Are you searching for a reputable 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? Choose Sylvan and you'll quickly discover that our tailored tutoring programs are designed to help students master vital reading skills so they can boost grades and confidence in the classroom and beyond. 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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Success Starts with Sylvan Tutoring

At Sylvan, we're recognized for turning puzzling topics into rewarding challenges and frustration into confidence. We're also known to get tangible results, including boosting students' reading scores up to three times more than non-Sylvan students. And better results mean more smiles and high fives all round!

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. We will design a tutoring plan that is based on your child's specific needs and skill level and make use of interactive learning tools such as the iPad® to keep him or her engaged. We've provided countless families with the expert tutoring they need — and we'd be happy to help you too.

Our Reading Tutoring Programs Feature:

  • 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

Take Advantage of Our Special Offer!

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 $95* — this is a limited-time offer, so contact us today to learn more!