Attempting to juggle everything from school projects and essays to extracurricular sports and activities — not to mention maintaining a social life — is not an easy task. That’s where Sylvan’s study skills program in the Chicagoland can make a huge difference: we can help your pre-teen or teen effectively prepare for this exciting yet demanding phase in his or her life. We've specifically designed our study skills program for students in grades 4-12, focusing on "higher order" thinking skills and strategies such as time management, academic planning and interview preparation. After all, students with effective study skills are equipped to succeed not only in school and college but throughout the rest of their lives. Find out how our tutoring experts in the Chicagoland can help your son or daughter achieve goals and conquer any workload.

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Practical Learning for Real Results

While you may help your child figure out a math problem or proofread an English essay from time to time, teaching him or her successful study habits and strategies is not always so simple. Our tutors in the Chicagoland use a wide range of study tactics, tips and techniques to teach practical skills that can be used both inside and outside the classroom: time management, organization, academic planning and more.

We Can Help With All Kinds of Study Skills, Including:

  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Outlining

Boosting Skills and Confidence

Passing a test or exam is one thing, but there’s more to success in school than grades alone. That’s why our study skills experts in the Chicagoland ensure the bigger picture is accounted for. Our program has been developed to focus on successfully preparing your son or daughter for the heavier workloads and expectations ahead. This means teaching invaluable goal-setting strategies and study techniques that can be applied over and over again.

Our study skills program will teach your child effective studying strategies including:

  • Time management for effectively managing time and schoolwork.
  • Strategic planning for setting short-term and long term-goals.
  • Academic planning for mapping out and tracking long-term projects.
  • Better organization for tackling coursework, optimizing a personal study area, setting personal expectations and utilizing an academic planner.
  • How to use active listening.
  • How to identify teacher expectations and priorities.
  • Getting to understand college admissions requirements, including the college admission essay.
  • Job interviewing techniques and how to write an impactful cover letter and resume.