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Sylvan Learning Hamilton
Sylvan Learning Hamilton
26 Legend Court, Ste #7
Hamilton, Ontario,
L9K 1J3

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Sylvan Learning Hamilton

Sylvan Learning Hamilton

26 Legend Court, Ste #7, Hamilton, Ontario, L9K 1J3

Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
Education (multi)
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
$200 to $350/week
3 to 17

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About this camp


Full and Half Day Academic Camps and Tutoring for students in JK-Grade 12 • Read-Ahead Camps with STEM (JK-Gr. 1), lets our youngest students have fun while learning Reading and STEM skills • Popular Themed Academic & STEM Camps (Gr. 2-7) • High School Review/Preview Camps (Gr. 8-11) & University Prep Camps (Gr. 11-12) improve Math, Study Skills and Essay Writing abilities.

The Our Kids review of Sylvan Learning Hamilton

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Sylvan Learning Centres were founded in 1979, and the company has grown to include locations throughout North America. Sylvan’s reputation has grown as well, principally through the visibility of the locations and their association with effective academic tutoring. Still, there is more to Sylvan than perhaps most people may know, and the seasonal camps and programs are included in that. Yes, the focus can look somewhat academic at first glance—engineering, STEM, robotics, coding—though the feel of the camps is less formal, less academic, and more geared to gather children around topics and activities that they are passionate about, in addition to having fun. They will learn a lot, no doubt, though often the empowerment that the camps can bring is, for many families and kids, their principal value, and the thing that keeps them coming back year after year.

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26 Legend Court, Ste #7, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Ages: 6 - 12
Math $195/month
26 Legend Court, Ste #7
Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2018$195/month
Math|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Ages: 4 - 17
Academic/Tutoring $195 to $500/month
26 Legend Court, Ste #7
Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2018$195 - $500/month
Writing / journalism|Robotics|ESL|FSL|Language Studies|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)

Director's Message


Desmond Jordan, Executive Director & Owner


Desmond is the Executive Director and Centre Owner. He has extensive business management expertise in Education and is focused on making all the centres in the area run smoothly. Desmond is also responsible for ensuring Sylvan's high operating standards are met and that parents and students enjoy the maximum benefits from their Sylvan experience.


Andrea has been with Sylvan for almost six years. She started as a teacher and then a Program Manager in the Oakville centre, and is happy to now be working in her hometown, Hamilton. She completed her education at McMaster University and Nipissing University, and has had teaching experience in a variety of settings. She enjoys teaching English, and in her spare time she likes to read, sew, cook, and spend time with her son. Andrea's responsibility is to ensure that each family is satisfied with their child's progress at Sylvan, and to maintain excellent customer service and a family-like atmosphere around the centre.


Courtney has been with Sylvan since early 2013. At Sylvan, Courtney worked as a Teacher and then Program Manager before becoming the Education Director here in Hamilton! She completed her education at the University of Western Ontario in Psychology and English, and the University of Ottawa before moving home to Hamilton. Her experience with Special Education allows her to ensure that each student has the tools he or she needs to be successful in school, and to ensure each student's program is a perfect fit for them. In her spare time, Courtney likes biking and baking.

Stories & Testimonials


Benefits of Being in the School Play

March is the traditional month for schools to stage their school plays and musicals.

Parents should support these important extracurricular activities if your child show interest in them, as they have many of the same advantages afforded by joining sports teams. Take a look at these skills and benefits!


Organization. If you tried to put on a play or musical without being organized, it probably would not go very well! This is a great opportunity to practice this skill.

Backward-mapping. Planning your busy school calendar requires you to work backward from due-dates to starting dates. Ask questions such as, “If the play is on March 17, when do I need to start memorizing lines? And when will I do the history term paper? What about the algebra mid-term?”

Cooperation. You will have to cooperate with other cast members, technical folks, parent volunteers. Otherwise, it could be chaos!

Creativity. Stretch your limits to test your imagination and prowess.

Following directions. A play requires everyone to “hit their marks.” Just like a winning athletic team following a coach’s guidance, a play’s cast follows a director’s guidance.

Discover new talents. Acting, singing, taking care of box office finances, printing programs, designing costumes, sets, or lighting – you don’t know until you try.

Commitment. When you sign up for a play, you have to see it through from conception to performance. It will encourage your perseverance and problem-solving capabilities.


Lifelong friends. Memories last a lifetime and are the foundation of forever-friends.

Confidence. Being part of a large, successful endeavor creates confidence and a can-do attitude.

Lifelong hobby. Becoming involved in theater is a creative and satisfying pastime that can last forever.

A sense of community. Watch your circle of friends grow!

Better grades. Active students tend to get better grades because they’ve figured out how to juggle responsibilities.

Resume for college or work. Looks good on a resume when you can show community involvement and success.

Fun. Being associated with a show is like riding a roller coaster; it’s a lot of fun!

The skills and benefits that come with school theater are exactly like the skills and benefits that come from athletics. It’s communal, purpose-driven, and filled with life lessons and advantages. It’s March. Support your teen’s theater interests!

Five Fun Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

The temperature is rising, school is out of session and the kids are excited to ditch their backpacks and get back to having fun. For many parents, summer poses the age old question: Now that my children are home all day, what am I going to do with them? The summer slump–the learning loss that kids experience when they are out of school for an extended period of time, is also a big concern. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent this from happening if you plan fun, hands-on activities throughout the summer months.

Learning loss is more likely to happen with math more than any other subject. Your child’s ability to interpret and calculate math problems is typically most affected with a loss in spelling coming in a close second during the summer. If you are struggling with what to do to prevent this, here are a few easy ways to engage them without the anticipated eye rolls.

