Meet our Cedar Hill Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • STEPHANY ZAPATA, Executive Director

    STEPHANY ZAPATA

    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.
  • Thomas Davey, Center Director

    Thomas Davey

    Center Director

    Tom oversees the educational integrity of our programs, coaching and guiding our team of tutors. A former clinical researcher, Tom brings a passion for science and math to the Sylvan network in Cedar Hill. A graduate of SMU with a degree in biology, he is also a proud alumnus of Cistercian Prep in Irving. In his free time, you can usually find Tom on the tennis court or reading about history by the pool.
  • RICSHEEDA CALDWELL, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    RICSHEEDA CALDWELL

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Ricsheeda is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Cedar Hill. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in English and a Masters in English (African American Literature). She teaches Reading, Writing, SAT and ACT at Sylvan. In her free time, she likes reading, writing, play/script writing, all things make-up and traveling.
  • ELISABETH KENNEDY, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    ELISABETH KENNEDY

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Elisabeth is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Cedar Hill. She holds a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. She also holds EC-6, 4-8, ESL Supplemental certifications. She likes to teach beginning reading and reading at Sylvan. During her free time, Elisabeth likes to read and make jewelry.
  • CYNTHIA ADAMS, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    CYNTHIA ADAMS

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Cynthia is a tutor at Sylvan of Cedar Hill. She holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree. She is also certified in Special Education and Reading. She teaches Math, Algebra, Geometry, Language and English at Sylvan. During her free time, Cynthia likes to read and play card games.