Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Standard Learning Inc.


Name of organization:

Standard Learning Inc.

Primary location:

5974 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):


LEAs where service will be provided:

Eligible Districts in Suffolk County


Years provider has delivered service:

The Sylvan Learning Wading River, NY has been providing supplemental educational services for over 7 years. 


Evidence that services have been effective:

Sylvan Learning Center / Sylvan Online
Students improve an average of one grade level equivalent after 36 hours of instruction in our Academic Reading and Math Essentials Programs.

Ace it! Tutoring
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.


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

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


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Sylvan Learning – K-12
Sylvan Online – 4-9
Ace it! Tutoring – K-8


Content area(s) provider will serve:

Reading/English Language Arts


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2-4 sessions per week


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

1-2 hours per session


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;):

Year round including summers


Type of instruction:

Sylvan Learning Center / Sylvan Online
Diagnostic and prescriptive; individualized instruction with a student teacher ratio of 3:1.

Ace it! Tutoring
Covers core skills needed at each level based skills/knowledge required on state tests; teacher ratio of 8 or less


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

Sylvan Learning Center routinely uses a variety of strategies in working with students with learning differences and disabilities.  Eamples include increased repetition and skill practice, use of manipulatives and accommodating each student’s individual learning style.

Programs have shown to be effective with students with learning disabilities.  Facilities are handicap accessible.


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

Instruction is provided in English.  Each academic program will be individualized based on the student's skills gaps in the areas of phonics, vocabulary building skills and comprehension skills that were identified during the initial diagnostic assessment. 


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

New York State and Sylvan certified teachers


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

In person or telephone conferences are held after every 12 hours of instruction. Conferences include written report on student progress.


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

Transportation is not provided.


Additional relevant information:

Sylvan Learning Center has provided supplemental educational services and tutoring to more than two million students over the past 30 years.  Our instruction is based on individual students’ academic assessments.  We use a mastery system of learning to remediate skill gaps and personalized lesson plans to enhance academic achievement and increase confidence.

Last Updated: May 2, 2012