Want to encourage your child to start developing strong study habits as soon as possible? Our Study Skills program in Duncan is the perfect way to support your son or daughter on his or her quest to take on heavier workloads starting from elementary school all the way up to university and beyond. If your child is starting to fall behind or is looking for ways to get ahead, our tutors can provide valuable study tips that will encourage growth.

Tips for Studying Smart

The changing demands kids and teens face at school call for a foundation of strong study skills. With a combination of instruction, independent practice and plenty of opportunities to put developing skills to the test, we can ensure habits become a way of life!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Seeing as every child has specialized needs, instilling helpful habits that emphasize positive behaviors and attitudes towards study habits won’t necessary be one size fits all. That’s where our Personalized Tutoring programs can be of assistance.

  • Time management: Focusing on organizing and prioritizing, we can take the stress out of any academic workload.
  • Active reading strategies: See the benefits in all subject areas when your child develops better comprehension skills.
  • Effective note taking strategies: Get more from study time with the smart use of flash cards, color coding and other techniques.
  • Research skills: Evaluating sources in specific subjects and learning how to craft a bibliography.
  • Mastering the writing process: We explore how to strengthen writing skills and communicate more effectively.
  • Online safety: We can't overstate the importance of staying safe online! These sessions focus on locating, evaluating and sharing digital informational responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Our expert tutors know that teaching your teen things like smart study habits, good time management, how to set goals, digital literacy and strong research and writing skills are essential for success well into adulthood. Motivation and inspiration are the keys to making sure your teen strives to meet—and exceed his or her potential. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Sharpen and build on essential skills: You select the skill sets you'd like us to target — such as note taking, time management or presentations skills — so we're paying the most attention to the areas your teen requires extra support.
  • Learn how to apply skills in his or her life: Our goal is to give your teen plenty of chances to use developing skills for projects and important tests. This solidifies concepts and supports the development of useful habits.
  • Build confidence for conquering every challenge: Alongside teaching practical skills, we encourage positive attitudes and behaviors so your teen is comfortable persevering to meet high expectations.
  • Develop skills that will be useful in the future: Thriving in high school is one thing, but you want to make sure your teen succeeds outside of school too. Sylvan can guide your son or daughter in building essential skills including goal setting, public speaking and job interview prep!