When it comes to tutoring programs in the Des Moines and Ames region, parents and children alike want tailored programs — not one-size-fits-all classes — and dedicated instructors who guide, motivate and encourage students in a way that accelerates academic success and makes learning more rewarding and interactive. Look no further than your nearby Sylvan for a dynamic, individualized approach where personal tutoring enables students to overcome knowledge gaps and reach their academic potential. We understand that positive learning experiences are vital to long-term success — whether it's personal tutoring, homework help or college prep — so contact us today to set your child on the path to a bright future.

Experience the Difference with Sylvan

For years, Sylvan has provided millions of children and their families with opportunities to thrive and succeed, giving them the education they need for a bright future ahead. Our aim is always to engage and inspire each student, so we build learning plans that are tailored for individual needs — and because Sylvan tutors often also work in local schools, you can be confident that our sessions are relevant to the curriculum and schoolwork at your child's school. Our instructors also utilize the latest teaching tools and techniques, including iPads®.

Our Tutoring Programs In The Des Moines and Ames region:

  • Math tutoring: Our program is available for students from the 1st grade to the 12th, and focuses on boosting grades by overcoming knowledge gaps and developing useful math skills.
  • Reading tutoring: All subjects are affected by reading ability, so we take an in-depth approach that includes everything from basic comprehension to fluency, vocabulary and even phonics; skills your child will be able to draw on for years to come.
  • Writing tutoring: Whether it's advanced essay writing techniques or basic spelling and punctuation, the tutors at Sylvan are experts at bringing out more smiles and better grades.
  • Homework help: If a particular take-home assignment has become a cause for concern (did somebody say "algebra"?), we're here to provide timely, "just-as-needed" homework tutoring.
  • Whichever program (or programs) you choose, you can rest easy knowing your child’s skill growth is backed by our Personalized Tutoring Guarantee™.

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Get started for only $95* for a limited time. Let our expert tutors pinpoint your child’s personal needs through the Sylvan Insight™ Assessment, which allows them to determine exact areas that require extra attention for success. Contact us today to get started!