Your son or daughter isn’t one-dimensional, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! The expert tutors at Sylvan Learning in Portsmouth offer tailored learning experiences that help children succeed in school and beyond.


Families trust us for our proven tutoring programs and so much more. 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! With great results to show for it, Sylvan knows just what it takes to improve scores and boost confidence.

Our Portsmouth programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families come to Sylvan because we’re known for delivering real results. In fact, Sylvan students can generally expect to achieve up to two to three times greater growth in their reading and math scores than non-Sylvan students. How is this done? Through a winning combination of personal teaching and interactive technology, we make sure learning is engaging, motivating and fun at all times.

Our friendly instructors will work closely with your child to understand his or he individual needs and tailor a learning plan that suits his or her skill level and pace. You can rest assured your child stays inspired and engaged every step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From addition and subtraction to algebra and trigonometry, we have the right program for 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.

When it comes to the new ways that math is taught in school these days, our teachers know all about that. (Whew!) At Sylvan, our programs are specifically designed to help kids achieve real results in the classroom.

STEM Programs

When it comes to STEM classes in North America, Sylvan is the largest provider. Our classes are big on creativity, collaboration and fun!

Our Sylvan EDGE programs can equip your child with a solid foundation of vital 21st-century STEM skills that can contribute to success in the classroom and in high-demand careers. Our cool programs include science, engineering, coding, robotics and 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

Our college prep courses and ACT® and SAT® test prep programs are a great way for your teen to eliminate jitters and turn college goals into reality.

From learning how to tackle advanced research assignments to drafting an impressive application essay, Sylvan is here to help your teen get ready for college and beyond. Get ready to conquer those college goals!

Real Success Begins with Sylvan

If you’re considering signing your son or daughter up for a tutoring program, you want to make sure the program you choose will translate to success in the classroom. Families trust Sylvan for personal tutoring in Portsmouth because our programs deliver tangible results.

In fact, our students see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than their peers. At Sylvan, we’ve been inspiring kids to be their best for nearly 40 years — and we have the certified instructors and personal learning experience your child needs to go further.

Get Started with Our Limited-Time Offer!

For a limited time, you can get your child started with a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment for only $95. It's our proven method to pinpoint any student's strengths and highlight any skill gaps for extra attention. Simply contact us today for more info. Get on track to greater scores and confidence with Sylvan.