Your child’s strengths and challenges are unique, so it only makes sense that learning should never be one-size-fits-all. The talented tutors at Sylvan Learning in Castro Valley can provide the personal learning experience your child needs to excel in the classroom and beyond.


At Sylvan, we offer proven tutoring programs and much, much more. 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 great results to show for it, Sylvan knows just what it takes to improve scores and boost confidence.

Our Castro Valley programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we understand how to get great results. Compared to non-Sylvan students, our students typically see up to two to three times greater results in their reading and math scores. How do we do this? Through a winning combination of personal teaching and interactive technology, we make sure learning is engaging, motivating and fun at all times.

Our teachers are here to make sure your child is learning at exactly the right pace, skill level and style that’s best for him or her. You can feel good knowing your child will stay engaged and inspired each step of the way.

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. Through an effective combination of hands-on technology, collaborative activities and brain-boosting games, we make learning math a fun and engaging experience.

Our instructors know all about the different ways math is taught in school these days. (Yay!) You’ll know that what we’re doing at Sylvan is making a big difference in the classroom.

STEM Programs

At Sylvan, we take pride in being the largest branded provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes are big on creativity, collaboration and fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs provide an important opportunity for children to learn 21st-century STEM skills that can help them achieve greater results in school and even in high-demand careers. Our cutting-edge programs include robotics, coding, science, engineering and math.

Your child will have an amazing time tinkering with our kid-friendly technology, collaborating with a partner and getting hands-on with projects!

College Prep

With our ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses, your teen can say goodbye to butterflies and make college dreams a reality.

From developing better time management and organization skills to writing an impressive application essay, Sylvan has the comprehensive programs your teen needs to successfully prepare for college and beyond. Get started on the path to success!

Sylvan Achieves Impressive Results

Let’s face the facts: if you sign your child up for a tutoring program, you want to be sure that program will make an impact in the classroom. That’s what makes Sylvan a great choice when it comes to personal tutoring in Castro Valley, because our expert team of tutors has a proven track record of achieving great results.

Case in point: Sylvan students tend to achieve up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. With our certified tutors, personal learning and nearly 40 years of experience, we inspire kids to be their best.

Start Learning and Save!

For a limited time, you can get started with a Sylvan Insight™Assessment for just $95. It's the ideal way to identify any skill gaps your child may have and highlight strengths. Contact us now to learn more. You'll love watching your son or daughter's scores and confidence improve!