Meet our San Marino Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Fabio Marquez, Senior Director

    Fabio Marquez

    Senior Director

    Fabio is the Senior Director at Sylvan of San Marino! Fabio grew in Downey and attended the University of California at Ir- vine. He has worked in the educational field with more than 10 years focusing mainly in test prep.
    Fabio enjoys exploring new music and has a passion for Literature. He loves visiting independent bookstores and discovering new authors from all over the world!
  • Todd Crabtree, Executive Director

    Todd Crabtree

    Executive Director

    Todd is our executive and has a life-long passion for helping kids achieve academic success.  Todd is the first to graduate from college in his family and served in the Marine Corp for twelve years.  He has been running learning centers since 1998 and he fully understands the impact a good education can have on a child's life.  A native Southern Californian, Todd studied at Cal State Fullerton where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Theater Arts. When Todd isn’t working he's a full-time husband and Dad, driving his son from one practice to the next.  He fully understands what every parent goes through, trying to help their child become the best he or she can be.
  • Miguel Udave, Director of Education

    Miguel Udave

    Director of Education

    Migel is an exceptional tutor at Sylvan of West Covina. While Miguel is certified to teach all Sylvan programs, he especially enjoys working with our Math students. Prior to coming to Sylvan, Miguel was a middle school math teacher at a charter school in Los Angeles, and he loves working at Sylvan because he feels he is able to better help students overcome some of their academic challenges. When Miguel isn't at Sylvan of West Covina, he enjoys watching baseball and football, and traveling around the country to follow his favorites baseball team.
  • Sean Trinh, Teacher

    Sean Trinh


    Sean grew up in Eagle Rock, CA, a small neighborhood in the L.A. area. Having always struggled with mathematics through his educational career he realized the impact that a good teacher can have on a child. His passion for teaching developed when he interned for the Davis Joint Unified School District as a math teacher in there Davis Senior High School and Holmes for Middle School from 2012-2014. He  received his Bachelors of Arts in Math from UC Davis and his single subject teaching credential in Math from Cal State LA. Outside of teaching he enjoys playing billiards, preforming magic tricks, and eating at local restaurants with friends and co-workers.
  • John Carter, Teacher

    John Carter


    John lives in the San Gabriel valley with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, studying the Catholic faith and playing the violin.  John has taught at Bishop Amat High School since 2010 where he teaches physics and has also taught algebra, trigonometry, and AP statistics.  Before moving to California, John taught Physics at Missouri State University for six years. John has tutored since he was a student in college and loves to talk about mathematics and science.