It isn’t always simple to stay on top of academic responsibilities like homework and essays while juggling extracurricular activities, college preparation and a social life at the same time. But with Sylvan's study skills program in the Columbia region, you can help your teen or pre teen prepare for an exciting yet challenging time in his or her life. Tailored to students in grades 4-12, our study skills program aims to equip your child with important "higher order" thinking skills and strategies like academic planning, time management and resume preparation. Equipping your child with these skills can help make a big impact not only in school and college, but also in future careers. Get to know how our expert tutors in the Columbia region can help your son or daughter accomplish goals and take on any workload confidently.

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Our Unique Approach

While you may have experience helping your child with a spelling question or math problem, teaching him or her effective study skills and strategies is not always as straightforward. Using a combination of study strategies, tactics and tips, our tutoring experts in the Columbia region pay special attention to concrete skills that can be used in the classroom and beyond: how to organize schoolwork, efficiently manage time, set short-term and long-term goals, and more.

We Can Help With All Kinds of Study Skills, Including:

  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Outlining

What to Expect

There’s much more to achieving academic success than receiving a good grade on an assignment or an exam. This is why our study skills tutors in the Columbia region take a look at the larger picture. We have specially designed our program to make certain your son or daughter is well prepared for the mounting course loads and expectations to come. This involves teaching strategies for setting goals and equipping students with study tips that can be used over and over again.

Our study skills program teaches strategies for smart studying, including:

  • Time management to efficiently manage time and workloads.
  • Strategic planning and academic planning to set both short-term and long-term goals and projects.
  • How to effectively organize schoolwork and a personal study area, set personal expectations and use an academic planner.
  • Identifying teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Navigating college admissions requirements, including the college admission essay.
  • How to interview for a job and write an effective resume and cover letter.