Different students have different needs, which is why learning should never been one-dimensional. The knowledgeable tutors at Sylvan Learning in Columbia can give your child the personalized learning experience he or she needs to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.


We’re trusted for our proven tutoring programs, but that’s just the beginning of what we have to offer. From 21st-century STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming to homework help and college prep, we’re here to motivate and inspire kids to reach their goals every step of the way. With great results to show for it, Sylvan knows just what it takes to improve scores and boost confidence.

Our Columbia programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families choose Sylvan because we’re known for getting tangible results. In fact, our students tend to see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than non-Sylvan students. How do we do this? 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 learning the fundamentals of math to advanced algebra help, our complete range of math programs means there’s one for every family and budget. We never want learning math to feel frustrating, which is why we use interactive technology and hands-on games and puzzles to keep kids engaged and having fun.

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

STEM Programs

Sylvan is proud to be the biggest provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes encourage kids to get creative while having plenty of fun!

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 forward-thinking programs include everything from coding, robotics and engineering to science and math.

Your child will have an amazing time tinkering with our kid-friendly technology, collaborating with a partner and getting hands-on with projects!

College Prep

With our ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses, your teen can say goodbye to butterflies and make college dreams a reality.

From developing better time management and organization skills to writing an impressive application essay, Sylvan has the comprehensive programs your teen needs to successfully prepare for college and beyond. There’s no better time to tackle those college dreams!

Sylvan Achieves Impressive Results

When deciding on the right tutoring program for your child, you want to be sure the program will have a positive impact in school. When it comes to personal tutoring in Columbia, Sylvan offers a full team of expert tutors and proven results, so you can choose us with confidence!

In fact, Sylvan students tend to see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than other students. From our certified instructors to our custom learning plans — not to mention our 40 years of experience — we inspire kids to be their best in everything they do.

Get Started with Our Limited-Time Offer!

Take advantage of our special offer and get 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.