Balancing homework, essays and projects with after school activities and part-time jobs — not to mention social events — can be quite the challenge. But with Sylvan's study skills program in the Toronto region, you can help your teen or pre teen prepare for an exciting yet challenging time in his or her life. Our study skills program is specifically aimed at students in grades 4-12 and focuses on "higher order" thinking strategies and techniques, including organization, time management and strategic planning. After all, equipping your child with effective study skills can translate into greater success in the classroom, in university and in future careers. Discover for yourself the many ways in which our knowledgeable tutors in the Toronto region can help set your child on the path to success.

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Our Comprehensive Approach

While you may help your child figure out a math problem or proofread an English essay from time to time, teaching him or her successful study habits and strategies is not always so simple. Our tutors in the Toronto region use a wide range of study tactics, tips and techniques to teach practical skills that can be used both inside and outside the classroom: time management, organization, academic planning and more.

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

  • Time Management 
  • Organization 
  • Outlining

Boosting Skills and Confidence

Achieving academic success is one thing, but there's more to succeeding at school than exams and assignments alone. This is why our study skills tutors in the Toronto region take the bigger picture into account. Our program is devised to ensure your child is well prepared and properly equipped for the mounting workloads and expectations ahead. 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.

Our study skills program teaches strategies for smart studying, including:

  • Time management to successfully manage schedules and schoolwork.
  • Academic and strategic planning to set concrete short-term and long-term projects and goals.
  • Organization to create an orderly study area and better tackle schoolwork.
  • Performance management to set personal expectations and use an academic planner.
  • Expectation management for successfully identifying teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Understanding and tackling university admissions requirements, including the university essay.
  • Job interview preparation techniques, including crafting and effective resume and cover letter, and practicing interview questions.