Are you considering your options for a writing tutor in the Des Moines and Ames region? Has writing become a point of contention for your child, whether it's mastering complete sentences or creating a thesis for a 12th grade class? When you turn to Sylvan, you'll find dedicated instructors who know what it takes to engage and motivate students, helping them develop a robust set of academic skills — including those pinpointed by national college and career readiness standards. Sign up for Sylvan's writing program today and find out how our tutors can help your child become a better writer and a more capable learner.

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Success Begins with Writing Tutoring

It's no secret that writing is an essential skill, key to a successful education and a vital aspect of most modern-day careers. That being said, four out of five students are not proficient writers1, and most teachers would rank their students as being “poor” or “fair” at best when it comes to writing2. When you enlist the expert writing tutors at Sylvan, you can expect your child's writing skills to improve — and we make sure of it through measured progress, a custom learning plan, a rewards system and a whole lot more.

We Can Help in All Areas of Writing, Including:

  • Spelling 
  • Punctuation 
  • Grammar 
  • Composition 
  • Thesis Statements 
  • College Application Essays

Making a Real Difference for Every Child

Sylvan's Des Moines and Ames region writing tutors understand the importance of mastering the basics before moving on to tackle more advanced topics and concepts. That's why we design a tailored learning plan for each and every child — taking his or her grade and skill level into account — and deploy the latest educational tools in an engaging, dynamic and collaborative learning environment. Learn how we ensure our writing program leads to greater achievements at school — and more smiles at homework time.

Our Writing Program Includes:

  • A learning plan that focuses on your child's unique writing needs and includes writing activities that speak to your child's daily experiences. 
  • Regular assessments and parent consultations to ensure you're aware of the progress your child is making. 
  • Collaboration with your child's school teacher to ensure maximum relevance to classroom lessons. 
  • Sessions that are collaborative and engaging, which means an end to repetitive drills!

Act Now and Save

Sylvan is dedicated to helping students boost their grades, test scores and, most importantly, their confidence. And it's never too late to start preparing for the new school year. It all starts with an in-depth Academic Checkup, which will see how your child compares to national norms — and highlight areas for improvement — for just $95*.