Your son or daughter isn’t one-dimensional, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! You can count on Sylvan Learning in Columbia for the customized learning experience your child needs to achieve his or her best in school and beyond.


You may think of Sylvan for tutoring, but our proven tutoring programs are just the beginning. From math skill programs and college and career prep to hands-on courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), we provide all the tools and resources kids needs to achieve success — and have plenty of fun in the process! With great results to show for it, Sylvan knows just what it takes to improve scores and boost confidence.

Our Columbia programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families trust Sylvan because we deliver impressive results. Compared to non-Sylvan students, our students typically see up to two to three times greater results in their reading and math scores. How do we do this? We fuse the very best in teaching and technology to deliver a learning experience that’s engaging and motivating, but never frustrating.

At Sylvan, we take the time to get to know your son or daughter’s unique needs and adapt the learning process to meet his or her pace and skills. We’re dedicated to ensuring your child feels inspired, motivated and engaged each step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From learning the basics to mastering advanced algebra, Sylvan has a program for every family and budget. Through interactive technology, hands-on exercises and fun puzzles, we leave frustration behind and make learning math a fun and exciting experience.

These days, math is taught a little differently in school than you might remember; rest assured, our teachers know all about that. (Yay!) You can be confident that what we teach at Sylvan is designed to achieve bigger results in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

As the biggest provider of STEM classes in North America, Sylvan is leading the way to success. Our classes are big on creativity, collaboration and 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. These fun, creative programs cover areas including science, math, engineering, coding and robotics.

Kids dive deep into STEM topics and develop their teamwork skills at the same time as they get hands-on with interactive software and collaborative activities.

College Prep

Our ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses can help your teen say goodbye to jitters and bring on the college admissions process with confidence.

From learning how to balance bigger workloads to preparing an amazing application essay, Sylvan can equip your teen with the skills and knowledge he or she needs to prepare for college. There’s no better time to tackle those college dreams!

Real Success Begins with Sylvan

When deciding on the right tutoring program for your child, you want to be sure the program will have a positive impact in school. You can count on the entire Sylvan team in Columbia for the best in personal tutoring. Our team has a proven track record of producing real results!

Did you know? Our students typically achieve up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than non-Sylvan students. From our expert tutors and personalized learning plans to our nearly 40 years of experience, we know exactly what it takes for students to succeed.

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Enjoy our limited-time offer and start today for only $95. Call or fill out our online form to learn more about our method to pinpoint your child's strengths and skill gaps. Get on track to greater scores and confidence with Sylvan.