It takes imagination, problem-solving and a great deal of creativity to be a successful engineer. There's never been a better time for future engineers to develop these skills — and have a blast doing it — with Sylvan's Engineering courses in Minnesota. We appreciate that kids like to tinker with toys, gadgets and other devices to figure out how they work, so our sessions emphasize real challenges in mechanics and architecture. Every week, your child will partner with a friend to build, test and redesign structures, mastering important STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) along the way. After all, it's so much easier to engage in learning if it happens to be great fun as well!

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We're Here to Make a Real Difference

With no more than 12 students in each class and a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1, you can expect a personal and attentive learning experience at your local Sylvan in Minnesota. To that personal attention we add a mix of collaborative tasks and self-directed activities, helping to motivate and engage kids with a variety of proven learning techniques.

It's Time to Get Hands-On

Engaging with practical, hands-on engineering challenges is the most effective way to master the most important concepts. That's why our weekly sessions task students to design and build new and exciting LEGO® machines and K'NEX® structures. And the learning doesn't end once building is finished: students also learn how to test their creations, entering them in friendly contests and redesigning them according to the new principles learned. In other words, you can expect us to guide and engage the aspiring architect, engineer or mechanic in your life — and you can also expect bridges, race cars and other exciting projects to dominate conversations in your home!

Creative learning starts here! Our Engineering courses in Minnesota feature:

  • Emphasis on STEM: As the modern world increasingly relies on people with strong STEM skill sets, it's never too early for your child to start developing 21st century competencies.
  • Hands-on learning: Sylvan is no stranger to the very latest advances in interactive, app-based learning — but our Engineering courses are all about learning by doing. 
  • Collaboration: Students work together to enhance their ability to communicate with others and work as a team.
  • Frequent updates: You'll learn about each session thanks to our weekly email updates, which include photos, summaries and a preview of the next project.