My niece was having serious math anxiety issues so I talked with Sylvan about helping her specifically with her math. She was getting an "F" in math but is otherwise an very bright student.
After several months and a couple of thousand dollars she was still getting an F. What I found out was that because of her anxiety with math they decided to let her work on English or History. She got no help with her math at all. I was furious, how could they keep letting me write these check and not tell me what was going on.
The whole teaching model sucks. All they do is help student with their home work. If the student doesn't ask for help they leave them alone.
It's like paying thousands of dollars to send your kid to the library.
Monetary Loss: $1500.