No two students are the same, 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.


Families trust us for our proven tutoring programs and so much more. From homework help to college prep to cool STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, we have the complete programming your child needs to realize his or her full potential. We deliver real results, which means we know just what to do to raise scores and confidence.

Our Columbia programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families trust Sylvan because we deliver impressive results. In fact, our students usually see up to two to three times more improvement in their math and reading scores than their peers. How? Through an effective combination of tailored teaching and hands-on technology, we deliver a learning experience that’s as unique as your child.

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 want to make certain your child feels engaged and motivated at every stage of the learning process.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

Whether your child is starting with the basics or needs help mastering tricky algebra concepts, we have a variety of programs to suit all needs and budgets. 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. (Hooray!) You can feel confident that what your child learns at Sylvan can help make a huge difference in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is the biggest provider of STEM classes in North America. Our classes are big on creativity, collaboration and fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs provide an important opportunity for children to learn 21st-century STEM skills that can help them achieve greater results in school and even in high-demand careers. Our innovative, fun-filled programs include coding, robotics, engineering, science and, of course, math.

Through a combination of interactive software, hands-on activities and collaborative projects, we make it easy to foster a love for STEM!

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 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. Now is the time to achieve those college goals!

Get Proven Results with Sylvan

Let’s face it: if you’re going to hire a tutor, you want to know you’re making a difference in the classroom. When it comes to personal tutoring in Columbia, Sylvan offers a full team of expert tutors and proven results, so you can choose us with confidence!

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 certified instructors to our custom learning plans — not to mention our nearly 40 years of experience — we inspire kids to be their best in everything they do.

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Get started sooner: for a limited time, you can sign up for a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment for just $95. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our proven method to pinpoint your child's strengths and skill gaps. Discover firsthand how Sylvan boosts scores and confidence!