Meet our Harker Heights Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Jeneisa Davis, CENTER DIRECTOR

    Jeneisa Davis

    CENTER DIRECTOR

    Jeneisa oversees the educational integrity of our programs. She also manages and trains our team of exceptional tutors. She is a graduate of the Texas Lutheran University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Multidiscipline Studies with her teaching certification in EC-6 Generalist. In her free time, Jeneisa enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her friends and family. While teaching, Jenesia enjoyed seeing the children excited about school, learning and seeing them reach their full potential. Her excitement for children is one of the reasons she came to Sylvan.
  • Josh Saffron, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    Josh Saffron

    DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    Josh is a graduate of the Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a degree in Bible & Theology. Currently pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from Grand Canyon University, Josh is a strong believer that the future will always be brighter when we invest it. With that in mind, he is an outgoing person who is passionate about working with children. In his spare time, Josh enjoys fishing, playing guitar and spending time with his family.
  • Monika Callegari, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Monika Callegari

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Monika believes that education is a way to introduce children to their potential. She was inspired by great teachers, and she wants to instill that inspiration within her students. Monika received her Bachelor of Science from Tarleton University, and her Master’s in Education from Texas A&M Central Texas. She has obtained a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction as a Reading Specialist. She is currently certified in English Language Arts and Reading for grades 4-8th as well as History for grades 7th- 12th and a generalist for grades 4th -8th. Outside of Sylvan she loves reading young adult fiction and biography books. She is also an avid puzzle enthusiast! Overall, Monika is passionately focused on building relationships based on kindness and respect. 
  • Hope Harmonson, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Hope Harmonson

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Hope is a University of Texas alumna who loves creating life-long learners. With a degree in early childhood education, she is constantly trying to find ways to help all her students learn and grow. In her downtime she likes to read, bake, cook, and listen to music. She is a caring and hardworking teacher who always helps her students feel welcome and excited for class.
  • Tim Flugum, CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Tim Flugum

    CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Tim is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also has a Master's Degree in Physics from Texas A & M University. Tim is a very special teacher. He is exceptional at all math courses, and he also teaches chemistry, physics, and some of our STEM courses. Students of all ages really like Tim, because he is positive and knows how to connect with kids. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking.
  • Stella Chung, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Stella Chung

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Stella values education as she believes it leads to broader and greater opportunities in life. She loves working with kids and putting smiles on their face. Stella attended Golden West College, and University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Outside of Sylvan, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog. She is a donut enthusiast, and one day hopes to travel to all the states in the U.S to taste the best doughnut in every state.
  • Tamara Thomas, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Tamara Thomas

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Teaching has always been a passion for Tamara. When she began teaching, it was something that she quickly fell in love with. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education with a minor in psychology. With our students, she is very devoted, sincere, ambitious, honest, and very open-minded. Outside of teaching, she loves to travel, go hiking, and volunteer within her community.
  • Tara Pollnitz, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Tara Pollnitz

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Tara is a person who is curious, shy, and caring. She is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She loves to do creative writing, ballet, and yoga. She wants to make a huge difference in the children’s lives, and provide a constructive environment for them. Her goal is to set them up to succeed in the future. She specializes in ELA, Elementary Math, and Algebra. 
  • Evelyn Armstrong, SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Evelyn Armstrong

    SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Evelyn is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. She is currently working towards her Master’s degree from Purdue University. Evelyn is ambitious, creative, compassionate, honest, and adventurous. She loves to help her students reach their individual educational goals. Outside of Sylvan, she likes to spend time with her husband, go to the gym, and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Ashley Johnson, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Ashley Johnson

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Ashley is a teacher who is motivated by her own struggles as a child to empower students and encourage them to achieve their academic dreams. As a graduate of Texas State University, she holds certifications in reading and science. When she is not teaching, she enjoys hiking with her dog and spending time with her family.
  • Angela Davis, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Angela Davis

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Angela Davis is a reliable and personable teacher who loves to help students and watch them learn. She has a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University and is state certified to teach EC-6 core subjects as well as ESL. When Angela is not working with children, she enjoys photography and spending time with her family.
  • Heather Tobias, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Heather Tobias

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Heather is a person who is dependable, outgoing, compassionate, and patient. She is a graduate of both Armstrong State and Louisiana Tech University with a Master’s in English. She is EC-6 and 7-12 certified who specializes in the core subjects and ELAR. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, riding her motorcycle, and reading. We appreciate having Heather as part of our team due to her passion of passing down the love of learning to her students
  • Kaiah Hammond, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Kaiah Hammond

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Kaiah is a graduate of Central Texas College and also the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. She holds an AA in General Studies, and a BA in English. She enjoys helping kids turn struggles in reading and math into strengths. When working with the students she is kind, patient, and very helpful. In her spare time, she loves to read, go on walks with her family and spend time at the library.
  • Tiffany Moore, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Tiffany Moore

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Ms. Tiffany has a passion for teaching and helping children learn to the best of their abilities. She is a graduate of Letourneau University with a degree in interdisciplinary Studies of Education for grades EC-6. She is a teacher who is motivated, passionate, hard-working, and driven. Outside of teaching, she likes to help her son with athletics and his homework. She also likes traveling and trying new foods.
  • Cherelle Boyd, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Cherelle Boyd

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Cherelle is a patient and kind teacher who has a passion for helping children learn and grow. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Huston-Tillotson University. Cherelle especially enjoys working with students with special needs.
  • Suzanne Ferguson, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Suzanne Ferguson

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Suzanne is an outstanding teacher who has an outgoing and bubbly personality. Her passion is to help struggling students succeed. She has a Master’s from Texas A & M, a Bachelor of Science from University of Phoenix, and an Associate’s in Psychology from Cameron University. She is EC-6 generalist, GT, and ESL certified. Outside of teaching she loves to read, attend baseball games, and relax with her children.
  • Lynn Grant, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lynn Grant

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lynn Grant decided to become a teacher as she has always been interested in helping children. She has a Bachelor's degree in Government from Clark University and a Lifetime Elementary Education Certificate from St. Edwards University. She enjoys staying current with news events. She is very patient with the students and excels at teaching young readers.
  • Levona Hunter, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Levona Hunter

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Levona decided to become a teacher because she likes children and enjoys watching them learn. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Harding University, and a Master's Degree in English from Arkansas State University, as well as an ESL certification from the University of Texas.  She is certified to teach English, Reading, History, Language Arts, and ESL. In her free time, she enjoys reading and quilting.
  • Lyle Gier, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lyle Gier

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lyle is a soft-spoken person and a very good teacher. He has a way of earning the trust of students and values being able to teach kids. Lyle is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master's Degree in Computer Educations and Cognitive Studies. Lyle prides himself on being a very honest person with good moral standards. In his free time, he likes to read.