Your son or daughter’s needs are unique, so learning shouldn’t be one-dimensional. You can count on Sylvan Learning in Castro Valley for the customized learning experience your child needs to achieve his or her best in school and beyond.


Tutoring may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Sylvan, but our personal tutoring programs are just the start. From math skill programs and college and career prep to hands-on courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), we provide all the tools and resources kids needs to achieve success — and have plenty of fun in the process! With results to show for it, we understand just what it takes to raise scores and confidence.

Our Castro Valley programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we deliver amazing results. Sylvan students typically see up to up two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than other kids. How do we do it? We use the best in teaching and technology to make learning personal and engaging.

At Sylvan, we take the time to get to know your son or daughter’s unique needs and adapt the learning process to meet his or her pace and skills. You can be assured your child will stay motivated and inspired at all stages of the learning journey.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

Whether your child is just starting out with kindergarten math or you have a teen who could use some extra guidance with algebra, you can be sure we have the math programs that meet your family’s needs and budget. At Sylvan, interactive technology, collaborative activities, and fun games and puzzles all combine to make learning math a blast.

When it comes to the new ways that math is taught in school these days, our teachers know all about that. (Yay!) At Sylvan, our programs are specifically designed to help kids achieve real results in the classroom.

STEM Programs

No one in North America provides more STEM classes than Sylvan. These classes focus on fostering creativity and imagination — and boosting smiles!

Sylvan EDGE programs help equip students with critical 21st-century STEM skills that they can put to use in school and even in future careers. These fun, creative programs cover areas including science, math, engineering, coding and robotics.

Through a combination of interactive software, hands-on activities and collaborative projects, we make it easy to foster a love for STEM!

College Prep

Our ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses can help your teen say goodbye to jitters and bring on the college admissions process with confidence.

From learning how to balance bigger workloads to preparing an amazing application essay, Sylvan can equip your teen with the skills and knowledge he or she needs to prepare for college. Reach those college goals with confidence!

Real Success Begins with Sylvan

If you’re considering signing your son or daughter up for a tutoring program, you want to make sure the program you choose will translate to success in the classroom. This is what makes Sylvan an excellent choice when it comes to personal tutoring in Castro Valley, because our team is passionate about delivering real results for families — and we have the proven track record to show for it.

In fact, Sylvan students tend to see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than other students. With our certified tutors, personal learning and nearly 40 years of experience, we inspire kids to be their best.

Get Started with Sylvan and Save!

For a limited time, you can enjoy extra savings when you take advantage of our $95 offer. It's a great way to pinpoint strengths and identify skill gaps, so contact us today to learn more. Get to know how Sylvan delivers greater results and bigger smiles.