|Monday:||9:00 AM - 7:30 PM|
|Tuesday:||9:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday:||9:00 AM - 7:30 PM|
|Thursday:||9:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Friday:||9:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
Sylvan's tutors teach skills that last a lifetime. We help students learn how to become self-motivated and achieve independence; above all else, we enable them to approach school — and life — with confidence.
We also maintain Sylvan tutoring special offers and seasonal promotions that make getting your child on the road to success easier.
Need to get ready for the SAT or ACT? Let us create a custom test prep solution just for you! Check out these great options:
Online Test Prep - Do it all online! - $199
Individual learner? We’ve got engaging video lessons and explanations for all test questions.
• Get thousands of content-specific video tutorials, an interactive vocabulary builder and more!
• 24-hour anytime, anywhere convenience
• Access to the site for one full year
Group Test Prep - Get with a group! - $699
Group instruction from experts who help you increase test scores with specific skills and test-taking strategies.
• Includes a thorough review of all academics covered on the SAT®/ACT*, proven test-taking and time-management strategies
• All taught from textbooks we write ourselves exclusively for Sylvan students
Test Prep Plus - Online and in class! - $849
Get the best of both worlds with online content and group instruction from our experts.
• Includes full online access for extra practice at home
• Practice test results allow instructors to emphasize areas that need a little more focus
Test Prep Premium - The total package! - $1,399
Complete test prep solution includes Test Prep Plus, with an additional 12-hour custom program in reading to help ensure greatest success for test prep.
• Advanced Reading Strategies -Increase reading comprehension, double your reading rate and improve efficiency
Please call us today to learn more about this extraordinary program and how students can improve their scores dramatically.
*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which makes no endorsement of this program. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.
The Group Test Prep and TestPrepPlus course will take place on Sunday afternoons on the following dates and times:
|Sunday, August 24||1-5pm|
|Sunday, August 31 1||No Class - Labor Day|
|Sunday, September 7||1-5pm|
|Sunday, September 14||1-5pm|
|Saturday, September 20||9am-1pm Practice Test* |
|Sunday, September 21||1-5pm|
|Sunday, September 28||1-5pm|
|Saturday, October 4||9am-1pm Practice Test* |
|Sunday, October 5||1-5pm|
|Wednesday, October 22||6-8pm|
It's Never Too Late to Make Sylvan Part of Your Summer Schedule.
Sylvan Summer Programs
School is out and learning is in! Sylvan's individualized summer academic programs in reading, math, writing, study skills, and college test-prep are the perfect solution to avoid summer learning loss. All programs are customized, so your child can start whenever you're ready! Contact our center for details.
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For students, teachers and parents alike, the last weeks of school can be both exciting and challenging. Students are looking forward to the summer break and, as a result, their interest in schoolwork may wane. Teachers have just completed the strenuous state assessment tests and now have a classroom of students more interested in summer than science. For parents, the end of one school year signals the impending start of another one. So, how do you ensure your child is ready to tackle the next grade?
The end of the school year is really a time to prepare for transition - the transition from one grade to another, but also the transition from in-classroom learning to the continuous learning that takes place outside of school.
At this time of year, Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels, advises parents to focus on three areas - helping their child make the most of the final weeks of school, knowing what the next grade level will bring and looking for ways to create learning opportunities during the summer break.
Make the most of the final weeks of school.
Summer is almost here and for most kids it means leaving behind classes and homework. But summer should not be the equivalent of a learning-free time for kids. To encourage learning in the summer months, Sylvan Learning is offering a suggested reading list for grades K-12 to help parents find the right book for their child’s summer reading fun.
