Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Sylvan Learning Center


Name of organization:

Sylvan Learning Center

Primary location:

Snyder Place
4927 Main Street
Amherst, NY  14226-4070

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

(716) 565-0572

LEAs where service will be provided:

School Districts of: Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lackawanna, Medina, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda, Lockport, Attica, Pioneer and the Buffalo United Charter School


Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:

Average of at least 1 grade level improvement in standardized testing after first 36 hours of instruction in reading and math programs.


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

Sylvan Academic Reading Program
Sylvan Math Essentials Program
Sylvan Beginning Reading
Sylvan Ace it! Tutoring Reading
Sylvan Ace it! Tutoring Math



Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

Reading, Mathematics and Writing


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

At least two sessions per week


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

1 hour


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;):

All year


Type of instruction:

Diagnostic and Prescriptive Individualized and customized


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

Facility meets all ADA requirements; Application of commonly accepted strategies to accommodate a variety of disabilities


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

Pace of program is adjusted to accommodate student needs and emphasis is placed on vocabulary


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

All instructors are state certified teachers and are certified in Sylvan programs


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

Parents are conferenced after every 12 hours of instruction to review student progress; LEA and teachers may attend or receive hard copy of progress report


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

Parents are responsible for transportation


Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: May 2, 2012