Different students have different needs, which is why learning should never been one-dimensional. At Sylvan Learning in El Cerrito, our knowledgeable and friendly tutors can deliver the personal learning experience your child needs to achieve his or her goals in the classroom 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 homework help to college prep to cool STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, we have the complete programming your child needs to realize his or her full potential. We know how to get amazing results, and that includes boosting scores and confidence.

Our El Cerrito programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we’re known for getting real results. Sylvan students typically see up to up two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than other kids. What’s our recipe for success? We unite hands-on technology with personal learning to create an experience that’s engaging, inspiring and a whole lot of fun!

Our teachers will work closely with your child to develop a custom learning plan that aligns with his or her unique needs, challenges and goals. This is how you can feel assured your child is progressing while staying engaged and motivated.

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. We use engaging technology, interactive exercises and brain-boosting activities to make learning math fun and challenging, but never frustrating.

These days, math is taught a little differently in school than you might remember; rest assured, our teachers know all about that. (Yay!) You can feel confident that what your child learns at Sylvan can help make a huge difference in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

As the biggest provider of STEM classes in North America, Sylvan is leading the way to success. Our classes nurture creativity, imagination and big-time fun!

Our Sylvan EDGE programs can equip your child with a solid foundation of vital 21st-century STEM skills that can contribute to success in the classroom and in high-demand careers. These fun and innovative programs include topics from math and science to robotics, coding and engineering.

We make learning STEM skills fun and interactive through kid-friendly software and collaborative projects and games.

College Prep

Our college prep courses and ACT® and SAT® test prep programs are a great way for your teen to eliminate jitters and turn college goals into reality.

From college prep writing to test prep and advanced study skills, you can count on Sylvan for the comprehensive programs your son or daughter needs to feel prepared for the challenges of college and the job market. Now is the time to achieve those college goals!

Get Great Results with Sylvan

When you decide to enlist a tutor for your son or daughter, you want to know that what your child learns will have a positive effect in the classroom. You can count on the entire Sylvan team in El Cerrito for the best in personal tutoring. Our team has a proven track record of producing real results!

Sylvan students see up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. At Sylvan, we’ve been inspiring kids to be their best for nearly 40 years — and we have the certified instructors and personal learning experience your child needs to go further.

Start Learning and Save!

For a limited time, you can get started with an Academic Checkup for just $95. Contact us now to learn how we can pinpoint your child's strengths and identify skill gaps that need a little extra attention. Achieve better results and greater confidence with Sylvan!