There’s no wrong time to start developing effective study habits! Our Study Skills programs in the Fort Smith region are focused on equipping kids with important skills they can use in the classroom and in life. This includes time management skills, strategies for taking on heavier workloads, research tips and more. Whether your mission is to help keep your child from falling behind or equip them with added guidance to get ahead, our effective study strategies and techniques could make all the difference.

Get Smart About Studying

Through a combination of instruction and independent learning, we help ensure effective study habits become second nature. These are fundamental habits that children can take with them long after they graduate!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Every child has different needs. That’s why a one-size-fits-all approach to learning just won’t work, especially when it comes to attitudes and behaviors that impact performance in every subject area. You can feel good knowing our Personalized Tutoring program zeros in on your child’s unique needs. The skills sets we work on include:

  • Active reading strategies: Better comprehension skills are invaluable across the full range of school subjects.
  • Mastering the writing process: Comprehension is one thing; expression is another. We help students become more capable and engaging communicators.
  • Effective note-taking strategies: Make study time far more efficient and effective with flash cards, color coding and other practical techniques.
  • Time management: Sometimes it's hard to know where to start. But your child will learn how to organize and prioritize even the most challenging workload.
  • Research skills: We focus on specific subjects in turn, and explore the best ways to evaluate sources and write bibliographies.
  • Online safety: We help young learners navigate the internet safely, including how to locate, assess and share digital informational in a responsible way.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

From study habits to goal setting, digital literacy and advanced research skills, we empower teens to develop talents that are applicable well into adulthood. We provide the motivation and inspiration your child needs to go after goals and reach his or her full potential. Our Advancement & Test Prep program is great for helping your teen:

  • Develop the appropriate competencies: This modular program lets you choose which topics to concentrate on, so we can be sure your teen’s specific needs are met. 
  • Build lifelong skills: Interactive learning means students have an abundance of opportunities to put their new competencies to work. This helps concepts truly stick and turns smart habits into lifelong skill sets.
  • Improve confidence: By encouraging positive behaviors, we can help teens feel more confidence and prepared to tackle big expectations ahead.
  • Get ready for greater responsibilities: The skills your teen learns at Sylvan don’t just come in handy in college. You son or daughter will also work on advanced goal setting techniques, job interview preparation and more.