Meet our Torrance Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Mariam Rezian, Center Director

    Mariam Rezian

    Center Director

    Mariam Rezian is the Center Director for Torrance. She has been with Sylvan since 2019. She graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a BA in Liberal Arts and a minor in English Literature. Mariam is Armenian and has lived in Gardena, California her entire life. In her free time, Mariam is an avid Disney fan and loves to read sci-fi and fantasy novels. What she loves most about Sylvan is that we build a foundation in a student’s education. She feels that Sylvan motivates students and gives them the confidence they need to do well and enjoy school.
  • Ester Solano, Director of Education

    Ester Solano

    Director of Education

    Ester is our Director of Education here in Torrance. She attended Garfield High School in East LA and went on to enroll in Cal State Los Angeles where she completed her undergraduate studies and received her Master's in Education with an emphasis in Math. After receiving her M.A. degree, she taught third graders for the next seven years, making her highly experienced in working with K-5 students. When she is not teaching at Sylvan, Ester is an avid runner and has accomplished the feat of running a marathon! She is also an ardent reader in her free time and is fluent in Spanish. She is eager to see the students of Sylvan grow as they strengthen their educational skills.
  • Fabio Marquez, Regional Director

    Fabio Marquez

    Regional Director

    Fabio Marquez is the Regional Director for Sylvan and has been with the company for 7 years. In the Regional Director role, he oversees seven centers and is responsible for operations, sales, and ongoing training. Fabio attended UC Irvine where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics along with a Minor in Latin American Studies. He comes to Sylvan with over a decade of tutoring and directing experience. In 2018, he was nominated for the Center Director of the Year Award. This award spans all centers in North America. Fabio enjoys working with families in order to make an ongoing plan for success.
  • Sara Hall, Director of Marketing

    Sara Hall

    Director of Marketing

    Sara is the Director of Marketing for 8 Sylvan Learning centers in Southern California. In addition to overseeing all local digital marketing campaigns across her centers, Sara conducts and manages partnerships with school districts across Los Angeles. Sara’s passion for education began during her time at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. During her time in college, she studied abroad in Oxford England and taught English in South Korea. When she is not at Sylvan, she’s hiking and exploring the local mountains, hitting the beach, or scuba diving the Channel Islands.
  • Todd Crabtree, Executive Director

    Todd Crabtree

    Executive Director

    Todd is our Executive Director 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 California, 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.
  • David Lopez, Lead Teacher

    David Lopez

    Lead Teacher

    David Lopez is the Lead Teacher for Torrance. As a native of Gardena, he has a long-standing passion for education. He attended North High School in Torrance and completed his AA degree in English at El Camino College. Then, David concluded his undergraduate studies in English at UC Riverside, where he also minored in Education. He enjoys running, reading, and watching movies. David specializes in reading, writing, math, and SAT prep. He is also proficient in Spanish and is able to help students overcome linguistic barriers. He appreciates the personalized education each student receives at Sylvan, as well as the 3:1 ratio that ensures they get the attention they need to be successful.
  • Anisa Delgado, Center Assistant

    Anisa Delgado

    Center Assistant

    Anisa Delgado is our Center Assistant in Torrance. She graduated from Cal. State University, Dominguez Hills with a BA in English Literature. Anisa is currently working on a book of poetry with her best friend who is an illustrator. She enjoys reading, writing, painting, and going to Disneyland. What she enjoys the most about Sylvan is watching the kids learn and progress as well as enjoying the program.