Homework isn’t always easy. But some challenges can be more frustrating than others. When that happens, Sylvan’s homework help in the Des Moines and Ames region can make a huge difference. If your child could use some extra help with a particular assignment or prepping for a test or is just looking to get ahead in class, our tutors can help.

Targeting Strengths and Skills Gaps

Homework assignments can be in any subject, so there’s no way to predict what kind of help your child will need. From math to reading and writing, we focus on the areas most relevant to your child's needs. That way, he or she will have the skills to conquer the next home challenge.

Academic Coaching (K-8)

Tough homework assignments are bound to be a source of stress for your child — and that can extend to the rest of the family as well. If your son or daughter is generally a good student but seems to be struggling with a particular subject or assignment, it’s time to turn to Sylvan. We know how to boost comprehension and teach practical skills that lead to better scores, more confidence — and less stress at homework time! With our Academic Coaching, you can expect your child to:

  • Build comprehension skills that encourage a deeper level of learning. 
  • Feel supported with sessions that acknowledge and focus on his or her specific needs.
  • Hone essential skills with homework tutors who utilize the latest teaching techniques for maximum relevance.
  • Increase confidence through feedback and recognition for accomplishments. 
  • …and with our monthly packages, it’s affordable too!

Advanced Homework Help (9-12)

Even the smartest kids sometimes feel overwhelmed. Even the smartest kids sometimes feel overwhelmed. With this program, you can expect:

  • Personalized tutoring sessions that ensure essential concepts are clicking.
  • A boost of confidence thanks to expert guidance and motivation from our tutors.
  • Better comprehension skills as your child works on new skills towards are deeper level of learning. 
  • Proactive support for success in tough subjects like advanced math, history and other AP classes.
  • Monthly rates that fit your budget.

Sign Up Today to Enjoy Our Limited-Time Offer

The new school year is there for the taking: there's still time to make a big impact! With an Academic Checkup for just $95*, we can find out how your child compares to national norms — and focus on the specific areas that need work in order to make school a success this year. Start now: contact your local Sylvan to arrange your child's checkup!