Developing strong study habits is essential to success! Our Study Skills programs in the Minneapolis region are designed to equip your child with valuable skills they can put to good use in school and beyond. This includes skills for managing heavy workloads and strategies for easing the transition from elementary school to college and even into the workforce. No matter if your child is starting to fall behind in school or eager to get ahead, our proven programs deliver real results.

Smart Study Strategies

We provide a mix of instruction and independent practice to ensure great study skills become ingrained habits. These are fundamental habits that children can take with them long after they graduate!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Each child is different. This is why we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to learning, especially when certain behaviors and attitudes can have a big impact on every subject. You can feel good knowing our Personalized Tutoring program zeros in on your child’s unique needs. Here are a few of the skill sets we teach:

  • Active reading strategies: Better comprehension skills are invaluable across the full range of school subjects.
  • Mastering the writing process: Comprehension is one thing; expression is another. We help students become more capable and engaging communicators.
  • Effective note-taking strategies: Make study time far more efficient and effective with flash cards, color coding and other practical techniques.
  • Time management: Sometimes it's hard to know where to start. But your child will learn how to organize and prioritize even the most challenging workload.
  • Research skills: We focus on specific subjects in turn, and explore the best ways to evaluate sources and write bibliographies.
  • Online safety: We help young learners navigate the internet safely, including how to locate, assess and share digital informational in a responsible way.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

From study habits to goal setting, digital literacy and advanced research skills, we empower teens to develop talents that are applicable well into adulthood. Our tutors know how to motivate and inspire students to reach their goals and get the best possible results. Our Advancement & Test Prep program is great for helping your teen:

  • Sharpen the right skills: This is a modular program. You get to decide which areas we focus on, ensuring we attend to your teen's most important needs.
  • Develop lifelong skills: Our students enjoy plenty of opportunities to apply their new strategies. This reinforces concepts and turns good habits into lifelong assets.
  • Feel more confident: We know how to foster positive behaviors, resulting in confident teens that prepare, persevere and meet big expectations.
  • Get a head start on adult responsibilities: These skills don't stop at college. At Sylvan, your son or daughter can work on advanced techniques in goal setting, job interview preparation and even public speaking!