About DCP Sylvan - Georgia
DCP Sylvan combines the teaching expertise of Sylvan Learning Inc., a world leader in tutoring and supplemental education services, with the innovative academic reach of DCP Education, LLC, a leading-edge operator of a number of Georgia-based Sylvan Learning Centers.
Sylvan Learning Centers
The first Sylvan Learning Center opened in 1979 in Portland, Oregon. After 30 years of worldwide growth there are over 1,000 affiliated tutoring and test-prep centers spread across the globe.
Sylvan CEO Jeff Cohen talks about the company in a 2010 interview:
What about some background about Sylvan? Where did the company start and how did it evolve?
JC: We started with the recognition that students have various individual needs when it comes to developing and mastering skills throughout their education career. There was recognition at the outset of our business 30 years ago that there was an opportunity to supplement what goes on in the classroom. When a teacher is standing in front of 35 students, there are some who are not following what is going on because they have a different learning style or pace. They can also have a fundamental skill gap that needs specific attention, which a teacher who has a classroom full of students cannot afford to provide.
There was this recognition that we could work with the schools and curricula of the schools and then close the particular gaps in education. Private tutors had been working on this forever. The thesis behind Sylvan was not just to recognize that those gaps exist but that we could put together a program that was scalable and standardized such that students anywhere could avail themselves of the service and be assured that they would get a high-quality supplemental education experience that was scientifically designed to address their individual needs.
Are your customers the schools or the school districts?
JC: Our customers are students and parents.
Can you give me some numbers to give a sense of the scale of the business?
JC: Today we have about 1,000 centers throughout the United States. Over the years, we have served millions of students. From a service and scale standpoint, we are the leading provider of supplemental education in North America.... [Complete Interview]
DCP Education, LLC owns and operates five Sylvan Learning Centers in Georgia. The company is the sole owner and operator of DCP Sylvan.
In addition to providing affordable, high-quality supplemental instruction to Georgia's public school students, private school students, and homeschoolers, the company is involved in the design, development, and deployment of leading-edge educational software.