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Meet our Irvine Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Joe Liu, Executive Director

    Joe Liu

    Executive Director

    Master of Arts Education: Education Management Emphasis; Grad. Dip. Ed., Education; Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Analysis and Design; Certificate: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL
  • Shaina Gramm, Center Director

    Shaina Gramm

    Center Director

    Master of Arts: Education; Bachelor of Arts: Classics; Credentials: Multiple Subjects, Single Subject Latin; Certificate: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 
  • Conor Matthews, Education Coordinator

    Conor Matthews

    Education Coordinator

    Master of Arts: Teaching; Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology; Credential: Multiple Subject; Certificate: TEFL/TOFL/TESL 
  • Matthew Iversen , STEM Teacher, TA

    Matthew Iversen

    STEM Teacher, TA

    Matthew is a STEM Teacher and Teaching Assistant in Irvine, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Matthew has many talents, he finds the greatest joy in Engineering instruction. He studies Engineering at Irvine Valley College. When Matthew isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him spending time with friends.
  • Dante Velasquez, STEM Teacher, TA

    Dante Velasquez

    STEM Teacher, TA

    Bachelor of Science: Science and Computer Science
  • Shirlee Smith, Lead Teacher

    Shirlee Smith

    Lead Teacher

    Master of Arts: Deaf Education; Bachelor of Arts: Psychology; Credential: Multiple Subject; Specialist Credential in Communication Handicapped
  • Alexander D'Agostino, Teacher

    Alexander D'Agostino

    Teacher

    Bachelor of Science: Mathematics
  • Rukiya Lakhani, Teacher

    Rukiya Lakhani

    Teacher

    Bachelor of Arts: Political Science; Credentials: Single Subject History and Social Science
  • Marge Packman, Teacher

    Marge Packman

    Teacher

    Bachelor of Arts: English
  • Susan Romito, Teacher

    Susan Romito

    Teacher

    California Administrative Service Credential; Bachelor of Arts: Spanish; California Community College Credential: Basic Education/Ethnic Studies; Credential: Single Subject Spanish and English; California Bilingual Cross-Cultural Specialist Credential K-12
  • Romy Runcie, Teacher

    Romy Runcie

    Teacher

    Master of Arts: Counseling; Bachelor of Arts: Criminology, Law & Society; Bachelor of Arts: Psychology & Social BehaviorCredentials: Multiple Subjects Certificates: Teaching in Gifted & Talented Education
  • Namirah Said, Teacher

    Namirah Said

    Teacher

    Bachelor of Arts: Education Sciences
  • Emely Solis, Teacher

    Emely Solis

    Teacher

    Bachelor of Arts: Spanish Language and Linguistics; current teacher candidate with Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Beth Ullman, Teacher

    Beth Ullman

    Teacher

    Master of Arts: Library Sciences; Bachelor of Arts; Credential: Multiple Subject  
  • Daniel Vo, Teacher

    Daniel Vo

    Teacher

    Bachelor of Science: Sociology
  • Samantha Wilson, Teacher

    Samantha Wilson

    Teacher

    Master of Arts: Elementary Education; Bachelor of Arts: Chinese Language and Culture; Credential: Multiple Subject 
  • Jacob Vowels, Teacher

    Jacob Vowels

    Teacher

    Master of Arts: Education; Bachelor of Arts: History; Credential: Single Subject Social Science
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