Meet our Vacaville Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Angela Hayes, Center Director

    Angela Hayes

    Center Director

    As Center Director, Angela focuses on making learning fun and creating a family friendly environment that promotes confidence, educational growth and fun for her students at Sylvan of Vacaville. A former Center Director for Sylvan of Modesto for the last five years, Angela chose a career in the tutoring business because she loves education and seeing her students excel. She has a B.S in Business Administration and Marketing from California Sate University Stanislaus. When Angela isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, at the gym or catching the latest movies.
  • Ashley Till, Director of Education

    Ashley Till

    Director of Education

    Ashley oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors in Vacaville. A former AVID tutor and Sylvan teacher in Vacaville, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Vacaville. When Ashley isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing soccer. practicing guitar, and hiking with her dogs.
  • Michael Soriano, Tutor

    Michael Soriano


    Michael is a Sylvan math and science tutor who enjoys teaching and mentoring . He worked in the wine industry for eight years after finishing his degree program in Biochemical Engineering at UC Davis. He left Sonoma to help equip and prepare youth and young adults for their future careers. When Michael's not at Sylvan, you will find him spending time with his wife & two sons or dissecting financial news and investments
  • Amany Awadalla, Tutor

    Amany Awadalla


    Amany is a teacher in Vacaville, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Amany has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in tutoring reading and writing. She studied at Ashford University. When Amany isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading or spending time with family and friends
  • James Wykes, Tutor

    James Wykes


    Jim is a Sylvan tutor in Vacaville, CA with a gift for working with kids. While Jim has many tutoring talents, he finds the greatest joy in Writing tutoring. He studied at University of Dayton in Ohio and Marquette University in Wisconsin. When Jim isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him reading, studying, writing about, and collecting old books.
  • Chris Abadie, Tutor

    Chris Abadie


    Chris is a Sylvan tutor in Vacaville, CA who enjoys working with kids. He studied math and physics at Louisiana State University, so naturally his favorite subjects to teach are math and science related. In his free time, he enjoys making music, playing video games, and traveling