Sylvan Learning—Located in B.C.
Find out why Sylvan's personalized approach to learning works.
"My son isn't good in science." "My daughter has always been bad in math." "My child is failing Social Studies."
These are common refrains from many British Columbia parents who have a misconception that the subject is hard to learn, when in fact most kids can learn any subject if they have the skills, habits and attitudes needed to succeed in school.
There is no reason a student should fail Social Studies or English unless they cannot read well (get the information in), cannot write well (tell the teacher what they know) or they did not review the material before a test (did not study well). Rarely is a low mark in school about a student's inability to learn a subject. It is usually a weakness in one or more of these skill areas.
That is why Sylvan's approach to helping students improve school performance is unique. We don't just help with homework or schoolwork—any tutor can do that. We get to the heart of the problem. Why is it that your child is behind? Is it because they can't read well? Write well? Is their math foundation weak or do they have poor study skills? We begin by assessing your child's skills through our Sylvan Skills Assessment®. It pinpoints your child’s academic strengths (skills they already have) and ‘skill gaps’ (those they need to learn). The assessment helps uncover both your child's academic strengths and weaknesses.
At Sylvan, we'll build the skills, habits and attitudes your child needs to succeed in school...and in life. Schedule a free consultation at any of our B.C. locations today and learn how Sylvan's personalized approach to learning can work for your child.
- Pinpoint Your Child's Learning Needs
The Sylvan Skills Assessment® will give you more specific information regarding your child’s skills than any report card. It helps us to accurately pinpoint your child's academic strengths and weaknesses and is the first and most important step to building your child's personalized learning plan.
- Personalized Learning Plan
Once we have the results of the Sylvan Skills Assessment®, and our unique insights about what will work best, a personalized learning program will be created just for your child.
- Qualified and Caring Tutors
Our teachers are warm, caring and highly qualified. We won't move forward until your child has completely mastered each new skill and we will keep our lesson plans fresh and fun. Along the way we’ll get to know your child and instill within him or her the love of learning.
- Regular Progress Reports
We pride ourselves on our communication with parents—regularly scheduled parent conferences with written reports on your child’s progress are standard. With your permission, we will contact your child's teacher to ensure progress made at Sylvan is also seen in the classroom.
- Convenient Options for Your Family
Families are busy today and convenience is important. We offer evening or weekend tutoring sessions at your local Sylvan or live online tutoring† in the comfort of your own home. Flexible, affordable and convenient—we want to make Sylvan accessible to you and your child.
†At participating Sylvan locations only.