Meet our Huntington Beach Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Holly Lê, Executive and Center Director

    Holly Lê

    Executive and Center Director

    Holly attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota where she earned her B.A. in Business Administration and International Business. She started Sylvan as an Admin seven years ago and fell in love with the program so much that she is now the owner and Executive Director of both Sylvan Learning of Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. Holly believes Sylvan serves as a catalyst for academic confidence and is the guiding post for student growth and improvement. 
  • Linda T. Pham, Ph.D., Executive Director, Director of Education, and College Prep

    Linda T. Pham, Ph.D.

    Executive Director, Director of Education, and College Prep

    Dr. Linda Pham is an educator and philanthropist with a passion for cultivating personal development and educational growth. Her ties with Sylvan started in 2013, having enrolled her eldest son to ensure he received the guidance and confidence-building skills needed to navigate the school system.  She graduated from UC Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Education - Language, Literacy, and Culture, and her expertise is in academic counseling and higher education. Linda firmly believes that Sylvan’s philosophies of positive reinforcement and thoughtful scaffolding help children traverse their academic world.
  • Lynna Hóng, Program Manager and Teacher

    Lynna Hóng

    Program Manager and Teacher

    Lynna completed her Bachelor's Degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a focus in Elementary School at CSUF Fullerton. Her teaching philosophy is based on the belief that children are the future and for teachers to instill the value of education in their students. Teachers serve to guide children through their educational journey by motivating them to reach their full potential. Lynna’s mission is to help students instill a love for life-long learning and encourage them to never stop questioning the world around them.
  • Austin Días, Teacher

    Austin Días


    Austin received his B.S. degree in Biology, Cum Laude, at Loyola Marymount University and is currently an Optometry student at Western University. Throughout his time at Sylvan, he has learned that positive energy has the ability to radiate through others, and actively seeks to nourish positivity by directly influencing his students. With a deep love and passion for education, he thrives in transforming a student’s attitude from feelings of anger and frustration, to happiness and excitement. It is his personal goal for each and every student.  
  • Kara Cavallaro, Teacher

    Kara Cavallaro


    Kara earned her BA in English Literature and her MA in 19th-Century American Literature at CSU Long Beach. Her teaching philosophy is that all students have the ability to learn and that it is the teacher’s job to provide students with the tools and resources they need to be successful. Kara’s favorite thing about teaching is seeing the progress her students make and watching their confidence grow as they understand new concepts. She enjoys promoting valuable skills to her students such as critical thinking, writing, communication, and problem-solving, and believes that every child deserves an equal opportunity and access to learning. Kara strives to create a positive learning environment where students feel included, comfortable and safe, and where all ideas and opinions are welcomed.