Your son or daughter isn’t one-dimensional, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! The knowledgeable tutors at Sylvan Learning in Durham can give your child the personalized learning experience he or she needs to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.


Tutoring may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Sylvan, but our personal tutoring programs are just the start. 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! We deliver real results, which means we know just what to do to raise scores and confidence.

Our Durham programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we understand how to get great results. In fact, when compared to non-Sylvan students, our students typically see up to two to three times greater improvement in their math and reading scores. How do we get there? Through an effective combination of tailored teaching and hands-on technology, we deliver a learning experience that’s as unique as your child.

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

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. (Yay!) That means what we teach at Sylvan can help make a major difference in the classroom.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is pleased to be the largest provider of STEM classes across North America. 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. Big on fun and innovation, these programs include everything from math and science to coding, robotics and engineering.

Kids dive deep into STEM topics and develop their teamwork skills at the same time as they get hands-on with interactive software and collaborative activities.

College Prep

Nervous about the college admissions process? Our ACT® and SAT® test prep courses and college prep programs can help your teen tackle jitters and say hello to college with confidence.

From developing advanced test prep and study skills techniques to learning how to craft an effective application essay, Sylvan can help your child feel prepared and well-equipped to face the challenges of college. Get started on the path to success!

Achieve Amazing Results 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. You can count on the entire Sylvan team in Durham 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. From our expert tutors and personalized learning plans to our nearly 40 years of experience, we know exactly what it takes for students to succeed.

Get Started with Our Limited-Time Offer!

Take the first step and get started today with a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment for just $95. Call or fill out our online form to learn more about our method to pinpoint your child's strengths and skill gaps. Get on track to greater scores and confidence with Sylvan.