Confucius said you cannot open a book without learning something, even if it is simply that paper tastes bad. Ingest intelligence with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a tutoring package at Sylvan Learning, valid at locations in Creve Coeur, Edwardsville, and Shiloh (a $387 value). The package includes the following:
- A skills assessment
- Four one-hour custom tutoring sessions
Sylvan Learning helps improve the academic performance and scholarly self-confidence of students in grades K–12 using close attention and a custom curriculum. Perplexed pupils get a custom-tailored lesson plan during a 2.5–3-hour individual skills assessment, a unique combination of standardized tests, diagnostic tools, and personal interviews that determine the best learning approach for each student. Close communication with teachers ensures studious progress, and a slew of parent resources help build a scholarly home environment with family learning activities, homework tips, and handouts on how to prepare students for the future by speaking to them in binary code. Four one-hour small-group sessions in college entrance-exam tutoring or notoriously tricky subjects such as math and writing abolish low grades and unfounded blame directed at wordy textbooks.
Sylvan Learning Center
The staff members at Sylvan Learning Center's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.