Meet our Spring Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Abdullah Syed, CENTER DIRECTOR

    Abdullah Syed

    CENTER DIRECTOR

    Abdullah is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He has worked in education as a tutor, corporate trainer/consultant, as well as Calculus and Physics teacher! In his free time, Abdullah enjoys learning, cheering for the Vikings, and exploring new places. At Sylvan, Abdullah enjoys inspiring students to become the best versions of themselves personally, professionally, and academically.
  • Justin Campbell, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    Justin Campbell

    DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    Justin is a Director of Education with years of experience in the education field, working with all types of students from Kindergarten to college-age, including a diverse abundance of students with different needs. He attended the University of Houston – Victoria where he focused on Science and Education. He is very passionate about students growing academically and gaining confidence. He enjoys supporting our certified teachers in their impactful work with students. He also is excited to be a part of the positive changes in education that students receive at Sylvan. He regularly enjoys going hiking, watching some good movies at film festivals, and reading a new book.
  • Dorian Osborne, CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Dorian Osborne

    CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Dorian is a certified Mathematics tutor in NW Houston, TX with a gift for working with kids.  He is a graduate of Texas Southern University where he earned a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biology.  In his free time, Dorian enjoys continuing education, Biology, and exercise.  At the Sylvan of Champions, he enjoys helping students achieve their goals.
  • Melodie Erwin, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Melodie Erwin

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Melodie is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education.  She is also certified to teach Elementary Education Library K-12 and 1-8.  In her free time, Melodie enjoys reading, shopping, and going to church.  At the Sylvan of NW Houston, she enjoys having the opportunity to work in small groups with students to meet their academic needs.
  • Karen Meyer-Phillips, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Karen Meyer-Phillips

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Karen graduated with a Masters of Arts in Teaching from The American University in Washington, DC. She holds teaching certificates for English and Speech at a secondary level. Karen is a College Board Certified Instructor in AP Language and Composition and is also an On Site Exam Reader for College Board. Karen knew she was destined to become an English teacher when other students were always visiting her dorm for help with term papers. She considers herself as a quiet, creative, and compassionate person who loves to read in her free time and also loves writing short stories.
  • Susan Bullock, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Susan Bullock

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Susan has worked for Sylvan for over 10 years. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. She also attended Lamar University where she earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership. Susan is certified to teach Elementary Education. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family & friends as well as gardening, antiquing, and spending time with her two dogs. At Sylvan, Susan loves to see kids achieve their goals and is dedicated to their success.
  • Lynn Jamail, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lynn Jamail

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lynn is a certified English Language Arts teacher who studied at the University of Texas at Austin. She began teaching after a teacher inspired her to pursue her passion and make an impact on students. Outside of Sylvan, Lynn enjoys cooking, gardening, and reading. 
  • Lindsey Johnson, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lindsey Johnson

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lindsey loves teaching all things English and Science! While she has many tutoring talents, she really enjoys teaching reading, early math, and writing. Lindsey is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. Lindsey likes to spend her free time with her family doing activities together. She is an avid reader and movie-goer as well.
  • Dominique Bass, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Dominique Bass

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    As a graduate of Prairie View A&M, Dominique holds two master's degrees in Educational Administration and Reading Interdisciplinary Studies. As a certified Special Education teacher, Dominique loves teaching and working with every single student she comes across. In her free time, Dominique enjoys painting, learning, and cheering for the Saints.
  • Patricia Lopez, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Patricia Lopez

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Patricia is a tutor at Sylvan Learning Center of West Spring and Klein with a passion for seeing kids reach their full potential. She holds her degree from the University of Houston- Downton in Education. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and friends. She is creative, helpful, and compassionate about helping students to always do their best in and outside of the classroom. She is excited to work with our students to help them be the best they can be. 
  • Pam Mahalec, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Pam Mahalec

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Since she was a child, Pam knew she wanted to be a teacher. Pam attended the University of Houston where she earned her Bachelor’s in Education and attended Lamar University where she earned her Master’s in Education Technology. As a certified Elementary, Special Education, and Pre-K teacher, Pam has always found that helping students thrive was her calling. Outside of Sylvan, Pam enjoys reading, gardening, and dancing. 
  • Denaly Morales-Sheldon, SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Denaly Morales-Sheldon

    SYLVAN CERTIFIED TUTOR

    Denaly Moralez-Sheldon is a graduate of Texas A&M – Commerce with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies. Denaly dreams to be a school counselor one day, she knows that her proactiveness, dependability, and organizational skills will help her get there! In her free time Denaly reading and cooking.
  • Robert Randle, CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Robert Randle

    CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Robert is a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center of NW Houston with a gift for working with kids.  While Robert has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in tutoring Math and SAT/ACT.  Robert is a graduate of the University of North Texas and American Intercontinental University.  He holds a Secondary Math certificate.  In his free time, Robert enjoys music and sports.
  •  Randy Saxon, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Randy Saxon

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Mr. Randy Saxon is a graduate of Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master’s in Education. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children whilst developing a relationship with his faith. Randy would describe himself as friendly, authentic, and sincere.
  • LaDarien Strauss, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    LaDarien Strauss

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    LaDarien is a tutor at the Sylvan Learning Center of West Spring with a gift for working with kids. LaDarien is a graduate of Alcorn State with a Bachelors's in Business and earned his Master’s in Business from Texas Southern University. He found his love to teach after he graduated and went on to get his teaching certification in Early Childhood through 8th grade. In his free time, LaDarien enjoys lifting weights, traveling, and reading poetry. He wants to see kids succeed, always do their best, and make a last impact on their lives.