Your child’s strengths and challenges are unique, so it only makes sense that learning should never be one-size-fits-all. The expert tutors at Sylvan Learning in Durham 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! 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 know how to get results — and it shows. Sylvan students typically see up to up two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than other kids. How is this achieved? We fuse the very best in teaching and technology to deliver a learning experience that’s engaging and motivating, but never frustrating.

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 be assured your child will stay motivated and inspired at all stages of the learning journey.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From learning the fundamentals of math to advanced algebra help, our complete range of math programs means there’s one for every family and budget. At Sylvan, interactive technology, collaborative activities, and fun games and puzzles all combine to make learning math a blast.

Our teachers are knowledgeable about the new ways that math is taught in school today. (Yesss!) You can feel confident that what your child learns at Sylvan can help make a huge difference in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is the biggest provider of STEM classes in North America. Creativity, innovation and fun all play a big part in these classes!

Sylvan EDGE programs provide an excellent introduction to important 21st-century STEM skills that can help set your child on the path to success in school and even in a future career. Our forward-thinking programs include everything from coding, robotics and engineering to science and math.

Your son or daughter will have a great time interacting with our kid-friendly software and participating in hands-on games and activities that nurture collaboration and a love for all things STEM!

College Prep

With our ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses, your teen can say goodbye to butterflies and make college dreams a reality.

From writing an effective application essay to mastering advanced study skills, we can help your son or daughter successfully prepare for the challenges of college and future careers. The path to a successful future starts here!

Real Results Start with Sylvan

Before you sign your son or daughter up for tutoring, you want to make sure that the tutoring program you choose will lead to success in school. That’s what makes Sylvan a great choice when it comes to personal tutoring in Durham, because our expert team of tutors has a proven track record of achieving great 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 nearly 40 years of experience, we know just what it takes to help kids soar.

Save More with Our Limited-Time Offer!

Take advantage of our special offer and get started with a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment for only $95. It's an awesome way to not only pinpoint your child's strengths, but also start focusing on skill gaps that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Call today or fill out our online form to request more information. Discover firsthand how Sylvan boosts scores and confidence!