Your son or daughter’s needs are unique, so learning shouldn’t be one-dimensional. The talented tutors at Sylvan Learning in Portland can provide the personal learning experience your child needs to excel in the classroom and beyond.


Tutoring might be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Sylvan, but our proven tutoring programs are just the tip of the iceberg. From homework help, math skill programs and college prep to cool courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), we offer the comprehensive programming your child needs to reach his or her full potential — all while having a blast in the process! With proven results, we know just what it takes to boost scores and confidence.

Our Portland programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families choose Sylvan because we’re known for getting tangible results. Sylvan students generally achieve up to two to three times greater growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. How do we achieve this? We unite expert teaching with collaborative, interactive technology to create an engaging learning experience that’s fun, but never frustrating.

At Sylvan, we get to know your child’s unique needs and learning style before creating a custom learning plan that’s at the right pace and skill level. This is how we help ensure your child progresses while staying inspired and engaged every step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

Whether your child is just starting out with kindergarten math or you have a teen who could use some extra guidance with algebra, you can be sure we have the math programs that meet your family’s needs and budget. Our expert math teachers use interactive technology and a variety of games, puzzles and brainteasers to leave frustration behind and make learning math a fun and exciting experience.

Our teachers are knowledgeable about the new ways that math is taught in school today. (Yesss!) You can feel good knowing that what we teach at Sylvan can lead to greater results in the classroom — and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan leads the way as the largest provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes nurture creativity, imagination and big-time fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs are a great way to get your child familiar with vital 21st-century STEM skills that can lead to greater success in the classroom and even in future careers. Our innovative, fun-filled programs include coding, robotics, engineering, science and, of course, math.

We make learning STEM skills fun and interactive through kid-friendly software and collaborative projects and games.

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 time management, problem solving and organization skills to learning how to write a great application essay, Sylvan is here to help your son or daughter prepare for the complexities of college and the working world. Get ready to watch college dreams move within reach!

Real Results Start with Sylvan

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 Portland for the best in personal tutoring. Our team has a proven track record of producing real results!

In fact, Sylvan students tend to see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than other students. From our expert tutors and personalized learning plans to our over 40 years of experience, we know exactly what it takes for students to succeed.

Start Your Journey Today

Sign up for a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment. It's our proven method to pinpoint any student's strengths and highlight any skill gaps for extra attention. Simply contact us today for more info. Get to know how Sylvan delivers greater results and bigger smiles.