It's never too early to develop strong study habits. Our Study Skills programs in Alexandria empower students to handle the demands of increasing academic workloads from elementary school to college and beyond. Our tutors know which study tips and techniques will have the biggest impact, whether your child is falling behind or wants to get ahead.

Better Strategies for Studying Smart

We combine instruction with plenty of practice and hands-on exercises to test out developing skills to make sure they are becoming good study habits!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

When every child has specific needs, instilling positive attitudes and study habits can’t be a matter of one size fits all. Luckily, our Personalized Tutoring programs take that into consideration. The following skill sets are covered:

  • Time management: Your child will learn how to organize and prioritize, developing more efficient study skills along the way.
  • Active reading strategies: Developing better comprehension skills will help your child across all subjects.
  • Effective note taking strategies: Using tools like flash cards and color coding can make studying more effective.
  • Research skills: Focusing on a particular subject including evaluating sources and writing a bibliography.
  • Mastering the writing process: With practice, your child will become a stronger, more engaging writer.
  • Online safety: Including learning how to locate, evaluate and share digital informational responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

From study habits, goal setting and time management to strong communication, digital literacy, and research and writing skills, our expert tutors will teach your teen skills that will stay with him or her well into adulthood. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Sharpen the right skills: You determine which skills need more attention — such as time management or research — so we can ensure we're focusing on the right areas for the most noticeable results.
  • Feel more confident: The positive behaviors and attitudes we foster are a big step towards building confidence and meeting big expectations.
  • Develop vital assets for the future: Sylvan can provide guidance for public speaking, job interview preparation and other important skills for young adults.