Attempting to juggle everything from school projects and essays to extracurricular sports and activities — not to mention maintaining a social life — is not an easy task. However, Sylvan’s study skills program in the Houston region can help ensure your teen is well-equipped for this thrilling yet turbulent period in his or her life. Our study skills program is specifically aimed at students in grades 4-12 and focuses on "higher order" thinking strategies and techniques, including organization, time management and strategic planning. These skills can help set your child up for success in school, in college and in future careers. Get to know how our expert tutors in the Houston region can help your son or daughter accomplish goals and take on any workload confidently.

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Our Proven Approach

While you may be familiar with helping your child with a spelling question or a science fair project, equipping him or her with effective study skills and techniques may not come as easy. Rest assured our skilled tutors in the Houston region use a range of study strategies to equip your child with practical skills that can be applied in school, in college and beyond: organizational tactics, time management techniques, academic planning tips and more.

We Can Help With All Kinds of Study Skills, Including:

  • Time Management 
  • Organization 
  • Outlining

Boosting Skills and Confidence

Getting a good grade on a project or exam is one thing, but there’s much more to success than numbers alone. This is why our study skills tutors in the Houston region take the bigger picture into account. Our program has been developed to focus on successfully preparing your son or daughter for the heavier workloads and expectations ahead. This involves teaching strategies for setting goals and equipping students with study tips that can be used over and over again.

Our study skills program will teach your child effective studying strategies including:

  • Time management to successfully manage schedules and schoolwork.
  • Academic and strategic planning to set concrete short-term and long-term projects and goals.
  • Organization to create an orderly study area and better tackle schoolwork.
  • Performance management to set personal expectations and use an academic planner.
  • Expectation management for successfully identifying teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Understanding and tackling college admissions requirements, including the college essay.
  • Job interview preparation techniques, including crafting and effective resume and cover letter, and practicing interview questions.