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Sylvan Learning Center of Eau Claire

Written by Shelly Cedarblade    shellycedarblade@relylocal.com



Just sound it out.
You’re not trying hard enough.
You know this word, you just read it.

These are the comments that were shared between my daughter Hannah and me on a daily basis before she started at Sylvan Learning Center.

In second grade Hannah was having a very difficult time in school.  She was struggling with her spelling words and reading well below average.  She was very frustrated with her inability to read.

Her teachers at school were wonderful.  They modified her curriculum and she was given extra support in the Title I program.  Unfortunately, it was not making a significant impact and she was slipping further and further behind.  The teachers kept telling me that she will catch up, but between the nightly battles and my “motherly instinct”, I knew it was imperative to get her the help she needed.

Financially, it was not an easy decision.  It was not in our budget, but when you believe in a solution you will find the money.  We decided to take money out of her college account.  We figured if she kept on struggling and doing poorly, she wouldn’t even make it to college!

We immediately saw results!

She loved going to Sylvan.  She especially loved her Sylvan teachers.  They were kind, supportive, and truly cared about helping the students succeed.  One thing that really motivated her was earning points that she could redeem at the Sylvan store.

Today, Hannah is a 5th grader and doing exceptionally well in school.  She still struggles with spelling, but she loves reading!  She devours books and has a passion for learning!

Would she have caught up without Sylvan?  I don’t know, but I am glad that I didn’t wait around to find out!

If you have a child who is struggling, I would strongly encourage you to contact Sylvan Learning Center of Eau Claire.  Not only do they provide assessments and tutoring, they provide numerous free resources!

You can contact Sylvan Learning Center at:

Phone:  715-858-1234

Email:  eauclaire@sylvancenter.org

Website:  http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/eauclairetutoring/index.cfm


Daily Word-of-Mouse blogging

Entry date: August 12, 2010

It is interesting to see the expressions on people’s faces when I tell them I plan to blog about a different Chippewa Valley business onwer each day in the RelyLocal Blog. A few have looked at me as if I am crazy, while mentioning that they have never tried blogging, and would be cautious about the time it would take to carry it out, much less daily.

The way I look at it, I am genuinely interested in business owners of Chippewa Valley Area businesses, such as what prompted them to start their business, why they opened their business in the Chippewa Valley, what their goals are, and if there are areas of assistance they need.

Over the next few days and coming weeks as I introduce the business owners I have met with, I encourage you to get to know them, visit their website, stop into their stores to peruse the selections they have on hand, or the get to know the services they offer.

I am enthusiastic about opening RelyLocal in the Chippewa Valley, because there are many opportunities to help local consumers know about local businesses. When we work together, we can accomplish great things, and as a result local businesses will thrive and our local economy will be strengthened.

I hope you will will join me in this journey and check http://www.relylocal.com often to survey the products and services of local businesses.