Your child’s strengths and challenges are unique, so it only makes sense that learning should never be one-size-fits-all. At Sylvan Learning in Columbia, our experienced tutors can provide the custom learning experience your child needs to realize his or her potential in school and beyond.


At Sylvan, our proven tutoring programs are only the beginning. From homework help, math skill programs and college prep to cool courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), we offer the comprehensive programming your child needs to reach his or her full potential — all while having a blast in the process! We deliver real results, which means we know just what to do to raise scores and confidence.

Our Columbia programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we deliver amazing results. In fact, Sylvan students can generally expect to achieve up to two to three times greater growth in their reading and math scores than non-Sylvan students. How do we get there? We fuse the very best in teaching and technology to deliver a learning experience that’s engaging and motivating, but never frustrating.

At Sylvan, we take the time to get to know your son or daughter’s unique needs and adapt the learning process to meet his or her pace and skills. We’re dedicated to ensuring your child feels inspired, motivated and engaged each step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From addition and subtraction to advanced algebra, we have the program that’s right for your family and budget. We never want frustration to be part of the equation, which is why we combine engaging technology with hands-on games and exercises to keep learning math fun and exciting.

Our instructors know just how math is taught in school these days. (Thank goodness!) You can feel good knowing that what we teach at Sylvan can lead to greater results in the classroom — and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is proud to be the biggest provider of STEM programs in North America. You can expect these classes to be highly interactive and creative — and tons of fun, of course!

Our Sylvan EDGE programs are a fantastic way to equip your child with vital 21st-century STEM skills that can help further success in the classroom and even provide a solid foundation for a future career. Our range of programs includes science, math, robotics, coding and engineering.

Your child will have a blast with our kid-friendly software, hands-on activities and collaborative projects that foster camaraderie and a love for STEM!

College Prep

With our college prep programs and ACT® and SAT® test prep courses, your teen can shake off those nerves and get ready to take on the college admissions process with confidence.

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. Reach those college goals with confidence!

Get Proven Results with Sylvan

When deciding on the right tutoring program for your child, you want to be sure the program will have a positive impact in school. Families trust Sylvan for personal tutoring in Columbia because our programs deliver tangible results.

Students who come to Sylvan generally see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than other students. 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.

Start Learning and Save!

Get started with an Academic Checkup today and save with our limited-time $95 offer. Contact us now to learn how we can pinpoint your child's strengths and identify skill gaps that need a little extra attention. You'll love watching your son or daughter's scores and confidence improve!