Great Teachers Inspire
Our tutors and staff in West Covina consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in West Covina 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 West Covina!
As the Executive Director at Sylvan Learning Center of West Covina, Jessica brings a unique blend of creativity and professionalism to the table. With a passion for helping students reach their full potential, she expertly oversees the daily operations of the center, combining her event planning background with her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Long Beach State University.
Jessica has always loved working with children. She’s since turned that love into a successful career at Sylvan, where she is committed to making a difference in students’ lives. With her energetic spirit and determined approach, there’s no limit to what can be achieved at Sylvan Learning Center!
Director of Education
Chelsea is the Director of Education in West Covina. She helps develop and implement learning strategies to help each student reach their academic potential and beyond. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from CSULA. In college, she worked as a private tutor for students of all ages. There she found her passion for working with children. She also has a background in ABA Therapy and worked as a Registered Behavior Technician. Chelsea started as a Sylvan instructor and worked up to the Director position! When she isn’t at Sylvan, Chelsea likes to spend time with family and enjoys film photography. She also loves to travel and explore the outdoors with her fiancé and their two pups!
Julianna is an instructor with a literature background and a passion for reading fictional literary works. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing & English. At Sylvan, she hopes to help kids enjoy reading and writing as much as she does. During Julianna’s free time, she likes to paint landscapes, play video games, read novels, binge all the streaming platforms, and visit new fine dining restaurants with friends.
Anais has been working as an instructor and center assistant at Sylvan for the past 3 years. She tutors math, science, and reading. Anais is pursuing a master’s degree in Chemistry from Cal Poly Pomona, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry. Additionally, Anais works at the Chemistry Laboratory at Cal Poly Pomona. During her leisure time, she likes to attend concerts and binge-watch TV shows and movies. Anais is a huge K-pop fan and enjoys trying out new food while seeking out new adventures.
Nicholas has been working at Sylvan for the past 2 years as an instructor and center assistant. He grew up in La Puente and graduated from Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights. Currently, he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Audio Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. Nicholas finds it fulfilling to assist kids in learning more about math. During his free time, he enjoys playing drums and creating his own music while also being a drum line instructor at multiple high schools in the area. Nicholas is excited about the future and wants to continue guiding the next generation of scholars to achieve their goals.
Rosa received both her Bachelors Degree and Teaching credential from California State University, Los Angeles. Previously, she worked for the Mountain View School District as a substitute. Currently she is teaching High School English in the La Puente area. Rosa loves reading and traveling. She is a Los Angeles Dodgers fan and enjoys playing volleyball and running. Rosa also loves Disneyland.
Ashley graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with her bachelor’s in Math and is currently in the Teacher Credential Program at Cal Poly. She tutored for the last two years at a high school local to her. Ashley loves teaching math to others and helping students in their academic career. After she finishes her her student teaching, Ashley hopes to be a high school math teacher. In her free time, Ashley enjoys playing video games and eating out at different restaurants.
Anais graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2020, earning a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a minor in History. Currently pursuing a teaching credential in Social Studies at California State University, Long Beach, Anais aspires to teach middle school history. Anais combines academic expertise with a friendly and approachable demeanor. Beyond the classroom, Anais enjoys 90s movies and attending concerts. As a valued member of the Sylvan team, Anais is excited to inspire and empower students on their educational journey.
Elsie brings a unique perspective to teaching students as someone who has been involved in museum work and public education for the past two years, She was raised locally in West Covina and values youth education. She loves cats and has an orange one at home. Elsie enjoys books, National Geographic, and loves to visit gardens and museums. Elsie graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Anthropology.
Samantha is a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center of West Covina. She has years of experience working with children of all ages as a paraeducator, Applied Behavior Therapist, nanny, and a former substitute teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Samantha has a passion for teaching and encouraging youth to reach their highest capabilities in both their academic and personal lives. In her free time, she enjoys diamond painting, embroidery, and reading.