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Meet our Chula Vista Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Candice DeVane, Center Director

    Candice DeVane

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Candice leads, manages center operations, conducts parents conferences, gives center tours, and occasionally teaches for Sylvan of Eastlake. A former Engineer, Candice chose a career in the tutoring business because she believes that education provides many opportunities and wants students to reach their full potential and be their best selves. She studied at Virginia Polytechnic and State University for her undergrad and American University for her Masters.  When Candice isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading a book or dancing.
  • Loleta Diaz, Director of Education

    Loleta Diaz

    Director of Education

    Loleta oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Eastlake. A former children's director in Riverside, Loleta brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Eastlake. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton. When Loleta isn't at Sylvan you'll find her enjoying time with her two younger sons.
  • Viviana Martinez, Associate Director

    Viviana Martinez

    Associate Director

    As Associate Director, Viviana leads, manages center operations, conducts parents conferences, and gives center tours for Sylvan of Eastlake. As a former Inquiry Agent, Viviana chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves building relationships with students as well as parents and getting to know them inside and outside of school. She studied at Southwestern College. When Viviana isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her playing soccer on the field or at the park with her dog, Buddy. 
  • Paul Maglio, Teacher

    Paul Maglio

    Teacher

    Hi, my name is Paul. I was born and raised in San Diego. I have worked with students of all ages (K-12) and am currently working as an elementary school teacher in San Diego, CA. I have been with Sylvan Learning Center for many years. I tutor all subjects offered by Sylvan. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Spanish and my Preliminary teaching credential at San Diego State University and my California Clear teaching credential at Cal State Bakersfield. When not at Sylvan, I enjoy spending time with my family.
  • Mark Junkin , Teacher

    Mark Junkin

    Teacher

    Mark is a teacher in Eastlake, Chula Vista, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Mark has many tutoring talents, he finds his greatest joy in tutoring Spanish, Reading and Writing. He studied at Point Loma Nazarene University. When Mark isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him playing tennis, collecting rare coins or reading books on heath and nutrition. 
  • Joyce Celesial, Teacher

    Joyce Celesial

    Teacher

    Joyce is a teacher at the Chula Vista center with a gift for working with kids. While Joyce has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring reading and math. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCSD with a major in Human Development and her Masters of Science degree from National University with a major in Cross-Cultural Teaching. When Joyce isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her enjoying life with her husband and two children.
  • Kathy Hangen, Teacher

    Kathy Hangen

    Teacher

    Kathy is a Teacher in Chula Vista, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Kathy has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading and math tutoring. She studied at Cal State San Marcos. When Kathy isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her camping, hiking or biking. 
  • Charos Maull, Teacher

    Charos Maull

    Teacher

    Charos is a teacher in Chula Vista, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Charos has many tutoring talents she finds greatest joy in reading tutoring. She studied at Hampton University and National University. When Charos isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with family and friends, shopping and sight-seeing as well as enjoying the great outdoors. 
  • Erica Becerra, Teacher

    Erica Becerra

    Teacher

    Erica is a teacher in National City, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Erica has many tutoring talents, she finds greatest joy in Language Arts and Math. She studied at National University. When Erica isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her swimming, playing tennis, spending time with her family and having dinner at restaurants. 
  • BriAna Reef, Teacher

    BriAna Reef

    Teacher

    BriAna is an 8th grade Math teacher in San Diego, CA with a gift for working with kids. While BriAna has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Math tutoring. She studied at UCSD. When BriAna isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her traveling around the world or playing with her dog. 
  • Sergio Caracoza, Teacher

    Sergio Caracoza

    Teacher

    Sergio is a Reading and Math teacher in Chula Vista, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Sergio has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in Math tutoring. He studied at San Diego State University. When Sergio isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him jogging and doing exercise at the park. 
  • Joshua Arriola, Edge Instructor/Teacher Assistant

    Joshua Arriola

    Edge Instructor/Teacher Assistant

    Joshua is a TA in Chula Vista, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Joshua has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in Math tutoring. He studies at Southwestern College. When Joshua isn't at Sylvan, you'll find him at Southwestern College.
  • Keesha Becker, Teacher Assistant

    Keesha Becker

    Teacher Assistant

    Keesha is a Teacher Assistant in Chula Vista, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Keesha has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in lending a helping hand wherever she is needed. She studied at FIDM to fulfill her creative eye for design. When Keesha isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her designing and constructing an array of items that come to mind. 
  • Karen Nguyen, Teacher Assistant

    Karen Nguyen

    Teacher Assistant

    Karen is a Teacher Assistant in Chula Vista, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Karen has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in helping kids. She studied at San Diego State University. When Karen isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her family, swimming and reading.
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