Meet our Kingwood Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Caroline Phillips, Center Director

    Caroline Phillips

    Center Director

    Caroline is the Center Director at the Sylvan Learning Center of Kingwood.  Caroline is a graduate of Baylor University. In her free time, Caroline enjoys biking, listening to music, and spending time with family.  She enjoys seeing our youth grow and succeed!
  • Melanie Sides, Director of Education

    Melanie Sides

    Director of Education

    Melanie oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Kingwood.  Melanie is a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications.  In her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with family, reading, and music.  Melanie channels her energy and love for learning into her students. 
  • Robin Mouser, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Robin Mouser

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Robin is a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center of Kingwood with a gift for working with kids.  While Robin has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring Reading and Writing.  Robin is a graduate of the University of Houston and holds a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  In her free time, Robin enjoys reading, writing, and traveling.
  • Sheila Evans, CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Sheila Evans

    CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Sheila is a certified teacher at Sylvan Learning Center of Kingwood and Atascocita with a gift for math! While Sheila has many tutoring talents, her specialty is Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry! Sheila is a graduate of the University of Eastern Philippines, and holds a teaching certification in Generalist 4-8. In her free time, Sheila likes to volunteer at church.
  • Becky Thompson, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Becky Thompson

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Becky is a tutor at Sylvan Learning Center of Kingwood with a passion for teaching Reading and Math! Becky is a graduate of the Sam Houston State University, and holds teaching certifications in Generalist EC-4, Special Education EC-12th, and ESL. In her free time, Becky likes going to the movies, and spending time with friends and family!
  • Molly Merkle, SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Molly Merkle

    SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Molly is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a love of teaching all things English and Science! While Molly has many tutoring talents, she loves teaching Reading, Early Math, and Writing. Molly is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. In her free time, Molly likes to do yoga, cook, and run! 
  • Nancy Rubiano, CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Nancy Rubiano

    CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Nancy is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a love of seeing students make connections! While Nancy has many tutoring talents, she loves teaching Algebra, Reading, Chemistry, and STAAR Prep. Nancy is a graduate from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and holds a teaching certificate for Generalist grades 4-8. In her free time, Nancy likes to read, spend time with her grandkids, and travel!
  • Danielle Young, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Danielle Young

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Danielle is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood who enjoys making learning fun! While Danielle has many tutoring talents, she loves teaching Reading, Writing, and Early Readers. Danielle is a graduate from Texas A & M. She holds a teaching certificate for SPED EC-12 and ESL EC-12. In her free time, Danielle likes to review science teaching theories and study for more certification tests!
  • Telitia Fisher, SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Telitia Fisher

    SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Telitia is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a love of teaching all things Reading and Writing! While Telitia has many tutoring talents, she loves teaching Reading, Writing, and Math. Telitia is a graduate of Sam Houston State. In her free time, Telitia likes to skate, read, and journal! 
  • John O'Connor, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    John O'Connor

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    John is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a love of all things Math! While John has many tutoring talents, he loves teaching Algebra, SAT Prep, and Reading. John is a graduate from Aurora University. In his free time, John likes to paint, watch football, and go to Church. 
  • Tia Porter, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Tia Porter

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Tia is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a love of teaching all things English, Grammar, and Writing! While Tia has a passion for English, she also is interested in singing, art, and church activities. Tia has a Bachelor’s in English from Purdue University. 
  • Mary Bibens, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Mary Bibens

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Mary is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a passion for teaching young minds! While Mary has many tutoring talents, she loves teaching Reading, Math, and STAAR Prep. Mary is a graduate from Sam Houston State University! In her free time, Mary enjoys reading, writing, and cooking! Mary describes herself as caring, passionate, and fun.
  • Shalana Dodson, SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Shalana Dodson

    SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Shalana is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a love of teaching all things Writing and English! While Shalana has a passion for English, she also is interested in cultural studies and music. Shalana has a Bachelor’s of Art in English and a Master’s in Adult Education from the University of Phoenix.