Juggling academic responsibilities like schoolwork, essays, university prep and after school activities — not to mention a social life — can certainly be challenging! However, Sylvan’s study skills program in the Vancouver region can help ensure your teen is well-equipped for this thrilling yet turbulent period in his or her life. Tailored to students in grades 4-12, our study skills program aims to equip your child with important "higher order" thinking skills and strategies like academic planning, time management and resume preparation. Equipping your child with these skills can help make a big impact not only in school and university, but also in future careers. Discover for yourself how our friendly tutors in the Vancouver region can help your child accomplish goals and realize his or her potential.

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A Practical Approach for Tangible Results

While you may be familiar with helping your child with a spelling question or a science fair project, equipping him or her with effective study skills and techniques may not come as easy. Rest assured our skilled tutors in the Vancouver region use a range of study strategies to equip your child with practical skills that can be applied in school, in university and beyond: organizational tactics, time management techniques, academic planning tips and more.

We Can Help With All Kinds of Study Skills, Including:

  • Time Management 
  • Organization 
  • Outlining

What to Expect

Succeeding academically doesn’t just mean getting a passing grade on a test or an exam. This is why our study skills tutors in the Vancouver region take the bigger picture into account. Our program aims to ensure your child is ready for the increasing workloads and expectations to come in university. That means teaching both short-term and long-term goal-setting techniques as well as study strategies that can be relied on time and again.

With our study skills program, your child will learn strategies including:

  • Efficient and effective time and workload management.
  • Strategic and academic planning for successfully setting and achieving short-term and long-term goals and projects.
  • Organizational abilities for organizing schoolwork, setting up a personal study area, setting personal expectations and making the most of an academic planner.
  • How to identify teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Understanding university admissions requirements and how to tackle the university admission essay.
  • Job interview preparation, including writing an effective resume and cover letter.