Introducing The Sylvan Source: A New Look For A New School Year

By Julia Fitzgerald

Sylvan's Thoughts

Our Sylvan Blog has been live for a little over a year now and we have enjoyed hearing from so many of you about what you like, what’s valuable, and what’s on your mind when it comes to raising and educating your family. Now, we are adjusting to be a better partner with you, our community of teachers and parents.  One of the first things we heard was from the Dads: they wanted to know why we called the blog “Mom Minded”.  Sorry, Dads – we know many of you are very involved in your children’s education and we didn’t mean to leave you out. The other feedback we heard was that you trusted Sylvan for educational advice – and there aren’t a lot of good places to go for that. Thanks for the vote of confidence!  We will work harder to focus on bringing you useful information about giving your kids the best educational experiences possible.


To that end, we are excited to re-launch our blog to you as The Sylvan Source. We have a new look and feel and are repositioning our content to deliver focused advice beyond the classroom. This includes everything from state testing and common core to algebra readiness and SAT / ACT scores. We hope that you find our articles and content so compelling that you share them with your friends.


You’ll also notice that our navigation at the top of the page has changed to help you find the most relevant content for your family faster. Posts will continue to be organized by age groups but we’re now also categorizing by subject areas – like tutoring, homework help, math and reading – and timely topics – including education occasions like back to school, news you can use on the hot topics in education like STEM and common core and other thoughts from Sylvan.


Our mission is to be with you every step of the way from pre-K through graduation. So bookmark our blog or sign up for the weekly email so you can catch up when it suits you. Finally, please keep the questions and comments coming! It’s our privilege to be part of your family’s journey and we are committed to sharing with you from our collective wisdom that spans thousands of teachers, advisors, educators and parents.