Meet our Irving Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • 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.
  • Jodie Geoge, M.Ed., Center Director

    Jodie Geoge, M.Ed.

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Jodie leads the Sylvan of Coppell & Irving. Jodie holds a B.A. in English and M.Ed. in Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction. When Jodie isn’t at Sylvan, you will find her spending time outdoors; biking, volunteering within the community and reading. Jodie brings years of educational experience to Sylvan. Jodie chose a career in the tutoring business because she wanted to fulfill her passion for advocating for children and academic achievement.
  • ADISSON GRANT, Director of Education

    ADISSON GRANT

    Director of Education

    Adisson oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Coppell & Irving. Adi holds a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Science Education. Adi specializes in STEM Education, Reading, and Writing. When Adi isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing her Nintendo switch or taking care of her cat and bearded dragon.
  • LAUREN SIKORA, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    LAUREN SIKORA

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Lauren is a tutor at Sylvan Learning. She holds a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 with a specialty in ESL. She also holds her certification in EC-6 Generalist with ESL. She teaches Math and Reading at Sylvan. When not at Sylvan, Lauren likes swimming and spending time with her family.
  • AUDREY BYRD, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    AUDREY BYRD

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Audrey is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving. She is a graduate from University of Texas at Arlington and holds her certification in EC-6 ESL. She teaches Math and Science at Sylvan. During her free time Audrey likes to read.
  • ANANNYA BOSE, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    ANANNYA BOSE

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Ananya is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters in Business Administration. She also holds a Texas certification in School Leadership. She teaches Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT and ACT at Sylvan. During her free time, Ananya likes to do interior decoration, watch movies and listen to podcasts.
  • SUNSHINE HANCE, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    SUNSHINE HANCE

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Sunshine is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving. Sunshine holds a B.A. in History from TAMU, an M.A. in Global History from ASU and M.Ed. from TAMU. She holds her certification in Social Studies 7-12. She teaches Social Studies and Reading at Sylvan. During her free time, Sunshine likes watching movies, playing soccer and hiking.
  • VJ HARARI, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    VJ HARARI

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    VJ is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving. She holds a Bachelors in Statistics & Mathematics and a Masters in Computer Science. She teaches Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, SAT and ACT at Sylvan. During her free time, VJ likes watching TV serials/sitcoms, learning new skills in Computer Science and Mathematics.
  • JANICE HARMON, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    JANICE HARMON

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Janice is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Elementary Education. She teaches Math, Reading and Writing at Sylvan. In her free time, Janice likes watching movies, gardening, reading and decorating.
  • Linda Wagner, Tutor

    Linda Wagner

    Tutor

    Linda is a reading, math, and writing tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving where she enjoys helping students realize their potential. Linda has over 20 years of teaching experience.  She currently teaches English/Language Arts at Coppell High School.  She earned a B.S. in Education specializing in Elementary Education and Special Education from University of Texas in Austin, TX.  When Linda isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, volunteering in church youth activities, and walking her dachshund .
  • NICHOLAS LANE, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    NICHOLAS LANE

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Nicholas is a tutor at Sylvan Learning. He holds a degree in Early Childhood and is certified by the state of Arkansas. He teaches Reading, Writing, Math and Social Studies Science at Sylvan. During his free time he likes playing basketball, cooking and spending time with his family.
  • JUAN ALONSO, Tutor

    JUAN ALONSO

    Tutor

    Juan is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving. Juan holds a Bachelors of Science and is working towards a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Juan teaches Reading, Writing, Math and Science at Sylvan. In his free time Juan likes reading and spending time with his family.