No two children are identical, which is the reason learning should never be one-size-fits-all. Look no further than Sylvan Learning Centers in Columbia for the tailored learning experience your child needs to take his or her success to the next level.


We’re trusted for our proven tutoring programs, but that’s just the beginning of what we have to offer. From interactive courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to math skill programs and college and career prep, we inspire kids to achieve their full potential — all while having fun along the way! We deliver real results, which means we know just what to do to raise scores and confidence.

Our Columbia programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families trust Sylvan because we deliver impressive results. Our students generally see a boost of up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than non-Sylvan students. How do we do this? We combine the very best in teaching and technology to ensure learning is personal, motivating and fun!

Our expert instructors are here to ensure your child is learning in the way that’s right for him or her, which is why we take the time to get to know his or her needs, challenges, skill level and pace. You can rest assured your child stays inspired and engaged every step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From fractions and decimals to algebra and trigonometry, our comprehensive range of math programs means we have something for every family’s needs and budget. Our expert math teachers use interactive technology and a variety of games, puzzles and brainteasers to leave frustration behind and make learning math a fun and exciting experience.

These days, math is taught a little differently than when you were in school; fortunately, our teachers are well-educated on that topic. (Whew!) You can feel good knowing that what we teach at Sylvan can lead to greater results in the classroom — and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is proud to be the biggest provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes are highly creative, highly interactive and highly fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs provide an important opportunity for children to learn 21st-century STEM skills that can help them achieve greater results in school and even in high-demand careers. Big on fun and innovation, these programs include everything from math and science to coding, robotics and engineering.

With our kid-friendly software and hands-on projects and activities, your child will develop a love for STEM in no time!

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 developing advanced time management, problem solving and organization skills to learning how to write a great application essay, Sylvan is here to help your son or daughter prepare for the complexities of college and the working world. The road to future success starts with Sylvan!

Real Results Start with Sylvan

When considering tutoring options for your child, you want to be certain that the tutoring program you go with will translate to greater success in school. You can count on the entire Sylvan team in Columbia for the best in personal tutoring. Our team has a proven track record of producing real results!

On average, Sylvan students achieve up to two to three times more improvement in their math and reading scores than non-Sylvan students. With talented tutors, interactive learning experiences and over 35 years of expertise, we’re ready to inspire your child to achieve all of his or her goals.

Get Started with Sylvan and Save!

Boost scores and confidence with Sylvan! For a limited time, you can enjoy extra savings when you take advantage of our $95* offer. Call or submit our online form now to learn more.