Are you on the hunt for a reliable reading tutor in the Des Moines and Ames region? Do you want to see your child thrive in a personal and engaging learning environment where reading becomes enjoyable and never frustrating? Look no further than Sylvan for personalized reading tutoring that help students conquer the fundamentals of reading before advancing to more challenging concepts and building the skills needed for lasting success in the classroom and beyond. So if your child could use a helping hand when it comes to reading assignments, be sure to connect with your local Sylvan in the Des Moines and Ames region and discover firsthand how our 35+ years of tutoring expertise can best serve your family's needs.

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We Deliver Real Results

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

Our Tutoring Program can Make a Difference

Sylvan's reading tutors in the Des Moines and Ames region believe that having a firm grasp on the basics is crucial before progressing to more advanced topics — after all, children who are proficient readers have a higher likelihood of achieving good scores at school. In order to best serve your child's specific needs, we will create a personalized learning plan that takes into account your son or daughter's talents, challenges, grade and skill level; we will also make use of a variety of tools, techniques and technology — including iPads® — for a more engaging and interactive learning experience. It's no surprise countless families have turned to Sylvan to help pave the way for future success.

Our Reading Tutoring Programs Include:

  • Topics aligned with college and career readiness standards, including fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and more 
  • In-depth assessments to pinpoint specific needs, a customized learning plan to address them and ongoing parent conferences to make sure you're informed of your child's reading progress 
  • Continuous collaboration with your child's classroom teacher

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Our Sylvan Skills Assessment® helps us highlight the unique needs of your child, allowing our tutors to focus on the areas that need improvement. Get started for only $95* — simply get in touch to learn more!