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.
  • Dezirai Johnson, Administrative Assistant/Instructor

    Dezirai Johnson

    Administrative Assistant/Instructor

    Dezirai is a Sylvan tutor in Vacaville, CA who enjoys working with kids. She studied History at Southern New Hampshire University. Her passions are reading, writing, and world history. In her free time, she enjoys watercolor painting, writing, and traveling.
  • Shelbie, Instructor



    Shelbie is a Teacher here at Sylvan with a gift for working with kids.  While Shelbie has many tutoring talents, she finds her greatest joy working in math-related subjects.  When Shelbie isn't at Sylvan you'll find her reading a good book or spending time with family and friends.
  • Adrienne Reed, Instructor

    Adrienne Reed


    Adrienne recently graduated from the California State University of Sacramento. Adrienne enjoys teaching and working with children because she believes education is powerful. During her free time, Adrienne likes to hang out with friends and cook new food
  • Doug Cox, Instructor

    Doug Cox


    Doug Cox has a Bachelor’s Degree from San Francisco State University in Broadcast Communication Arts. He worked in the music industry for 17 years. He decided to further his education in Mathematics at Sacramento State University. In his spare time Doug likes to read, watch movies, spend time with grandchildren, and listen to music
  • Hannah Crawford, Instructor

    Hannah Crawford


    Hannah loves working with kids and helping them along in their journey. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy from California State University, Sacramento and recently received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Umass Global. When she’s not working with children she loves spending time with her 3 dogs and 2 cats and trying new food!
  • Janet Bunger, Instructor

    Janet Bunger


    Janet Bunger is a tutor here at Sylvan. In 2020 she retired after 40 years of teaching a variety of ages and subjects in different cities and states. She enjoys inspiring students to learn. When not teaching you can find her reading, sewing, quilting and watching sports, especially football.
  • Sarah Shores, Instructor

    Sarah Shores


     "Sarah will soon be graduating from UC Davis with a degree in psychology. She enjoys helping children build confidence in their reading and math abilities. In her free time Sarah enjoys drawing, going to the gym, and playing video games.” 
  • Dale, Instructor



    Dale attends San Francisco State University and is majoring in Business Administration and Management. Dale teaches all subjects here at Sylvan.   In her free time, she is an avid tabletop gamer and convention goer.  Dale also loves picking up new game systems and playing them with her family and friends.
  • Brandon DeCosta, Instructor

    Brandon DeCosta


    Brandon teaches reading and math here at Sylvan. Brandon graduated with a degree in Psychology. When Brandon is not at Sylvan, he can be found working on model trains (inherited from his grandpa) or playing the piano and clarinet.
  • Sheridan Robertson, Tutor

    Sheridan Robertson


    Hi, I'm Sheridan. I am one of the beginning reading tutors at Sylvan Vacaville. I have a love for teaching and learning new things and try to impart that on my students. I am also a huge nerd who loves video games and comics, but I am equally a fan of classic literature and crafting.
  • Edward Marks, Instructor

    Edward Marks


    I was born, raised, and educated in Newport News, VA.
    After graduating from high school, I attended the University of Maryland, College Park, MD on a track scholarship to study electrical engineering. I graduated in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering (BSEE), and minor in mathematics.
    I have been tutoring math for over 15 years and enjoy working to help develop young minds. I was very blessed to have great teachers during my elementary and high school years and would like to pass the benefits of that blessing on to young students coming along, now.