|Kindergarten:||Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Krause|
|Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Moon|
|Grade 1:||Click Clack Moo: Cows That Moo by Doreen Cronin|
|Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott|
|Grade 2:||Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle|
|How Much Is a Million by David M. Schwartz, Stephen Kellogg|
|Grade 3:||Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech|
|Beach for the Birds by Bruce McMillan|
|Grade 4:||Summer Reading is Killing Me! by Jon Scieszka|
|So You Want To Be President? by Judith St. George|
|Grade 5:||Holes by Louis Sachar|
|Science Kitchen by Chris Maynard|
|Grade 6:||Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket|
|My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen|
|Grade 7:||A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck|
|Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom by Walter Dean Myers|
|Grade 8:||Ender's Game (Ender Series #1) by Orson Scott Card|
|Our Town by Thornton Wilder|
|Grade 9:||Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard|
|Silent Spring by Rachel L. Carson|
|Grade 10:||Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut|
|Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy|
|Grade 11:||Great Expectations by Charles Dickens|
|She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith|
|Grade 12:||Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift|
|Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen|
Known as a "gateway course," algebra is the foundation for higher-level high school math and science classes and thus a critical stepping stone to student's success. Make sure your child is ready by having them take a FREE Algebra Readiness Check-Up!
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The holidays are over. The New Year has started. Over the holidays, many kids may have received tech-toys for gifts. Computers, video games, cell phones, and electronic screens are ubiquitous in our lives and the lives of our kids. As the New Year is getting underway, we want to keep our kids clearly focused rather than busily distracted. Technology has played and can play a crucial role in education, but there are important rules for using any tech device.
Whether texting, surfing the web or playing video games, research shows that kids between the ages of eight and 18 spend more than seven hours a day with gadgets. * "That, in and of itself, is neither good nor bad," says Greg Moore of Sylvan Learning located in Columbus. "Balance, as in every other aspect of life, is key. A variety of helpful resources have made technology an integral part of our lives and how we learn. While technology has introduced many portals of enhanced learning, it can also be a distraction in kids' lives – offering kids easy ways to get sidetracked, diverted and overwhelmed."
To help kick-start a successful year, Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of tutoring services to children of all ages and skill levels, offers parents and families the following tips to find the right balance for using technology efficiently and effectively.
Your rules rule. Have clear guidelines for kids to follow. Like all rules for children, the clearer and simpler, the better. If you're unsure how to start, talk to trusted teachers at school, other parents in the community, or look at good online sites.
Set time limits. A good rule of thumb for teens is two hours of screen time per day, including schoolwork. For elementary schoolers, it's less. No screen-time just before bedtime. Decide what will work best for your family.
Set place limits. Ban electronic screens at dinnertime, for example, or when the family is having a discussion or enjoying family time together. Many families find that for younger kids, it's best if the computer is in the family room – not in the kids' rooms – and used only when an adult is present, monitoring.
Schoolwork comes first. Study and chores come before socializing and games. So does anything else you decide – writing that thank you note, going to Sunday school, helping the next door neighbor.
Stress privacy. Explain to your children why you won't permit them to give out personal information about themselves or their family, to meet with strangers they've "met" online, or to spend money online. Just be realistic and firm.
Stress common sense. It is good sense not to allow downloading or uploading – music, movies, or photos for instance – without your permission. Show kids how their online words and pictures are, for all intents and purposes, permanent. Just as we watch what we say in our speech, we need to do the same thing online.
Be a role model. You're a role model in everything you do and say as a parent, including using technology. Let the kids see you using your computer, phone, and other devices to make your life easier, more efficient, more fun. Show how you're in control of it, not the other way around: i.e. if you say no gadgets at dinner time, don't pick up the phone yourself.
Technology, when used effectively, helps enable and empower our children's educational lives. The key lies in setting boundaries on kids' electronic use. For additional tips and resources, contact Greg Moore at Sylvan Learning located in Columbus at (812) 372-2104 or email@example.com, call us at 1-800-31-SUCCESS, or visit us on the web at www.sylvanlearning.com.
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* According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans between the age of 8 and 18 spend on average 7.5 hours a day using some sort of electronic device, from smart phones to MP3 players to computers.
About Sylvan Learning:
Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels with over 30 years of experience and more than 850 centers located throughout North America. Sylvan's trained and Sylvan-certified personal instructors provide individualized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams. For more information, call 1-800-31-SUCCESS or visit www.SylvanLearning.com.