Help your teen tackle the big test with confidence — and stand out from the competition for a college place — with ACT prep in the Des Moines and Ames region from Sylvan Learning. Our test prep program is tailored to be engaging and interactive in order to deliver real results — which means improved scores and high-fives all round! With our knowledgeable teachers, who know the ACT inside and out, your teen will learn the most effective methods to answer all kinds of exam questions. Demystify this important college admission exam and say hello to the results you want: register your teen today.

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Proven Results Start with a Proven Approach

Move on to college with confidence! Only five to eight weeks is needed for most students in our ACT prep program to hone the skills they need to maximize their performance on the ACT. By combining online resources, small group sizes and full-length ACT practice tests, we empower teens to get familiar with the format and take the exam in stride.

Preparation is the First Step to Success!

Sylvan's ACT program helps ensure your teen is well-prepared and feeling confident come test day. Your teen will enjoy 24/7 access to handy video tutorials with Sylvan Prep Online, which also includes full practice tests and an interactive tool to help build vocabulary. We also go through various exam questions in order to build effective techniques, reduce anxiety and identify which areas your teen needs to focus on. In fact, our knowledgeable and friendly tutors know the ACT inside and out, so you can rest assured your teen is in expert hands.

Get Test Day Right! We Offer:

  • Engaging, interactive tutoring in small groups, led by our expert ACT tutors
  • Skills, strategies and techniques for answering every kind of exam question
  • Homework that is tailored to your teen, as well as a selection of full-length practice tests
  • Thousands of video lessons and a handy vocabulary builder that can be accessed online at any time

Take a Practice Exam for FREE!

For a limited time only, we're offering FREE* full-length practice ACT prep exams. Practicing the exam is a great way to get comfortable with the format — practice makes perfect, after all — and identify which areas need improvement prior to test day. Get one step ahead in the college admission process: contact your local Sylvan now!