Meet our Spring Tutoring Staff


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


    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.
  • Christina Fortunato, Market Training Director

    Christina Fortunato

    Market Training Director

    As Center Director, Christina leads the Sylvan Learning Center of West Spring and has worked in multiple Sylvan locations in Houston for the past seven years. Prior to Sylvan, she worked for five years, with one of the top promotional companies in Houston but left to pursue her passion of working with kids in the educational field. Christina is a graduate of Stephen F Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administrations. In her free time, Christina enjoys spending time with her family, working out, cooking, and doing DIY projects around the house.  
  • Justin Campbell, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    Justin Campbell


    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


    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


    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


    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.
  • Kourtney DeLeon, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Kourtney DeLeon


    Kourtney is a certified teacher (EC4-8) at Sylvan Learning Center of Spring. She has passion for education and helping students achieve their full potential. She has her Bachelors in Psychology from Texas A & M University at College Station. In her spare time, Kourtney likes to spend time with her family and friends working in the community to help better our community.

    Robert Randle


    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.
  • Brianna Sheen, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Brianna Sheen


    Brianna (Bri) earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and English from the University of Houston and holds a teaching certificate for English/Language Arts/Reading grades 7-12. She currently works as a high school English teacher for Cy-Fair ISD. Bri enjoys working with students of all ages to help foster a love and joy of learning. Outside of work, she enjoys reading historical nonfiction, journaling, and spending time with her pets.
  • Cecily Frazier , CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Cecily Frazier


    Cecily attended Texas State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. She holds a teaching certificate for English/ Language Arts grades 7-12. Cecily was inspired to become a teacher because she loves to help students find and develop a love for English/Language Arts. She describes herself as funny and a compassionate learner and teacher. In her free time, Cecily loves reading books by her favorite author, Stephen King, and also enjoys jump-roping and watching Netflix.
  • Patricia Lopez, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Patricia Lopez


    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. 

    Lynn Jamail


    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. 

    Pam Mahalec


    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. 
  • Susan Bullock, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Susan Bullock


    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.