Juggling academic responsibilities like schoolwork, essays, college prep and after school activities — not to mention a social life — can certainly be challenging! But with Sylvan's study skills program in the Detroit region, you can help your teen or pre teen prepare for an exciting yet challenging time in his or her life. Aimed at students in grades 4-12, our study skills program revolves around “higher order” thinking skills and strategies including academic planning, organization, active listening and resume preparation. These skills can help set your child up for success in school, in college and in future careers. Get to know how our expert tutors in the Detroit region can help your son or daughter accomplish goals and take on any workload confidently.

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A Practical Approach for Tangible Results

You might be used to helping your child with a math problem or English essay, but teaching effective study skills and habits is not so easy. Using a variety of study tips, tactics and strategies, our tutors in the Detroit region focus on practical skills that can be used in school and beyond: how to be more organized, how to plan projects, how to achieve goals, and more.

The Right Preparation for the Best Results

Getting a good grade on a project or exam is one thing, but there’s much more to success than numbers alone. This is why our study skills tutors in the Detroit region take a look at the larger picture. Our program aims to ensure your child is ready for the increasing workloads and expectations to come in college. This includes diving into proven goal-setting strategies and study techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations.

Our study skills program teaches strategies for smart studying, including:

  • Efficient and effective time and workload management.
  • Strategic and academic planning for successfully setting and achieving short-term and long-term goals and projects.
  • Organizational abilities for organizing schoolwork, setting up a personal study area, setting personal expectations and making the most of an academic planner.
  • How to identify teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Understanding college admissions requirements and how to tackle the college admission essay.
  • Job interview preparation, including writing an effective resume and cover letter.