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Career Educator Jason Blanshine Signs with Sylvan Learning, Brings Leading Education Franchise Statewide Count to Two, with Opportunity to Add Four More Locations

The leading supplemental and enrichment education franchise has continued to appeal to franchisees by providing online learning resources and in-person school support for families adapting to school systems impacted by COVID-19.

By Andrea Jablonski1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 1:13PM 01/21/21

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. — Sylvan Learning, a leading provider of supplemental and enrichment education for students in grades K-12 with more than 750 points of presence worldwide, is now expanding its footprint to Sussex County, Delaware with the signing of career educator Jason Blanshine. This new signing brings the leading supplemental and enrichment education franchise statewide count to two, with an opportunity to add four more locations.

Prior to buying into the Sylvan Learning franchise, Blanshine worked as a special education teacher and as a paraprofessional in lower Delaware. Feeling dissatisfied with the politics and paperwork associated with classroom instruction and unable to focus on helping the students who needed him most, Blanshine knew he needed a change of pace. That’s when Sylvan fell on his radar. After some encouragement from his wife and thorough research into the franchise, Blanshine felt a connection to Sylvan Learning’s commitment to supplemental learning and knew it was something he wanted to bring to parents and students in his community — even during a pandemic.

“I watched closely how Sylvan handled the situation with the launch of virtual learning support, and it gave me a lot of confidence that they’ve been doing everything they can do,” Blanshine said. “From the beginning, it’s been clear that Sylvan wants to support its brand, its students and its franchisees. I hope I can turn my Sylvan Learning center into a business that’s well-known in the community. When parents see their children need some extra help or enrichment programs, I want Sylvan to be top of mind.”

For more than 40 years, Sylvan Learning has been focused on building academic confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity and inspiring a love for learning — all of which make a big impact in school and in life. Since its founding in 1979, Sylvan Learning has become the leading supplemental and enrichment education franchise in North America thanks to its mission-driven philosophy, educational technology, community-oriented approach and strong franchisee support infrastructure.

Because of its ongoing investment in technology solutions and breadth of content and delivery options provided in-center, in-home and online, Sylvan has been uniquely positioned to respond to parents’ needs in these challenging times. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sylvan Learning has worked hard to support parents. First, in March, Sylvan Learning introduced a virtual tutoring option as school districts transitioned to remote learning. The brand also rolled out a mobile app in some markets, including Delaware, that allows parents to book virtual lessons with Sylvan-approved tutors. The company is also continuing to utilize its proprietary software, SylvanSync™, which provides teachers and students with adaptive practice sessions. As the school year approached, the brand announced the launch of School Support, a program that provides a variety of services to help children stay on track and parents manage the complexities of this current school year.

As a result of its flexible and innovative offering, the industry-leading learning franchise is continuing to grow. Those who are interested in franchising with Sylvan Learning have the option to provide services completely virtually or offer in-person support to students during their regular virtual school days. By offering a much-needed service during COVID-19, Sylvan Learning franchisees have the opportunity to help families across America during this difficult time.

“Jason will be able to make a difference in their community by bringing Sylvan Learning to the families of Sussex County,” said CEO John McAuliffe. “The Sylvan Learning system is stronger, more nimble and more united than ever. We have ramped up our already-strong training for instruction, local marketing and technology for our franchise owners and expanded our reach for families and students. There is more demand for our services than ever, and we are excited to continue partnering with qualified franchisees to bring Sylvan Learning to new areas across the country.”

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With more than 40 years of experience and more than 750 points of presence throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE — STEM and accelerated courses — and Sylvan Prep — college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. For more information, visit or 

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