Want your child to get a head start on important study habits? The goal of our Study Skills programs in Colwood is to provide your son or daughter with the tools that will help them tackle growing workloads starting in elementary school all the way to university and beyond. Our tutors are here to provide assistance with study tips whether your child is slipping behind or looking for strategies to get ahead, so he or she is sure to progress.

How to Study Smarter

Developing strong study habits is essential for kids and teens who are facing increasing workloads at school. We combine instruction with plenty of practice and hands-on exercises to test out developing skills to make sure they are becoming habits!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

The right approach for instilling positive attitudes towards studying and smart study habits depends on each child’s unique needs. Our Personalized Tutoring programs are designed to take that into account.

  • Effective note taking: Aids like color coding and flash cards can help make studying more effective.
  • Research best practices: From evaluating sources to writing a proper bibliography.
  • Time management: Organizing and prioritizing are the keys to efficient study habits.
  • Mastering the writing process: With practice, your child will learn how to become a stronger writer.
  • Active reading: Better comprehension skills will improve your child's scores across all subjects.
  • Online safety: How to choose reliable sources and share digital information responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Teaching your teen digital literacy, smart study habits, goal setting, time management and research and writing skills that he or she will put to good use well into adulthood is what our expert tutors are trained for. Our tutors have the ability to inspire your teen to work hard to not only meet, but exceed, expectations. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Sharpen the right skills: You determine which skills need more attention — such as time management or research — so we can ensure we're focusing on the right areas for the most noticeable results.
  • Apply new skills to current schoolwork: We make sure your teen has the opportunity to apply newly-learned techniques to upcoming assignments and tests.
  • Feel more confident: The positive behaviors and attitudes we foster are a big step towards building confidence and meeting big expectations.
  • Develop vital assets for the future: The immediate concern is high school, but we understand that you want your teen to prepare for success throughout his or her life. Sylvan can also provide guidance for public speaking, job interview preparation and other important skills for young adults.