Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Sylvan Learning Center!

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The B-Town Blog welcomes its latest Advertiser: Sylvan Learning Center in Burien!

Sylvan Learning Center was founded over 27 years ago with the sole purpose of providing tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages (from Pre-K through High School) and all levels.

Affordable tutoring instruction is available in “readin’, ritin’ and ‘rithmetic”, as the old saying goes, but make it Reading, Writing and Math Essentials, plus throw in study skills, homework support and test preparation for those all-important SATs. Use Sylvan’s amazing diagnostic assessments to find exactly what your student needs, mix liberally with tons of attention from certified teachers, and you’ve got the successful recipe for the Sylvan Advantage.

Sylvan Learning Center in downtown Burien has offered their personalized learning plan to hundreds of students since opening its doors in Burien nearly two years ago. Prior to their move, they had been in the West Seattle area.

In Burien/Normandy Park, when they want real results, parents, teachers and students all turn to Sylvan for tutoring services. Sylvan’s individualized approach ensures every student develops the skills, habits and attitudes for lifelong success.

Get “The Best” for Less
Right now, through the end of January 2009, Sylvan Learning in Burien is making it more affordable to enjoy the many benefits of Sylvan. $94 per week/per student will bring your student through the door for two hours of instruction each week, with the testing, registration and enrollment fees waived ($164 savings). Interested in Sylvan now? Let’s see what it’s all about.

The Recipe for the Sylvan Advantage
It all starts with a Skills Assessment, which identifies where your child may have ‘skill gaps’ or areas of academic struggle. Then you add in a large dose of a Personalized Learning Plan which is designed to meet your student’s exact needs, goals and learning style. Stir in Highly Trained and Certified Teachers, who love to teach and are dedicated to helping your child succeed. The tutoring programs have been designed so that every student has immediate access to their teacher, while benefiting from the opportunity to work independently to master the material. Throw in a bunch of Individualized Instruction, supplemented by independent learning, and you have the key to helping your child build confidence, motivation and success.

Finally finish it off with Regular Progress Reports to determine if your child is progressing as planned, or if his/her program should be accelerated.

Top Notch Teachers-Top Notch Educators
The Sylvan Advantage is only as good as the staff and teachers who work there. Let’s meet them.

Michael, Nik, Kasey, Will, David and Kelly help make learning a breeze at Sylvan Learning Center in Burien.

Michael, Kasey, Nik, Will, David and Kelly help make learning a breeze at Sylvan Learning Center in Burien.

First there’s the Giller twins, Michael and David. Michael is the Executive Director, has a master’s degree in teaching from UPS and has taught in the Tacoma and Puyallup school districts. He’s worked with students of all ages and finds that an individual has the best chance to make an impact on the environment through literacy. David, the Center Director, has a BS in Management from Park College. He loves having the opportunity to help children reach their fullest potential through Sylvan Learning (he’s the guy you see when you walk in the door).

Marre Giller, Michael’s wife, has a major in mathematics and chemistry from UW. Her skills in multitasking, documentation and project management are put to use creating a schedule that will suit your busy life and make it easier for you to give your student the Sylvan Advantage.

There’s six teachers at Sylvan. Kayleen Diaz has a BA in Special Education K-12 and an elementary education K-8 from SPU. She has a special gift for working with young and special needs kids. Nik Dukich graduated from Evergreen State with a BS in mathematics and minor in physics. He’s the math guy. Jen Parker has a BA in Liberal Arts from Southern Louisiana University. She’s taught English at university and high school levels. In addition to her teaching at Sylvan, she is chair for the English Department at Kennedy High School. Kelly Kirk has a BA in Education from UW. She substitutes in the Highline School District and is getting her masters in Special Education. She teaches reading, math and study skills. Kasey Clay has a BA in Elementary Education from City University. She also teaches elementary school in Kent. Will Bielawski has a BS from University of Michigan, he’s been teaching for three years. He’s the reading and writing guy for all levels.

Great programs. Great Teachers. Right in the neighborhood. What are you and your student waiting for? Stop by soon, or check out their ad on the upper right sidebar. Click-through to the local website for much more of the recipe for success.

For more information call 1-866-735-9209 Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or stop by Sylvan’s Burien location, which is located at 636 SW 152nd Street, Suite B.

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