Engineers need strong technical abilities and know-how, as well as creative problem-solving skills and plenty of imagination. Sylvan's Engineering courses in Rhode Island give budding engineers the chance to build these types of skills — and have a whole lot of fun as they do! Kids love to work out what makes toys, gadgets and devices tick, so our sessions are tailored to explore and examine real mechanical and architectural challenges. Working with a buddy, your child will build and test new structures every week, mastering 21st century STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) as they go. After all, learning is so much more engaging when it's a whole lot of fun as well!

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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

The most effective way to understand critical engineering concepts is to use them to overcome real-life challenges. That's why our weekly sessions are based around designing and building LEGO® machines and K'NEX® structures. And the learning doesn't end once building is finished: students also learn how to test their creations, entering them in friendly contests and redesigning them according to the new principles learned. Very simply, our goal is to guide and motivate your budding engineer, mechanic or architect — so you shouldn't be surprised when race cars, bridges and other engaging projects become your son or daughter's preferred topic of conversation!

It's time to get creative! Our Engineering courses in Rhode Island feature:

  • Handy projects: We know all about app-based learning, but this is all about learning by doing.
  • STEM concepts: You can never be too young to start learning vital 21st century competencies.
  • Collaboration: Students partner up to take on challenges and develop stronger interpersonal skills.
  • Frequent updates: After each session we'll contact you via email with photos, summaries and a brief look ahead to the next project.

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