Your child’s strengths and challenges are unique, so it only makes sense that learning should never be one-size-fits-all. Look no further than Sylvan Learning in McHenry for the tailored learning experience your child needs to take his or her success to the next level.


You may think of Sylvan for tutoring, but our proven tutoring programs are just the beginning. We offer everything from ACT and SAT test prep and college readiness to math skill programs and innovate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, so kids are kept engaged and motivated to accomplish their goals every step of the way. We know how to get amazing results, and that includes boosting scores and confidence.

Our McHenry programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families come to Sylvan because we’re known for delivering real results. Our students generally see a boost of up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than non-Sylvan students. How is this achieved? We combine personal learning with interactive technology to deliver an experience that’s engaging and focused on your child’s unique needs.

Our teachers will work closely with your child to develop a custom learning plan that aligns with his or her unique needs, challenges and goals. This is how you can feel assured your child is progressing while staying engaged and motivated.

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. Our expert math teachers use interactive technology and a variety of games, puzzles and brainteasers to leave frustration behind and make learning math a fun and exciting experience.

Our teachers are skilled in the new ways that math is taught in schools these days. (Bravo!) You’ll know that what we’re doing at Sylvan is making a big difference in the classroom.

STEM Programs

When it comes to STEM classes in North America, Sylvan is the largest provider. Our classes encourage kids to get creative while having plenty of fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs help equip students with critical 21st-century STEM skills that they can put to use in school and even in future careers. Our programs are big on fun and innovation and include robotics, coding, engineering, science and math.

Kids dive deep into STEM topics and develop their teamwork skills at the same time as they get hands-on with interactive software and collaborative activities.

College Prep

Nervous about the college admissions process? Our ACT® and SAT® test prep courses and college prep programs can help your teen tackle jitters and say hello to college with confidence.

From college prep writing to test prep and advanced study skills, you can count on Sylvan for the comprehensive programs your son or daughter needs to feel prepared for the challenges of college and the job market. Reach those college goals with confidence!

Great Results Begin with Sylvan

When you decide to enlist a tutor for your son or daughter, you want to know that what your child learns will have a positive effect in the classroom. Fortunately, when you turn to Sylvan for personal tutoring in McHenry, 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. Our engaging, personalized learning experience, certified instructors and 40 years of experience all add up to great success for kids in the classroom and in life.

Get Your Child an Academic Checkup Today!

For a limited time, you can get started with an Academic Checkup. Call or fill out our online form to learn more about our method to pinpoint your child's strengths and skill gaps. Discover firsthand how Sylvan boosts scores and confidence!