Meet our Dix Hills Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Lisa Amaya, Center Director

    Lisa Amaya

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Lisa is responsible for the day to day operations of the center. Lisa has been with Sylvan of Huntington since 2005 and has found her home here, among the teachers and students that she serves. Lisa has her Masters in Elementary Education, along with a BA in Political Science and a minor in History. Lisa believes strongly in Sylvan's mission and is passionate about improving not only a student's grades, but his or her self esteem as well! At Sylvan, parents, teachers and tutors all work together to ensure that each child flourishes and succeeds! When Lisa is not at the center, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. 
  • Nikole Florio, Director of Education

    Nikole Florio

    Director of Education

    Nikole oversees the educational integrity of our programs and helps manage and train our team of tutors in Huntington. Nikole brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan. Nikole has a BA in Drama and British Literature, and a MSED in English Education (7-12) from Hofstra University.  When Nikole isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, and spending time with her family.