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Meet our Lake Mary Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Ali Reza Peera, Director of Operations

    Ali Reza Peera

    Director of Operations

    Ali graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2016. Since then, Ali has been a paraprofessional and teacher for Seminole County Public Schools. Additionally, he has been tutoring his friends and family since he was a high school junior. His philosophy on teaching is that anyone can be taught no matter the circumstances. He considers himself a consistent learner and tries to pick up any miscellaneous projects and activities that intrigue him including running, elementary carpentry projects, music equipment modification, and hiking/camping. Ali plays several instruments and is a fan of sonic manipulation of any sort. During his free time, he plays, records, and produces music for himself and friends.
  • Catherine Zeuli, Director of Education

    Catherine Zeuli

    Director of Education

    Catherine is a half Finnish compassionate individual who loves learning, traveling, art, making a difference, and giving back to her community. She has a professional interest in early childhood education and curriculum design. Catherine grew up in the public school system and continued her education at the University of Central Florida where she majored in early childhood education with an ESOL endorsement. After graduating in 2006 she started working as a primary education teacher for Seminole County Public Schools. One of her educational highlights was being the Leonard Bernstein Artful Learning curriculum leader where she had the opportunity to travel and design units of inquiry for a magnet program. Having a professional background in curriculum design in early childhood education while working side by side with parents have afforded Catherine the unique ability to achieve highly effective marks in the areas of curriculum development, implementation, data tracking/analysis and planning of goal-oriented standards-based instruction with a creative worldly perspective.
  • Dwan Miller, Instructor

    Dwan Miller

    Instructor

    Dwan has a B.A. in Communication Sciences Area from the University of Florida and has taught more than 20 years of experience in many educational areas. She has the 300 hour Florida Reading Endorsement qualifying her to coach grades K-12 ESOL/English/Reading and has taught grades 6-12 English/Reading. Highlights of her career include being the focus of a Florida Reading Consortium video as well as a UCF student production “Most Innovative Teacher”. Her certifications span from Curriculum Assessment, Effective Classroom Teacher practices and After-School program tutoring and management, Accreditation Chair, Literacy Council member, Blue Ribbon Panel facilitator, ASCD member, and in multiple schools as Department Chair, so she understands all too well that a child’s success in learning stems from a host of areas. 
  • Jarrod Miller, Instructor

    Jarrod Miller

    Instructor

    Jarrod currently teaches all levels of chemistry at Lake Mary High School, and has taught several other sciences there as well.  He graduated from Florida State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication.  Jarrod has tutored clients at all levels, from elementary school through college.  When he's not at Sylvan or in the LMHS Chem. lab, Jarrod enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling.  
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