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


Stephany Zapata

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Stephany works closely with the Center Directors to ensure all students get the best education possible. Stephany is a graduate of Baylor University with a Math Major with Secondary Education. Stephany also holds a certification in 8-12 Mathematics. Stephany has over 10 years of experience with supplemental education. When Stephany isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her playing with her son and dog, cooking and traveling to where the beach is.



Aditya oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors at Coppell Center. Aditya holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of California, Riverside. He also teaches upper-level math at Sylvan. When Aditya isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find him playing with his 2 cats, playing video games, playing basketball, watching sports, or volunteering.

Wilonda DeFreeze


Wilonda is a tutor at Sylvan of Coppell & Irving. Wilonda holds a BSIS from Stephen F Austin State University and holds certifications in Reading 1-8, Art EC-12, and Self-Contained 1-8. At Sylvan, Wilonda teaches Reading and Writing. When not at Sylvan, she enjoys reading, art, and sewing.



Janice is a tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Elementary Education. She teaches Math, Reading and Writing at Sylvan. In her free time, Janice likes watching movies, gardening, reading and decorating.



Lauren is a tutor at Sylvan Learning. She holds a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 with a specialty in ESL. She also holds her certification in EC-6 Generalist with ESL. She teaches Math and Reading at Sylvan. When not at Sylvan, Lauren likes swimming and spending time with her family.

Linda Wagner


Linda is a reading, math, and writing tutor at Sylvan Learning of Coppell & Irving where she enjoys helping students realize their potential. Linda has over 20 years of teaching experience.  She currently teaches English/Language Arts at Coppell High School.  She earned a B.S. in Education specializing in Elementary Education and Special Education from University of Texas in Austin, TX.  When Linda isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her reading, volunteering in church youth activities, and walking her dachshund .

Blessy Kuruvilla


Blessy is a tutor at Sylvan of Coppell & Irving. She holds an MSc in Physics and a Master’s in Education. At Sylvan, Blessy teaches Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. When not at Sylvan, she enjoys reading and gardening.

Naila Imran


Naila is a tutor at Sylvan of Coppell & Irving. She holds a BS in Computer Science. At Sylvan, Naila teaches Mathematics and Reading. When not at Sylvan, Naila enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her friends.

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