Your son or daughter isn’t one-dimensional, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! The certified instructors at Sylvan Learning in Burien are here to provide the personalized learning experience that’s right for your child, so he or she can accomplish his or her goals in the classroom and beyond.


At Sylvan, we’re known for personal tutoring — but that’s not all. With programming ranging from math skill practice and college prep to leading-edge STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, we help ensure kids are achieving success and having fun at the same time! With proven results, we know just what it takes to boost scores and confidence.

Our Burien programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we understand how to get great results. Sylvan students generally achieve up to two to three times greater growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. What’s our secret? We unite hands-on technology with personal learning to create an experience that’s engaging, inspiring and a whole lot of fun!

At Sylvan, we get to know your child’s unique needs and learning style before creating a custom learning plan that’s at the right pace and skill level. We’re dedicated to ensuring your child feels inspired, motivated and engaged each step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From learning the fundamentals of math to advanced algebra help, our complete range of math programs means there’s one for every family and budget. Through interactive technology, hands-on exercises and fun puzzles, we leave frustration behind and make learning math a fun and exciting experience.

Our teachers are skilled in the new ways that math is taught in schools these days. (Hurrah!) You can feel good knowing that what we teach at Sylvan can lead to greater results in the classroom — and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is leading the way as the largest provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes emphasize creativity, imagination and fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs provide an excellent introduction to important 21st-century STEM skills that can help set your child on the path to success in school and even in a future career. These fun and innovative programs include topics from math and science to robotics, coding and engineering.

Kids dive deep into STEM topics and develop their teamwork skills at the same time as they get hands-on with interactive software and collaborative activities.

College Prep

Get rid of those jitters! Our ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses are an excellent way for your teen to eliminate nerves and successfully prepare for college with confidence.

From developing advanced time management, problem solving and organization skills to learning how to write a great application essay, Sylvan is here to help your son or daughter prepare for the complexities of college and the working world. Reach those college goals with confidence!

Get Proven Results with Sylvan

When deciding on the right tutoring program for your child, you want to be sure the program will have a positive impact in school. When it comes to personal tutoring in Burien, Sylvan offers a full team of expert tutors and proven results, so you can choose us with confidence!

In fact, our students see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than their peers. With our talented tutors, custom learning plans and over 40 years of experience, we know just what it takes to help kids soar.

Get Your Child on the Path to Success!

Take the first step and get started today with a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment. Call or fill out our online form to learn more about our method to pinpoint your child's strengths and skill gaps. Get to know how Sylvan delivers greater results and bigger smiles.