Your son or daughter isn’t one-dimensional, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! At Sylvan Learning in La Mesa, our experienced tutors can provide the custom learning experience your child needs to realize his or her potential in school and beyond.


Tutoring might be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Sylvan, but our proven tutoring programs are just the tip of the iceberg. From homework help, math skill programs and college prep to cool courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), we offer the comprehensive programming your child needs to reach his or her full potential — all while having a blast in the process! With great results to show for it, Sylvan knows just what it takes to improve scores and boost confidence.

Our La Mesa programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families turn to Sylvan because we get great results. In fact, Sylvan students can generally expect to achieve up to two to three times greater growth in their reading and math scores than non-Sylvan students. How is this achieved? We bring teaching and technology together to develop an engaging, personalized learning experience that’s big on fun.

At Sylvan, we get to know your child’s unique needs and learning style before creating a custom learning plan that’s at the right pace and skill level. This is how we help ensure your child stays engaged, motivated and inspired throughout the process.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

Whether your child is starting with the basics or needs help mastering tricky algebra concepts, we have a variety of programs to suit all needs and budgets. We never want frustration to be part of the equation, which is why we combine engaging technology with hands-on games and exercises to keep learning math fun and exciting.

These days, math is taught a little differently than when you were in school; fortunately, our teachers are well-educated on that topic. (Yesss!) That’s how you can be sure what we teach at Sylvan is going to make a big impact 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 are highly creative, highly interactive and highly fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs introduce your child to important 21st-century STEM skills for success in school and in high-demand careers. Our cutting-edge programs include robotics, coding, science, engineering and math.

Your son or daughter will have a great time interacting with our kid-friendly software and participating in hands-on games and activities that nurture collaboration and a love for all things STEM!

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 learning how to tackle advanced research assignments to drafting an impressive application essay, Sylvan is here to help your teen get ready for college and beyond. Get ready to watch your child’s confidence soar!

Get Great Results 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. When you choose Sylvan for personal tutoring in La Mesa, you can rest assured you’re getting a full team of experts with a track record of achieving great results.

Our students usually see up to two to three times more progress in their math and reading scores than non-Sylvan students. With tailored learning, expert tutors and nearly 40 years of experience, we inspire kids to realize their potential.

Start Today and Save!

For a limited time, you can get started with a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment for just $95. It's an awesome way to not only pinpoint your child's strengths, but also start focusing on skill gaps that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Call today or fill out our online form to request more information. Achieve better results and greater confidence with Sylvan!