Sylvan Franchise Blog

Sylvan Teacher Becomes a Franchisee!

Posted by Courtney Wells on Jun 8, 2016

Kent Kolbow started his Sylvan journey as a math tutor at his local learning center. Fast forward 25 years later, and Kent is now the owner of seven Sylvan Learning Centers in multiple sites in the Indiana area.

"Sylvan, which has more than 600 franchise locations throughout North American, provides children in kindergarten through high school with tutoring, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and college preparation."

Many Sylvan franchise owners choose to purchase several locations as it allows for them to continue to build upon the brand and make a positive name for themselves in their community. 

"Throughout the expansion, Kolbow never stopped teaching. He works with junior high and high school students and sometimes sees as many as 15 students during an afternoon and evening."


"Kent Kolbow, owner of Sylvan Learning Center, helps Keyvan Jalinous, 16, Monday with his homework in Mishawaka. Tribune Photo/BECKY MALEWITZ"

“I love it,” he said. “My wife jokes because we’ve never gone to the mall where someone doesn’t come up to me and tell me how well they’re doing.”

Have you ever considered owning a Sylvan Learning Center? If so, there could be an opportunity in your local community! Apply now to make contact with the Franchise Development Department with Sylvan and learn how you can become involved and make an impact near you.

Take a look at the full article below to read more about Kent's Sylvan story:



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