1. Take an educational road trip.

Whether it’s a trip to the water park, a local exhibit or a fun day at the zoo, summer field trips open up a ton of activities that are tied to math, science and social studies. The car ride there also provides an opportunity to create an engaging experience for your kids.

2. Stock up on story books.

Generate excitement about reading by helping your child create a reading list at the beginning of the summer or ask for recommendations from your local librarian. If reading is a struggle for your child, take turns reading a story to each other and talk about the story to get them excited to finish the book the following day.

3. Connect in the kitchen.

Kids love to experiment with food. By inviting them to choose a favorite recipe and prepare it with you in the kitchen, they will learn science along with fine motor skills, math and direction following.

4. Let them play!

Children engaging in unstructured play over the summer months strengthen their language development, social and physical skills. They frequently set their own challenges, problem solve and learn from their experiences and mistakes. Let them express themselves through play and catch up on being a kid while they are out of school.

5. Enroll them in fun summer classes.

If your child is not going to camp this summer, they may enjoy taking a class that is focused on STEM-related activities. Sylvan’s EDGE classes provide children an advantage with hands-on, cutting edge classes that focus on programs like Robotics, Engineering, Coding and Math Edge. Best of all, they’re fun! Select the image below to get started with Sylvan!

How to Get Ready for Summer Camp

How to Get Ready for Summer Camp


If summer camp is in the future for your child, spring is the perfect time to start planning and preparing! Whether your kids are interested in day camp or sleep-away camp, there’s no denying the educational and social benefits summer camps can have. However, some kids find it easier to adjust to the new routine than others.

For children returning to a camp they’ve attended in the past, the process can be exciting! They’re looking forward to seeing old friends, practicing sports, arts and crafts, exploring interests, and discovering talents. For other kids, especially if they’re attending a new camp, the idea can be stressful. What can they expect? Will they make friends? Will it be scary? If it’s a sleep-away camp, will they be homesick? What if they don’t like it?

Now’s the time to address these potential issues and put them to rest. Here are some tips to consider.

Decide together.

When your child has a say, it’s more likely they’ll be invested in the selection process. This will also help build their confidence that camp will be a positive experience. Talk about what kind of camp your family is interested in. Would they prefer a day camp or sleep-away camp? Would they like one with an emphasis on sports? Computer skills? The arts? Church-affiliated?

Emphasize the positive.

Talk about the fun things that will be a part of the daily camp life, such as doing new and different activities and spending loads of time on a favorite sport or hobby.

Be realistic.

Camp is like real life. Some days are fantastic. Some days aren’t. It’s what we make it. Teach your kid to recognize and appreciate the good things and to learn from setbacks, not to dwell on them. If you have happy memories of summer camp, share them. Kids want to be independent, but they need a little help. Learning from your experiences can be helpful.

Give your child opportunities to talk about concerns.

Listen and stay positive. Don’t let them worry about the “what ifs.” (“What if a monster’s in the lake?” or “What if everyone hates me?”) Bring the conversation back to the promising “what ifs.” (“What if you make a great new friend!” or “What if you finally crush that difficult soccer move?”)

Visit ahead of time.

Plan a short trip to campgrounds with a friend or co-camper if possible. Seeing what the place looks like and being familiar with it will help your child feel less surprised on the first day. If you can’t visit, look at brochures and videos together. You could also talk with other kids who’ve been to the camp before and hear abut their experience.

Get a camp buddy.

If your child can go to camp with a friend, that’s great! If not, encourage them to make new friends early. Socializing skills lead to friendships.

Keep in touch.

If it’s a sleep-away camp, promise your child you’ll keep in touch as often as the camp allows. Keep the messages upbeat, supportive, and friendly. Express interest in what they are learning, the experiences they’re having, and the talents they’re developing.

Help the camp counselors.

They want your child to succeed and have an enjoyable experience. If your child has allergies or special medications, for example, make sure you’ve communicated that to the counselors. They don’t know what you don’t tell them.

Get yourself ready.

If this is the first time your child will be away from home, realize that you’ll need some period of adjustment, too. Plan some time to enjoy the change in routine, and catch up on chores, reading, or your own on-hold interests.

Reviews of Sylvan Learning Hamilton

At Sylvan Learning of Hamilton, we celebrate successes in many ways: bigger smiles at homework time, newfound confidence on tests and report card victories. But of course, we also love hearing directly from Sylvan families! Every week, parents tell us: “My child is so much happier.” “My child is thriving in school.” “My child wouldn’t have gotten into college without you.” Please explore our testimonials to discover what local families have to say about us.

Take a look at what our customers are saying about us...

Grades improved drastically by Jeff T.

My daughter started going to Sylvan Hamilton prior to high school. Her confidence in herself and at school improved dramatically. Her marks have improved so much over grades 7-8 that her high school teachers did not believe us when we told them that she struggled in grade school. This improvement is because of the time and effort the Sylvan teachers put into teaching her and preparing her. The Hamilton staff are awesome! They are so easy to deal with and are always accommodating to both us and our daughter. We thank all of you at Sylvan Hamilton for everything you have done so far. The smiles our daughter brings home when presenting test and assignment scores are so wonderful that words cannot describe how we feel. One of the best decisions we have made and we would do it again if we had to.


He likes school now by Paula C

Three cheers and five stars for Sylvan!!!! My son was frustrated with school in grade 3 and hated going. We would sit at the kitchen table and work on his homework for hours and hours and he didn’t understand any of it. We brought him to Sylvan and within 3 months I never heard "I hate school" any more. He just finished his first semester of grade 9 and his marks range from a B+ to A+. I can't thank Sylvan enough for helping him not only in school, but also in giving him the confidence to succeed in whatever he chooses to do!

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