There’s no wrong time to start developing effective study habits! Our Study Skills programs in the Washington, DC region help equip students with essential skills they can put to good use throughout their education. This includes time management skills, strategies for taking on heavier workloads, research tips and more. 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 balanced mix of instruction and independent learning, we help make sure your child’s study habits become ingrained. After all, kids and teens need these habits in school — and long after they graduate!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Every child has different needs. That’s why a one-size-fits-all approach to learning just won’t work, especially when it comes to attitudes and behaviors that impact performance in every subject area. 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 techniques: Reading comprehension skills play a key role in all school subjects.
  • Conquering the writing process: We can help students become more skilled and proficient writers.
  • Helpful strategies for taking notes: Get smart about study time with practical and effective techniques like color-coding and flash cards.
  • Time management skills: Sometimes knowing where to begin is the hardest part. We’ll help your child learn how to successfully organize and prioritize a heavy workload.
  • Research strategies: We take a deep dive into specific subjects and look at the best ways to write bibliographies and evaluate sources.
  • Internet safety: We help kids learn how to use the internet safely and effectively, including finding, evaluating and sharing digital information in a responsible manner.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

From setting goals and reinforcing study habits to developing advanced research skills, we help teens strengthen key competencies that will serve them well into their adult years. We provide the motivation and inspiration your child needs to go after goals and reach his or her full potential. Features of our Advancement & Test Prep program include:

  • Develop the appropriate competencies: This modular program lets you choose which topics to concentrate on, so we can be sure your teen’s specific needs are met. 
  • Build lifelong skills: Interactive learning means students have an abundance of opportunities to put their new competencies to work. This helps concepts truly stick and turns smart habits into lifelong skill sets.
  • Improve confidence: By encouraging positive behaviors, we can help teens feel more confidence and prepared to tackle big expectations ahead.
  • Get ready for greater responsibilities: The skills your teen learns at Sylvan don’t just come in handy in college. You son or daughter will also work on advanced goal setting techniques, job interview preparation and more.