Want your child to get a head start on important study habits? Our Study Skills programs in Newport News, Virginia have the power to ensure your son or daughter learns how to tackle increasing workloads from elementary school to college and beyond with ease. Our tutors know which study tips and techniques will have the biggest impact, whether your child is falling behind or wants to get ahead.

Study Smart from Day One

We ensure that good study habits become second nature by combining personal instruction with independent practice—and plentiful opportunities to put developing skills to the test!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Each and every child has unique learning needs, which means there are multiple ways to instill practical academic behaviors and effective, life-long study skills. That’s where our Personalized Tutoring program can make a difference. Special attention will be paid to the following skill sets:

  • Time management: Focusing on organizing and prioritizing, we can take the stress out of any academic workload.
  • Active reading strategies: See the benefits in all subject areas when your child develops better comprehension skills.
  • Effective note taking strategies: Get more from study time with the smart use of flash cards, color coding and other techniques.
  • Research skills: Evaluating sources in specific subjects and learning how to craft a bibliography.
  • Mastering the writing process: We explore how to strengthen writing skills and communicate more effectively.
  • Online safety: We can't overstate the importance of staying safe online! These sessions focus on locating, evaluating and sharing digital informational responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

From study habits to digital literacy, goal setting, communication and research skills, our expert tutors help teens develop academic tools and techniques that are invaluable well into adulthood. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Sharpen and build on essential skills: You select the skill sets you'd like us to target — such as note taking, time management or presentations skills — so we're paying the most attention to the areas your teen requires extra support.
  • Build confidence for conquering every challenge: We encourage positive attitudes and behaviors so your teen is comfortable persevering to meet high expectations.
  • Develop skills that will be useful in the future: Sylvan can guide your son or daughter in building essential skills including goal setting, public speaking and job interview prep!