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Meet our Williamsburg Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

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

  • Deborah DeJesus, Center Director/Franchise Owner

    Deborah DeJesus

    Center Director/Franchise Owner

    As Center Director, Deborah leads the Sylvan Learning Center in Williamsburg. A former classroom teacher, Deborah chose a career in the tutoring business because she loved the personalized programs and personal attention to individual students. She studied at the University of Lancaster in England and graduated with a degree in Education. When Deborah isn't at Sylvan, you’ll find her spending time with her family and two dogs. She enjoys hiking, gardening, theater and collecting antique furniture. Deborah is married to Juan, a U.S. Air Force veteran. They have a daughter who graduated from the University of Virginia and a son who was recently accepted to the Air Force Academy. Go Air Force!
  • Jessica Davis, Director of Education

    Jessica Davis

    Director of Education

    Jess graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and went on to gain her Masters of Education from the University of Richmond. She joined Sylvan this summer (2019) and teaches students in Reading, Writing, Math and Study Skills. When Jess isn't teaching, she enjoys reading, the outdoors and time with her two Great Danes, Princess Leia and Nak.
  • Caroline Miller, Sylvan Certified Teacher

    Caroline Miller

    Sylvan Certified Teacher

    Caroline is a retired teacher and enjoys teaching Sylvan students in reading, math, and writing. Caroline also administers Sylvan Insight Skills Assessments. She has been teaching at Sylvan since 2006.  Caroline graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. When Caroline isn't teaching at Sylvan, she enjoys reading, traveling, and genealogy. 
  • Melinda Smith, Sylvan Certified Teacher

    Melinda Smith

    Sylvan Certified Teacher

    Melinda has been teaching elementary and middle school aged students for over twenty-five years. She graduated from Austin College in Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Psychology. She loves helping Sylvan students become more successful and confident. When Melinda isn't teaching at Sylvan she enjoys taking walks in nature, reading mysteries, crocheting baby blankets, and spending time with her grandson.
  • Jordan Abney, Sylvan Certified Teacher

    Jordan Abney

    Sylvan Certified Teacher

    Jordan graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. She also has a Masters of Arts in Teaching. She has taught high school math for four years and will be teaching middle school - 8th grade Algebra. Jordan is a returning teacher to Sylvan. She teaches Sylvan students in Math, Study Skills, Writing, Reading and SAT preparation. When Jordan isn't teaching, she enjoys Sudoku puzzles, coaching cheerleaders and playing trains with her son. 
  • Jennifer Gibbs, Sylvan Certified Teacher

    Jennifer Gibbs

    Sylvan Certified Teacher

    Jenn joined the Sylvan team in 2019. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. At Sylvan, she teaches Reading, Writing, Math, Study Skills and SAT Prep. When Jenn isn't teaching, she enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her two Yorkshire Terriers, Beebe and Chalky!
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