Great Teachers Inspire
Our tutors and staff in Temecula consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Temecula 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 Temecula!
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Marcos. I have spent over 10 years working with special needs children through respite care and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Currently in the last semester of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Being a part of the Sylvan family and seeing children grow and achieve their full academic potential has become a passion of mine.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Antoinette Love Ransom is creative, warm, and energetic with a background in fashion, marketing, small business, and investments. She is an experienced PR/Branding influencer and freelance Hollywood correspondent, who has been a successful fashion designer, stylist, and event producer. She has recently partnered with Macy’s, Starbucks, and IKEA as their brand influencer.
Asst Center Manager / Tutor
Brenda, a dedicated professional with three years of invaluable experience, serves as the Center Director at Sylvan Learning Center. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, she demonstrates a passion for education and is poised to embark on her graduate degree journey. Beyond the confines of academia, Brenda cherishes moments with her family, embodying a perfect balance between work and personal life. Her commitment to fostering a positive learning environment at Sylvan reflects her unwavering dedication to empowering students and nurturing their academic growth. Brenda’s journey at Sylvan is a testament to her expertise and commitment to educational excellence.
DJ is a teacher who holds a BA English degree at CSUSB with a minor in Creative writing, which flows into her personal interests. She has a love for teaching the English language, from beginner level to advanced. In their free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, and writing flash fiction and poetry.
Greetings! I’m Clarissa, an enthusiastic educator at Sylvan Learning Center. With nearly a year of dedicated service, I derive immense joy from each moment spent with the wonderful children under my guidance. Having tutored for over three years, I am concurrently pursuing a Master’s degree in Child Development to enhance my expertise. My experience spans from K-8, where I’ve skillfully curated dynamic and engaging learning spaces. Crafting these special bonds with every child is not just fulfilling but a testament to my commitment. I’m thrilled about the prospect of fostering more meaningful connections and creating exciting educational experiences at Sylvan!
My name is Ben. I’m a Mathematics tutor. I have a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from California State University-San Marcos. I worked as a Math Tutor at the University’s Math Lab for a few years while I was a student. I have also done some private tutoring before and after I graduated from college. Since I took some very high-level Math courses, there are Math concepts I know of that will hurt your brain (and mine) just thinking about them! Do not worry, I will help your child with even the brain-hurting concepts while tutoring here at Sylvan Learning of Murrieta. I really loved seeing the spark in students’ eyes when they finally understand a concept they were struggling with. That is one of the main things driving me as a tutor. I look forward to having a fun time tutoring at Sylvan!
My name is Tyrena, I’m currently a teacher for Sylvan Learning. I was accredited with a B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside. After graduating from UCR, I decided to pursue a career in teaching English and literature. I enjoy discussing literature, as much as I enjoy reading it. In Summer 2019, I was accepted into a pre-service teaching program called Roots LA, where I had the opportunity to teach an 8th-grade English class. The experience was a rigorous 3-month fellowship, where I learned classroom management techniques, pedagogical strategies, and how to create lesson plans with my mentor. Although it was a rigorous program, I enjoyed seeing the students’ faces light up when reading an excerpt from their essays or their interactions in peer-revising papers. The experience was rewarding and trajected me onto a teaching path. Besides teaching for Sylvan, I’m also an Instructor for Alvord School District. My current goals are to go through UC Riverside’s Summer 2021 program and complete the Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts, MFA program by the Fall of this 2021.
Chastity is a dynamic and accomplished Executive Director of Sales with over ten years of experience leading and managing diverse sales teams to achieve outstanding results. Her expertise is in sales, strategic planning, organizational development, and financial management. Throughout her career, Chastity has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and expertise in developing and implementing strategic plans that have resulted in significant organizational growth and impact. She has successfully managed multi-million-dollar budgets and led teams of diverse professionals to achieve common goals. In addition to her professional accomplishments, she is a strong advocate for social justice and equality and is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of the community. She is a strategic thinker and a passionate advocate for those around her. She continues to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and create sustainable solutions that positively impact the communities served by our organization.
Haley, a seasoned tutor at Sylvan Learning Center, brings years of invaluable experience to her role. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an ongoing pursuit of a graduate degree in the same field, she seamlessly integrates her academic background into her tutoring methods. Haley’s passion for child development extends beyond the classroom; when not at work, she cherishes quality time with her family. Known for her genuine love for working with children, Haley embodies the commitment to nurturing young minds at Sylvan, creating a positive and impactful learning environment for every student she engages with.
Tutor/ Administrative Asst
Kalena, a longstanding member of Sylvan Learning Center, wears multiple hats as a tutor and Administrative Assistant. With years of experience under her belt and a Bachelor’s degree to her name, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her roles. Beyond the confines of work, Kalena finds solace in family moments, cherishing quality time with her loved ones. Her genuine passion for working with children shines through in her interactions at the center, where she fosters a nurturing environment for young minds to thrive. Kalena’s commitment to education and her love for children make her an invaluable asset to Sylvan.
Raquel, an esteemed tutor at Sylvan Learning Center, boasts years of dedicated service and holds a Master’s degree, enriching her impact on students. Beyond the academic realm, she finds fulfillment in precious family moments when not at work. Raquel’s profound commitment to shaping young minds is evident in her passion for working with children at the center. Her advanced education, coupled with a genuine love for fostering academic growth, makes Raquel an invaluable asset to Sylvan, embodying the spirit of excellence in education and dedication to the well-being of her students.
Asst Director of Training/ Tutor
Meet Melekoula, affectionately known as “Marygold,” the Assistant Director of Training and a dedicated tutor at Sylvan Learning Center. With years of tenure, she combines her wealth of experience with a Bachelor’s degree, bringing a unique blend of expertise and passion to her dual role. Outside the center, Marygold finds joy in family moments, striking a harmonious balance between work and personal life. Her genuine affection for working with children resonates through her commitment to their academic growth, making her an indispensable part of Sylvan’s mission to empower young minds. Marygold truly embodies the spirit of compassionate education.
Sitivi, an esteemed tutor at Sylvan Learning Center, boasts years of dedicated service, backed by a Master’s degree. His profound expertise enriches the learning experiences he crafts for students. Beyond the classroom, Sitivi revels in cherished moments with his family, striking a balance between work and personal life. His passion for nurturing young minds is evident in his unwavering commitment to each student’s success. Sitivi’s advanced education and genuine love for working with children make him an invaluable asset to Sylvan, where he continues to inspire and empower the next generation through the joy of learning.
DR. TALLY KOKO
Dr. Taliloa Sitafine-Koko, a distinguished tutor at Sylvan Learning Center, brings a wealth of expertise with years of dedicated service and a Doctoral degree. Beyond academia, she finds fulfillment in family moments when away from work. Dr. Sitafine-Koko’s passion for education and genuine connection with students shine through in her impactful work with kids at the center. Her advanced credentials and unwavering commitment make her an invaluable asset at Sylvan, where she continues to inspire and guide young minds. Dr. Sitafine-Koko’s dedication to fostering a love for learning is a testament to her profound impact on the educational journey of each student.
Jayani, a seasoned tutor at Sylvan Learning Center, boasts years of experience and holds a Master’s degree, showcasing her dedication to education. Outside the classroom, she finds joy in family moments, striking a harmonious work-life balance. Jayani’s passion for working with children is evident in her enthusiastic engagement with students at the center. Her advanced education and genuine love for nurturing young minds make her an indispensable member of the Sylvan team. Jayani’s commitment to creating a positive and supportive learning environment ensures that each child she interacts with receives personalized guidance on their educational journey.