Strong study habits are essential for even the youngest learners. The goal of our Study Skills programs in Elk Grove is to provide your son or daughter with the tools that will help them tackle growing workloads starting in elementary school all the way to college and beyond. If you’ve noticed your child is falling behind or he or she could use some guidance to get ahead, our tutors are available to provide study tips that will ensure progress.

How to Study Smarter

We combine instruction with plenty of practice and hands-on exercises to test out developing skills to make sure they are becoming good study habits!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

We know that every child has unique needs, which means there's no "one size fits all" way to instill practical study skills and reinforce positive behaviors. But our Personalized Tutoring program is broad, detailed, and customizable. It covers a diverse array of academic areas, including:

  • Effective note taking strategies: There are many ways to make study time more productive, such as flash cards and color coding.
  • Active reading strategies: Strong comprehension skills are important in every subject.
  • Research skills: Focusing on a particular subject, we explore how to evaluate sources and create a bibliography.
  • Mastering the writing process: We know how to bring out each student's inner writer, transforming them into much more effective communicators.
  • Time management: Take the stress out of growing workloads with advanced organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Online safety: We help students learn how to use the internet safely, including how to evaluate and share digital informational responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Study habits, goal setting, digital literacy, time management and more: our tutors know how to help teens develop practical academic skills that can be used well into adulthood. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Build a strong foundation of essential skills: Let us know what areas you want us to focus on — such as time management, presentation skills or note taking — and we'll make sure your teen is getting the right guidance.
  • Instill the confidence to take on new challenges: Positive behaviors and attitudes will supplement the practical skills learned so your teen has the confidence to meet any challenge head on.
  • Develop skills for the future: Sylvan can make sure your son or daughter succeeds well beyond the classroom with essential skills like goal setting, public speaking and how to prepare for a job interview!