Most children dislike learning, which explains why most kids younger than 1 are unable to read. Brush up on book-learning with today’s Groupon: for $95, you get a skills assessment and five tutoring classes at Sylvan Learning (a $445 value). Choose from Sylvan’s 30 participating locations.
During in-person or online tutoring sessions, the instructors at Sylvan Learning tailor curriculums to each kindergarten to 12th-grade student in order to accelerate academic success. The skills assessment includes standardized testing, diagnostic tools such as Rorschach hammers, and personal interviews to help staff members determine the best course of book-cracking action. Learners can then harvest help in programs that tackle reading, writing, and math, or they can sharpen their study skills and prepare for SATs and state tests. By devising detailed, custom-made classes and collaborating with pupils’ parents, teachers, and knowledgeable pencils, instructors bolster brains while confidently guaranteeing a full grade improvement after 36 hours of instruction.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.