Meet our Las Vegas Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Debbie Tillinger, Center Director

    Debbie Tillinger

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Debbie Tillinger leads all aspects of Sylvan Learning of Summerlin. A former teacher, Debbie chose a career at Sylvan Learning because she loves giving students individualized attention. She studied at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. When Debbie isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying life in Las Vegas.
  • Vava C. Schroeder, M. Ed., Director of Education

    Vava C. Schroeder, M. Ed.

    Director of Education

    Vava C. Schroeder oversees the educational integrity of our programs and manages and trains our team of instructors in Las Vegas, Nevada. A former teacher in Maryland, Vava brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Summerlin. She received her Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia. When Vava is not at Sylvan, you’ll find her golfing or hiking in the lovely Red Rock Mountains.
  • Carol B., Instructor

    Carol B.


    Carol has been an instructor at Sylvan Learning of Summerlin for over 20 years.  She teaches many of the Sylvan programs, and the students know her as one of the friendliest teachers around!  We are very happy to have Carol on our Sylvan team.
  • Dominic C., Instructor

    Dominic C.


    Dominic has taught for Sylvan Learning of Summerlin for 10 years. His enthusiasm for teaching comes through in everything he does at our Center!  We are lucky to have him as part of our staff!
  • Juan W., Instructor

    Juan W.


    Juan is an instructor at Sylvan Learning in Las Vegas, NV, with a gift for working with kids. While Juan has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in math and science tutoring. He studied at the University of Arizona and North Carolina State University. 
  • Mari O., Instructor

    Mari O.


    Mari teaches many subjects at Sylvan Learning of Summerlin. She has been a pivotal member of our staff, and is one of our most popular teachers!