Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Sylvan Learning Center of Southern Westchester and Ace it! Tutoring

1. Name of organization: Sylvan Learning Center of Southern Westchester and Ace it! Tutoring
Primary location:

850 Bronx River Road
Bronxville, NY  10708

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Stephen Huff
914-237-4396 external link
LEAs where service will be provided: Westchester County, including Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains and Greenburgh
2. Years provider has delivered service: The Sylvan Learning Centers of Southern Westchester, with locations in Bronxville, NY and White Plains, NY, have been in operation as a licensee of Sylvan Learning, Inc. since December 1998.  Sylvan Learning, Inc.,the leading provider of tutoring to grades K-12, operates in more than 1000 locations and has provided services to more than two million students for over 25 years.
3. Evidence that services have been effective:

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 32 hours of instruction.

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

Sylvan Academic Reading Program
Sylvan Math Essentials Program
Sylvan Advanced Math (Algebra)
Sylvan Academic Writing
Sylvan SAT Prep
Ace it! Tutoring Reading Program
Ace it! Tutoring Math Program

5. Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Sylvan Learning – K-12

Ace it! Tutoring – K-8
6. Content area(s) provider will serve: Reading (English Language Arts), Writing, Mathematics, SAT Prep
7. Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable: 3-4 sessions per week
8. Average length of each service session (minutes/hours): 1 hour per session
9. 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
10. Type of instruction:

Sylvan Learning (In Center/Online):
Diagnostic and prescriptive; individualized instruction with a student teacher ratio of 3 or less.

Ace it! Tutoring (In School):
Initial assessment to identify learning needs; small classes (no more than 8 students per class) based on needs and ability levels.  Covers core skills required on state tests.

10a. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities: Observations by school or Sylvan teachers; academic performance in school or at the Sylvan Learning Center.
10b. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency: Sylvan does not provide bilingual education.
11. Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s): New York State and Sylvan certified teachers.
12. Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery): Conferences (including a written report) held after initial assessment, midpoint and after progress assessment.
13. 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
14. Additional relevant information: Sylvan is the nation’s leading provider of supplemental education and tutoring services serving more than two million students over 25 years.  Sylvan Learning and Ace it! Tutoring instruction are based on individual students’ academic assessments.  Sylvan Learning’s program is delivered in a Learning Center or online, 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.  The goal is to help each student develop the skills to do better in school and the confidence to do better in everything else.
Last Updated: March 21, 2014