You child’s needs are unique, so you shouldn’t settle for a one-size-fits-all-approach to learning! At Sylvan Learning Centers in Durham, 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.


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! With impressive results to show for it, Sylvan knows how to effectively raise scores and bolster confidence.

Our Durham programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families turn to Sylvan because we get great results. Students who learn with Sylvan generally see up to two to three times greater improvement in their math and reading scores than other 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 teachers will work closely with your child to develop a custom learning plan that aligns with his or her unique needs, challenges and goals. This is how we help ensure your child progresses while staying inspired and engaged every step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From kindergarten math to help with advanced algebra, we have the right math program for your family and budget. With us, learning math is always fun and never frustrating. Your child will have a great time using interactive technology and playing brain-boosting games.

Our teachers are knowledgeable about the new ways that math is taught in school today. (Hurrah!) Everything we teach at Sylvan is designed to make a greater impact in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is leading the way as the largest provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes encourage kids to get creative while having plenty of fun!

Through Sylvan EDGE programs, your child can get to grips with crucial 21st-centuy STEM skills that can help pave the way for greater success in school and even in high-demand careers. Our cutting-edge programs include robotics, coding, science, engineering and math.

Our easy-to-use software, interactive activities and team projects all help cultivate a comfortable, collaborative atmosphere where learning STEM is fun!

College Prep

With our college prep programs and ACT® and SAT® test prep courses, your teen can shake off those nerves and get ready to take on the college admissions process 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 ready to watch your child’s confidence soar!

Sylvan Achieves Impressive Results

Let’s face the facts: if you sign your child up for a tutoring program, you want to be sure that program will make an impact 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!

Case in point: Sylvan students tend to achieve up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. With our talented tutors, custom learning plans and over 35 years of experience, we know just what it takes to help kids soar.

Get Started with Our Limited-Time Offer!

Achieve better results and greater confidence with Sylvan! For a limited time, you can get your child started with an Academic Checkup for only $95*. Call today or fill out our online form to request more information.