Meet our Coral Springs Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Melanie Ann Sharp, Center Director/Teacher

    Melanie Ann Sharp

    Center Director/Teacher

    As Center Director, Melanie helps children meet their full academic potential for Sylvan of Coral Springs. A certified mathematics teacher, Melanie chose a career in the tutoring business because she understands the importance of having students reach their educational goals. Melanie received her B.A. in Education from SUNY Geneseo in New York. When Melanie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her most likely with family, outdoors or running as her most passionate hobby. 
  • Natalie Gibbs, Assistant Center Director/Teacher/SAT/ACTprep tutor

    Natalie Gibbs

    Assistant Center Director/Teacher/SAT/ACTprep tutor

    As Assistant Center Director and Teacher, Natalie leads many responsibilities for Sylvan of Coral Springs. A former teacher for ten years Natalie chose a career in the tutoring business because she enjoys seeing the growth students can make in Reading, Writing, or Math. She studied at FAU and received a K-6 teaching certificate. When Natalie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her two young kids and family. She also enjoys reading, sports, fishing, and scuba diving. 
  • Diana Diaz, Teacher

    Diana Diaz


    Diana has been working with children for approximately 30 years. She acquired her degree at Lynn University. Her last 8 years she worked at a private school as a middle Science/LA teacher. Diana's hobbies include music, reading, and spending time with her family!
  • Charlotte Lake, Teacher/SAT/ACTprep tutor

    Charlotte Lake

    Teacher/SAT/ACTprep tutor

    Charlotte has been teaching for about 10 years. She has experience in Mathematics, Reading, and Physical Education. She graduated with a BA Science from Arizona State University, where she majored in Kinesiology. Charlotte enjoys working with children because for her, there is nothing better than helping another person improve and succeed in their academics. She enjoys reading and writing about philosophy and science. She also enjoys teaching the older students in Math SAT/ACTprep.
  • Shazia Rahaman, Teacher

    Shazia Rahaman


    Shazia currently teaches 4th grade, specializing this year in math and science. She went to college in New York City and earned her degree in English Literature and Childhood Elementary Education. She tutors because students won't always understand what they learned during the school day. She feels it is important to have a place after school where the students feel comfortable to get caught up or ahead in their academics. Shazia enjoys reading classic novels, visiting museums, and spending time with her family!
  • Kimberly Moore, Teacher/SAT/ACTprep tutor

    Kimberly Moore

    Teacher/SAT/ACTprep tutor

    Kimberly has a BA in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University. Also, she has a Masters of Arts in Library Science from University of South Florida. Kim has been a tutor for over 3 years for reading and math students. She recently has finished her SAT/ACT prep training and is showing success with Sylvan SAT prep students. Kimberly's hobbies include reading and also performing in community theater!
  • Diane B-W, Teacher

    Diane B-W


    Diane attended Emerson College and received her degree in BA Science. Also, Diane received a masters in Education at Lesley College. She retired from public school teaching after 25 years but remained passionate about educating children. Diane's other passion is taking care of her pets. She owns many animals and enjoys taking her dogs to the dog park on her time off!
  • Sonila (Miss Sonya) Gulka, Teacher/SAT/ACTprep tutor

    Sonila (Miss Sonya) Gulka

    Teacher/SAT/ACTprep tutor

    Miss Sonya has a BA in Mathematics and Informatics Engineering from the University of Tirana, Albania. She is currently continuing her education at Broward College in the teacher education program. Miss Sonya enjoys seeing the students grow and making progress. But mostly, she likes helping others. Currently, Miss Sonya is mainly tutoring at Sylvan in the SAT/ACT prep programs and teaching upper level math students. In her free time, you will find Miss Sonya playing volleyball!