Help your teen tackle the big test with confidence — and stand out from the competition for a college place — with test 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. Working with knowledgeable teachers who are test experts, your teen will learn valuable techniques to answer every type of exam question effectively. Register today to help your teen overcome test stress and perform better on this critical college admission exam.

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Our Approach is Proven to Get the Right Results

Success at college starts here! Most participants in our test prep program take just five to eight weeks to move their skills to the next level and maximize their test scores. With our program, your teen can expect to benefit from small-group instruction, helpful online resources and a range of timed practice tests, all of which adds up to one thing: perfect preparation for test day.

Get the Prep Right and the Rest Follows!

Sylvan's program helps teens approach test day confident that they're fully prepared. With Sylvan Prep Online, your teen can access subject-specific video tutorials at any time, as well as timed practice tests and a helpful vocabulary-building tool. We also reduce anxiety by guiding your teen through proven strategies for different exam questions and emphasizing skill areas that need to be improved. As a matter of fact, our friendly tutors know every last detail of the test, so you can rest easy knowing that your teen is in expert hands.

Get Test Day Right! We Offer:

  • Small-group learning that is engaging, interactive and led by our expert 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

Take a Practice Exam for FREE!

We're offering FREE* full-length practice test prep exams for a limited time only. Practicing the exam is a great way to get comfortable with the format — practice makes perfect, after all — and identify which areas need improvement prior to test day. Get one step ahead in the college admission process: contact your local Sylvan now!