulfill his passion for advocating for children and academic achievement.
  • Lydia Deaver, Director of Education

    Lydia Deaver

    Director of Education

    Lydia oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Carrollton & Lewisville. Lydia holds a Bachelors in Science. She holds years of experience child care education. When Lydia isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her gardening, bike riding and fostering for her local animal shelter.
  • Charlotte Shepperd, Certified Tutor

    Charlotte Shepperd

    Certified Tutor

    Charlotte is a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center of Carrollton & Lewisville with a gift for working with kids. . She holds a B.S. in Mathematics and is certified by TEA for Secondary Math. At Sylvan Charlotte teachers Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, SAT and ACT. When not at Sylvan, Charlotte likes reading, crocheting and making jewelry.
  • Michelle Mills, Certified Tutor

    Michelle Mills

    Certified Tutor

    Michelle is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Carrollton & Lewisville. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southern Nazarene University. She also holds a lifetime certification from K-8. At Sylvan Michelle teaches Reading, Language Arts and Math. In her free time, Michelle likes gardening and painting.



    Shay is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Carrollton & Lewisville. Shay holds a B.S. in Social Studies Composite from Texas Wesleyan University and M.Ed in Second Education from University of North Texas. She also holds her certification in Social Studies. At Sylvan, Shay teaches Social Studies, Reading and Writing.



    Ahmed is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Carrollton & Lewisville. Ahmed holds a B.A. from University of North Texas and a Masters in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. Ahmed is also certified in Reading and English Language Arts 4-8, ESL 4-8 and English 7-12. Ahmed teaches Reading and Writing at Sylvan. In his free time, Ahmed likes to write, play basketball, watch movies and mentor youth.
  • LILY BERRY, Tutor



    Lily is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Frisco & McKinney. She holds a B.A. in History from Hendrix College. She teaches Reading, Writing and Math at Sylvan. When not at Sylvan you will find Lily doing embroidery, baking sweet treats and listening to podcasts.
  • MEHAK ZAIDI, Tutor



    Mehak is a tutor at Sylvan Learning. She holds a B.A. in Biology from University of North Texas. At Sylvan Mahek teaches Reading, Science and Math. When not at Sylvan, Mahek likes spending her time doing creative and artsy projects, reading and cooking.