Meet our Flower Mound Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • BRANDON ROBERTS, Executive Director


    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 Directors to ensure all students get the best education possible. Stephany is a graduate of Baylor University with a Math Major in 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.
  • Marissa Marinan, CENTER DIRECTOR

    Marissa Marinan


    As Center Director, Marissa helps to lead and facilitate the operations and management of Sylvan Learning of Flower Mound. Marissa holds a Bachelor's of General Studies with an emphasis in Reading and Education and currently working on her Master's of English with Emphasis in Education. Marissa taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for 12 years before joining the Sylvan Learning Family. She is passionate about Advocating for children with learning differences and special needs. When Marissa isn’t at Sylvan, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two sons, playing video games together, and taking care of their small farm.
  • Catherine Hotard, Director of Education

    Catherine Hotard

    Director of Education

    Catherine is the Director of Education at Sylvan Learning of Flower Mound with a gift for working with kids. Catherine holds a bachelor's in Education from the University of Dallas. She is certified in Generalist and ESL EC-6. When Catherine isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find reading, hiking, and learning French as a new language.
  • Sara Bratton, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Sara Bratton


    Sara is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning of Flower Mound. Sara holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master's in Math Education. Sara teaches Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and SAT/ACT at Sylvan. Sara taught in the school system for 42 years before retiring. When she isn’t at Sylvan, Sara enjoys being with her family and being engaged in her church and community.
  • Dianna Moore, CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Dianna Moore


    Dianna is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning of Flower Mound. Dianna holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Certification in Early Childhood Development. Dianna teaches K-8 reading and writing and k-6 math at Sylvan. When not at Sylvan Dianna likes reading science fiction books and playing sudoku.
  • Moneeb Sarmad, Tutor

    Moneeb Sarmad


    Moneeb is a tutor at Sylvan of Flower Mound. He holds a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and a Master's in Education. At Sylvan, Moneeb teaches K 12 Reading and Writing, Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and SAT/ACT. When not at Sylvan, Moneeb likes to spend time with his wife and daughter.
  • Elisabeth (Lizzy) Hotard, Tutor

    Elisabeth (Lizzy) Hotard


    Lizzy is a tutor at Sylvan Learning. She holds a Bachelor's in Theatre. She teaches K-8 Reading, Writing, and Math at Sylvan. When not at Sylvan, Lizzy enjoys reading and drawing.
  • Deborah Evans, Tutor

    Deborah Evans


    Deborah is a tutor at Sylvan. She holds a Bachelor of Science. At Sylvan, Deborah teaches K-8 Math and K 12 Reading and Writing. When not at Sylvan you'll find Deborah traveling, swimming, spending time with her family, and watching her daughter play golf.