Meet our Glendale Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Jessica Agopian, Center Director

    Jessica Agopian

    Center Director

    Jessica is the Center Director at Sylvan of Glendale and launched the opening of our center in January 2021. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the center. As a former event planner for children’s parties, Jessica chose a career in the tutoring business to pursue her passion for working with kids and helping students reach their fullest potential. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she has been an active part of the Armenian community from a young age. Later in life, she achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Long Beach State University. When Jessica isn’t at Sylvan, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones and creating party décor for her Etsy shop!
  • Fabio Marquez, Regional Director

    Fabio Marquez

    Regional Director

    Fabio Marquez is the Regional Director for Sylvan and has been with the company for 7 years. In the Regional Director role, he oversees seven centers and is responsible for operations, sales, and ongoing training. Fabio attended UC Irvine where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics along with a Minor in Latin American Studies. He comes to Sylvan with over a decade of tutoring and directing experience. In 2018, he was nominated for the Center Director of the Year Award. This award spans all centers in North America. Fabio enjoys working with families in order to make an ongoing plan for success.
  • Sara Hall, Director of Marketing

    Sara Hall

    Director of Marketing

    Sara is the Director of Marketing for 8 Sylvan Learning centers in Southern California. In addition to overseeing all local digital marketing campaigns across her centers, Sara conducts and manages partnerships with school districts across Los Angeles. Sara’s passion for education began during her time at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. During her time in college, she studied abroad in Oxford England and taught English in South Korea. When she is not at Sylvan, she’s hiking and exploring the local mountains, hitting the beach, or scuba diving the Channel Islands.
  • Todd Crabtree, Executive Director

    Todd Crabtree

    Executive Director

    Todd is our Executive Director and has a life-long passion for helping kids achieve academic success. He is passionate about college preparation. If you have a question about SAT/ACT, ask Todd. He has been running learning centers since 1998, and he understands the advantage tutored kids have over those that do not get the extra support. Todd graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cal. State University, Fullerton, and he is a 12-year Marine Corps veteran. He is also a full-time soccer dad. When you see him in the center, please say, “Hi!” He would love to hear about how you learned about Sylvan.
  • Anna Khan, Ace It Manager & Teacher

    Anna Khan

    Ace It Manager & Teacher

    Anna has been a tutor at Sylvan since September 2021. She has previously worked as a math tutor in Alabama where she studied neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She moved to California in 2019 to pursue her Master’s in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. Her goal is to work as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Even though her advanced degree is in writing, math is her favorite subject to teach. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with her family, friends, and cat.