Scottsdale, AZ
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"As a parent, I believe in Sylvan Learning because I have seen a transformation in my child. She loves going to Sylvan. She is more self-confident and feels better about her math abilities. That means the world to me."

- Missy, Sylvan parent

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Contact Information

West Center:

(602) 953-3070
(480) 922-9390

North Center:

(480) 473-7676
(480) 473-7687

Teaching & Administrative Hours:

School Year Hours

10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open by appointment
Open for SAT Class
Jan - May
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Summer Hours

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open by appointment

Need a Tutor One-on-One?

Along with our excellent small group tutoring, the Sylvan Learning Centers of Scottsdale now offer One-on-One Tutoring. Contact us for more details.

Meet our staff!

Our Sylvan trained and certified tutors are dedicated to your child's success.

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New at Sylvan Learning Centers of Scottsdale:

The Learning Center of the Future is Here Now!
Introducing our new digital learning system built for today's students.

One-on-One Tutoring

The Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Centers continue to offer outstanding small group tutoring. In addition to this service, the centers are now offering 'One-on-One Tutoring'.

School Contracts

During the 2011-2012 school year, the Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Center provided the Ace It! Powered by Sylvan tutoring program to Vista Verde Middle School, Palomino Intermediate School and Greenway Middle School in the Paradise Valley Unified School District and Supai Middle School in the Scottsdale Unified School District. This year Scottsdale Sylvan is currently in negotiations to contract with schools in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix school districts.

If you are a public, private or charter school and interested in contract tutoring services with Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Center, please contact Candyce Burns at (602) 953- 3070.

For more information, please visit our School Contract page.

SAT Sunday Class

Our annual Sunday SAT Class will begin the second week of January 2014. This course will be held every Sunday and will end the last Sunday of April 2014. The yearly SAT class given on Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:30pm features a special price break.

Weekly SAT and ACT Class

The Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Centers also offer SAT and ACT courses all year around. Any student can take advantage of either our 1:3 or 1:1 SAT or ACT sessions during the school year or the summer. The staff can work around a student's daily schedule in order to accommodate him or her.

Upcoming holidays

The centers will closed during winter break, from Tuesday, December 24th through Sunday, January 5th.

Current Coupon and Promotion

Special Offer - Get 50% off initial testing

See details on our promotions page



At the 2014 National Sylvan Conference Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Center 401 was awarded:

  • Gold territory excellence award
  • Top 10 College Test Prep Award

At the 2013 National Sylvan Conference Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Center 401 was once again the recipient of the Platinum Award.

At the 2012 National Sylvan Conference there were three awards given to the Scottsdale Centers:

  • Platinum Award Territory Excellence
  • Top 10 College Prep Revenue
  • Top 20 List for Highest Territory Revenue/No Ace it!

At the 2011 National Sylvan Conference there were four awards given to the Scottsdale Centers:

  • Best Return to Active Territory
  • Top 10 College Prep Revenue
  • Top 10 Math Revenue
  • Platinum Award - (Territory Excellence Award)

According to Doug Grindstaff, Vice President of Franchise Growth and Services, the 2010 National Sylvan Conference held in Nevada, during the week of August 30 to September 3, gave the national corporation a chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of the many talented professionals in the Sylvan Learning Centers. These professionals work hard on a daily basis to impact positively the life of each Sylvan student. He stated, "The nominees and winners are chosen from a globally diverse pool of franchisees after careful review and discussion of their considerable accomplishments. These individuals represent the finest that Sylvan has to offer."

According to the Annual Conference manual "New Beginnings Start Here":

"Territory #00401 in Scottsdale, Arizona is our Annual Conference Best Return To Active Territory Performance winner. This territory is operated by Candyce Burns and has been open since 1983. The strong performance of this territory is driven by superior customer service and strong focus on exceptional educational delivery. Please join the Sylvan Management Team in congratulating franchisee Candyce Burns on this well deserved award."

Scottsdale Territory 401 also received the following awards: Sylvan Learning Platinum Award, Top 10 College Prep Territories Award, 100+ Length of Stay Award, and a Marketing Achievement Award.


Sylvan Learning Corporation conducts Quality Assurance Reviews on all Sylvan Learning centers. The purpose of the Quality Assurance Review is to ensure that the guidelines for all Sylvan programs are properly implemented and adhered to according to the prescribed Sylvan standards.

The Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Centers are pleased to share our achievement of a perfect score on our Quality Assurance Review. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter, The Sylvan Way published by Sylvan Learning Corporation, in recognition of this accomplishment.

"Congratulations to Candyce Burns and her staff for achieving a 100% on their Quality Assurance Review which was completed February 17, 2010! The Scottsdale, Arizona center demonstrates continued excellence in customer service and the delivery of personalized learning programs to its students. Recognized as one of the most quality-focused centers throughout the United States and Canada, we are proud that the Scottsdale Sylvan Learning provides a proven system that helps its students to reach their full potential. The franchise Growth & Services Team is very proud of Candyce and her team's hard work and dedication."

Firebird Robotics

The Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Center is a proud sponsor of the Robotics team for Chaparral High School. We wish the team well in their upcoming competition, and thank them for allowing us to be a part of their success. To see more, visit their website at

Upcoming Official SAT Test Dates

Test Date Register-By Date
1/24/2015 12/29/2014
3/14/2015 2/13/2015
5/02/2015 4/06/2015
6/06/2015 5/08/2015

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Upcoming Official ACT Test Dates

Test Date Register-By Date
12/13/2014 11/07/2014
2/07/2015 1/09/2015
4/18/2015 3/13/2015
06/13/2015 05/08/2015

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Upcoming Official PSAT/NMSQT Dates

Test Date
1/02/2015 : Deadline to order optional reports to receive them by late January

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