Meet our Magnolia Tutoring Staff

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Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Tracy Pratt, CENTER DIRECTOR

    Tracy Pratt

    CENTER DIRECTOR

    Tracy is a Center Director in training with years of experience in the education field, working with all types of students from Kindergarten to college-age. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio with EC-6 teaching certification, and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Sam Houston State University. Tracy is passionate about student learning and success and enjoys supporting Sylvan’s teachers in their impactful work with students. She also enjoys being outdoors, gardening, and exploring local parks and trails. 
  • Rachel Schacht, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    Rachel Schacht

    DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

    Rachel is a Director of Education with years of experience in the early childhood education. Rachel is passionate about students gaining the foundation that they need to be success in school and everyday life. She enjoys supporting our teachers in their impactful work with students, as well as working with our staff to have outstanding customer service in all aspects of our business. She also enjoys sewing, quilting, reading, cooking and spending time with her family. 
  • Danielle Patterson, Certified Teacher

    Danielle Patterson

    Certified Teacher

    Danielle is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism.  She is also certified to teach English/Language Arts/Reading.  At the Sylvan of the Woodlands, she enjoys working with the students and helping them succeed their Academic Reading and Math Essentials programs.
  • Evelyn Hempy, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Evelyn Hempy

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Evelyn is a tutor for Sylvan of the Woodlands and has a passion for teaching. She decided at an early age that she wanted to be a teacher. She really enjoys seeing the light go on in students' minds when they finally learn a concept with which they have been struggling. Evelyn has a Bachelor of Science in Education with a math emphasis from Concordia University and a Master’s in Education from Schreiner University. She holds her Standard Texas Education Certificate in Grades 6-12 Secondary Mathematics and as a principle for grades EC-12. In her free time she enjoys her cats, dogs and miniature horses. She also enjoys camping with her husband and baking cookies for her grandchildren. 
  • Zain Farooqui, CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Zain Farooqui

    CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Zain is a tutor at Sylvan of the Woodlands and Magnolia with a passion for math and science. As a teacher, he strives to help students understand there are multiple ways to solve problems and gain math confidence. He holds his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Hofstra University. Outside of teaching, he enjoys music, video games, travel and reading.
  • Wyatt Cade, SYLVAN CERTIFIED MATH TUTOR

    Wyatt Cade

    SYLVAN CERTIFIED MATH TUTOR

    Wyatt is a tutor at Sylvan of the Woodlands and Magnolia with a passion for math. He attended Texas A&M University and studied Materials Science and Engineering. Wyatt is a passionate tutor who likes to help students overcome educational barriers. Outside of tutoring, Wyatt enjoys computer programming, video games, and fitness activities.
  • Jody DeLeon, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Jody DeLeon

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Jody is an understanding and kind teacher at Sylvan Learning Center of the Woodlands and Magnolia. She enjoys learning and loves helping students learn new ideas. She earned a Bachelors in Elementary Education at the University of Houston – Victoria and earned a Masters in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Jody holds teaching certifications in elementary education, elementary reading, special education, and teaching students with visual impairments. Outside of work, Jody enjoys reading, crocheting, spending time with family, and going to the beach.
  • Yamilex Velez, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Yamilex Velez

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Yamilex is a motivated, fair, and positive teacher at Sylvan Learning Center of the Woodlands and Magnolia. She has always wanted to be an educator and understands that the ability to steer others toward success in their learning is worthwhile. She holds a Bachelors's and Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice. Outside of teaching, Yamilex enjoys cycling, yoga, reading, and trying new coffee shops.
  • Jean Smith, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Jean Smith

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Jean is a tutor at Sylvan of the Woodlands and Magnolia with a passion for math. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Chemical Engineering. She has always wanted to be a teacher and has enjoyed teaching ever since she was a tutor at her high school and later at UMass Amherst. Outside of tutoring, Jean enjoys volunteering at non-profits such as the Women’s Center, animal welfare and family of rescued animals.
  • Sabina Bellamy, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Sabina Bellamy

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Sabina has always wanted to help others learn and has had the desire since she was in 4th grade. Sabina attended the University of Houston for her Bachelors of Science in Education and Lamar University for her Master’s in Education. She holds teaching certifications in Secondary History and Physical Education, and a Principal certification for EC – 12th grade. Outside of work, Sabina enjoys being outdoors and hiking through the mountains. She is an outgoing, self-starter who is kind, loyal, and has integrity. 
  • Austin McGee, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Austin McGee

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Austin is a tutor at Sylvan of the Woodlands and Magnolia with a passion for history. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he majored in history and minored in education. He has a passion for helping students learn why history is interesting and important. Outside of teaching, he enjoys video games, painting, drawing, and cooking.
  • Lori Caldwell, CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lori Caldwell

    CERTIFIED TEACHER

    Lori is a tutor at Sylvan Learning Center of the Woodlands with a passion for seeing kids find joy in learning. Lori is a graduate from University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts Studies. She is a certified to teach Early Childhood -8th grade in all core subjects. In her spare time she likes to travel, read, cook and spend time with her pets and family. 
  • Peggy Ohsfeldt, Certified Teacher

    Peggy Ohsfeldt

    Certified Teacher

    Peggy is a tutor at Sylvan of the Woodlands and Magnolia. She holds a Master’s degree in education and has teaching certifications in English, math, and special education. As an educator, she enjoys working with and learning from children. Outside of teaching, she enjoys gardening, reading, and walking. 
  • Rosemarie Whal, CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TUTOR

    Rosemarie Whal

    CERTIFIED MATHEMATICS TUTOR

    Dr. Rosemarie is a tutor at Sylvan of the Woodlands and Magnolia with a passion for math. She holds a bachelor’s degree from MIT in Quantitative Biology, a Master’s in Biochemistry, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Rosemarie has taught at the university level for her entire career. Outside of teaching, she enjoys horseback riding, sketching art, and traveling the world.