Meet our Murrieta Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Chastity Cordova-Heyward, President of Operations

    Chastity Cordova-Heyward

    President of Operations

    Chastity Heyward is the President of Operations, she holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, and currently in school for her Doctoral Degree in Leadership. She currently sits as a Forbes Council Member and has numerous articles published on Forbes.com, she also sits as an Advisory Board Member for the University of California, Riverside, NAWBO Inland Empire Board Member, and a School Site Council Board Member on TVUSD. Mrs. Heyward has almost 10 years in the education industry along with a Decade of Leadership experience. Mrs. Heyward has worked for a Tutoring service competitor as an Executive Center Director. Mrs. Heyward is married with 2 children of her own that she keeps busy with extracurricular and educational activities. She believes all kids deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn, grow in, and strives every day to look for ways to provide a lasting education for each child that comes through her Sylvan Learning Center. 
  • Anneka P, Asst Center Manager

    Anneka P

    Asst Center Manager

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  • Jessica G, Office Supervisor

    Jessica G

    Office Supervisor

    I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Marcos. I have spent over 10 years working with special needs children through respite care and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Currently in the last semester of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Being a part of the Sylvan family and seeing children grow and achieve their full academic potential has become a passion of mine. 
  • Clarissa A, Teacher

    Clarissa A

    Teacher

    Hi! My name is Clarissa. I’m a teacher at Sylvan Learning Center! I’ve been working here for almost a year and enjoy every second and every child. I’ve been tutoring children for over 3 years. I am currently earning my Graduate degree in Child Development. I have worked with children ranging from K-5 grade and have learned to curate a fun and inviting learning environment. It’s an exciting feeling to know I’ve created such special bonds with every child that comes my way and even more exciting to be given the chance to create more!
  • CRISTIAN S, TEACHER

    CRISTIAN S

    TEACHER

    Cristian Sanchez has a Bachelor's degree in History and with it a deep understanding of the writing process and all the fundamentals of the English Language from beginning to advanced. Along with this, he is well versed in organizational skills that are essential for developing better study habits and time management. He can help students build those very same skills. Aside from all that, he is very personable and easily gets along with students of all ages quite well. He enjoys reading comic books, drawing, playing video games, and loves watching soccer.
  • Mireya M, TEACHER

    Mireya M

    TEACHER

    Mireya Chavez-Martinez graduated from the University of California, Davis with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Education. She has 8+ years of experience working with youth in summer camps, after school programs, and classroom settings. Most recently, she has worked as a substitute teacher with Romoland School District for the past 5 years. Fun fact: Mireya is passionate about traveling and reading; she’s always ready to discuss your latest travel plans and current reading list!
  • Benjamin M, Teacher

    Benjamin M

    Teacher

     My name is Ben. I’m a Mathematics tutor. I have a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from California State University-San Marcos. I have worked as a Math Tutor at the University’s Math Lab for a few years while I was a student. I have also done some private tutoring before and after I graduated from college. Since I took some very high-level Math courses, there are Math concepts I know of that will hurt your brain (and mine) just thinking about them! Do not worry, I will help your child with even the brain-hurting concepts while tutoring here at Sylvan Learning of Murrieta. I really loved seeing the spark in students' eyes when they finally understand a concept they were struggling with. That is one of the main things driving me as a tutor. I look forward to having a fun time tutoring at Sylvan!
  • Tyrena W, Teacher

    Tyrena W

    Teacher

    My name is Tyrena, I’m currently a teacher for Sylvan Learning. I was accredited with a B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside. After graduating from UCR, I decided to pursue a career in teaching English and literature. I enjoy discussing literature, as much as I enjoy reading it. In Summer 2019, I was accepted into a pre-service teaching program called Roots LA, where I had the opportunity to teach an 8th grade English class. The experience was a rigorous 3-month fellowship, where I learned classroom management techniques, pedagogical strategies, and how to create lesson plans with my mentor. Although it was a rigorous program, I enjoyed seeing the students’ faces light up when reading an excerpt from their essays or their interactions in peer-revising papers. The experience was rewarding and trajected me onto a teaching path. Besides teaching for Sylvan, I’m also an Instructor for Alvord School District. My current goals are to go through UC Riverside’s Summer 2021 program and complete the Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts, MFA program by Fall of this 2021.
  • HUGH B, TEACHER

    HUGH B

    TEACHER

    Hello I am Hugh Branstetter.  Although the name Branstetter is of German origin, my family is from Ecuador - specifically the cities of Latacunga and Quito. All my relatives are Ecuadorian. I graduated from CSU Fullerton with Bachelor's Degree in History and  Azusa Pacific University with a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. It has been my privilege to have been teaching for the past fifteen years now and I absolutely love it.
  • Alexandra, Teacher

    Alexandra

    Teacher

    Alexandra is a passionate and hardworking English educator. She graduated from Regis University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Secondary Education. Alexandra loves to read and write, and hopes to motivate and inspire all her students to find a similar passion. 
  • Dawn T, Advance Math Teacher

    Dawn T

    Advance Math Teacher

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  • Anjana L, Teacher

    Anjana L

    Teacher

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  • Mikaela F, Teacher

    Mikaela F

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  • Jhenize P, Teacher

    Jhenize P

    Teacher

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