Meet our Pembroke Pines Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Isabel de la Vega, Center Director

    Isabel de la Vega

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Isabel leads Center Operations for Sylvan of Pembroke Pines. A former Director of Adult Education, Isabel chose a career in the tutoring business because of her passion for education and tutoring. She holds an MBA in International Business and a Masters In Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
  • Ellen Cioffi, Teacher

    Ellen Cioffi

    Teacher

    Ellen is a retired teacher in Davie, FL with a gift for working with kids. While Ellen has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring reading students. She studied at Elementary Education at both Bloomsburg University and The College of New Jersey . When Ellen isn't at Sylvan Pembroke Pines, you’ll find her reading, swimming, playing games, and doing volunteer activities.
  • Phyllis Colgan, Teacher

    Phyllis Colgan

    Teacher

    Phyllis Colgan has worked at Sylvan Learning of Pembroke Pines since April 2011. She is a graduate of Florida International University, where she obtained an MS in Exceptional Student Education. Phyllis works as a Special Education teacher in Miami-Dade County and teaches children with learning disabilities. She enjoys tutoring a variety of subject areas, including Beginning Reading, Reading, Math, Writing, and Study Skills. In her free time, Phyllis enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, reading, and traveling.
  • Gene Cioffi, Teacher & Support Staff

    Gene Cioffi

    Teacher & Support Staff

    Gene is a retired teacher and administrator in Davie, FL with a gift for working with kids. While Gene has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in reading tutoring. He studied Elementary & Secondary Education, as well as, Administration at both Bloomsburg University & The College of New Jersey. When Gene isn't at Sylvan Pembroke Pines, you’ll find him reading, coin collecting, playing games, and doing volunteer activities.
  • Cassandra Fulton, Tutor

    Cassandra Fulton

    Tutor

    Cassandra is a teacher in Pembroke Pines, Fl with a gift for working with kids. While Cassandra has may tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy teaching elementary school kids. When Cassandra isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her spending time with friends and family.
  • Victoria Branker, Tutor

    Victoria Branker

    Tutor

    Victoria is a retired teacher and current philanthropist She enjoys working with kids of all ages, and loves being able to positively influence their education. When not at Sylvan, you will find Victoria donating her time to charity and traveling in between!