Your son or daughter isn’t one-dimensional, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! The knowledgeable tutors at Sylvan Learning Centers in Columbia can give your child the personalized learning experience he or she needs to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.


At Sylvan, we offer proven tutoring programs and much, much more. We offer everything from ACT and SAT test prep and college readiness to math skill programs and innovate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, so kids are kept engaged and motivated to accomplish their goals every step of the way. Our results are proven, which means we know exactly how to raise scores and confidence.

Our Columbia programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families trust Sylvan because we deliver impressive results. Our students generally see a boost of up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than non-Sylvan students. How do we achieve this? We combine personal learning with interactive technology to deliver an experience that’s engaging and focused on your child’s unique needs.

Our expert instructors are here to ensure your child is learning in the way that’s right for him or her, which is why we take the time to get to know his or her needs, challenges, skill level and pace. You can be assured your child will stay motivated and inspired at all stages of the learning journey.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

Whether your child is just starting out with kindergarten math or you have a teen who could use some extra guidance with algebra, you can be sure we have the math programs that meet your family’s needs and budget. We use engaging technology, interactive exercises and brain-boosting activities to make learning math fun and challenging, but never frustrating.

Our teachers are skilled in the new ways that math is taught in schools these days. (Hooray!) Everything we teach at Sylvan is designed to make a greater impact in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is proud to be the biggest provider of STEM programs in North America. You can expect these classes to be highly interactive and creative — and tons of fun, of course!

Sylvan EDGE programs introduce your child to important 21st-century STEM skills for success in school and in high-demand careers. Our innovative, fun-filled programs include coding, robotics, engineering, science and, of course, math.

Your child will have plenty of fun learning how to use our kid-friendly software and partnering with peers on cool projects — it’s the perfect way to develop a love for STEM!

College Prep

Nervous about the college admissions process? Our ACT® and SAT® test prep courses and college prep programs can help your teen tackle jitters and say hello to college with confidence.

From developing advanced test prep and study skills techniques to learning how to craft an effective application essay, Sylvan can help your child feel prepared and well-equipped to face the challenges of college. The road to future success starts with Sylvan!

Great Results Begin with Sylvan

If you’re thinking of hiring a tutor for your son or daughter, you want to be sure that what your child learns will make an 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!

Case in point: Sylvan students tend to achieve up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. With our talented tutors, custom learning plans and over 35 years of experience, we know just what it takes to help kids soar.

Start Your Journey and Save!

You’ll love seeing your child’s scores and confidence grow! Get started sooner: for a limited time, you can sign up for just $95*. Contact us today to learn more.