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Sylvan Learning Pivots to Live Teacher Led Classes Online


Sylvan Learning, a leading provider of personalized learning for students in grades K-12, announced that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they have pivoted their teaching programs  exclusively online. Bay Area students can now catch up on classes or simply stay ahead during these challenging times. Because of its ongoing investment in technology, and its breadth of content, Sylvan is uniquely positioned to respond to the needs of both parents and students.

“With many parents turning into teachers overnight, Sylvan is doing everything we can to alleviate some of the stress from this major disruption to the school year by offering online, face-to-face personalized instruction with dedicated and professional teachers,“ says Bill Kramer, president of Sylvan’s East Bay and North Bay locations since 1995. “Parents are extremely concerned about children falling behind right now, but whether a child is behind or simply wants to excel, Sylvan focuses on guiding children to continue to explore and grow.” The company's East Bay and North Bay locations include Napa, Fairfield, Vacaville, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, Piedmont, and Castro Valley. A digital curriculum, live instruction, and adaptable sessions focus on what your child needs the most. 

Sylvan is also an excellent resource for free learning content at home. In June 2018, Sylvan Nation was launched offering a free online portal full of support tips, worksheets, a teacher resource section, and educational videos. 

With centers temporarily closed because of COVID-19, Sylvan shifted to live, teacher-led online instruction through its SylvanSync portal providing one-on-one or small group instruction with up to eight students.


With more than 40 years of experience and more than 750 points of presence throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE—STEM and accelerated courses and Sylvan Prep —college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. For more information, visit or

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