Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

New York Achievement L.L.C.


Name of organization:

New York Achievement L.L.C.

Primary location:

New York City

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Elizabeth Woosnam
350 Fifth Avenue Suite #7110
New York, NY 10118
Phone: 212-643-2853
Fax: 212-643-2890

LEAs where service will be provided:

New York City


Years provider has delivered service:

8 years


Evidence that services have been effective:

Sylvan Learning Center students comprise a diverse population including those from low-income families and minority groups. Ace It! Tutoring is a new education model developed by Sylvan Learning, Inc., the parent company of Sylvan Learning Center. In the Sylvan Learning Center we assess our impact on student achievement in part by analyzing Grade Equivalent gains, as measured by pre- and post- program performance on a nationally recognized standardized assessment, the California Achievement Test (CAT/5). In 2003, 83% of Sylvan’s more than 28,000 reading students increased at least one grade equivalent on the CAT after thirty-six hours of instruction. In 2003, 88% of Sylvan’s more than 11,400 math students increased at least one grade equivalent on the CAT after thirty-six hours of instruction.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Ace It!sm  Tutoring program and Sylvan Learning Center tutoring program


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

Language Arts (reading) and Mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Four (4)


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

60 minutes


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1st - June 30th ; Weekdays only for 32 consecutive hours of instruction


Type of instruction:

Ace It! - 8 students to 1 teacher tutoring; Sylvan Learning Center 3 students to 1 teacher tutoring.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

Sylvan Learning Center and Ace It! Tutoring can provide services to students with disabilities and complies with IDEA and ADA requirements.  We are generally able to   make reasonable accommodations to meet the educational needs of students  with disabilities who meet the necessary parameters for small class instruction.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Sylvan Learning Center and Ace It! Tutoring of New York City’s 5 Boroughs currently only provide communication in English.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Sylvan Learning Center and the Ace it! Tutoring program require a Bachelor’s degree for all instructional staff. Teaching certification for all instructional staff is highly preferred to the extent available in the market.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

The initial orientation meeting provides the parent an opportunity to set specific goals and timelines for the child’s academic progress. Ongoing parent meetings will allow for follow up and parental input. Additionally, according to processes set forth in No Child Left Behind Act, parents are to be involved in the development of a student’s statement of specific achievement goals. The Sylvan Learning Center and Ace It! Tutoring method is a proven method that addresses this precise requirement for each program, and thus can be used to create achievement goals for families participating in our tutoring programs. Statement of achievement goals can be written in a manner to include a timetable that is both desirable and practical from the perspective of the student’s family, the provider and the LEA.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

No transportation will be provided.


Additional relevant information:

Ace It! Tutoring is an education model developed by Sylvan Learning, Inc. The Sylvan Learning Centers that operate in the New York City area have an excellent safety record and safety procedures with no incidents on record. We adhere to best practices of student supervision to ensure that children are not left alone and unsupervised. Our Ace It! Tutoring program will be held to the same standards and procedures as our Sylvan Learning Center.

Last Updated: May 3, 2012