Trying to balance everything from schoolwork, essays and projects to college prep, extracurricular events and social activities is no easy task! Help ensure your teen or pre-teen is prepared to handle his or her increasingly hectic schedule with Sylvan’s study skills program in the Seattle and Tacoma region. Specially developed for students in grades 4-12, our study skills program focuses on equipping students with important critical thinking skills and valuable time management, organization and strategic planning abilities. These skills will not only help set your child on the path to success in high school and college, but they can also carry forward into his or her personal and professional life. Discover for yourself the many ways in which our knowledgeable tutors in the Seattle and Tacoma region can help set your child on the path to success.

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Practical Learning for Real Results

While you may be familiar with helping your child with a spelling question or a science fair project, equipping him or her with effective study skills and techniques may not come as easy. Rest assured our skilled tutors in the Seattle and Tacoma region use a range of study strategies to equip your child with practical skills that can be applied in school, in college and beyond: organizational tactics, time management techniques, academic planning tips and more.

The Right Preparation for the Best Results

Getting a passing grade on a test or exam is one thing, but academic achievement is much more than numbers alone. This is why our study skills tutors in the Seattle and Tacoma region take a look at the larger picture. We've designed our program to ensure your son or daughter is fully prepared for the growing workloads and 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 to successfully manage schedules and schoolwork.
  • Academic and strategic planning to set concrete short-term and long-term projects and goals.
  • Organization to create an orderly study area and better tackle schoolwork.
  • Performance management to set personal expectations and use an academic planner.
  • Expectation management for successfully identifying teacher expectations and priorities.
  • How to use active listening.
  • Understanding and tackling college admissions requirements, including the college essay.
  • Job interview preparation techniques, including crafting and effective resume and cover letter, and practicing interview questions.