Successful engineers aren't just problem solvers: they have creativity and imagination. With engineering courses in Alaska from Sylvan, it's a great time for budding engineers to work on these skills — and have an unforgettably fun experience as they do so! Kids love to figure out how toys, gadgets and other devices work, so our sessions are built around real-life mechanical and architectural challenges. Every week, students buddy up with friends to build structures, test them, and rebuild them better, learning vital STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) as part of the process. After all, there's no reason why learning can't be fun and engaging!

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What to Expect at Sylvan

With a maximum of 12 students per class — and a student-teacher ratio of 6:1 — learning is a personal experience at your local Sylvan in Alaska. We combine that personal attention with team activities and independent tasks, helping kids stay engaged and motivated with a diverse blend of learning methods.

Let's Get Hands-On

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 they don't only build objects: they also learn how to test them, compete in friendly classroom competitions, and redesign their creations using all the principles they've mastered. In other words, the budding mechanic, engineer or architect in your life will always be fully supported, motivated and engaged at Sylvan — so don't be surprised when your son or daughter can't stop talking about bridges, race cars and other exciting hands-on projects!

Creativity is a defining feature of our Engineering courses in Alaska, which also include:

  • 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.