Sylvan Learning Info

About Sylvan Learning

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

Sylvan Learning's Vision
Why Sylvan Stands Out

Market Share Leader - Sylvan Learning has the highest market share of all paid tutoring brands, significantly outpacing our competitors.

  • More than 750 points of presence worldwide
  • More than 5,000 school relationships
  • Over 40 years of great results for students

Exceptional Results - Sylvan works! Our students typically see up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than other students.

A Professionally and Personally Rewarding Franchise
Why Choose Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning provides its franchisees the systems, support, technology and brand strength that has made it the #1 tutoring franchise in the industry. Our extensive and ongoing training provides franchisees with the foundation to run their business and the continuing training needed as the business grows and reaches new milestones. The investment in technology systems we've developed for our students extends to the systems our franchisees use to manage their operations as well. This training and technology allows our support teams to effectively provide franchisees with the guidance they'll need as they open and grow their businesses.

Franchisee Kayann Bock
How Much Does a Sylvan Learning Franchise Cost?

Total Investment Range:  $68,680 to $159,085 depending on real estate

Initial Franchise Fee:  $24,000

Royalty: 16% of monthly gross revenues, $32,000 min.

Local Advertising Requirement: 8%

Minimum Net Worth: $150,000

Minimum Liquidity: $75,000

New Financial Incentive: Sylvan now provides in-house financing of up to $100,000 to start their franchise.  You can find out more information about the incentives and financial requirements here.

Inspiring Success
How Much Can I Make With Sylvan Learning?

Median Gross Revenue for Mid-Upper 25% of Territories = $364,841*. 

*Median Gross Revenues from the Sylvan businesses in the 359 reporting territories for 2018. This information can be found in Sylvan Learning's 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) under Item 19. Some Centers have earned this amount. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you'll earn as much.