Sylvan is the nation's leader in supplemental education services. Our programs focus on individual needs in order to unlock a child's full potential. It starts with our assessment which provides valuable insight into each student's needs. We create custom learning plans for each child to help them reach their goals, and learning is kept fun and engaging through our use of caring and certified teachers. We offer a variety of programs, including reading, writing, elementary and high school math, kindergarten readiness and ACT/SAT preparation.
Sylvan Learning Center FAQ
Q: How is early education changing in the United States?
A: Our children are expected to come to school knowing much more than what was required in the past. In many districts, students are expected to know how to recognize and write all letters as well as numbers 1-20. They are also expected to know simple sight words before entering the Kindergarten classroom. This is a huge progression, and one that parents need to be aware of. Sylvan offers fantastic school readiness testing, and can help your student enter the classroom environment with confidence. Starting school with a positive outlook can make a world of difference for young learners.
Q: My child can't seem to focus without me walking them through each step of their homework. Why is this?
A: Homework time can be frustrating for students and parents when a child doesn't seem to be motivated to try on their own. When a student is exhibiting off-task behavior, such as twirling or sharpening their pencil multiple times as well as finding other reasons to leave the table, it can make homework time drag on for what feels like hours. Often times, these behaviors are an easy way for children to avoid work that is frustrating to them. It's much easier to blame not getting work done on a dull pencil than to admit that the work is too hard for them. Sylvan can offer an in-depth look into your child's skills to make sure that they have the skills to complete grade level work. Our expert teachers can bring children up to grade level so that they can have the ability to complete their work with confidence, as well as provide support and encouragement on the assignments they are bringing home from the classroom.
Q: Do you teach study skills?
A: Yes! We have a wonderful program that teaches students at all levels how to organize their materials and time, as well as set measurable goals for themselves. We also teach students how to prepare for exams, study effectively, and become engaged in their own learning and take ownership of their success.
Q: Why should my student take an ACT preparation course? Don't they improve their scores simply by taking the exam multiple times and becoming familiar with how the test works?
A: The ACT is a high-stakes exam that every student should be prepared for. Without guidance on the subject matter, your student simply will not raise their composite score just by seeing the exam again and again. They need an expert to identify their strengths and weaknesses and take them through the content of the test step-by-step. Our free practice ACT exam and results consultation is a great way to help your student get started in the college application process. Our courses not only include practice exams and content review, but test-taking tips and strategies that your student may not be aware of unless they have instruction from an expert.
Q: What does Sylvan offer that other tutoring services do not?
A: Sylvan offers a proven method of identifying each student's needs, and building individualized plans to help them reach their goals. We are confident in our methods, and we offer a guarantee that your child will improve their abilities by one full grade level in 36 hours of instruction. We are constantly working on improving our already great methods and we are looking forward to going to a digital delivery method this year to make learning even more engaging for our students by integrating technology.
Q: How can I fit a Sylvan program into my family's budget?
A: We offer many options for every family to help this fit into your budget. We offer monthly payment plans, options to receive a discount on tuition, and 0% interest student loans. We describe each option in detail so that you can feel comfortable with your investment in your child's education.