Help your teen do better on the big test and earn a place at his or her desired college with test prep in the Des Moines and Ames region from Sylvan Learning. Our engaging and interactive test prep program is designed to motivate, inspire and deliver real results — and that means higher scores and bigger smiles for everyone involved! Your teen will learn from knowledgeable teachers who know the test format inside and out, and who will walk him or her through every type of exam question. Take the stress out of this critical college admission exam: register your teen today to say goodbye to butterflies and hello to maximized results.

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Bring on college with confidence! For many students in our test prep program, it only takes five to eight weeks to master the skills they need to improve their test scores. Our proven program combines small-group instruction, online resources and practice tests, empowering your teen to take the exam in his or her stride.

Get the Prep Right and the Rest Follows!

Teens are well-prepared and feeling great on test day with Sylvan's program. With Sylvan Prep Online, our students have anytime access to video tutorials that focus on real test problems for specific subjects, as well as practice tests and an interactive vocabulary builder. We also walk students through various types of exam questions in order to build effective strategies, focus on areas for improvement and reduce overall stress levels. In fact, we know tests inside and out, which means your teen's test preparation is in safe hands at Sylvan.

Celebrate After A Great Test Day! We Offer:

  • Expert tutors
  • Timed practice tests and homework tasks personalized to your teen's needs
  • Proven answering techniques for all kinds of test questions
  • Engaging, interactive lessons in small groups
  • Online access to video tutorials and our vocabulary builder, which defines common terms found in the test

Ready to Start? Arrange a FREE Practice Exam!

Right now, we're offering full-length practice test prep exams for FREE.* 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 the best possible preparation for a vital step in the college admission process: call your local Sylvan now to get started!