What’s the Difference Between Sylvan, Kumon and Mathnasium?

By Sylvan Learning

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So, you’ve determined that your son or daughter needs a tutor. Now what?


Whether your child needs help with elementary school reading or high school math, there are many tutoring options available to your family. As a parent, it’s up to you to make an informed decision about which experience will be the most impactful for your child’s education and set him or her up for future success.


To help, we’ve put together a side-by-side comparison to show you the difference between Sylvan, Kumon and Mathnasium. The chart below outlines some of the common areas parents are most interested in learning about when they call their local Sylvan Center.



In making a tutoring decision, parents should choose an option that will be an invaluable partner in their child’s education.


Do you think Sylvan Learning might be a good fit for your family? If so, we’d love to hear from you!


Sylvan Learning plans are tailored to each student to make learning fun and rewarding. It’s true! Every day through our ongoing customer survey, parents tell us their children have newfound confidence and love coming to Sylvan. In fact, Sylvan families score the sentiment, “My child likes Sylvan,” as one of Sylvan’s greatest strengths.


From the personal connections with our tutors, to the tokens kids can earn for fun prizes, to the interactive lessons on iPads®, learning has never been so cool.


Ready to take the next step? For additional information, visit our website or contact your local Sylvan Learning Center.