Do you want your child to start building smart study habits now? Our Study Skills program in Norfolk is the perfect way to support your son or daughter on his or her quest to take on heavier workloads starting from elementary school all the way up to college and beyond. Whether your child is starting to fall behind or wants to develop the skills to get ahead, our study tips and techniques can make all the difference.

How to Study Smarter

At Sylvan, instruction is supplemented with lots of opportunity for hands-on practice to test out new skills and ensure good study habits are being formed!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Every child has unique needs, which means the process of instilling useful, life-long study skills, and reinforcing positive behaviors and attitudes when it comes to studying won’t be one size fits all. Our Personalized Tutoring programs are designed to take that into account. The following skill sets will be covered:

  • Active reading: Better comprehension is an important asset in any subject area.
  • Effective note taking strategies: Using tools to make study time more productive, including flash cards and color coding.
  • Time management: Higher scores are possible when your child learns how to organize and prioritize his or her workload.
  • Research skills: Including how to evaluate sources and write a bibliography.
  • Mastering the writing process: Our students are taught to be effective, engaging communicators.
  • Online safety: Including learning how to find and assess digital informational, and share it in a responsible fashion.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Teaching your teen digital literacy, smart study habits, goal setting, time management and research and writing skills that he or she will put to good use well into adulthood is what our expert tutors are trained for. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Sharpen the right skills: You decide the skill areas to focus on — such as note-taking or presentation skills — so we're concentrating on the areas most relevant to your teen.
  • Gain more confidence: We encourage positive behaviors and attitudes to help teens gain the confidence to persevere and meet big expectations.
  • Develop skills for the future: We can help him or her work on public speaking, goal setting and even job interview preparation.