Sylvan Learning is proud to be Austin Independent School District’s High Dosage Tutoring (HDT) provider. We have provided thousand of hours of tutoring across the district to multiple campuses.  Through the years, we’ve seen significant growth in our students’ performance, often as much as 3 grade levels.

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STUDENT IMPROVEMENT

LETTER FROM AN AUSTIN ISD PRINCIPAL

May 5, 2015

Dear Prospective Schools,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of support on behalf of Sylvan Learning of Austin. Eastside Memorial High School has partnered with Sylvan for the past four school years and has seen impressive academic results.

Sylvan provided High Dosage Tutoring (HDT) in Algebra I to about 600 ninth graders over the course of the last four school years.  These students outperformed expectations on the Algebra I End of Course exam, with each year better than the last. The passing rate for year one at 72%, year two at 78%, and year 3 at 82%. We expect to see the same trend when this year’s results are posted. Sylvan pre- and post- testing also showed dramatic gains with average academic growth equivalent to 2-3 grade levels each year in math.

Sylvan is a professionally-managed organization that focuses on student support and success. That professionalism starts with the owner and managers and continues with the carefully-selected and well-trained tutors.

Sylvan has its own TEKS-aligned curricula materials and grade-level lessons to support the academic needs of our students.  While Sylvan has its own materials, it has also demonstrated the ability to adjust to the needs of our campus.

Customer service is a top priority for Sylvan staff. They are responsive and easy to work with. They always try to find a way to say “yes” to every request and work to proactively identify problems as well as solutions.  Sylvan handles all the details related to the HDT program so my administrators and teachers can focus on their students rather than on managing tutors or intervention lessons.

Furthermore, Sylvan’s presence on my campus is not limited to HDT. The owner, managers and tutors have all participated in the campus community by attending school support meetings, performances, and sporting events.

Sylvan has made a positive contribution to my campus and I hope to continue our partnership for many years to come. Please do not hesitate to reach me by email or phone if you should have any questions about our partnership with Sylvan Learning.

Respectfully,

Bryan Miller

Eastside Memorial High School Principal

bryan.miller@austinisd.org

512-441-5810

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