What Our Parents Say About Sylvan
"Sylvan allowed me to ask questions about my homework. I became more confident in my skills because they taught me HOW to study! Zack L., Student
Sylvan helped to see where Jake needed the most help and gave me ways to help him study better, learn better and build his confidence. Paula J., Parent
It really helped prepare me for the SAT. The teachers were friendly and really helped explain things so I could better understand the material. ~Francesca S., Student
My child was changed by your program. I'm not sure how you do it, but hats off to you and your staff. You definitely made a difference in our lives. Thank you for all you have done for Cole.
~Rhonda E., Parent
Thanks again, so much. Noah's grades have been all A's and B's, and for the first time this 2nd 9 weeks, he had an A in MATH. He also passed his ISTEP this year. His attitude and self-esteem is remarkable this year. I haven't heard him say, "I hate school" this year. Thanks to all of you at Sylvan.
~Tammy B, Parent
My daughter excels in every subject, except math. Because of her perceived intelligence, it was difficult at school for her to get help. Sylvan gave my daughter the attention she needed. She went from C's to A's by the end of the school year. Sylvan took away her stress and frustration. Nichole R., parent
We really appreciated all your help with Connor this year. Your expert advice and input regarding Connor was extremely helpful and we hope he continues to improve during the 2nd semester. ~Angie R., Ft. Wayne
Thank you for your help with the ACT. Dustin was accepted to Eastern Kentucky University. Very proud! ~Becky D., Ft. Wayne
Sylvan helped me pull up my math, reading, and language grades and taught me new study habits. ~Casey N., Student
Sylvan was a wonderful experience for Annie. The teachers were very professional and supportive, and excellent at helping her build skills and confidence in reading. Thanks! ~Krista S., Ft. Wayne
Congratulations! You and your staff can add another success story to your files. While a student's report card and standardized testing scores are a reflection of their desire and dedication, it also is a sign that someone invested in their future. Thankfully you were committed to our son, Alex, and he has the proof to support these accolades to you and your staff.
When I look at the path for success that you put Alex and our family on just two years ago, I realize what experience and wisdom your business plan is based on. The testing at your center identified many areas of concern for Alex that his schools' standardized testing overlooked. Truly a family cannot support their child without first knowing where the help is needed. Additionally, students can get so easily convinced that they will not succeed that it makes your job, as teachers, so much more difficult. There are many educational and family decisions that we made to support Alex in overcoming his reading deficiencies, investing in Sylvan was one of the soundest and most rewarding decisions we made. You clearly know the business of identifying problem areas, structuring a plan to overcome those deficiencies, and encouraging the spirit of the student needing guidance. This type of return on your investment is rare in business today.
Alex has dreaded the college acceptance process, which included taking the SAT and ACT for over two years. In his mind the process appeared insurmountable and he felt failure was certain. I believe that often students do not take responsibility for their decisions and actions when adults minimize or disregard their ability to choose the path their future will take. The one-on-one attention that you and your staff afforded Alex in the class setting and family meetings was monumental in rebuilding his confidence. When Alex saw that everyone was looking to him to lead the way, I saw him become more determined. The confidence he found at Sylvan coupled with your individualized study plan resulted in an ACT score of 28 out of 36. Canterbury's High School average score for 2008 was 27. Truly it was a great day in our home when the testing results came and he saw his score in the upper side of his school's average. Alex and our entire family owe you a debt of gratitude that words simply cannot cover. We hope you find the sincerity and appreciation we feel in this letter. ~Kim H., Parent"