Want your child to get a head start on important study habits? Our Study Skills programs in Pickering empower students to reach their full potential when faced with the challenges of a growing workload, from elementary school 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.

Studying Smarter with Instant Results

Combining practice, instruction and frequent opportunities to practice new skills, we know how to ensure good study habits become a way of life!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

The right approach for instilling positive attitudes towards studying and smart study habits depends on each child’s unique needs. Luckily, our Personalized Tutoring programs take that into consideration. All of the following areas are 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)

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. 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.
  • 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: Sylvan can provide guidance for public speaking, job interview preparation and other important skills for young adults.