Meet our Fort Worth Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

Our tutors and staff in South 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 South 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cristina Jaquez, Teacher

    Cristina Jaquez

    Teacher

    Cristina is a math teacher at Sylvan of South Fort Worth, and she comes to us wth five years of experience tutoring math. She earned her B.S. in psychology at Texas Wesleyan University and enjoys volunteering at her childrens' schools.
  • Pam Tyler, Teacher

    Pam Tyler

    Teacher

    Pam is a reading and math teacher at our South Fort Worth center, and she brings 40 years of teaching experience along with her! She is now retired, and enjoys playing with grandchildren and traveling.
  • Martina Padezanin, Teacher

    Martina Padezanin

    Teacher

    Martina teaches reading and math for us at Sylvan of South Fort Worth. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a B.S. in education. When she isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her cooking, painting, or reading.