Balancing homework, essays and projects with after school activities and part-time jobs — not to mention social events — can be quite the challenge. However, with Sylvan’s study skills program in the Washington, DC region, you can provide the guidance and preparation your teen or pre-teen needs to successfully prepare for this exciting yet turbulent time 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. Discover for yourself how our friendly tutors in the Washington, DC region can help your child accomplish goals and realize his or her potential.

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Our Comprehensive Approach

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 Washington, DC 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

Boosting Skills and Confidence

Passing a test or exam is one thing, but there’s more to success in school than grades alone. That's why our study skills experts in the Washington, DC region keep the big picture in mind. We have carefully developed our program around preparing your son or daughter for the increasing workloads and growing expectations ahead. That includes teaching proven goal-setting strategies and study tips that can be used time and again. In addition to these life-long skills, we also continually reinforce positive attitudes, building your teen's confidence at a crucial point in his or her journey to adulthood.

Our study skills program teaches strategies for smart studying, including:

  • Time management for tackling workloads in an efficient manner.
  • Academic and strategic planning for setting short-term and long-term projects and goals.
  • Organizational habits for setting up a personal study area, organizing schoolwork, setting personal expectations and using an academic planner.
  • Expectation management for pinpointing teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Preparation for college, including navigating admissions and essay requirements.
  • Writing an impactful resume and cover letter, and interviewing for a job.