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Sylvan Has One of the Most Gifted Education Teams in North America

(And that’s really good for your child.)

You may have seen that Sylvan students can get up to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers ... And that kids love coming to Sylvan ... And that we guarantee significant skill progress for our Personalized Tutoring students.

But do you know how all of this is possible?

Sylvan has an amazing Education Team. Led by our Vice President of Education Emily Levitt, our team of educators are behind-the-scenes constantly honing and improving our curriculum.

Emily Levitt

Emily started as a classroom teacher and holds a BA in Secondary English Education from the University of Maryland and MS from Towson University. She taught middle school reading and writing in public schools in Maryland. That’s important because at Sylvan, we know how important it is that the supplemental help you get your child must have a direct link to school performance.

Emily also worked for over 20 years in curriculum development and education technology. She ensures the Sylvan Education team stays up-to-date and delivers programs that will help your child learn the different approaches that are expected in class. Out team knows what’s going on across the U.S. and Canada and how to work through changing standards to put the best of all worlds in front of our Sylvan students.

If you choose a private tutor or a tutoring company that hasn’t updated its curriculum in the last 12 months (let alone, the last 12 years), your child won’t be prepared for what’s expected in the classroom.

Your child will learn life skills, as well as academic skills.

In addition to Emily, everyone on our Education Team has been a classroom teacher with specific focus in either Mathematics or English Language Arts. We know what’s being asked of your child in school and what kind of skills your child needs to succeed — such as confidence and perseverance. We’ve built those skillsets right into our curriculum.

Your child will have a positive learning experience.

Emily and her team have been teaching and writing curriculum for over 50 years combined. We know the differences between what works for a five year old versus what works for an eleven year old, so learning really clicks for your child.

Emily also spends a lot of time in our centers observing instruction. She ensures that our curriculum meets the needs of both our students and our tutors. All of this expertise means that your child will get:

  • Personalized instruction that’s tailored to your child with up-to date lessons our tutors teach your child
  • Targeted, interactive exercises that show your child can consistently apply a concept
  • Unique tools to get your child progress faster

Private tutors and most tutoring companies don’t have this kind of mind power fueling your child’s progress.

When you chose Sylvan, you'll know you've made a great choice.