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Enrolled my son at Sylvan in Lake Mary, FL, to get him prepared and ahead for 2nd Grade. After initial evaluation, we were told that he needed at least 3 days per week tutoring for reading. We received all sorts of promises about how we would see a huge improvement in his grades, he would be well prepared for the year. The Director pitched it like they were doing one on one training and even stated that how low the margin was from the $45/session they charged to the $36/hour the teacher was paid. Come to find out that they were cramming 3 kids... Read more

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My daughter was in Sylvan and they made me pay for a year. She stopped in July - July 15!2015 to be precise. However they are reimbursing me for the rest of the year. Roughly $3590. It is february 2016. If I don't pay for a day they send all collection agencies. Whom should contact. I am going crazy here. Can someone help mr Add comment

We love Sylvans grades have improved and so has her confidence improved since she has attended sylvans Add comment

Expensive. Improvement barely seen. Lot of talk, lot of driving, lots of hours, lots of money. Lot of talk. Waste of money, waste of time, waste of intellectual time. But they do give out points to get carnival quality junk toys. Thousands of dollars that without argument could have gone to a better place to help my son. When grades are mentioned you get a song and dance routine then at the end the mention of more hours, more package deal 'hours' and never a mention why after fifty plus hours dedicated to one subject the child is still making... Read more

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My daughter attended Sylvan in Springdfield, Il for 20 hours in which four of those hours should have been makeup which I passed on. My daughter would be tutored as they call it (really she would complete her homework for two hours then play on an iPad if she had time which never happened) with a first or second grader and a freaking sophomore or junior in high school. I decided I wanted to cancel because they sell you a dream that turns out to be a nightmare. I was charged a cancellation fee on top of 70 bucks an hour for a different lady... Read more

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I work at a Sylvan as a teacher, I can tell you sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I feel bad for many of the parents who have to take out a loan in order to get their kid decent tutoring - many private tutors can do wonders and charge a lot less. Much of Sylvan's curriculum is Ipad based and if the child is motivated to improve - it can help. Unfortunately this is often not the case. Many kids have learning disabilities and require more direct 1:1 ratio tutoring - Sylvan (as a rule) always places 3 kids at one table with 1 teacher.... Read more

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(Item 1) I made one mistake on a problem I working on blackboard while teaching a student a ACT prep course. I corrected myself and told the student that I had made a mistake and show him the proper solution to the problem. (Item 2) I was asked to tutor a student in math. I wasn't given proper information what area of math I was to tutor the student. I wasn't able to help the student. I got upset with Sylvan employee who didn't give me the proper information. I was fired because of item 1 and item 2. Very unethical labor practice. Wish... Read more

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I took my child to Sylvan over the summer to work on reading, math, and study skills. I planned out his schedule with the director and manager from the beginning, however, each week I was being contacted as to what was he supposed to be working on. My child had rotating tutors that were inconsistent in their tutoring approach. He stated one teacher said that he wasn’t doing the math problem correctly, but offered no instruction to show him the right way. In the reading portion he was given a tablet with reading skills to do on his own and... Read more

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I love Sylvan! I've been a student for two months now and I've noticed so much improvement in my reading skills. I struggle with comprehension and have an overall confidence when it comes to reading but Sylvan has brought up my confidence and showed me better strategies for comprehension. Sylvan is for all ages. They welcome everyone, even college students! Add comment

READ* before you sign the contract! Waste of money and time and gas money, there just in for the business not to teach. This for Lake Mary, FL Add comment

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