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. But with Sylvan's study skills program in the Peoria and Bloomington region, you can help your teen or pre teen prepare for an exciting yet challenging time in his or her life. Specially developed for students in grades 4-12, our study skills program focuses on equipping students with important critical thinking skills and valuable time management, organization and strategic planning abilities. These skills can help set your child up for success in school, in college and in future careers. Discover for yourself how our friendly tutors in the Peoria and Bloomington region can help your child accomplish goals and realize his or her potential.

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Our Proven Approach

While you may have experience helping your child with a spelling question or math problem, teaching him or her effective study skills and strategies is not always as straightforward. Using a combination of study strategies, tactics and tips, our tutoring experts in the Peoria and Bloomington region pay special attention to concrete skills that can be used in the classroom and beyond: how to organize schoolwork, efficiently manage time, set short-term and long-term goals, and more.

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

  • Time Management 
  • Organization 
  • Outlining

Building Skills, Boosting Confidence

There’s much more to achieving academic success than receiving a good grade on an assignment or an exam. That’s why our study skills tutors in the Peoria and Bloomington region focus on the larger picture. Our program is devised to ensure your child is well prepared and properly equipped for the mounting workloads and expectations ahead. That includes teaching proven goal-setting strategies and study tips that can be used time and again. In addition to these life-long skills, we also continually reinforce positive attitudes, building your teen's confidence at a crucial point in his or her journey to adulthood.

Our study skills program teaches strategies for smart studying, 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.