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    2 hours of video content to help you when researching the Sylvan franchise opportunity

    Sylvan Learning Franchise Videos

    We have put together a 2-hour informational masterclass program so that you can learn about the benefits of becoming a franchise owner with Sylvan Learning.

    At some point in your life, you have considered buying a franchise (or even may have bought one). If you are reading this, the chances are that among the franchises you have considered has been Sylvan Learning, the leading supplemental and enrichment education brand that has more than 40 years of experience and 750 different points of presence spread across the globe.

    Clearly, picking the right franchise and buying a franchise is a big decision – and one that you have put time, energy and diligence into. 1851 is here to help. We have created 2 hours of video content specifically focused on why you should be strongly considering buying Sylvan Learning and why now is the time to move forward.


    CEO John Mcauliffe

    Sylvan Learning CEO John McAuliffe explains why a Sylvan franchise is the right investment for you, and why now is the right time to invest.

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    Illinois Franchisee Elizabeth Samartzis on How the Brand Had Her Back During the COVID-19 Crisis

    After 20 years in corporate America, Elizabeth Samartzis was ready to forge her own path. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, she knew she’d made the right choice based on the support she received from Sylvan.

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    Sylvan Learning Chief Marketing Officer Amy Przywara on How Sylvan Supported Franchisees Through 2020

    Sylvan Learning’s Amy Przywara says that although 2020 is in the rearview mirror, its impact will be felt for a long time. For Sylvan, that means now is the time to get the word out.

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    New Hampshire Franchisee Krista Martin: Why Buying Existing Sylvan Franchises Was the Perfect Fit for Me

    Krista Martin was a college teacher who found her goals and experience fit with Sylvan Learning’s mission. Now she’s a multi-unit franchisee with plenty of room to grow.

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    Delaware Franchisee Jason Blanshine On How Signing With Sylvan Just Days Before Pandemic Shutdowns Began was a Great Idea

    Sylvan Learning franchisee Jason Blanshine signed on with Sylvan Learning just days before health authorities declared a pandemic in March. He quickly saw the brand pivot to continue to provide an essential service.

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    Sylvan Learning’s Chief Franchise Operations Officer on Her 20-Year Journey With the Education Franchise

    Sylvan Learning had an eventful 2020, but with online learning becoming the norm and Sylvan dominating the space, the supplemental and enrichment learning franchise is primed for an even bigger 2021.

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    Kent Kolbow Never Planned on Being an Educator and is Now One of Sylvan’s Largest Multi-Unit Franchise Owners

    After tutoring a student at Sylvan who passed their first math test ever, Kent wanted to fuel that passion for helping kids succeed daily. Now, he owns centers across Indiana and Florida.

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    Brandi Rhodes on How She Went from Being a Math Tutor to Center Director and Eventually a Franchisee

    The franchisee partnered with her parents and is now running her own Sylvan Learning center.

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    Jenny Nelson Discusses Her Pathway to Sylvan as a 20+ Year Public Educator and Administrator

    In her rural community, there were no tutoring centers available, so she decided to open her own location.

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    Katelyn O’Brien Embraces a Shift in Her Career

    With her mom teaching for 40 years and following her footsteps, the mother-daughter duo noticed that children were struggling because of COVID and decided the solution was to open their own Sylvan.

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    Three Teachers Turned Sylvan Learning Owners Discuss Why They Decided to Open Their Own Centers

    Each franchisee discusses how being able to make such a positive impact for children in their communities has been an awesome experience as part of their journey as Sylvan business owners.

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    Former Sylvan Tutor and Corporate Employee Leah LaClaire Talks About Why She Wanted to Own Her Own Center

    Enjoying working for the brand for over a decade, learn why the opportunity to take over ownership of her own center was the next move for Leah.

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    Sylvan Franchisee William Harrison Worked in IT but Decided to Take Over Ownership of His Jackson, Mississippi Location

    From a family of educators, William always was in search for a good business opportunity that also helped children who need help. He also loved the STEM program, having an engineering background.

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    Sylvan Learning Franchisees Discuss Why Now Is the Time to Buy the Leading Education Franchise

    Three sets of franchisees from completely different backgrounds share why they decided to sign with the brand and how they see themselves growing in the future.

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    Kulvinder Griffin Discusses How an Ad in a Paper Brought Her into Sylvan as a Teacher and Now Owns Multiple Units 25+ Years Later

    She discusses how students at Sylvan walk in and get their needs met every day and how she turned from a teacher to a franchisee.

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    Nizar Bhulani Owns 12 Units Across the Dallas-Fort Worth Market and Discusses How He Built His Empire with Partner Frank Kesh

    The former university professor parlayed his family’s love for education to help students across Texas by opening multiple Sylvan units.

