Category: Study


Study Skills Help Forest Park / Oak Park, IL

Good Study Skills Are the Secret to the “A” As your child progresses in school, homework assignments get tougher and workloads get bigger. (Have you noticed your child’s “to do” list is starting to rival your own?) Thankfully, you don’t have to teach your child… Read more »


Digital Learning in Forest Park / Oak Park, IL

Combining the best in teaching and technology We designed SylvanSync to give students the edge they need with the digital tools they already know. SylvanSync is an instructional system that combines: Sylvan tutors using iPads® as teaching tools for a more engaging learning experience. Interactive… Read more »


Grade Tracker: A Key to Academic Progress

By Anathea Simpkins What is a grade tracker? It is exactly what it sounds like – a place to list and monitor a student’s grades. A student’s academic planner is the perfect place to track this information. This information may also be available via your child’s… Read more »


Motivating Kids to Practice

By Dr. Rick Bavaria “Hey, cabbie, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice! Practice!” Yes, old joke. But kids need to practice to get on the Honor Roll, the softball team, the next level of algebra, the cello solo, or a great performance in the school… Read more »


How to Talk to your High Schooler about Grades

By Dr. Rick Bavaria It’s mid-term time in high schools. You’ve been monitoring your teens and their progress, but you’re uncertain about grades. They’ve been doing their homework, you’ve been checking it randomly and you’re chatting about school. But, still, what about grades? How to bring up… Read more »


STEM Themed Brain Breaks for Kids

Between school and homework, sometimes kids’ brains just need a break! Instead of letting them zone out in front of the TV, try a STEM inspired brain break. Brain breaks give kids a chance to recharge while keeping their minds engaged and learning. Plus, it’s… Read more »