Sylvan’s Advanced Study Skills program uses SylvanSync technology to engage students in increasingly challenging learning activities that are presented on an iPad. The Study Skills program starts with taking the STAR Reading assessment and the Student Outlook Survey. The results of the STAR reading test are used to place each student at the appropriate starting point in the Study Skills program. Using input from parents, classroom teachers and students alike, a highly personalized learning plan is created by the SylvanSync technology. The technology then ensures that a tutor has just the right content to address the student’s immediate skill needs during a lesson. The results of the Outlook Survey guide the personalization of instruction and motivation, and as a result, students move efficiently and effectively through the Study Skills program. 

The program content of Advanced Study Skills is aligned to college and career-readiness standards for Life Long Learning and is designed to be used by Sylvan tutors use to:

  • Teach skills directly to each student

  • Give each student the necessary guided and independent practice

  • Provide opportunities to evaluate each student’s level of mastery

Learn more about the science behind Sylvan’s Advanced Study Skills program.

Learn more about Sylvan’s use of STAR Reading.

Sample lessons for the Advanced Study Skills program

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