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. Look no further than Sylvan for a dynamic learning environment where a personal approach helps students meet their full 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.

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Enhancing Scores and Boosting Confidence

Rest assured that we provide tangible results because we appreciate the importance of academic results.Sylvan has more than 35 years of experience helping students obtain their desired results in school and beyond. After all, Sylvan has spent 35 years helping students achieve more in the classroom.

Making a Real Difference for Our Students

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 design personalized learning plans for each and every student, helping to ensure that every child is fully engaged and inspired — and because a number of our tutors work in schools nearby, you can rest easy knowing that we understand the local curriculum and tailor our sessions accordingly. Of course, we also want to make learning more fun, and that's why we're proud to employ the latest teaching tools and techniques, including iPad®-based sessions.

We Provide Kids In The Des Moines and Ames region With:

  • Math tutoring: Our math programs, which are available from the 1st grade to the 12th, emphasize key math skills and concepts, helping students overcome knowledge gaps and master the subject.
  • Reading tutoring: This is an area that affects every other school subject, so we take an in-depth approach that covers everything from fluency to phonics — skills that will be crucial to your child's learning process for many years to come.
  • Writing tutoring: Our writing instructors bring out more smiles and better scores when it comes to spelling, punctuation and more advanced writing techniques.
  • Homework help: If a take-home assignment is causing trouble in your household (hello, algebra!), pay a visit to your local Sylvan center for a timely intervention.

Get a Checkup with Special Savings!

It's not too late to start the new school year right! Right now you can find out how your child compares to national norms — and highlight specific areas for improvement — by arranging an Academic Checkup for just $95*. Don't wait: contact us today to get started!