Tutoring Experience with Sylvan

Updated on August 03, 2009
L.T. asks from Lawrenceville, GA
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Has anyone had the Sylvan tutoring experience? My 15 yr. old attended the last half of the school year (last year), and I didn't see a lot of results. I got a loan through Sylvan to pay for the tutoring, and don't feel that it was worth the money or time. I found out at the end of the school year that my child has a specific learning disorder, which explains why she's always frustrated when studying the night before and failing test the next day. Is there anything that I can do to cancel the loan with Sylvan since receiving this info. and not mess up my credit?

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Thanks for the responses. Each response assured me that the loan has to be repaid, (which I know) and to seek assistance from the school to assist my daughter with her learning style. Thanks for your advise and for listening. As a parent, we all want the best for our kids, and I expected a bit much from Sylvan. However, it was "another" learning experience that we will remember. We're looking forward to a brighter school year.

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answers from Atlanta on

Ok I use to work for sylvan as a T.A and I can tell you now that only if SHE wants to fix the problem can they help. There were a lot of kids that were coming that the parents were paying SOOOOOO much $ and they could have cared less. You need to sit down with her and have a talk about all of it.
I have a learning disorder also, and it just takes time for them to get it. She may just learn a different way than the other kids and I think once SHE knows how then the teachers there at sylvan can help her more. I know that I learned better by doing rather than listening to the teacher. Maybe too you can talk with her school and see about getting her into special classes.



answers from Macon on

Sylvan tutored my daughter for 3 months after school. There wasn't any change in her grades at the end of the grading period. I pointed this out to them but they said that there was a change in their tests that they gave to my daughter. I took her out of the program.
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answers from Columbus on

was this for time your daughter spent there already? i would think you can't cancel a loan for services you already recieved. it's not sylvans fault that your daughter has a learning disability. they did what they could. you still have to repay the loan.



answers from Savannah on

Hi L.! I am so sorry that your daughter has been having problems in school. I know that must be very stressful. Unfortunately, you received services from Sylvan and must pay them back. There is nothing that you can do to 'cancel' your loan. If you truly felt that the tutoring was not worth the time or money, you should have stopped taking her to the sessions which would have reduced the cost and you wouldn't have had to go into debt over it.

I encourage you to look to see what kinds of services that the local schools offer to help kids with learning disabilities.

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