The Sylvan Learning Method: A 4-Step Confidence-Boosting Plan

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Sylvan, but the opinions here are 100% my own.

It feels like the never-ending year, and yet it just started. Am I right?

The reality is, learning is different right now for many kids, and that means as parents, we’re in the trenches figuring out how to roll with the punches while feeling many of the blows.

We’re moms. We’ve got this. But it does help to know when we have a community in our corner available to assist when we need a little guidance. I am adamant that it takes a village to raise our children, and this without a doubt includes now, when we’re doing some very fancy footwork with education.

Here’s the thing: this virtual learning environment may be new for many parents, but it’s not unknown for Sylvan Learning. They’ve been around for a long time, supporting homeschooled children in virtual environments as well as school children who need a little extra personalized support. 

Personalized Tutoring

Sylvan guarantees that children will see results. In fact, they typically see a growth rate of two to three times more than other kids. Often, kids are struggling not only with their grades and test scores but also with their confidence. Knowing you aren’t doing your absolute best can be a hard hit as a young kid. Sylvan recognizes this and makes confidence boosting part of their program.

To meet each child who walk through their virtual doors, each student is introduced to the “Sylvan Way.” Alongside the Sylvan teachers, students achieve four main goals:

  1. Receive the Sylvan Insight Assessment. Higher scores are achieved only because the certified Sylvan teachers have a deep understanding of each child’s strengths and weaknesses before beginning teaching. With the Sylvan Insight Assessment, children’s needs are assessed, so the teachers know exactly where to start. 
  2. Work Their Individual Plan. Each child has a tailored plan based on their individualized assessment. The program is both personalized and adaptive, which means it is tailored to the child, but it’s flexible and will change as the child grows and becomes more robust in their study area. 
  3. Learn from Certified Sylvan Teachers. Once teachers assess your child’s needs and have a reliable yet flexible plan of action, they guide and instruct students through their individualized learning plan. 
  4. Apply Learning. Sylvan measures and rewards children every step of the way. They guarantee results, and because of that, they take the entire learning process from assessment to completion very seriously. 

Virtual Environment

In the uncertain days of COVID-19, every family is deciding what learning method works for them. Sylvan has heeded the call! From K-12 courses in reading, math, and writing, to college and career-readiness courses, Sylvan is our community’s leader in online, face-to-face tutoring.

Whatever your child’s current learning environment, Sylvan has created a model of learning that has transformed millions of families. Grades will rise, test scores will be boosted, homework will become more manageable, and most of all, children will begin to smile again because they will feel confident in themselves and their work. 

With over 40 years of experience, Sylvan Learning is on the cutting edge of expertise and technology. Best of all, it can all be done in a virtual classroom. Certified Sylvan teachers are online and ready to promote tenacity, determination, and good grades in every child who walks through the virtual door!

Our Children Need a Village

Listen, we’re doing the best we can, but it’s okay to ask for help. It feels like just one more thing on your plate, I get that. However, you know Sylvan Learning just like I do—they’re leaders at their craft. This isn’t a time to weigh out our options; this is a time to step up to the plate for our children, and ourselves. 

Letting the village help educate our children is one of the smartest investments we will ever make. Using Sylvan as the provider is a no-brainer. Their proven method, guarantee, and expertise all make this an extremely easy learning choice.

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Jennifer Slingerland Ryan knows a thing or two about kids and families. First, she knows they are joyous, exhilarating, loving and so darn fun. Second, she knows they suck your life dry and make you weep like a baby. By day she’s a psychotherapist; by night she’s a mom and wife. She claims to love therapizing couples, educating parents, reading dystopian fiction and sleeping in her free time (read: she never sleeps). Jennifer is a mom of twins who are sweet as sugar, but just hit that tween stage so all bets are off. Her youngest is...a joy. Let's just stop there. Most days you can find her in her office seeing clients, doing laundry, loading or unloading the dishwasher, or catching up on the latest episode of Real Housewives of (Insert City Here), Walking Dead or This Is Us. She is a tree-hugging country girl from West Texas who reads, writes, and teaches about human development and families as a hobby and profession. You can read more from Jennifer at her therapy blog,