Meet our San Antonio Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Peggy Ayala, Center Director

    Peggy Ayala

    Center Director

    Certified Teacher- B.S. in Elementary Education with a specialization Mathematics
    Peggy joined the Sylvan team in 1999.  She is a former middle school math teacher.  Peggy has been a Director of Education at our Northwest San Antonio and South San Antonio locations.  As Center Director, she leads the Sylvan of South San Antonio team to success!
  • Jason Balencia, Director of Education

    Jason Balencia

    Director of Education

    Jason oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in San Antonio. A former educator in San Antonio, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of San Antonio. He graduated from UTSA. When Jason isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him visiting historical sites and playing with his children.
  • Jacqueline Gonzalez, Reading & Math Teacher

    Jacqueline Gonzalez

    Reading & Math Teacher

    Certified Teacher- B.S. Sociology, M.S. School Counseling
    Jacqueline is an Special Education Teacher in San Antonio, TX with a gift for working with kids. While Jacqueline has many tutoring talents, She finds the greatest joy in reading and math tutoring. She studied at Our Lady of the Lake. When Jacqueline isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading a book and spending time with family .
  • Robin Troy, Math & Reading Teacher

    Robin Troy

    Math & Reading Teacher

    Certified Teacher- B.S. Elementary Education 
    Robin is an Elementary School Teacher in San Antonio, TX with a gift for working with kids. While Robin has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in math and reading tutoring. She studied at UTSA. When Robin isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her working with special education programs.
  • Cecile Schultz, Reading, Math, Writing Teacher- Assessment Administrator

    Cecile Schultz

    Reading, Math, Writing Teacher- Assessment Administrator

    Certified Teacher- B.A. in Elementary Education, M.A. in Elementary Education, Certifed in Special Education
    Cecile has over 35 years teaching experience in both public and private schools here in San Antonio. Cecile attended UTSA. She has tutored at the South San Antonio learning center since 2005.
  • Ricardo Acuna, Reading and Math Teacher

    Ricardo Acuna

    Reading and Math Teacher

    Certified Teacher- B.A. in English, St. Mary's University, M.A. in English currently in progress.
    Ricardo is a graduate of St. Mary's University.   He retired from teaching in SAISD in 2020 after 20 years of service.  Ricardo taught English, coached sports and UIL teams.  He joined the Sylvan of South San Antonio and Schertz teams in 2020.