Strong study habits are essential for even the youngest learners. The goal of our Study Skills programs in Barrie 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 know which study tips and techniques will have the biggest impact, whether your child is falling behind or wants to get ahead.

Study Smart from Day One

At Sylvan, instruction is supplemented with lots of opportunity for hands-on practice to test out new skills and ensure good study habits are being formed!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

The right approach for instilling positive attitudes towards studying and smart study habits depends on each child’s unique needs. But our Personalized Tutoring program is broad, detailed, and customizable. You can expect the following skill sets to be covered:

  • 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)

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. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Sharpen the right skills: You decide the skill areas to focus on — such as note-taking or presentation skills — so we're concentrating on the areas most relevant to your teen.
  • Gain more confidence: We encourage positive behaviors and attitudes to help teens gain the confidence to persevere and meet big expectations.
  • Develop skills for the future: We can help him or her work on public speaking, goal setting and even job interview preparation.