Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Sylvan Learning Center


Name of organization:

Sylvan Learning Center

Primary location:

3300 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Carol Steron
585-385-9480 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

Rochester City SD
Monroe County
Steuben County
Genesee County
Wayne County
Ontario County
Livingston County
Orleans County
Yates County
Wyoming County
Seneca County


Years provider has delivered service:

The Sylvan Learning Centers of Rochester, NY, with locations in Pittsford, Greece, Webster, and Canandaigua, have been in operation as a licensee of Sylvan Learning, Inc. since August, 1995.  Sylvan Learning, Inc. is the leading provider of tutoring to grades K-12, operates in more than 900 locations and has provided services to more than two million students for over 25 years.


Evidence that services have been effective:

Program aligned with standards in National Reading Panel Report and standards published by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Sylvan Learning students improve an average of over 1 grade equivalent level after 36 hours of instruction in Academic Reading and Math Essentials Programs.

Ace it!” Tutoring reading students
moved up 6.6 percentiles on average
after 28 hours of instruction, while math students moved up 11.3 percentiles on average after 30 hours of instruction.


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

Sylvan Learning Centers’ proprietary curriculum including Sylvan Beginning Reading, Sylvan Academic Reading, Sylvan Academic Writing, Sylvan Math Essentials,
Ace it! Tutoring Reading Program and Ace it! Tutoring Math Program.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts (including reading), Math and writing


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

1 or more


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

3 hours


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 1 – August 31


Type of instruction:

Individualized; average 2-3 students per instructor


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

Facilities are handicap accessible. Programs have demonstrated effectiveness with students with disabilities.


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

Students will be matched with a certified teacher with the ability to provide instruction to students with limited English proficiency.


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

All service delivery is overseen by a NYS certified teacher. All Teachers are state certified and Sylvan certified.


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

Regular written reports detail progress for all essential elements of instruction quarterly. Parent conferences will be held at the midpoint of instruction and upon request ad needed.


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



Additional relevant information:

Sylvan Learning Center and Ace It! Tutoring is the leading provider of Supplemental educational services.  Sylvan Learning’s program is delivered in a Sylvan Learning Center while Ace it! Tutoring is delivered in the school.  Student achievement is monitored after each session and progress is measured at the end of the program.  Our goal is to help each student develop the foundational skills and confidence necessary to reach his or her greatest potential as a successful student. 

Last Updated: March 21, 2014