Trying to balance everything from schoolwork, essays and projects to college prep, extracurricular events and social activities is no easy task! That’s where Sylvan’s study skills program in the Roanoke and Lynchburg region can make a huge difference: we can help your pre-teen or teen effectively prepare for this exciting yet demanding phase in his or her life. Specially developed for students in grades 4-12, our study skills program focuses on equipping students with important critical thinking skills and valuable time management, organization and strategic planning abilities. After all, equipping your child with effective study skills can translate into greater success in the classroom, in college and in future careers. Get to know how our expert tutors in the Roanoke and Lynchburg region can help your son or daughter accomplish goals and take on any workload confidently.

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A Comprehensive Education

While you may help your child figure out a math problem or proofread an English essay from time to time, teaching him or her successful study habits and strategies is not always so simple. Our tutors in the Roanoke and Lynchburg region use a wide range of study tactics, tips and techniques to teach practical skills that can be used both inside and outside the classroom: time management, organization, academic planning and more.

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

  • Time Management 
  • Organization 
  • Outlining

Building Skills, Boosting Confidence

Achieving academic success is one thing, but there's more to succeeding at school than exams and assignments alone. This is why our study skills tutors in the Roanoke and Lynchburg region take a look at the larger picture. Our program is devised to ensure your child is well prepared and properly equipped for the mounting workloads and expectations ahead. This includes diving into proven goal-setting strategies and study techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations.

With our study skills program, your child will learn strategies including:

  • Time management competencies for efficiently managing schedules and coursework.
  • Strategic and academic planning in order to set and accomplish short-term and long-term projects and goals.
  • Organizational abilities for streamlining schoolwork, arranging a personal study area, setting personal expectations and using an academic planner.
  • Learning how to identify teacher expectations and use active listening.
  • Getting to grips with college admissions requirements, including the college admission essay.
  • Job interview tips and how to write a great resume and cover letter.