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Good grades start with good study skills

As your child progresses in school, homework assignments get tougher and workloads get bigger. (Have you noticed your child’s “to do” list is starting to rival your own?) Thankfully, you don’t have to teach your child good study skills all by yourself. Our study skills program can help your student take on these challenges with confidence.

The study skills program is designed to help kids in grades 4-12 build great habits that can last a lifetime. Even if your child is a good student, we’ve found that establishing great study habits early is the secret to making a big impact in school, from higher grades to greater confidence.

Our tutoring experts will:

  • Instill lifelong study skills in your child that will pay dividends far beyond school
  • Share effective study techniques that will make homework assignments, school projects and big tests much more manageable
  • Reinforce positive behaviors and attitudes — our tutors are experts at motivating and recognizing children for every skill learned, building your child’s confidence
  • Give your family convenient scheduling options to accommodate your busy schedule

Learn how to improve study skills

Every child has unique study needs, whether your family is focused on getting those A’s or turning frustration into confidence. Some kids can benefit from time management tips. Others need study tips to effectively take tests. And yet others need help managing advanced coursework as they prepare for college.


With Sylvan’s study skills program, your child gets the individual help they need at the personal pace that works best. Depending on needs and goals, our study skills classes cover the following skillsets:

  • Effective study techniques to become an independent and successful student
  • Time management tips and organizational habits to better manage time and responsibilities
  • Active reading strategies, including reading comprehension strategies, to read better in every class
  • Active listening strategies and presentation skills to communicate clearly
  • Effective note-taking strategies and how to use study tools, such as flash cards and color coding, to study efficiently and improve test scores
  • Test-taking strategies to take tests and quizzes with confidence, tackle different types of tests and manage testing anxiety
  • How to research effectively, such as learning how to research a topic, evaluate sources and write a bibliography
  • How to write effectively, such as mastering all the steps of the writing process
  • How to be safe online, such as learning how to locate, evaluate and share digital information responsibly and other tips on how to be safe on the internet
  • How to navigate college admissions requirements, including a college admission essay
  • Job interview preparation, including job interview tips and how to write an effective resume and cover letter

Start learning effective study techniques today

Study skills classes are available at select Sylvan centers. Give us a call at (888) 338-2283 or fill out the form to discuss your child’s learning goals and schedule our Insight™ Assessment to accurately determine where your child stands academically.


Call us today: (888) 338-2283

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