No two students are the same, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! At Sylvan Learning Centers in Carterville, our knowledgeable and friendly tutors can deliver the personal learning experience your child needs to achieve his or her goals in the classroom and beyond.


At Sylvan, we offer proven tutoring programs and much, much more. From interactive courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to math skill programs and college and career prep, we inspire kids to achieve their full potential — all while having fun along the way! With impressive results to show for it, Sylvan knows how to effectively raise scores and bolster confidence.

Our Carterville programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families choose Sylvan because we’re known for getting tangible results. Sylvan students typically see up to up two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than other kids. How? We unite hands-on technology with personal learning to create an experience that’s engaging, inspiring and a whole lot of fun!

At Sylvan, we want to ensure your child is learning in the way that’s best for him or her, which is why we take the time to understand your child’s needs, challenges and goals and tailor our learning plans accordingly. You can rest assured your child stays inspired and engaged every step of the way.

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 combine interactive software, hands-on activities and challenging games to ensure learning math is a fun and motivating (but never frustrating) experience.

These days, math is taught a little differently in school than you might remember; rest assured, our teachers know all about that. (Yay!) You’ll know that what we’re doing at Sylvan is making a big difference in the classroom.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is proud to be the biggest provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes nurture creativity, imagination and big-time fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs are a great way to get your child familiar with vital 21st-century STEM skills that can lead to greater success in the classroom and even in future careers. Our forward-thinking programs include everything from coding, robotics and engineering to science and math.

With our kid-friendly software and hands-on projects and activities, your child will develop a love for STEM in no time!

College Prep

Our college prep courses and ACT® and SAT® test prep programs are a great way for your teen to eliminate jitters and turn college goals into reality.

From learning how to write a standout application essay to acing exams, we can help your son or daughter effectively prepare for the ups and downs of college and the career market. Get ready to conquer those college goals!

Sylvan Has a Proven Track Record of Success

Let’s face it: if you’re going to hire a tutor, you want to know you’re making a difference in the classroom. Fortunately, when you turn to Sylvan for personal tutoring in Carterville, you don’t just get a tutor, you get a team with a proven track record of achieving results.

On average, Sylvan students achieve up to two to three times more improvement in their math and reading scores than non-Sylvan students. With talented tutors, interactive learning experiences and over 35 years of expertise, we’re ready to inspire your child to achieve all of his or her goals.

Start Learning and Save!

Find out how Sylvan can help your child’s scores and confidence soar! For a limited time, you can get your child started with an Academic Checkup for only $95*. Call or submit our online form now to learn more.