Want to encourage your child to start developing strong study habits as soon as possible? With our Study Skills programs in Sarnia are designed to help students achieve their academic potential and manage an increasingly demanding academic workload from elementary school to university and beyond. Providing effective study tips is what our tutors do best, so if your child is falling behind or wants to get ahead in class, we’re here to make sure they achieve their goals.

Study Smart from Day One

We ensure that good study habits become second nature by combining personal instruction with independent practice—and plentiful opportunities to put developing skills to the test!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Every child has unique needs, which means the process of instilling useful, life-long study skills, and reinforcing positive behaviors and attitudes when it comes to studying won’t be one size fits all. Our Personalized Tutoring programs are designed to take that into account. All of the following areas are covered:

  • Research skills: Finding and evaluating relevant sources, and writing an accurate bibliography.
  • Effective note taking strategies: From color coding to flash cards, study aids can help material stick.
  • Active reading skills: Better reading comprehension will be valuable to your child in every subject.
  • Time management: Supplement strong study habits with good prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Master the writing process: Encourage your child to become a stronger, more effective writer.
  • Online safety: Tips for locating and evaluate relevant sources as well as how to share digital information responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Our tutors are experts at teaching your teen strong research, writing and study skill as well as digital literacy, time management and goal setting — all of which will come in handy well into adulthood. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Increase confidence for taking on new challenges: We encourage positive attitudes towards studying so your teen understands how to persevere through tough challenges.
  • Develop and build on important skills: The skill areas we focus on is up to you. We'll target time management, note taking or presentation skills — whatever your child needs!
  • Improve on skills that will be important in the future: Sylvan is here to teach lifelong skills for presentations, goal setting and job interview preparation.