Educator Wayne Davis Signs Multi-Unit Deal with Sylvan Learning
Brings Leading Technology/Education Franchise Statewide Count to Nine in New Jersey
The leading supplemental and enrichment education franchise has continued to appeal to franchisees by providing online learning resources and in-person school support for families adapting to school systems impacted by COVID-19.
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) December 17, 2020 - Sylvan Learning, a leading provider of supplemental and enrichment education for students in grades K-12 with more than 750 points of presence worldwide, is now expanding its footprint to Woodbridge Township, New Jersey with the signing of Wayne Davis, a teacher who was frustrated by the traditional school system. This new signing brings the leading technology and education franchise New Jersey statewide count to nine, with an opportunity to add 14 more locations.
Wayne Davis has been in education for over 24 years. After living overseas while his dad was in the Navy, he studied in Ethiopia and worked at universities all over the world. In 1988 he taught over 500 students in Africa and opened several tutoring centers in Ethiopia named Bright Future Schools. Davis relocated back home to the States about a year ago. In 2016 his sons were preparing for SAT/ACT testing, and they went to Sylvan Learning for practice. His kids not only scored highly but also gained new skills, and Davis wanted to be a part of this company based on how great Sylvan Learning was for his family.
“In five to ten years, I want to make an impact on the community in a similar way that I did when abroad,” said Davis. “Even though I was born in a different country, I am still a part of the community and want to contribute to it. I hope to open three to four more locations in northern New Jersey. We also want to bring Sylvan to Africa in Ethiopia and Ghana for the first time over the next five to ten years. Personalized learning is the greatest value I see in Sylvan Learning - everyone learns differently and needs a personalized and nurturing learning system. Sylvan Learning is great for kids who are hardworking but don’t know their own work ethic yet. I want to help with the education of the youth in my community and make a long-lasting impact. As a Black man, my heritage has come a long way during hard times. No one knows the future of education, but education impacts everyone. Because of my exposure to education worldwide, I know Sylvan Learning makes a difference.”
For more than 40 years, Sylvan Learning has been focused on building academic confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity and inspiring a love for learning - all of which make a big impact in school and in life. Since its founding in 1979, Sylvan Learning has become the leading supplemental and enrichment education franchise in North America thanks to its mission-driven philosophy, educational technology, community-oriented approach and strong franchisee support infrastructure.
Because of its ongoing investment in technology solutions and breadth of content and delivery options provided in-center, in-home and online, Sylvan has been uniquely positioned to respond to parents’ needs in these challenging times. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sylvan Learning has worked hard to support parents. First, in March, Sylvan Learning introduced a virtual tutoring option as school districts transitioned to remote learning. The company is also continuing to utilize its proprietary software, SylvanSync™, which provides teachers and students with adaptive practice sessions. This summer the brand announced the launch of School Support, a program that provides a variety of services to help children stay on track and parents manage the complexities of this current school year.
“Wayne Davis will be able to make a difference in his community by bringing Sylvan Learning to the families of Woodbridge, New Jersey,” said CEO John McAuliffe. “The Sylvan Learning system is stronger, more nimble and more united than ever. We have ramped up our already-strong training for instruction, local marketing and technology for our franchise owners and expanded our reach for families and students. There is more demand for our services than ever, and we are excited to continue partnering with qualified franchisees to bring Sylvan Learning to new areas across the country.”
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