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Meet our Castro Valley Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Liset Jimenez, Center Director

    Liset Jimenez

    Center Director

    As Center Director of Castro Valley, Liset works very hard to make sure that each of her families are well taken care of and that the center runs smoothly. As a former Academics Manager, Liset chose a career in the tutoring field because she truly believes in the amazing improvement and progress Sylvan makes in every child! She studied at California State University, Northridge and San Diego State University. When Liset isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her creating music and/or spending time with her loved ones.
  • Michaela Kloninger-Frandy, Director of Education

    Michaela Kloninger-Frandy

    Director of Education

    Michaela oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Castro Valley. A former therapist and owner of a private tutoring business in Hayward, Michaela brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Castro Valley. She graduated with her Master’s in Educational Psychology from California State University, East Bay. When Michaela isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her with her daughter and in Disneyland!
  • Jessica L. , Program Manager

    Jessica L.

    Program Manager

    Jessica oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Castro Valley. A former lead teacher in the Bay Area, Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Castro Valley. She graduated from UC Davis and is an alumni of Castro Valley High School! When Jessica isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her hiking with her dogs and running relays with her husband.
  • Kalei S., Admin

    Kalei S.

    Admin

    Kalei is a Junior at Castro Valley High School. As our admin, Kalei helps support teachers, students and staff. Kalei spends her time outside of Sylvan preparing for her SAT and shopping. She hopes to become a Pharmacist! 
  • Luann L., Tutor

    Luann L.

    Tutor

    Luann is a math, reading and writing instructor in our Castro Valley center. LuAnn has been tutoring at our center for twelve years! She is very caring and experienced. While Luann has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in our Beginning Reading tutoring program. She studied at California State Hayward. When Luann isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her knitting.
  • Nic E., Tutor

    Nic E.

    Tutor

    Nic is a reading, writing, study skills and test prep instructor in our Castro Valley center. Nic is extremely creative and dedicated. While Nic has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in our Academic Writing tutoring program. He studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in American History and an MA in Education with Honors. When Nic isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him reading books or binge watching Netflix.
  • Rebecca S., Tutor

    Rebecca S.

    Tutor

    Rebecca is an organized and enthusiastic tutor with a gift for working with kids. While Rebecca has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in early literacy tutoring. She studied at San Francisco State and earned her Bachelor's in English-Creative Writing. Rebecca is currently earning her Master's! When Rebecca isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, going to Giant's games and watching musicals.
  • Ralph G., Tutor

    Ralph G.

    Tutor

    Ralph is an experienced middle school teacher who has a gift for working with kids. While Ralph has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math and science tutoring. He studied Health Education at Ashford University and also studied Kinesiology at San Jose State University. Ralph is currently working on his second Master's degree while teaching middle school P.E.! When Ralph isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him playing sports, running and spending time with his family.
  • Caroline S., Tutor

    Caroline S.

    Tutor

    Caroline is a tutor in Castro Valley, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Caroline has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in writing tutoring.She studied at George Washington University and earned her degree in History and Classical Studies. When Caroline isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, playing guitar and drawing.
  • Esther H., Tutor

    Esther H.

    Tutor

    Esther is a tutor in Castro Valley, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Esther has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math and SAT tutoring. She studied at UC Berkeley. When Esther isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading science fiction.
  • Monica S., Tutor

    Monica S.

    Tutor

    Monica is a tutor in Castro Valley, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Monica has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math and homework support tutoring. She studied at UC Santa Cruz and she graduated with honors with a Bachelor's in Anthropology. When Monica isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her travelling, cooking for her family, working with wildlife, and spending as much time as possible outside (rain or shine!).
  • Akaela M.-O., Tutor

    Akaela M.-O.

    Tutor

    Akaela is a tutor in Castro Valley, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Akaela has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Beginning Reading tutoring. She studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. When Akaela isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her teaching second grade, watching the Warrior play or going to the movies with friends & family.
  • Will H.-D. , Tutor

    Will H.-D.

    Tutor

    Will is a tutor in Castro Valley, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Will has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. He studied at UC Santa Cruz and earned a BA in Music with an education minor. When Will isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him playing soccer, listening to jazz music and skateboarding.
  • Nina F., Tutor

    Nina F.

    Tutor

    Nina is a tutor in Castro Valley, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Nina has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring. She studied at Oberlin College. When Nina isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing violin and hiking with her dog.
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