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    Michelle Wilson Discusses Her Passion for Teaching and Business Ownership with Sylvan Learning

    The long time educator discusses her journey to becoming a Sylvan Learning franchisee and her mission to help children in the community.

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    Tobin Yoder Discusses The Legacy He Is Carrying From His Parents With Multiple Sylvan Locations

    Yoder discusses how his parents owned Sylvan Learning throughout his childhood, how he found love through the business and is carrying on his family legacy with multiple locations in Michigan and Hawaii.

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    Longtime Tutor Turned Sylvan Learning Multi-Unit Franchisee

    Christina Marziale found her passion for helping children and families while she worked as a tutor for multiple Sylvan Learning centers. Now she owns and operates two locations in Florida.

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    Sylvan Learning Franchise Owners Discuss Their Journey to Entrepreneurship and Their Success With the Brand

    Three Sylvan Learning franchisees discuss how they found their passion with Sylvan Learning, how they are navigating business ownership and found success.

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    How The Sullivan Family Found Their Passion for Business Ownership and Helping Their Community Through Sylvan Learning

    Mike and Cindy Sullivan never planned to be be in the education industry or in business with their son, Matthew. The Sullivans did know they wanted to make a difference in their community while also running a business. Over the last 22 years, they now own multiple Sylvan Learning locations.

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    Mother-Daughter Duo Build a Legacy With Sylvan Learning

    Long time educator, Carol Steron, had always dreamed of starting her own school. When she stumbled upon Sylvan Learning she knew it was the perfect fit to make an impact in children’s lives. When Carol’s daughter, Susan, graduated from college she had plans to go to medical school but found her passion with Sylvan and has opened three more locations over the last 28 years.

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    Franchisee Families Discuss How They Are Building a Legacy with Sylvan Learning

    Two Sylvan Learning franchisee families share their journey to business ownership with Sylvan and how they are building a legacy with their family.

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    Longtime Teacher and Tutor Turned Multi-Unit Franchisee

    Fourth-grade teacher Jessica Rollins has always had a passion for teaching which led her to take a part-time job as a tutor with Sylvan Learning. Little did she know, she and her husband would become the owners of six locations in Michigan.

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    Audra Bohn Discusses How Her College Internship with Sylvan Learning Led to Franchise Ownership

    When Audra Bohn was in college, she landed an internship with her local Sylvan Learning center. Once she graduated, she knew her next step would be to open a location of her own to continue making a positive impact in the community.

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    How This Part-Time Sylvan Learning Tutor Became A Multi-Unit Franchise Owner

    What was intended to be a job to bridge the gap between graduation and the start of Kayann Bock’s first year as a school teacher became her full-blown career. Bock now owns multiple Sylvan Learning locations in Wisconsin.

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    How a Passion for Students Drives These Sylvan Learning Franchisees to Success

    Hear from three franchise owners and their journey to discovering their passion for the Sylvan Learning mission, students and families in their communities.

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    Why These Franchisees Left The Corporate World To Take Control of Their Career as a Sylvan Learning Franchisee

    Hear from Elizabeth Samartzis and Mike Kelley who were looking for something more rewarding in their careers and left their corporate jobs to become multi-unit franchise owners with Sylvan Learning.

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    The Sylvan Story: How These Franchise Owners Got Involved in the Business and How They Prepare for Building Relationships Within Their Communities

    Pennsylvania and Nebraska Sylvan Learning owners Lauren Webster and Marissa Roh discuss why they joined the Sylvan franchise family, and how they connect with their respective communities as franchisees.

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    VP of Franchise Development Jeff Stephenson: How to Make Buying a Franchise Less Scary

    Sylvan Learning franchisees Bianca Baker and Melanie Bowers discuss the hurdles of business ownership alongside Jeff Stephenson, highlighting their experiences. joining the Sylvan family.

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    fresh from the newsroom

    Read the latest news about how Sylvan is innovating the industry, winning for franchisees, and offering a best-in-class education franchise opportunity.

    How Sylvan is Continuing to Sign Franchisees During COVID-19

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    Why Franchisees Love Working With Sylvan Learning

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    Meet the Sylvan Learning Franchise Development Team

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    Why I Sent My Kids to Sylvan: Sylvan Learning’s CMO is the Franchise’s Biggest Advocate

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    How Sylvan Learning’s Corporate Culture Inspires Innovation and Brand Evolution

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    Why Krista Martin Chose to Partner with Sylvan Learning in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

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    5 Things to Know Before Purchasing a Sylvan Learning Franchise

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    Sylvan Franchisee and Special-Ed Professional Brings Supplemental Education Resources to Delaware Just in Time for a Challenging New School Year

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    What Multi-Unit Franchisee Mike Kelley Loves About Sylvan Learning’s Support Infrastructure

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