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Empowering Students and Building a Community

Sylvan's Annette Braaten combines her love of teaching with her entrepreneurial spirit.

As a parent, there is little that is more important to you than your child’s education. You want them to excel and that often means supporting them where they are to get up to speed or even get ahead. Sylvan Learning of Rosemount - Eagan stands as a beacon of educational support and an opportunity to do just that – support your child exactly where they are. 

A Passionate Educator

At the helm of this location is Annette Braaten, a lifelong educator who not only serves as the center director but is also the proud owner of this local franchise. Annette's journey with Sylvan spans an impressive two decades, intertwining her love for teaching with her entrepreneurial spirit.

Returning to her hometown of Rosemount was a dream come true. Fresh out of college and armed with a teaching degree, Annette started working part-time at Sylvan's Burnsville location before finding the Rosemount-Eagan location where she worked for the majority of her career. Little did she know that this opportunity would shape her future in ways she could never have imagined.

For many years, Annette immersed herself in the role of a tutor, honing her skills and nurturing the potential of her students. Her love for the work led her to a full-time position as director of education under the previous owner of Sylvan Learning.

A Year of Change

Sometimes life throws a lot at you and 2014 would prove to be a pivotal year. Annette simultaneously found out she was expecting her son, learned of her mom’s terminal cancer diagnosis, and was offered the opportunity to buy the Sylvan Learning franchise where she worked.

This was a time of perseverance. Through challenge and loss, she rediscovered her entrepreneurial spirit, recalling her childhood days of running lemonade stands and organizing garage sales. This was an opportunity to make something her own.

Annette’s Sylvan Learning Center exudes a sense of warmth and belonging. It emanates a tight-knit family atmosphere. She has cultivated an environment where students, parents, and staff feel like valued members of a community dedicated to academic growth and success.

The Sylvan Way

At Sylvan, supplemental education takes center stage, catering to a diverse range of students. From those who are below grade level and require extra support to those seeking enrichment opportunities or aiming to get ahead, Annette and her team are committed to unlocking the potential within each child. The personalized approach at Sylvan ensures that students receive tailored instruction and support, fostering confidence and skill development.

Annette's passion for education is evident in her handpicked team of teachers. All tutors currently teach or hold a bachelor’s degree. This ensures students receive the highest quality instruction from dedicated professionals who understand the nuances of the classroom.

The programs at Sylvan Learning are thoughtfully designed to address the individual needs of students. While a myriad of subjects are offered, reading and math have emerged as the most popular areas where families seek assistance and support. The nurturing environment created by Annette and her team, coupled with the expertise of their teachers, fosters a love for learning and empowers students to reach their full potential.

Annette's journey with Sylvan Learning is a testament to the transformative power of education. Her entrepreneurial drive and passion for empowering young minds have turned Sylvan Learning into more than just an educational institution—it has become a cornerstone of the Rosemount-Eagan community, a place where dreams are realized and futures are built.

Annette and her team are committed to unlocking the potential within each child. The personalized approach at Sylvan ensures that students receive tailored instruction and support, fostering confidence and skill development.