Want to your to have strong study habits at his or her disposal from a young age? Our Study Skills programs in Maryville empower students to handle the demands of increasing academic workloads from elementary school to college and beyond. Whether your child is falling behind or wants to get ahead, our tutors are here to help with effective study tips that make a difference.

Tips for Studying Smart

At Sylvan, instruction is supplemented with lots of opportunity for hands-on practice to test out new skills and ensure good study habits are being formed!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Seeing as every child has specialized needs, instilling helpful habits that emphasize positive behaviors and attitudes towards study habits won’t necessary be one size fits all. Our Personalized Tutoring programs are designed to take that into account. All of the following areas are covered:

  • Research skills: Finding and evaluating relevant sources, and writing an accurate bibliography.
  • Effective note taking strategies: From color coding to flash cards, study aids can help material stick.
  • Active reading skills: Better reading comprehension will be valuable to your child in every subject.
  • Time management: Supplement strong study habits with good prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Master the writing process: Encourage your child to become a stronger, more effective writer.
  • Online safety: Tips for locating and evaluate relevant sources as well as how to share digital information responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Study habits, goal setting, digital literacy, time management and more: our tutors know how to help teens develop practical academic skills that can be used well into adulthood. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Feel more confident: We teach positive behaviors and attitudes — not just academic skills — to help teens approach new challenges with unshakeable confidence.
  • Build the right skills: Choose which areas need attention — such as time management or presentation skills — to ensure we're making the biggest possible difference for your young learner.
  • Acquire life-long assets: We're here to provide important career preparation, including job interview techniques and even public speaking!