For Educate, the name says it all. Its portfolio of companies features Sylvan Learning Center, which offers tutoring to students in pre-K through 12th grade. Certified teachers provide personalized instruction in reading, writing, math, study skills, and test prep for state assessment and college entrance exams via more than 900 primarily franchised Sylvan centers throughout the US, Canada, Guam, and Puerto Rico. It also teaches students in Asia, the Middle East, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. Additionally, Educate offers online tutoring services for Sylvan students. Educate is owned by affiliates of Sterling Partners and Citigroup.
Educate (through Sylvan) markets its online products to students who are shy or easily distracted by other students as well as those who do not want their peers to know they are receiving extra help. The company also offers in-home private tutoring based on each student's school curriculum.
For parents who are afraid their children might forget what they learned during the school year over those long summer breaks, Sylvan offers academic camps focused on targeted skill areas such as math, writing, and reading.
Sylvan also has an array of resources for teachers that include research papers detailing best practices and the latest trends in education. – less