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 Sylvan for a dynamic learning environment where a personal approach helps students meet their full potential. We put positive learning experiences at the heart of everything we do — from personal tutoring to homework help and college preparation — so connect with us today to learn how we can help your child lay the groundwork for a successful future.

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Boosting Results and Confidence

Our focus is on measurable results because we know that students and parents value the importance of good academic scores.As such, you can count on the 35 years we've spent helping students reach their goals in the classroom. With that in mind, you can rest easy knowing that Sylvan has 35 years of experience helping students excel.

The Sylvan Difference

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 tailor an instructional plan for each student, ensuring they are challenged, inspired and motivated — and because many Sylvan tutors also work in nearby schools, you can rest assured that our lessons will complement the local curriculum by covering concepts relevant to schoolwork. Our tutors also employ some of the very latest teaching techniques and tools, including sessions based around iPads®.

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

  • Math tutoring: From the 1st grade to the 12th, our Des Moines and Ames region tutoring center can meet your child's math needs and lay the groundwork for better grades.
  • Reading tutoring: Reading is a critical skill for all school subjects, but not every child finds it easy — and even those who do sometimes need a helping hand. Our tutors can help with comprehension, fluency, phonics and vocabulary as required; skills that can benefit your child's learning for many years to come.
  • Writing tutoring: Whether it's spelling and grammar or more sophisticated writing techniques, our tutors know how to bring out more smiles and better grades.
  • Homework help: If certain homework assignments have become a source of frustration (did somebody mention algebra?), you can count on your local Sylvan tutoring center for just-as-needed homework tutoring.

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Through the Sylvan Skills Assessment®, our instructors can identify your child’s specific requirements, allowing them to locate exact areas for improvement. Get started for $95* — contact us now for more information!