Get ahead this summer with Sylvan Learning Center

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It’s nearing summer and parents may be dreading the annual balancing act of having summer fun and summer learning, too. Sylvan offers some great options that combine fun with engaging learning activities that will help children feel prepared for the coming school year and avoid summer learning loss all while having a great time! (And if your register for their summer camp before April 30, you can buy 2 and get 1 free!) 

Thank you to Sylvan of the Upstate for supporting Kidding Around Greenville by sponsoring this post.

Sylvan Learning of the Upstate (with locations in Greenville, Taylors, Spartanburg, and Anderson) has the perfect solution – the well-known tutoring company has a variety of options that include personalized instruction, excellent STEM and academic camps, courses for credit, and prep classes to help students catch up on any unfinished learning, get a head start on next school year, and build confidence for college while having a great time learning.

Summer at Sylvan

What Sylvan has to offer

Personalized Instruction

Sylvan is best known for their personal and innovative approach to tutoring, which has helped over 4 million students to take their learning to the next level. At Sylvan, each child is unique – there is no “one size fits all” approach. Sylvan delivers results like no one else – up to 3x growth! Just as important, kids love coming to Sylvan. The personal approach and amazing teachers build your child’s skills and confidence, so they can succeed. Interactive iPad® lessons and fun rewards make learning oh-so-cool! Call for a free consultation!

Sylvan is offering a FREE $1,500 Sylvan Summer Scholarship to provide a 30-hour personalized program to help one student gain the skills needed for a successful 2022-2023 school year. Registration ends on May 15th. Follow them on Facebook to see who wins! 

STEM Camps

Sylvan also has an exceptional STEM program called Sylvan EDGE. You can help your child build a love of learning and innovation to prepare for a bright future in one of the rapidly increasing STEM jobs in our state and nation.

Think how exciting it is for your child to animate robots or better yet, build their own video game! Sylvan offers a variety of Robotics camps for kids in elementary grades. Students can build robots or design their own game characters and program them with animations to practice problem solving and logic. 

Sylvan also offers Engineering, Mad Science, and Innovation Station camps to make learning and applying STEM concepts extra exciting. Students have fun solving problems collaboratively and testing their solutions for effectiveness. Each camp offers an interesting theme to spark imagination and creativity. Enroll in camps with friends or siblings to make the experience even more fun and engaging.

Summer fun and learning at Sylvan

Summer Academic Camps

Sylvan’s Academic Camps for elementary and middle school students build math and reading skills over the summer to be well-prepared for the coming school year. Most summer camps are held Monday -Thursday from 1 to 3 pm. Students can prepare for Algebra, review fraction skills, and work to master basic math facts in very creative and interesting ways. Students use multi-sensory approaches to gain conceptual understanding and improve computational fluency to build confidence and accuracy. In August, a study skills camp will prepare students to start the year organized and prepared for success.

Kindergarten Kickstart camp at the Spartanburg center uses a variety of fun multi-sensory activities to develop early reading and writing skills. At the same time, an Adventures Book Club will be held to engage elementary students in reading with a variety of enjoyable activities that “sneak” in core reading skills. These camps are held concurrently each Friday morning in Spartanburg from 10 am-12 pm, June 10th through August 12th

Math Edge is available at the Sylvan Greenville center.  Math Edge prepares early high school students for the upcoming school year by working through the curriculum of Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 or 2, or Geometry. These independent and highly focused sessions prepare students to have an Edge in their next level of math.

Summer fun at Sylvan

New at Sylvan: Courses for Credit 

Speaking of getting an edge, sign up for one of Sylvan’s high school Courses for Credit (or credit recovery) through the Columbia School and attend the Study Hall that gives parents the peace of mind that the work is getting done. College Prep and AP courses are available for those seeking to get ahead for early graduation or starting college with AP credits (save on college tuition and gain scholarships). These options are great for homeschoolers seeking interesting elective options, too. Call for a list of available courses.

College Prep Classes

Sylvan can make test prep easier for students with SAT and ACT prep courses that are now live, virtual, and interactive to make it more convenient for busy teenagers (and saves gas money). Local expert instructors help students learn and apply proven strategies to increase scores and decrease stress. Students can choose from SAT Math, SAT Verbal, ACT Verbal, or ACT Math/Science that each include 16 hours of direct instruction, a strategy explanation and practice workbook, unlimited boot camps, and a 1-year subscription to with 1,000s of instructional videos, quizzes, multiple practice tests, and vocabulary building exercises. Take these classes this summer to free up your school year for all your normal classwork. Plus, you can save $100 if you sign up for 2 courses!

Ready to Enroll?

Ready to kick boredom to the curb, prevent summer learning loss, and get a head start on the school year? Take advantage of Sylvan’s $49 Insight Assessment sale during April and May to see how best to focus your academic efforts this summer. Get more information on the web or call 864.676.0011.

Sylvan Learning of the Upstate has four locations to serve you: Greenville is at 150 Tanner Road, Taylors is at 1304 Stallings Road, Anderson is at 110 Miracle Mile, and Spartanburg is at 100 Burton Road.

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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