It's not always easy to juggle school-related responsibilities like homework, college prep, advanced classes and extracurricular activities — not to mention socializing! But with Sylvan's study skills program in the Birmingham, Anniston and Tuscaloosa 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. These skills can make a lasting impact in the classroom, in college and in future careers. Get to know how our expert tutors in the Birmingham, Anniston and Tuscaloosa region can help your son or daughter accomplish goals and take on any workload confidently.

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A Practical Approach for Tangible Results

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 Birmingham, Anniston and Tuscaloosa 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

What to Expect

There’s much more to achieving academic success than receiving a good grade on an assignment or an exam. This is why our study skills tutors in the Birmingham, Anniston and Tuscaloosa 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. This includes diving into proven goal-setting strategies and study techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations.

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

  • Efficient and effective time and workload management.
  • Strategic and academic planning for successfully setting and achieving short-term and long-term goals and projects.
  • Organizational abilities for organizing schoolwork, setting up a personal study area, setting personal expectations and making the most of an academic planner.
  • How to identify teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Understanding college admissions requirements and how to tackle the college admission essay.
  • Job interview preparation, including writing an effective resume and cover letter.