Meet our Fort Worth Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Mike Sullivan, Executive Director/Owner

    Mike Sullivan

    Executive Director/Owner

    As Executive Director, Mike oversees all directors, facilitators, and teachers in the Abilene, Lubbock, and Ft. Worth Sylvan Learning Centers. Mike purchased the Abilene Sylvan Learning Center in May 2000, Lubbock Center in November 2002, and Ft. Worth Centers in September 2014. He has a BA from Hardin-Simmons University. He is the President of the Board of the Serenity Foundation of Texas and Vice President of the Board of Pregnancy Resources of Abilene. He's been married to Cindy Sullivan for 35 years. When Mike isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him reading, snow skiing, hiking, or traveling.
  • Matthew Sullivan, Executive Director/Owner

    Matthew Sullivan

    Executive Director/Owner

    As Executive Center Director and Owner, Matt oversees all operations and manages the directors, facilitators, and students of the Abilene, Lubbock, and Ft. Worth centers. A former business development specialist for Documation, Matt chose a career in the tutoring business because he enjoys the relationships he gets to build with kids and the ability to impact their educational future. He studied at Abilene Christian University where he earned a BBA in Management. When Matt isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him weight lifting, snow skiing, or working on his house. He also gives baseball lessons, is a member of the United Way board and leads a middle school men's bible study.
  • Trey Watten, Executive Director/Owner

    Trey Watten

    Executive Director/Owner

    As a director, Trey helps to lead and facilitate the operations and management of Sylvan of North Fort Worth/Keller. Trey chose a career here at Sylvan because of his passion to see children reach their fullest educational potential. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Accounting. When Trey isn't at Sylvan he is usually spending time with his wife, watching sports, playing golf or skiing.
  • Kyle Leafgren, Executive Director/Owner

    Kyle Leafgren

    Executive Director/Owner

    As a director, Kyle helps to lead and facilitate the operations and management of Sylvan of North Fort Worth/Keller. Kyle chose a career here at Sylvan because of his passion for children. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Communication. When Kyle isn't at Sylvan he is usually watching sports, playing golf or snowboarding.
  • Allyson Huffman, Assistant Director of Education

    Allyson Huffman

    Assistant Director of Education

    Allyson is an instructor in Fort Worth, TX and has been teaching for about a year now. Before coming to Sylvan, Allyson taught 4th grade reading in Texarkana. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. When Allyson is not teaching she enjoys running, camping, reading, and trying new things.
  • Marissa Badolato, Tutor

    Marissa Badolato

    Tutor

    Marissa is an instructor in Fort Worth, TX and is one of our math tutors.  She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Speech Language Pathology.  She is currently an inclusion aide at Fossil Ridge High School and also an AVID tutor.  When she is not working, Marissa enjoys working-out, going to concerts, and watching movies.  Marissa attends church in Mansfield.
  • Christi Carson, Tutor

    Christi Carson

    Tutor

    Christi is an Instructor in Fort Worth, TX and has served as a Campus Math Specialist at Trinity Meadows Intermediate in Keller since 1994. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. When Christi isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her enjoying reading, eating out, mentoring new teachers, and the Rubik’s Cube Club.
  • Dennise Combs, Tutor

    Dennise Combs

    Tutor

    Dennise is a reading and math instructor in North Fort Worth.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Psychology.  She currently a bilingual PreK teacher in Birdville ISD.  Dennise is a long distance runner and enjoys being active with her son.  Dennise attends St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church and is the Vice President of the PTA at John Spicer Elementary.
  • Katie Dowden, Tutor

    Katie Dowden

    Tutor

    Katie is a teacher at Newman International Academy in Arlington, Tx. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor's degree in Education. When she is not teaching she enjoys volunteering with the Girl Scouts, coaching soccer, and going to concerts. We are thankful to have Katie on our team!
  • Alexandra Fletcher, Tutor

    Alexandra Fletcher

    Tutor

    Alexandra is a math tutor at Sylvan Learning in North Fort Worth. She also works as an AVID tutor for Chisolm Trail Middle School. When she isn't teaching she likes to paint, travel, and spend time with friends and family.
  • Sandra Hutchens, Tutor

    Sandra Hutchens

    Tutor

    Sandra is a tutor for Sylvan of North Forth Worth/Keller. She has a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from North Texas State University. She spent 35 years teaching first and second grade for Birdville ISD. In her free time, Sandra likes to play with her grandchildren, garden, and travel.
  • Janet Mullenix, Tutor

    Janet Mullenix

    Tutor

    Janet is a math and reading tutor for Sylvan of North Fort Worth/Keller and brings a wealth of experience to our center.  She has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from University of Akron and has taught for 26 years around the DFW area.  When she isn't teaching, Janet enjoys reading, listening to music, crafting and traveling-especially to oceans and lakes.
  • Cecilia Nino, Tutor

    Cecilia Nino

    Tutor

    Cecilia is an instructor in Fort Worth, Texas with a gift of working with children! She has a Bachelor's  in Psychology and a Master's in Counseling from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. When she is not working, Cecilia enjoys running and spending time with her family. She is also currently attenting Capella Univsersity to further her education.
  • Ann Smith, Tutor

    Ann Smith

    Tutor

    Ann is a tutor in North Fort Worth and joins us from New York!  She taught in New York before moving to Texas recently and brings so much experience to our Center.  She has a Bachelor's from State University of New York and enjoys reading, walking and watching movies.  She's enjoying learning the area by visiting museums, parks, and towns.