Meet our New Iberia Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Troy Sharon, Center Director

    Troy Sharon

    Center Director

    After graduating from UL in 1993, Troy began teaching and coaching at St. Martinville Sr. High. For several years, Troy worked at Sylvan after school and during the summer break from school. In 2004, he joined the Sylvan staff full time, assuming the role of Center Director. Troy enjoys introducing new families to Sylvan and keeping them informed of their student's progress throughout their program. On Saturday afternoons, you will find Troy and his family enjoying UL Ragin Cajun tailgating.

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  • Olga Louviere, Instructor

    Olga Louviere


    Mrs. Olga Louviere graduated from USL with a BA, M.Ed, and Masters Plus 30. She taught 1st grade at North Street Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, and Daspit Elementary, all in New Iberia. Olga retired after teaching for 33 years. After retirement, she worked as a Reading Interventionist Teacher at North Street Elementary for 9 years. She has been working at Sylvan Learning Center in New Iberia since 2003. She loves being a teacher at Sylvan! Reading and Writing are my favorite subjects to tutor!
  • Barbara Mitchell, Instructor

    Barbara Mitchell


    Barbara Mitchell is an employee with the St. Martin Parish School Board. She has been an educator with the St. Martin Parish School board for thirty-four years. She is currently a Reading / Math / Read 180 teacher at Parks Primary School in Parks, Louisiana. Barbara received here B.S. degree from Grambling University and has a M.Ed Plus 30. She tutors Reading and Math and helps Sylvan students with homework too! She has been a tutor at Sylvan of New Iberia since June of 2012. Her hobbies include collecting recipes and cookbooks and reading
  • Michael Durand, Instructor

    Michael Durand


    Michael is a tutor in New Iberia , LA with a gift for working with kids. While Michael has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. He studied at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he received his B.A. in English. When Michael isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him working with the Iberia Performing Arts League (IPAL) in New Iberia or spending time with his wife, Patricia and his pets he has obtained from animal rescue groups.
  • Christy Sharon, Executive Director

    Christy Sharon

    Executive Director

    Christy received her B.A. in English in 1992 and taught 5th to 8th grade English at First Baptist Christian School for two and a half years. She also taught 9th and 10th grade reading and 11th and 12th grade study skills at St. Thomas More. In October of 1996, Christy joined Sylvan as a Director of Education and in October of 1997, she bought Sylvan and became Executive Director. Christy enjoys spending time with her 2 beautiful children.

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  • Taylor Freeman, Instructor

    Taylor Freeman


    Ms. Taylor has a B.S. and a M.S. from Tulane University. Taylor has been teaching high school science for five years. She has also been teaching high school history for two years. Taylor has been a tutor at Sylvan of New Iberia since 2012. She loves helping students with Algebra, Reading, Writing, and Math Essentials as well as Study Skills. When she is not teaching or working here at Sylvan, she enjoys traveling, reading and writing.
  • Brielle Verret, Tutor

    Brielle Verret


    Brielle is a student at University of Louisiana Lafayette, majoring in nursing. Brielle has a gift for managing all classroom activities, including working with kids, Sylvan teachers and families. While Brielle has many talents, she finds the greatest joy in helping students realize that math can be fun! Brielle is studying nursing at ULL, is an active member of Sacred Heart Church and is a member of Phi Mu sorority. When Brielle isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing soccer, fishing and hanging out with her Phi Mu sisters!