Are you looking for a dependable reading tutor in the Des Moines and Ames region? Do you feel that an interactive, engaging and inspiring learning environment is just what your family needs to boost grades and smiles? Your search ends with Sylvan: we offer tailored tutoring that will help your child tackle reading challenges while developing vital skills for lasting educational success. So if your son or daughter could use some extra guidance when it comes to reading, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today and find out firsthand what Sylvan's 35+ years of tutoring experience can do for your family.

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Laying the Foundation for Success

The tutors at Sylvan are dedicated to instilling confidence in all students by helping them tackle tricky concepts in an engaging and rewarding way. You can rest assured our approach is proven; in fact, Sylvan students typically boost their reading scores up to three times more than other students. As a result, our budget-friendly reading program doesn't merely take the stress out of reading — it also creates a ripple effect of more high fives and smiles in the classroom and beyond!

We Can Help in All Areas of Reading, Including:

  • Vocabulary
  • Phonics 
  • Reading 
  • Comprehension 
  • Context Clues 
  • Advanced Reading

The Personal Attention Your Child Deserves

At Sylvan, our reading tutors in the Des Moines and Ames region know how important it is to have a solid grasp of the fundamentals before moving on to more challenging topics — after all, kids who read well are more likely to achieve good grades at school. We map out a learning program suited to your child's requirements — whatever their grade or skill level —and use the latest educational tools, including iPads®, for a more enjoyable and dynamic learning experience. It's no secret that countless families have turned to Sylvan for the expert guidance they need — and we'd be delighted to assist you too.

Our Reading Tutoring Programs Include:

  • Topics and skills that are aligned with college and career readiness standards, such as vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and phonics  
  • Comprehensive assessments that provide valuable insight into your child's strengths and needs  
  • A personalized learning plan that is designed around the results of our assessment 
  • Real-time updates on your child's progress

Enjoy Our Limited-Time Special Today!

The Sylvan Skills Assessment® pinpoints you son or daughter’s exact personal needs, allowing Sylvan tutors to effectively address and strengthen needed academic areas. Get started for $95* — this is a limited-time offer, so contact us today to learn more!