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Ricoh is the preferred document management vendor for Sylvan Learning Centers nationwide.  We are excited to be a part of the Sylvan family, and offer exclusive pricing only available to Sylvan franchisees.  As we look to the future, and as technology continues to progress, please contact Tobin Hafeli, (the global representative for Sylvan Learning Centers). Please feel free to contact Tobin by phone using (866) 229-9434 EXT: 41502 or click here to email Tobin to see what Ricoh can do to help streamline your day-to-day operations.

Marketing materials to promote your brand! Generate more inquires, build relationships and build your store with items imprinted with your Sylvan logo. Order today at Great for local events, student incentives and prizes, teacher gifts and items for your Sylvan Store.  Choose from toys, bags, apparel, notepads, pens, sports themed items and much more! In stock items ship today if your order is received by 2:30 pm CST. 

Need even more ideas?  We have thousands of other items available at; at a minimum, FOA members will save an extra 10% off the already guaranteed low prices shown on Contact Sylvan customer service at 800-982-9109 or [email protected] for your special pricing.  As your branded merchandise partner, 4imprint has the resources and expertise to find the items that will fit your needs to promote your center! 

Agave, the preferred payment services provider for Sylvan Learning Centers, is an enterprising group of payment experts who live to make payments effortless through automation and increased efficiencies for Center Directors. Creative, bold, industrious and different.

Created by technology veterans and industry experts, our Brand is to deliver a different customer experience across any channel – Effortlessly. We can navigate the complexities of digital payments and are committed to what matters most to our customers - securing payments, establishing true partnerships, and making life easier for Back Office teams. Agave is not just another “payment” company, we are moving the payments forward through progressive solutions that lead to overall growth.

Learn more at and email [email protected] or call (855) 546-8749 to get connected.

Sterling provides the most comprehensive background and identity services for the evolving global workforce and empowers organizations to make smarter, faster, safer hiring decisions. Sterling has pioneered background screening innovation for more than 40 years, serving over 25,000 customers and conducting more than 100 million annual screens.Sterling and Sylvan Learning have partnered to bring you tailored screening packages at deeply discounted prices through SterlingNOW. SterlingNOW is the smart web-based solution, making it fast, easy and affordable to run thorough, high-quality background checks so you can build your best team and protect your brand! 

Visit For more information, contact Brian Salzar at [email protected].

Your Tuition Solution helps put students on a path to success by offering families budget-friendly payment plans. Your Tuition Solution has partnered with Sylvan since 2006 to ensure that cost is not a barrier to meeting a child’s educational needs. Families can complete a simple online application in minutes, which leads to an instant decision – all with no upfront payment or application fees. Applicants will see all the amounts, monthly payments, and rates they prequalify for, with no impact to their credit until they select a plan and move forward. 

For more information, please contact your dedicated Account Manager, Alisa Lipman via phone at (508) 768-1720 or email at 
[email protected].

Zipwhip provides easy-to-use text messaging software that allows you to start sending and receiving text messages with parents on the phone system and number you already use. Instead of getting a new phone system or phone number for texting, simply add texting to your centers' existing number.

In less than a day we will text-enable your center number so you can more effectively reach parents, eliminate hours of phone tag and reduce email volume. Increase your web inquiry conversion rate, boost referrals and save time scheduling appointments, Zipwhip will help with responsiveness and engagement.

Ryder Ryan
[email protected]

Intermarket Insurance…
Sylvan Franchisees since 1998, with over 300 centers insured!

Intermarket Insurance Agency has partnered with Sylvan to meet all your business insurance needs. Intermarket is the nation’s premier Supplemental Education Insurance provider! We offer broad, comprehensive coverage along with competitive pricing through our EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM, meeting all your Sylvan Insurance Requirements!

