Developing strong study habits is essential to success! With our Study Skills programs in the Harlingen, Weslaco, Brownsville and McAllen region, your son or daughter has the opportunity to develop skills that will serve them well throughout their education. We can provide strategies and support for tackling increasing workloads and easing transitions from elementary school to high school or college. Whether your goal is to help keep your son or daughter from falling behind or provide that extra guidance to get ahead, our study tips and strategies are sure to make a positive impact.

Get Smart About Studying

We provide a mix of instruction and independent practice to ensure great study skills become ingrained habits. After all, kids and teens need these habits in school — and long after they graduate!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

No two children have the exact same needs. For this reason, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to learning, especially in relation to attitudes and behaviors that impact performance in all subject areas. Rest assured our Personalized Tutoring program caters to your son or daughter’s particular needs. You can expect your child to be equipped with a skill set that includes:

  • Active reading strategies: Boosted reading skills means better comprehension in all subject areas.
  • Honing the writing process: We can help students better express themselves through writing and become more skilled communicators.
  • Note-taking techniques: Get the most out of study time with effective strategies like flash cards, color-coding and more.
  • Time management: Challenging workloads can sometimes be overwhelming. We can help your child better organize and prioritize for more efficiency (and less stress!) come homework time.
  • Research skills: By focusing on specific subjects, we explore the most effective ways to assess sources and put together bibliographies.
  • Cyber safety: We can help kids learn how to find, assess and share digital information in a safe and responsible manner.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

From study habits to goal setting, digital literacy and advanced research skills, we empower teens to develop talents that are applicable well into adulthood. Our passionate tutors motivate students to work and study smarter so they can achieve their full potential. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Strengthen the appropriate skills: This modular program allows you to choose which topics to focus on, making sure we address your teen’s particular needs. 
  • Build lifelong competencies: We provide students with an abundance of opportunities to apply their new skills. This helps ensure concepts stick and transforms effective techniques into lifelong habits.
  • Boost confidence: Our tutors know how to motivate, inspire and reinforce positive behaviors, leading to more confidence, better preparation and greater academic success.
  • Prepare for greater responsibilities ahead: These skills extend far beyond school. When your teen comes to Sylvan, he or she can develop advanced techniques when it comes to setting goals, preparing for a job interview or giving a presentation.