Meet our Kyle Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Vanessa Dela Rosa , Center Director

    Vanessa Dela Rosa

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Vanessa oversees the operations of Sylvan of Kyle. Currently attending Eastern Gateway Community College to obtain a Bachelor's in Business Management and Marketing Minor. She has been a part of Sylvan since May 2020. 
  • Cassandra Steen, Director of Education

    Cassandra Steen

    Director of Education

    Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from UT-Pan American,   Masters in Science of Marketing UT at Dallas
    Cassandra "Cassie" Steen, tutors reading, writing, math, science, geography, and SAT/ACT Prep at Sylvan Learning of Kyle. She joined our team in 2019 and was promoted to Director of Education in 2021
  • Michelle Mendoza , Center Assistant

    Michelle Mendoza

    Center Assistant

    Michelle has been apart of our Kyle team since September of 2020. As a Center Assistant, her duties include preparing the center for tutoring sessions, welcoming students to the center and overseeing their departure. 
  • Mairi Vannella, Tutor

    Mairi Vannella

    Tutor

    Certified Teacher
    Mairi received her B.A.  and M.A.  in Mass Communication from Texas State University.  She is certified to teach English K-8th and has been apart of the Sylvan of Kyle family since 2019. 
  • Bernadette Brown, Tutor

    Bernadette Brown

    Tutor

    Certified Teacher-B.S.  in Elementary Education and M.S. of Education/ Counseling/ Educational Diagnostician from Southwest Texas State University and University of Houston. 
    Bernadette joined our Sylvan of Kyle family in March 2021. 
  • Ezekiel Warren, Tutor

    Ezekiel Warren

    Tutor

    Ezekiel is a graduate of Florida State University and has a Bachelors in Social Science and Public Administration. He is currently a graduate student at Texas State University to obtain his Masters in English Education 4-8. English/Writing.  Zeke joined our Sylvan of Kyle team in  2020. 
  • Diane Baker, Tutor

    Diane Baker

    Tutor

    B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
    Diane teaches math, chemistry, and history. For the past 10 years she has been tutoring and homeschooling. She joined the Sylvan of Kyle team in 2021.
  • Charles Smith , Upper Level Math Tutor

    Charles Smith

    Upper Level Math Tutor

    Charles "Curtis" Smith is currently finishing up his Associates in Mathematics with Austin Community College and plans to transfer to Texas State upon completion. Being a math Major, Curtis can comfortably teach students in areas of Pre-Algebra; Algebra (1 &2); Geometry; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; Chemistry; and Physics. Curtis has been here with us at Sylvan since December 2020. 
  • Leyon Greene, Upper Level Math Tutor

    Leyon Greene

    Upper Level Math Tutor

    Leyon has been a great addition to our Sylvan staff since he joined us in September of 2021. He has a Masters of Science in Meteorology from the University of Utah, Masters of Science in Environmental Science with a Minor in Mathematics from Jackson State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science. 
  • Valery Sadovskiy, Tutor

    Valery Sadovskiy

    Tutor

    Valery has a BA in Psychology with a Minor in English from Texas State University. She is currently back at TSU to obtain her Master's in Education. Valery joined our team in December 2021 and we are excited to have her be a part of our team this upcoming year! 
  • Elida Rojero, Teachers Assistant

    Elida Rojero

    Teachers Assistant

    As a Teacher Assistant, her duties include preparing the center for tutoring sessions, welcoming students to the center and overseeing their departure. Elida has been apart of our team since August of 2021. She has a history of being a Child Care Assistant and has an Associates in Education from Austin Community College.