Henry Olszewski, President
Ph: (631) 421-2424, Ext. 300



HR, payroll, benefits, and insurance outsourcing you can depend on

  • SHRM certified HR advice on topics like employee handbooks, hiring, termination, and more
  • Reduce liability and save time on your payroll taxes
  • Create efficiencies with integrations for popular systems like QuickBooks
  • Streamline your hiring process with integrated, electronic employee onboarding (new hire paperwork) and background checks
  • Workers comp, liability, EPLI, umbrella insurances
  • Integrated time card management

Please contact Nick Russell with any questions.
[email protected]


From simple payroll to HR support, recruiting, and employee handbooks, ADP has you covered. As your needs change, effortlessly add other ADP services, like insurance1, retirement, and timekeeping. In a snap, you can also connect RUN with your favorite accounting, POS, HR, and business software.

973-348-3622 | [email protected]


School Outfitters is proud to be Sylvan Learning Center’s preferred furniture and equipment vendor. 

Just like Sylvan, we understand that learning is personal, and know the right tools can help both teachers and students succeed.  We have a great collection of Sylvan-approved furniture and equipment – everything from desks and chairs to whiteboards, charging carts and headphones. When you shop at School Outfitters, you get the best of both worlds: quality products at affordable prices, and customer service that can’t be beat. Our experts can handle every step of the order process for you – whether it’s product research, budget management, room design or installation visits. 

Health & Safety continue to be a top priority at School Outfitters. We are supporting our customers by providing products to meet school needs in this unprecedented time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you!

[email protected]


Test Innovators provides all the features and support your student needs for success. They have helped over 150,000 students improve their test scores to gain acceptance into schools with selective admissions processes.Timing tools show time spent per question and section, highlighting any weakness in time management skills. Assessment tools categorize questions by subject type and difficulty to quickly identify knowledge gaps. Assessment tools also provide answers and explanations for each question, including links to question banks for additional practice. Scoring tools provide immediate results, including stanines and percentiles, based on a student’s norm group.

Brenna O'Neill, Director of Education
[email protected]
800-280-1857 Ext. 3


TFC Tuition is a respected leader in student tuition financing, and has been providing tuition management services to schools nationwide for nearly 50 years. TFC’s program allows each Sylvan partner the ability to customize payment plans for their location, and to enroll more students by being able to offer affordable payments for every parent, regardless of credit. TFC’s technology platform provides a user-friendly portal for access to a client dashboard and all reports, and streamlines tuition receivables with credit bureau reporting, auto pay options and dedicated in-house customer service representatives for you and your parents.

For more information and additional benefits, please contact Joan Palmtag directly at 925.498.2510 or [email protected].


To improve the experience of its learners, Sylvan now offers PayBright as a flexible payment installment option so customers can enjoy their educational courses now, and pay over time. 

After choosing their Sylvan academic courses/programs, learners can select PayBright as a payment method at checkout or at the time of enrollment, and after being approved, they can pay over time via a monthly payment plan, with interest rates as low as 0%. 

Sylvan customers can take steps to pre-qualify with PayBright by going online to apply, and can check the progress of their funding application at any time.

Saagar Chugh
[email protected]

Shore Growth Strategies, a company recently founded by former Sylvan franchisee Roger Shore, that brings new and seasoned Sylvan franchisees the collective experience of operating multiple centers and managing hundreds of staff members over 28 years as a Sylvan franchisee.
Over the years, Roger's centers have earned awards in just about every category including revenue, academic achievement, million-dollar club and many more. After 28 years as a Sylvan franchisee, Roger sold his centers in 2021 and is now providing the kind of support, direction and strategies that new and experienced franchisees need to move to their next level of success. 
Contact Roger at 925-212-8916 or [email protected]

Ensure all of your stores operate like your best store. Workstream helps you find qualified employees and automates the training process. Best part: you can do it all from your phone!

Visit the Workstream landing page dedicated exclusively for Sylvan franchisees HERE.

Brenna O'Neill, Director of Education
[email protected]
800-280-1857 Ext. 3

Unify phone, meetings, and chat into one simple solution and save!
Consolidating your communications with Zoom streamlines workflows and makes collaborating seamless, while scaling for businesses of all types and sizes. Expanding your Zoom experience to include Meetings, Phone, and Chat, will reduce administration, increase productivity and streamline your workflows. With Zoom, your team can communicate and collaborate wherever you want, however you need.
Contact us to learn more:
Tess Morrissey
Zoom Sales Associate
[email protected]