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!

  • BRANDON ROBERTS, Executive Director

    BRANDON ROBERTS

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Brandon works closely with directors to ensure students get the best education possible. Brandon started working at Sylvan while attending University and decided to turn his passion for educational leadership into a career. Brandon has been a part of Sylvan since 2009. When he isn’t at Sylvan you will find him spending time with family and friends.
  • 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 George, M.Ed., Center Director

    Jodie George, 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.
  • Kaily Larkey, Director of Education

    Kaily Larkey

    Director of Education

    Kaily oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Coppell. Kaily holds a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of North Texas. When Kaily isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing with her puppy, dancing, and shopping.
  • Wilonda DeFreeze, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Wilonda DeFreeze

    CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Wilonda is a tutor at Sylvan of Coppell & Irving. Wilonda holds a BSIS from Stephen F Austin State University and holds certifications in Reading 1-8, Art EC-12, and Self-Contained 1-8. At Sylvan, Wilonda teaches Reading and Writing. When not at Sylvan, she enjoys reading, art, and sewing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • Blessy Kuruvilla, Tutor

    Blessy Kuruvilla

    Tutor

    Blessy is a tutor at Sylvan of Coppell & Irving. She holds an MSc in Physics and a Master's in Education. At Sylvan, Blessy teaches Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. When not at Sylvan, she enjoys reading and gardening.
  • Naila Imran, Tutor

    Naila Imran

    Tutor

    Naila is a tutor at Sylvan of Coppell & Irving. She holds a BS in Computer Science. At Sylvan, Naila teaches Mathematics and Reading. When not at Sylvan, Naila enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her friends. 
  • Leangie Mumphrey, Tutor

    Leangie Mumphrey

    Tutor

    Leangie is a tutor at Sylvan of Coppell & Irving. Leangie holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration and has been with Sylvan for 2 years. At Sylvan, Leangie teaches Reading, Writing, and Math. When not at Sylvan, she enjoys singing and playing softball.