Engineers need to be problem solvers with plenty of creativity and imagination. With Sylvan's Engineering courses in Alaska, there's never been a better time for budding engineers to enhance these skills — and have a blast doing it! Kids love to figure out how toys, gadgets and other devices work, so our sessions are built around real-life mechanical and architectural challenges. Each week, your child will buddy up with a friend to learn important STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) by building, testing and redesigning various structures and objects. After all, learning is so much more engaging when it's a whole lot of fun as well!

We're Here to Make a Real Difference

Learning becomes a personal and attentive experience at your local Sylvan in Alaska, where classes have no more than 12 students and the maximum student-to-teacher ratio is 6:1. We combine our one-on-one approach with a tailored blend of self-guided and collaborative tasks, helping kids stay interested and motivated with diverse learning methods.

Hands-On Learning

The most effective way to understand critical engineering concepts is to use them to overcome real-life challenges. That's why our students design and build LEGO® machines and K'NEX® structures each and every week. And it doesn't end with the building: students discover how to test their creations, redesign them using the principles they've learned, and take part in friendly competitions with classmates' constructions. In other words, the future mechanic, architect or engineer in your life is sure to be engaged and excited at Sylvan — just don't be surprised if dinner conversation is dominated by bridges, race cars and other hands-on projects!

Our Engineering courses in Alaska focus on creativity, and also feature:

  • Hands as well as minds: Interactive, app-based learning is great, but this program is all about getting hands-on — and learning by doing.
  • Emphasis on STEM: The modern world demands modern skills, so now is the time for your child to develop vital 21st century competencies.
  • Teamwork: Students work with buddies, learning how to collaborate and build strong personal communication skills.
  • Regular updates: We'll email you after each session with photos, summaries and a sneak peek of next week's project.