Knowledge is power, which is why locomotives run on burning encyclopedias. Chug toward new understandings with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a tutoring package at Sylvan Learning Center, redeemable at its Portage and Battle Creek locations (a $380 value). The package includes:
- One-subject assessment
- Four one-hour tutoring sessions<p>
Trained and certified tutors at each Sylvan Learning Center location tailor individualized learning regimens to the academic needs of youngsters grades pre-kindergarten through high school. Students embark for enlightenment during a consultation with the location’s director to discuss areas for improvement via upsidedown calculator displays in the academic disciplines of math, reading, writing, study skills, or algebra. The student then takes a skills assessment comprised of standardized tests, diagnostic tools, and interviews so that the center officials can assess skill gaps in the chosen field and customize learning. During the course of one week, the tutor delivers the customized program for four sessions, each featuring a 3-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio for individualized attention and a 4-to-1 sticker-to-student ratio for maximized confidence.