Your son or daughter’s needs are unique, so learning shouldn’t be one-dimensional. You can count on Sylvan Learning in Waterloo for the customized learning experience your child needs to achieve his or her best in school and beyond.


Tutoring might be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Sylvan, but our proven tutoring programs are just the tip of the iceberg. 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 Waterloo programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families come to Sylvan because we’re known for delivering real results. In fact, our students usually see up to two to three times more improvement in their math and reading scores than their peers. How do we do it? We fuse the very best in teaching and technology to deliver a learning experience that’s engaging and motivating, but never frustrating.

Our expert instructors are here to ensure your child is learning in the way that’s right for him or her, which is why we take the time to get to know his or her needs, challenges, skill level and pace. You can rest assured your child stays inspired and engaged every step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From addition and subtraction to algebra and trigonometry, we have the right program for your family’s needs and budget. With us, learning math is always fun and never frustrating. Your child will have a great time using interactive technology and playing brain-boosting games.

These days, math is taught a little differently than when you were in school; fortunately, our teachers are well-educated on that topic. (Hooray!) Everything we teach at Sylvan is designed to make a greater impact in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

When it comes to STEM classes in North America, Sylvan is the largest provider. Creativity, innovation and fun all play a big part in these classes!

Through Sylvan EDGE programs, your child can get to grips with crucial 21st-centuy STEM skills that can help pave the way for greater success in school and even in high-demand 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 learning how to tackle advanced research assignments to drafting an impressive application essay, Sylvan is here to help your teen get ready for college and beyond. The path to a successful future starts here!

Great Results Begin with Sylvan

Before you sign your son or daughter up for tutoring, you want to make sure that the tutoring program you choose will lead to success in school. When it comes to personal tutoring in Waterloo, Sylvan has a proven track record of delivering results.

Case in point: Sylvan students tend to achieve up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. At Sylvan, we’ve been inspiring kids to be their best for nearly 40 years — and we have the certified instructors and personal learning experience your child needs to go further.

Save More with Our Limited-Time Offer!

For a limited time, you can get your child started with a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment for only $95. It's a great way to emphasize your child's strengths and identify any skill gaps that need some extra focus. Just give us a call or complete our online form to learn more. Better scores and greater confidence start with Sylvan.