Strong study habits are essential for even the youngest learners. Our Study Skills program in Bismarck is the perfect way to support your son or daughter on his or her quest to take on heavier workloads starting from elementary school all the way up to college and beyond. Our tutors know which study tips and techniques will have the biggest impact, whether your child is falling behind or wants to get ahead.

How to Study Smarter

When kids and teens face growing demands kids at school, it's critical to have well-developed study habits. At Sylvan, instruction is supplemented with lots of opportunity for hands-on practice to test out new skills and guarantee lifelong habits are being formed!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Seeing as every child has specialized needs, instilling helpful habits that emphasize positive behaviors and attitudes towards study habits won’t necessary be one size fits all. Our Personalized Tutoring programs are designed to take that into account. A wide range of skills are covered, including:

  • Active reading: Nurturing strong comprehension skills will be helpful across all subjects.
  • Time management: Efficient study skills rely on the ability organize and prioritize work.
  • Note taking strategies: Utilizing tools such as flash cards and color coding can make studying more efficient.
  • Research: How to evaluate sources, find relevant information and write a bibliography.
  • Understanding the writing process: Through practice, your child will become a more engaging writer.
  • Online safety: Finding, evaluating and sharing digital information in a responsible way.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Our expert tutors can help your teen gain academic skills that are useful well into adulthood, including goal setting, time management, study habits, research techniques and more. We inspire ambitious students to study smarter and reach their potential in all subjects. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Increase confidence for taking on new challenges: In addition to teaching practical skills, we'll encourage positive attitudes towards studying so your teen understands how to persevere through tough challenges.
  • Develop and build on important skills: The skill areas we focus on is up to you. We'll target time management, note taking or presentation skills — whatever your child needs!
  • Consistently put developing skills to use: We make sure to provide your teen with plenty of chances to put newly-learned skills to the test. This encourages the development of habits and reinforces challenging concepts.
  • Improve on skills that will be important in the future: From high school graduation and beyond, you want to see your teen continue to succeed. Sylvan is here to teach lifelong skills for presentations, goal setting and job interview preparation.