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!

  • Lauren White, Center Director

    Lauren White

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Lauren leads the Sylvan Learning Center in Kingwood. Lauren is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. She is passionate about educating our youth and wants to make a difference in their lives. The students love Lauren because of her fun and energetic personality. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her friends and family and doing yoga.
  • Christina Arnold, Director of Education

    Christina Arnold

    Director of Education

    Christina oversees the educational integrity of our programs. She manages and develops our team of tutors at Sylvan Learning. She is an expert in academic development at Sylvan as she has been with us for over 15 years. Christina is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and holds a teaching certificate in Generalist EC-8. Christina enjoys helping all of her students. In her free time, Christina enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her family.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Andrea Sanchez, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Andrea Sanchez

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Andrea is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a love of seeing students succeed! While Andrea has many tutoring talents, she loves teaching Reading, Math, and Spanish. Andrea is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In her free time, Andrea likes to teach art education, and teach!
  • Safinaeli Mndeme, CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Safinaeli Mndeme

    CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Safinaeli is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a love of Math and Science! While Safinaeli has many tutoring talents, she loves teaching Algebra, Reading, Chemistry, and Biology. Safinaeli is a graduate from the Prairie View A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In her free time, Safinaeli is involved in fitness and cooking.
  • Tanesia Wilkerson, Certified Teacher

    Tanesia Wilkerson

    Certified Teacher

    Tanesia is an excellent teacher here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood. She has a passion for Special Education students! While Tanesia loves teaching students of all ages, she specifically likes teaching reading, math, and writing. Tanesia is a graduate from the University of Houston with a teaching certification in Generalist EC-4 and Special Education EC-12. In her free time, Tanesia likes to spend time with friends and family and be involved in the church. 
  • Ashley Lawrence, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Ashley Lawrence

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Ashley is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a passion for Reading and Writing! Ashley is a graduate from Stephen F. Austin University. In her free time, Ashley loves camping, hiking, and playing soccer and volleyball! 
  • Emilie Schwind, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Emilie Schwind

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Emilie is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a passion for Math and Science! While Emilie loves teaching students of all ages, she specifically likes teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Math. Emilie is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with a teaching certification in Mathematics 4-8 and Science 4-8. In her free time, Emilie loves being a mom, her dog, and spending time at church!
  • Jamyce Punch, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Jamyce Punch

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Jamyce is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a passion for Math and Science! Jamyce is a graduate of Texas A&M. She holds a teaching certification in Secondary Mathematics (6-12). Jamyce is also able to teach Spanish as well as multiple other subjects here at Sylvan.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Carlos Palacios, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Carlos Palacios

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Carlos is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a passion for Reading and Writing! Carlos is a graduate from Texas A&M International University and Sam Houston State University. Carlos seeks to provide adequate resources and instruction to students for their success in life. In his free time, Carlos likes to play piano, watch movies, and travel. 
  • 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.
  • Juan Benitez, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Juan Benitez

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Juan is an Upper-Level Math tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a passion for Math and Physics! Juan is a graduate from Western Governors University. Juan enjoys seeing students succeed and learn to love math. In his free time, Juan like to teach Physics, PC, and is interested in technology. 
  • Lindy Frederick, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lindy Frederick

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lindy is a tutor here at Sylvan Learning of Kingwood with a passion for Reading and Math! Lindy is a graduate from Sam Houston State and Walden University. She holds multiple teaching certifications in SPED PK-12, Math 4-8, Psychology 6-12, and PE EC-12. In her free time, Lindy enjoys boating, spending time with family, and traveling.