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


Vincent Zhang

Center Director


As Center Director, Vincent leads management and operations for Sylvan of Mountain View. Vincent is a former laser physicist and specialized in optical system design. He was also a radio host in the Bay Area to host educational and sports programs. Vincent used to teach top engineers from companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and NASA to use professional optical design software. As a father of 3 lovely children, he has strong faith and passion in education which lead to his path at Sylvan.


Cindy Sue


Cindy holds a BA in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Santa Clara University. Before she joined Sylvan Mountain View in 2017, she taught in Los Altos private school for 7 years and she was also a K-12 substitute teacher for Harker Schools for 5 years. Cindy has been teaching for 20 years and was also an adoption social worker for the county. Cindy loves being a teacher at Sylvan and enjoys teaching reading and writing.


Steven Speck


Steven is from Northeast Ohio and worked on his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Neuroscience at MIT. He Joined Sylvan Mountain View since 2021 and has been thoroughly enjoying teaching math and science to the students here at Sylvan. He likes tutoring students for Physics and other Science topics.


Will Carter



Will grew up in nearby Santa Clara and graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a major in Politics and a minor in Religious Studies. Will joined Sylvan Mountain View as the Director of Education early 2024. He lived in Shanghai, China for more than 10 years, working first as a teacher and then later as a Director of Studies, leading a team of teachers and finally as a Regional Academic Manager, where he managed operations at nine training centers. In addition to operations, Will led a number of projects, including developing a reading and writing course that ran in more than 150 training centers throughout China. Will believes that the best teachers are better learners and has obtained his Level 7 Diploma in TESOL from Trinity College London.


Peggy Sato


Peggy grew up in Hawaii, and graduated with a BS in Applied Mathematics from The Ohio State University, later earning her MA in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College. She has worked at Crockett Cogeneration and has 15+ years of experience in the renewable energy industry. In her spare time, Peggy enjoys piano and both classical and jazz voice.


Liping Cai


Dr. Liping Cai obtained his Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. at Northeast Forestry University, China. He was a research scientist in Canada for 13 years before joining the Mechanical Engineering Department at University of North Texas where he worked as a researcher & adjunct professor until 2022. He taught classes like Advanced Engineering Math, Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis, and Statistics. He also carried out many research projects using machine learning, machine vision, simulation, and prediction in civil and mechanical areas. He published 200+ papers in scientific journals. Liping likes tutoring Mathematics, SAT/ACT math, AP Calculus, AP Physics, and AP Statistics.


Stephen Reagin


Stephen is originally from Houston, TX where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Math with a Physics minor, focusing on the mathematics of quantum computing algorithms. He moved to California in 2017 working for VMware in Palo Alto. In his free time, he enjoys data science programming, reading, and playing guitar.

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