Provider Name: Sylvan Learning Center in Hampton
Contact Name and Amy Scott or Ben Ellingsworth
Number: 757-848-9103 or 800-253-2192 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com
Subjects: Reading/Language Arts
Grade levels: PreK-12 (R/LA)
Tutor The Sylvan Learning Center program requires staff to have a Bachelor’s
Qualifications: degree and a teaching certification. In certain circumstances, Sylvan Learning
Center makes an exception for mathematics instructors who may be hired
without a teaching certificate, but who have a degree in mathematics. Most
instructors also have previous teaching experience and some have Master’s
level degrees, specialized educational certifications, and membership in
professional educational organizations.
Student/Instructor 2 to 3 students for every 1 instructor
Program Sylvan Learning Center has provided tutoring to more than two million
Description: students over the past 25 years. The instruction is based on individual
students’ academic assessments. Through mastery learning, Sylvan Learning
remediates gaps. The personalized lesson plan approach enhances academic
achievement and increases confidence.
Progress Reports Sylvan Learning Center uses a diagnostic and prescriptive instructional model
and Evaluation that allows for the creation of a customized and personalized academic
Tools: program for each student. A detailed diagnostic skills assessment is
administered to identify the educational needs of each child, make informed
decisions about students’ individual skill strengths and weaknesses, create an
individualized plan for each student, and capture baseline data for evaluating
progress. Performance on the diagnostic skills assessment helps identify
student skill weaknesses and determines each student’s individual
instructional plan. Assessments are administered throughout the program to
evaluate student progress and skill acquisition. The ongoing assessments are
used to determine the student’s progress relative to baseline achievement in
reading and mathematics, from the onset of a student’s participation in the
program. Information about the initial and ongoing assessments is shared with
parents, students, and classroom teachers in the form of written reports.
Reading and mathematics program scores are recorded for every assignment.
The scores are used to evaluate, monitor and adjust students’ instructional
plan for each session they attend. Independent assignments are given to
evaluate and ensure mastery of each skill. Parent conferences are held every
four to six weeks throughout the program to discuss student progress.
Evidence of Student achievement data are not available for this provider because this
Effectiveness: provider was recently added to the state-approved list and has not yet been
included in a statewide evaluation of SES providers.