I can't afford Sylvan, but I've heard really good things. I want to help my son myself but I don't know where to start or what to do. If anyone has put their child in Sylvan, what do they do? Is it something that could be done at home?Answer Question
Asked by kristinas8 at 4:53 PM on Aug. 3, 2009 inLevel 8 (235 Credits)
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Answer by rkoloms at 5:22 PM on Aug. 3, 2009
The good thing Sylvan does is lots of assessment. Once they know exactly what he's weak in they can target those skills and get results fast. I question the actual teaching at Sylvan. I'm sure they have great tutors, but I had a few friends who worked there and were basically told to lie and say they were certified teachers when they weren't.
It's hard to say the best way to help him when kids struggle for so many reasons. Talk to his teacher and she if she can give you ideas of what to do at home. You could also look into hiring a private tutor. Teachers at my school will do it for less than half what Sylvan charges. Sylvan pays the teachers very little compared to what they charge, so lots of great teachers would rather tutor on their own.
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