Attempting to juggle everything from school projects and essays to extracurricular sports and activities — not to mention maintaining a social life — is not an easy task. Help ensure your teen or pre-teen is prepared to handle his or her increasingly hectic schedule with Sylvan’s study skills program in the New York region. We've specifically designed our study skills program for students in grades 4-12, focusing on "higher order" thinking skills and strategies such as time management, academic planning and interview preparation. Equipping your child with these skills can help make a big impact not only in school and college, but also in future careers. Get to know how our expert tutors in the New York region can help your son or daughter accomplish goals and take on any workload confidently.

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Our Unique Approach

While you may help your child figure out a math problem or proofread an English essay from time to time, teaching him or her successful study habits and strategies is not always so simple. Our tutors in the New York region use a wide range of study tactics, tips and techniques to teach practical skills that can be used both inside and outside the classroom: time management, organization, academic planning and more.

We Can Help With All Kinds of Study Skills, Including:

  • Time Management 
  • Organization 
  • Outlining

Boosting Skills and Confidence

There’s much more to achieving academic success than receiving a good grade on an assignment or an exam. This is the reason our study skills tutors in the New York region consider the bigger picture. Our program has been developed to focus on successfully preparing your son or daughter for the heavier workloads and expectations ahead. This involves teaching effective study strategies and goal-setting techniques that can be put to work time and again.

Our study skills program will teach your child effective studying strategies including:

  • Time management for effectively managing time and schoolwork.
  • Strategic planning for setting short-term and long term-goals.
  • Academic planning for mapping out and tracking long-term projects.
  • Better organization for tackling coursework, optimizing a personal study area, setting personal expectations and utilizing an academic planner.
  • How to use active listening.
  • How to identify teacher expectations and priorities.
  • Getting to understand college admissions requirements, including the college admission essay.
  • Job interviewing techniques and how to write an impactful cover letter and resume.