As of late April, Sylvan Learning Center, 20814 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 50, Webster, has a new owner.

Andrew Helminiak, a longtime Houston-area teacher, is the center’s new owner.

Helminiak had been a high school English teacher for 10 years before he joined the Webster center as its director. When the previous director suggested Helminiak buy the center, he did so.

Helminiak wants to strengthen partnerships with Webster- and Friendswood-area schools as he believes Sylvan can help teachers and students succeed, according to a news release.