Each student has different needs and challenges, which is why learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all. At Sylvan Learning in Columbia, our knowledgeable and friendly tutors can deliver the personal learning experience your child needs to achieve his or her goals in the classroom and beyond.


At Sylvan, we’re known for personal tutoring — but that’s not all. From cutting-edge courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to math skill practice and college and career prep, we motivate students to accomplish their goals — all while having plenty of fun in the process! Our results are proven, which means we know exactly how to raise scores and confidence.

Our Columbia programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we know how to get results — and it shows. In fact, our students tend to see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than non-Sylvan students. What’s our recipe for success? We unite hands-on technology with personal learning to create an experience that’s engaging, inspiring and a whole lot of fun!

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. This is how we help ensure your child stays engaged, motivated and inspired throughout the process.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

Whether your child is just starting out with kindergarten math or you have a teen who could use some extra guidance with algebra, you can be sure we have the math programs that meet your family’s needs and budget. We never want learning math to feel frustrating, which is why we use interactive technology and hands-on games and puzzles to keep kids engaged and having fun.

Our instructors know just how math is taught in school these days. (Yesss!) You can feel confident that what your child learns at Sylvan can help make a huge difference in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

When it comes to STEM classes in North America, Sylvan is the largest provider. Our classes encourage kids to get creative while having plenty of fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs are the perfect way to get your child familiar with essential 21st-century STEM skills that can help equip him or her for success n the classroom and beyond. Our innovative, fun-filled programs include coding, robotics, engineering, science and, of course, math.

Through a combination of interactive software, hands-on activities and collaborative projects, we make it easy to foster a love for STEM!

College Prep

Does thinking about the college admissions process give your teen sweaty palms? Say goodbye to jitters and get ready to bring on college with confidence with Sylvan’s ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses.

From college prep writing to test prep and advanced study skills, you can count on Sylvan for the comprehensive programs your son or daughter needs to feel prepared for the challenges of college and the job market. The road to future success starts with Sylvan!

Our Programs Lead to Real Results

When you decide to enlist a tutor for your son or daughter, you want to know that what your child learns will have a positive effect in the classroom. This is what makes Sylvan an excellent choice when it comes to personal tutoring in Columbia, because our team is passionate about delivering real results for families — and we have the proven track record to show for it.

Students who come to Sylvan generally see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than other students. Our engaging, personalized learning experience, certified instructors and nearly 40 years of experience all add up to great success for kids in the classroom and in life.

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Take advantage of our limited-time offer and get started for just $95. It's an awesome way to pinpoint your child's strengths and skill gaps. Call or submit our online form now to learn more. Better scores and greater confidence start with Sylvan.