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Sylvan Learning Center of McHenry

Additional Locations

Phone: (815) 363-3910 Fax: (815) 363-3911 1759 N Richmond Rd, McHenry, IL 60051 View Additional Web Addresses

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Sylvan Learning Center of McHenry is a tutoring center which assists children in elementary school through high school who need assistance in reaching their academic goals, balancing extracurricular activities and other responsibilities, developing self-confidence, and learning other skills that will help them succeed in school and beyond. Located in McHenry, IL, this center serves the northern suburbs of Chicago, including Johnsburg, Richmond, Wonder Lake, Lakemoor, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, Huntley, and Spring Grove. The center opened in 1990 and is part of the Sylvan Learning network, which has more than 900 locations across the country.

This center assists children who are struggling in school to meet or exceed their academic goals, build confidence in their abilities, and develop skills such as patience, perseverance, responsibility, respect, and diligence. The process begins with a Sylvan Skills Assessment test which will determine the strengths and challenges that the individual faces, which can help to create a personalized program to help nurture the child's innate talents and improve skills they struggle with. Tutors are certified by the Sylvan training program and have expertise in the child's grade level to ensure that they are a good fit for the child.

Visit the website for Sylvan Learning Center of McHenry to learn more about the tutoring center, read about the Sylvan Program, and contact the center to schedule an appointment for tutoring.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Sylvan Learning Center of McHenry meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Sylvan Learning Center of McHenry include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Sylvan Learning Center of McHenry
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 14, 2007 Business started: 01/01/1989 Business started locally: 01/01/1989 Business incorporated 11/07/2007 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Pattie Bredehorst, President Ms. Wanda Wagoner, Director of Education
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Pattie Bredehorst, President
Number of Employees


Business Category

Tutoring Scholastic Prep Courses, Books & Materials Training Programs Exam Preparation and Tutoring (NAICS: 611691)


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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