As your child makes his or her way through school, it's inevitable that the workloads will become more demanding and the assignments will get tougher — but there is a way to prepare for these growing challenges. With Sylvan's study skills programs in Richmond, you can help your child manage his or her time better, prepare for exams more effectively and lay the groundwork for a successful university application. It's a great way to gain the skills needed to balance even the longest "to do" list. In addition to focusing on effective techniques for academic success, our study skills program also gives students foundation of organizational skills they can take out into the real world. That's how we help Richmond pre-teens and teens prepare to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

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A Tailored, Personal Approach

Not all students learn those essential “higher order” thinking skills the same way. In fact, a combination of techniques are needed to ensure the best possible academic performance, including advanced research skills, assignment planning and the ability to use active listening in class. That's why we assess each student's needs to help ensure every session is both relevant and personalized, emphasizing the most effective ways to study, achieve better grades and gain confidence.

Getting into the Right Habits

So what happens once your son or daughter is registered for our study skills program in Richmond? Our tutoring experts will impart study skills that are not only applicable in school but can also be used throughout life. That includes handy tips that make all kinds of exams, assignments and tests much more manageable. We also recognize every milestone reached, encouraging students to continue fostering their new habits, skills and attitudes.

Our study skills program offers:

  • How to set short-term and long-term goals strategically, and effectively manage time and workloads.
  • How to organize schoolwork and create an effective personal study area.
  • How to set personal and teacher expectations, and use an academic planner.
  • How to navigate university admissions requirements, including the admission essay.
  • How to write a resume and cover letter, and prepare for a job interview.