Help your teen do better on the big test and earn a place at his or her desired college with ACT prep in the Des Moines and Ames region from Sylvan Learning. Our interactive test prep program engages and motivates — and focuses on real test-taking methods — in order to prepare students to achieve their highest scores possible. Your teen will work with teachers who know everything there is to know about the ACT, and how best to answer every kind of exam question. Take the stress out of this critical college admission exam: register your teen today to say goodbye to butterflies and hello to maximized results.

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Our Program Gets Results — We Can Prove It

Bring on college! For the majority of students in our ACT prep program, it takes just five to eight weeks to gain and master the skills needed to boost their ACT scores. We combine small-group instruction with various online resources and full-length ACT practice tests, enabling your teen to get comfortable with the format.

Get the Prep Right and the Rest Follows!

Sylvan's ACT program helps ensure your teen is well-prepared and feeling confident come test day. With Sylvan Prep Online, our students have anytime access to video tutorials that focus on real test problems for specific subjects, as well as practice tests and an interactive vocabulary builder. 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.

Gain Test-Day Confidence! We Provide:

  • Small-group learning that is engaging, interactive and led by our expert ACT tutors
  • A series of timed, full-length practice tests, as well as homework tasks that are personalized according to your teen's needs
  • Strategies to answer virtually any kind of test question effectively
  • Thousands of online video lessons and a vocabulary builder that contains words and terminology commonly found on the test

Schedule a FREE Practice Exam!

For a limited time, you can start by arranging a FREE* full-length practice ACT prep exam. Practice makes perfect, and taking a practice exam is a great way to get familiar with the test format and highlight areas your teen needs to work on in time for test day. Contact your local Sylvan now to get started on the best possible preparation for the college admission process.