Frequently Asked Questions
Sylvan creates individual programs in reading, math, writing, homework help, study skills, state test prep, SAT*/ACT® prep and more. Sylvan offers both in-center and live, online tutoring to inspire confidence in all kids, pre-K through 12th grade. For more details on our programs, please check out Our Programs.
Sylvan's tutors are trained and certified in Sylvan instructional techniques. Everyone at Sylvan shares a love for teaching, a commitment to children and a desire to help them succeed - in school and in life. Seeing your child do his or her best is as rewarding to our staff as it is to you and your family.
Sylvan's distinct advantage is the customized and individualized instruction your child receives from our tutors. At Sylvan, tutors work with no more than three children at a time. While the first student is receiving direct instruction on his or her individual plan, the second and third are engaged in guided or independent work—mastering and reinforcing the skills on their individual plans. This type of personalized interaction ensures that your child will have his or her questions and needs addressed quickly. At Sylvan, there is no danger of being "left behind," as might occur in a larger group setting.
Each Sylvan center is a safe, clean and modern environment, staffed by our education experts committed to helping your child succeed. We work hard to ensure each center maintains a cheerful and engaging environment.
Yes, some Sylvan Centers have Spanish-speaking staff. Please specifically ask your local Sylvan center as Spanish-speaking staff are not available at all locations.
Definitely. With your permission, Sylvan will work in partnership with your child's classroom teacher (and your family) to ensure the progress made at Sylvan is also reflected in class work. Classroom teachers play a key role in the outcome of your child's learning program.