Building smart study habits can be key to a brighter future! Our Study Skills programs in the Waco, Temple and Bryan region help equip students with essential skills they can put to good use throughout their education. Areas of focus include time management skills to effectively transition from elementary school to college and even in the workplace. No matter if your child is falling behind in class or eager to get ahead, our programs will deliver real results.

Smart Study Strategies

Through a combination of instruction and independent learning, we help ensure effective study habits become second nature. These are life-long habits kids and teens can carry with them long after graduation!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

No two kids are the same. This is why a one-size-fits-all tutoring program just won’t cut it, especially when we’re talking about behaviors and outlooks that can affect performance in every subject. Rest assured our Personalized Tutoring program caters to your son or daughter’s particular needs. Here are just some of the skill sets we focus on:

  • Techniques for active reading: Strengthened comprehension skills means better understanding in all classes.
  • Key writing competencies: We can help students communicate more clearly through writing.
  • Smart note-taking strategies: We can help make study time as productive as possible through practical techniques like flash cards and color-coding.
  • Time management: As with any challenging workload, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. We’ll help your child learn how to effectively organize and prioritize homework.
  • Research skills: We take a look at specific subjects and explore the ideal ways to evaluate sources and prepare bibliographies.
  • Cyber safety: We can help your budding learner find, evaluate and share digital information in a safe and responsible manner.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

From getting more proficient at studying and advanced research to setting smart goals, we can help teens enrich skills that they can take with them into adulthood. Our tutors know how to motivate and inspire students to reach their goals and get the best possible results. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Focus on the right topics: This is a modular program, which means you can decide which areas to pay particular attention to, ensuring we focus on your son or daughter’s specific needs.
  • Develop lifelong skills: Our students get hands-on with applying their newly developed strategies in order to strengthen concepts and help turn smart habits into lifelong skills.
  • Build up confidence: By fostering positive behaviors, we help boost your teen’s confidence and help him or her successfully prepare to achieve big goals. 
  • Preparation for tackling adult responsibilities: The skills your son or daughter builds at Sylvan aren’t just valuable in college. Your teen will also develop advanced strategies in goal setting, job interview prep, public speaking and more.