Contact Information

Phone: (209) 823-9252
Fax: (209) 823-9158
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

Meet the Tutors

Our Sylvan trained and certified tutors are dedicated to your child’s success. Working together with you, we will:

  • Pinpoint your child’s learning needs using the Sylvan Skills Assessment®
  • Develop a personalized learning plan based on your child’s goals
  • Offer unique insights about what will work for your child
  • Teach each lesson the way your child learns best
  • Build a relationship with your child to provide learning that’s fun, engaging and rewarding
Put years of educational experience to work for your family. Contact our center to find out how we can help today!

Sachin Ambulkar

Executive Director

Kindra Ojala

Director of Education/Teacher

Gale Fedora

Admissions Director

Gale came to Sylvan in 2007 from the private non-profit sector having coordinated and taught business, economic and carreer education programs throughout school districts in five central valley counties--involving as many as 10,000 students annually. Gale is committed to providing quality services and to making a positive difference in the lives of students and families served through continuing eduation.

Allison Laughlin

Administrative Assistant/Teacher's Aide

Anabel Vazquez

Administrative Assistant/Teacher's Aide

Erwin Afre


Erwin has 10 years of teaching experience and has been part of our team for 7 years. He has SDC Credentials and teaches Special Education. At our center, Erwin teaches Math Essentials, Academic Reading, and Spanish, but Math is his favorite subject.

Cheryl Blanchard


Cheryl joined our center 3 years ago. She has 11 years of teaching experience, Multiple Subject and Special Education Credentials, and a Masters in Special Education. She loves to hear her students say, "Now I get it!"

Teacher, Manteca tutoring

Bonnie Holling


Bonnie has a Bachelor's degree in Music and a Master's degree in Education from CSU Stanislaus. She also brings years of teaching experience to our center.

Tammy Gerial


Although Tammy already has a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Fullerton, she knows that learning is a life-long process and is currently working toward her Masters and Ed. Admin Credential. She shares her passion for learning with Beginning and Academic Reading, Math Essentials, and Writing students at our center.

Tim Holling


Tim has been teaching Math Essentials and Algebra here at Sylvan for 8 years. He loves getting the students excited about learning and helping them to realize things they never thought of before. Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Chemistry and State Certification for tutoring.

Brian Jex


Brain earned his teaching credentials from Cal State San Marcos and has been teaching in the Manteca area for 10 years after moving here from Utah. His favorite subject is Social Studies, but at our center he teaches Academic Reading, Beginning Reading, Academic Writing, and Math Essentials.

Dmitry Markov

Math Teacher

Christina Ramos


Trisha Rascon


Carol Wise


Carol teaches Math Essentials, Advanced Math, Academic Reading, and Academic Writing at our center. She has a Bachelor's degree in Math Educaiton from BYU-Idaho and Mathematics Teaching Credentials for the state of California. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the light and joy on a student's face when they understand material and no longer need to lean on her knowledge.