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 Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region, you can help your teen or pre teen prepare for an exciting yet challenging time in his or her life. We have carefully designed our study skills program for students in grades 4-12, concentrating on “higher order” thinking skills including academic planning, strategic planning and expectation management Get to know how our expert tutors in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region can help your son or daughter accomplish goals and take on any workload confidently.

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Our Proven Approach

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 Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek 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.

We Can Help With All Kinds of Study Skills, Including:

  • Time Management 
  • Organization 
  • Outlining

What to Expect

Succeeding academically doesn’t just mean getting a passing grade on a test or an exam. This is the reason our study skills tutors in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region consider the bigger picture. Our program is devised to ensure your child is well prepared and properly equipped for the mounting workloads and expectations ahead. This involves teaching strategies for setting goals and equipping students with study tips that can be used over and over again.

With our study skills program, your child will learn strategies including:

  • Time management for tackling workloads in an efficient manner.
  • Academic and strategic planning for setting short-term and long-term projects and goals.
  • Organizational habits for setting up a personal study area, organizing schoolwork, setting personal expectations and using an academic planner.
  • Expectation management for pinpointing teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Preparation for college, including navigating admissions and essay requirements.
  • Writing an impactful resume and cover letter, and interviewing for a job.