The most effective tutoring programs in the Des Moines and Ames region are tailored for the needs of individual students — and are delivered by dedicated instructors who guide and motivate kids in a way that enhances their academic abilities and makes learning much more interesting, engaging and rewarding. At your local Sylvan, you'll discover a dynamic learning environment where students have the support they need to reach their full potential. We appreciate that positive learning experiences are essential for lasting success in the classroom and beyond, so get in touch with us today to find out how we can help your child get on the path to a great future.

The Difference We Can Make

We're proud to have provided millions of families and children with opportunities to thrive academically, helping them experience the enriching education they need to maximize their potential. We challenge, engage and inspire all of our students, which is why we build a different instructional plan for each child; in addition, several of our instructors work in schools nearby, giving them a better understanding of the curriculum and allowing them to tailor their Sylvan lessons to schoolwork. There's also a big enjoyment factor: we make full use of the newest teaching tools and techniques, including sessions taught using 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™.

Take Advantage of Special Savings!

Right now, you can get started for only $95! 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!