It takes imagination, problem-solving and a great deal of creativity to be a successful engineer. There's never been a better time for future engineers to develop these skills — and have a blast doing it — with Sylvan's Engineering courses in Rhode Island. We know how kids dismantle toys, gadgets and other devices (and put them back together… hopefully!), so we design our sessions to explore real-world architectural and mechanical challenges. Your child will team up with a buddy to build, test and optimize various objects and structures every week, mastering critical 21st century STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) along the way. After all, kids engage in learning a lot more when it happens to be fun and enjoyable too!
What to Expect at Sylvan
With a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1 — and no more than 12 students per class — your local Sylvan center in Rhode Island is where learning gets personal. We also combine that one-on-one attention with collaborative activities and self-guided tasks, helping kids stay engaged with a mix of proven learning methods.▼
Getting Hands-On with Important Concepts
Engaging with practical, hands-on engineering challenges is the most effective way to master the most important concepts. That's why our students are presented with new and exciting LEGO® and K'NEX® building activities each week. And they don't only build them: they also test them, enter them into friendly competitions and redesign them using the new principles they've learned. In other words, we're here to support, engage and excite the young engineer, mechanic or architect in your life — so don't be surprised if bridges, race cars and other projects become the topic of conversation in your home!
Creativity is a defining feature of our Engineering courses in Rhode Island, which also include:
- Hands as well as minds: Interactive, app-based learning is great, but this program is all about getting hands-on — and learning by doing.
- Emphasis on STEM: The modern world demands modern skills, so now is the time for your child to develop vital 21st century competencies.
- Teamwork: Students work with buddies, learning how to collaborate and build strong personal communication skills.
- Regular updates: We'll email you after each session with photos, summaries and a sneak peek of next week's project.