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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!

  • 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, Executive Director, Valleywide

    Yuko Garcia

    Executive Director, Valleywide

    Yuko Garcia is the Executive Director. 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!"
  • Alma Uribe, Director of Contract Services, Valleywide

    Alma Uribe

    Director of Contract Services, Valleywide

    Alma Uribe is our Director of Contract Services. Alma graduated from the Univ. of Texas-Pan American with a bachelor's in interdisciplinary studies and in English. She holds a teaching certificate in education, bilingual EC-4. Alma has over 10 years of teaching experience. Prior to coming to work for Sylvan RGV in 2006, Alma worked at First National Bank. Alma is happy Sylvan offers a Study Skills course "because it equips students with the foundational tools necessary to begin their walk toward academic success." Alma's favorite movie is "Bambi." Her favorite book is "Esperanza Rising" by Pam Munoz Ryan. In her free time, Alma likes to watch movies, cook, exercise, and sleep.
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