Meet our Longview Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Carol W. Pope, Center Director

    Carol W. Pope

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Carol leads the business, marketing, and school partnerships for Sylvan of Longview. A former high school counselor, Carol chose a career in the tutoring business because she has a desire to work with families and students in a more intimate setting to help students gain confidence, overcome their struggles, and excel academically. She studied at Baylor University and received her BA in Education.  She continued her education at Amberton University and received a Masters in School Counseling and a Masters in Professional Counseling. When Carol isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her 3 children and family, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling with friends. .
  • Cyndy Talley, Director of Education

    Cyndy Talley

    Director of Education

    Cyndy oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Longview, TX . A former teacher and interventionist in Pine Tree ISD, Cyndy brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Longview.  She retired after 33 years of teaching. She graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor's in Science and Stephen F. Austin with a Masters in the Arts. When Cyndy isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her traveling or reading a book.
  • Robin Wright, Lead Teacher

    Robin Wright

    Lead Teacher

    Robin is Lead Teacher and tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids.  While Robin has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Reading tutoring. Robin retired from teaching after 33 years - most recently from Pine Tree ISD.   She studied at Sul Ross State University.  When Robin isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her reading, spending time with family and doing crafts.
  • Lynan Day, Tutor

    Lynan Day

    Tutor

    Lynan is a tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids. While Lynan has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in Academic Reading, Academic Writing, ACT/SAT, Study Skills, and homework support tutoring.  She graduated from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce). When Lynan isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, watching old movies and westerns. 
  • Joyclyn Green, Tutor

    Joyclyn Green

    Tutor

    Joyclyn is a tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids. While Joyclyn has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in beginning reading, academic reading and math tutoring. She has a BA in Elementary Education from Wylie College and a MA from LeTourneau University. When Joyclyn isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, traveling, and shopping .
  • Judy Fine, Tutor

    Judy Fine

    Tutor

    Judy is a retired teacher in Longview , Texas with a gift for working with kids. While Judy has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in writing and English tutoring. She studied at Harding University, S.A.U and Auburn University . When Judy isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her painting with watercolor, designing interior and clothing, reading and spending time with family .
  • Brenda Sexton, Tutor

    Brenda Sexton

    Tutor

    Brenda is a tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids. While Brenda has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in beginning reading and academic reading tutoring. She studied at SFASU with a BS in Education and minor in reading and holds a MA in General Education . When Brenda isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, playing ping pong and laughing with friends and family .
  • Liz Spering, Tutor

    Liz Spering

    Tutor

    Liz is a teach at Oak Forest Montessori in Longview , TX with a gift for working with kids. While Liz has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math, science, homework support, and ACT/SAT tutoring. She graduated from TCU. When Liz isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing tennis, softball, scrapbooking, reading or going to the movies.
  • Maria Robles Mitre, Tutor

    Maria Robles Mitre

    Tutor

    Maria is a First Grade teacher at Kilgore ISD who enjoys working with kids.  While Maria has many tutoring talents, she finds greatest joy in math tutoring.  She studied at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pedagogy.  When Maria is not at Sylvan, you'll probably find her working out at the gym.
  • Jena Wayt, Tutor

    Jena Wayt

    Tutor

    Jena is an 8th grade teacher in Hallsville, TX whose greatest joy comes from teaching English.  She studied at LeTourneau University where she earned her BA in Education.  She went on to study at FullSail where she earned her Masters of Education in Media Design and Technology.  When Jena isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her watching movies, traveling, and spending time with family.
  • Ron Gracy, Mount Pleasant Tutor

    Ron Gracy

    Mount Pleasant Tutor

    Ron is a retired teacher from Garland, Texas. While Ron has many tutoring talents, he finds greatest joy in reading tutoring.  He studied at A&M Commerce.  When Ron is not at Sylvan, you'll find him playing golf.
  • Linda Gracy, Mount Pleasant Tutor

    Linda Gracy

    Mount Pleasant Tutor

    Linda is a retired Elementary teacher in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. While Linda has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. She studied at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas (now known as Texas A&M Commerce). When Linda isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her working in the garden or reading.
  • Denise Hanson, Mount Pleasant Tutor

    Denise Hanson

    Mount Pleasant Tutor

    Denise is a math tutor and substitute teacher in Mount Pleasant, TX with a gift for working with children.  While Denise has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math tutoring.  She studied at TAMUT.  When Denise isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her baking, sewing at her home or enjoying spending time with her family.
  • Michelle Randall, Tutor

    Michelle Randall

    Tutor

    Michelle is a  mathmematics tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids.  She  studied at Kansas State University and has a degree in Elementary Education. When Michelle isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her  coaching the award winning Math Science team at Pine Tree Middle School and Junior High.  She likes camping, gardening and traveling with her husband.  She and her husband, Jeff, have 3 adult children.
  • Annette Dukes, tutor

    Annette Dukes

    tutor

    Annette is a reading tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids.  She studied at Kilgore College and UT - Tyler.  She has a degree in Life and Earth Science and Kinesiology. When Annette isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her being retired and working part time at Pioneer Hardware in Liberty City.  She and her husband, Rory Dukes,  have 6 children and 5 grandchildren.  
  • Kathy Upton, Tutor

    Kathy Upton

    Tutor

    Kathy is a reading tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids.  She  studied at East Texas State University and has a degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading. When Kathy isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing with her grandson, Jack. She also enjoys reading and cooking.  She has two sons William and David.  Kathy's next grandson is due in November 2018.  
  • Selena Glaze, Tutor

    Selena Glaze

    Tutor

    Selena is a mathematics tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids.  She studied at UT-Tyler and has a degree in Psychology.  . When Selena isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her  reading, practicing yoga, walking the dog, drinking coffee, and doing yard work.  She has one daugher in college and a precious dog called Pippi..
  • Trenia Baldridge, Tutor

    Trenia Baldridge

    Tutor

    Trenia is a reading tutor in Longview, TX with a gift for working with kids.  She  studied at East Texas State University and has a degree in Elementary Education. When Trenia isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her  playing with her granchildren and going out to eat with friends.  She has 4 children and 7 grandchildren.