It's never too early to develop strong study habits. The goal of our Study Skills programs in Manteca 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. Providing effective study tips is what our tutors do best, so if your child is falling behind or wants to get ahead in class, we’re here to make sure they achieve their goals.

Guidance for Studying Smart

Demanding school workloads are a fact of academic life, requiring kids and teens to have well-developed study habits. At Sylvan, instruction is supplemented with lots of opportunity for hands-on practice to test out new skills and guarantee lifelong habits are being formed!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Each and every child has unique learning needs, which means there are multiple ways to instill practical academic behaviors and effective, life-long study skills. That’s where our Personalized Tutoring programs can be of assistance. All of the following areas are covered:

  • Effective note taking: Aids like color coding and flash cards can help make studying more effective.
  • Research best practices: From evaluating sources to writing a proper bibliography.
  • Time management: Organizing and prioritizing are the keys to efficient study habits.
  • Mastering the writing process: With practice, your child will learn how to become a stronger writer.
  • Active reading: Better comprehension skills will improve your child's scores across all subjects.
  • Online safety: How to choose reliable sources and share digital information responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Our tutors are experts at teaching your teen strong research, writing and study skill as well as digital literacy, time management and goal setting — all of which will come in handy well into adulthood. Our tutors know exactly how to motivate your teen to study hard and strive to meet — and exceed — expectations. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Focus on the most relevant areas: You choose the skill areas — such as time management or presentation skills — so we can focus on them and make the biggest difference.
  • Apply new skills in the real world: We give students lots of opportunities to apply their new knowledge and techniques to actual schoolwork. This encourages the development of lifelong habits.
  • Be more confident when tackling new challenges: We foster positive behaviors so your teen can feel good about overcoming big academic challenges.
  • Develop future-ready skills: We help teens achieve more in the here and now, but also prepare them to succeed long-term. That can include public speaking, goal setting and even job interview preparation.