Meet our Lancaster Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Carrie Tapia, Owner/Director

    Carrie Tapia


    Carrie has a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education in Math. She started with Sylvan in October of 2013 as a math tutor. In 2017, she became Director of Education. In 2019, she became the Center Director. In March of 2021, she and her husband purchased the Sylvan she was currently with. "Being a Franchisee is such an enjoyment."