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Meet our Harlingen Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Jennifer Martinez, Assistant Executive Director

    Jennifer Martinez

    Assistant Executive Director

    Jennifer Martinez is the Assistant Executive Director and enjoys working with students and families. She was born and raised in the Valley. Jennifer attended UTPA and obtained her BA in Biology then proceeded to study in Puerto Rico for 3 years. In Puerto Rico her favorite past time was jogging on the clear beaches and attending college, but now that she is back in the RGV she enjoys spending time with her close family and friends. Currently her focus is to learn Sylvan Learning Centers business opportunities and eventually become a franchisee owner or partner, so that she can help children in need excel in their academic abilities. 
  • Beatriz Mendoza, Center Director

    Beatriz Mendoza

    Center Director

    Beatriz “Betty” Mendoza is the Center Director in our Harlingen Center. Betty attended the Universidad de las Americas and later earned her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Phoenix. She joined the Sylvan RGV team in 2010. Betty loves the way the Sylvan writing programs allow students to discover their creative side and use their imagination for essay writing. Her favorite book is The Little Prince. Betty loves this quotation by Deepak Chopra: "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”  Betty's favorite thing about working at Sylvan is "seeing children walk in and out with smiles on their faces."
  • Yuko Garcia, Director of Contract Services

    Yuko Garcia

    Director of Contract Services

    Yuko Garcia is the Director of Contract Services. She works with school districts throughout the RGV. Yuko graduated from UTRGV with a BA in International Business and MBA. For the last 19 years she has been working in the field of education making a positive impact in student’s lives and continuing to foster the next generation of leaders. Her favorite thing about working at Sylvan is “seeing student’s academic growth and knowing that we are making a difference with our kids. They are our future leaders!"
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