Meet our Katy Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Alison Schmidt, Director of Education

    Alison Schmidt

    Director of Education

    Alison has been in the education field for over 30 years, having taught 3rd - 5th grades in Houston ISD, Alief ISD, and Cy-Fair ISD, and began teaching at the Sylvan in 2015. She attended Hastings College in Nebraska. Alison loves to work with students and watch them succeed. Because of that, she is excited to have the opportunity to be here working both in the administration and teaching of programs. At Sylvan, Mrs. Alison oversees the organization and scheduling of Sylvan programs and guides our team of tutors. She also tutors Academic Reading, Beginning Reading, Math Essentials, Academic Writing, and Study Skills.
  • Chloe Aker, Center Director

    Chloe Aker

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Chloe runs Sylvan Learning Center of Katy and Houston. A former regional coordinator for a hands-on teaching business and prior to that a Customer Liaison for Disney Ko'Olina resort, Chloe chose a career in the tutoring business because of her prior experience with children and learning. When Chloe isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with her two children.