Are you looking for a writing tutor in the Des Moines and Ames region? If your child is starting to fall behind on writing-based assignments, needs some extra practice to continue to build on skills or wants to start building a foundation for success and get ahead in class, our expert tutors can help.

Focused Learning to Meet Specific Needs

Sylvan provides a number of programs designed to encourage the development of strong writing skills, so your child can get kind of support he or she needs to advance. Lessons on sentence structure and grammar and tips for writing compelling college application essays are just a few things our writing tutors can do to help your child build the skills to succeed — and he or she will have fun along the way!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

If your child is finding it difficult to keep up in terms of writing level, our Personalized Tutoring program in writing can help improve skills so your son or daughter can finish writing assignments and homework without the frustration. With Personalized Tutoring, you can expect: With Personalized Tutoring, you can expect:

  • Become a more engaging and confident writer. Beginning with the basics of writing like composing, revising and editing essays, we aim to give your child a strong foundation. These skills will empower your son or daughter to become a more proficient writer—and student. 
  • Bigger, better results in the classroom. Our writing program is set up to align with college and career standards so the emphasis is placed on developing skills that will be useful in the future.
  • Affordable prices. Our hourly rates are competitive with local tutoring companies and private tutors so getting quality writing help for your family is always within budget.

Academic Coaching (K-8)

This program is the perfect fit if your child requires extra practice to sharpen skills for homework and tests with a writing component. With Academic Coaching, you can look forward to:

  • Proactive tutoring to develop skills to keep up in class. 
  • Hands-on activities that lay the groundwork for essential skills.
  • Targeted tutoring sessions that focus on your child’s specific needs including skill practice, homework help and test prep.
  • Experienced tutors who utilize the latest teaching methods for getting concepts to stick (so you don’t have to worry about being an expert!)
  • Affordable rates thanks to our monthly packages that keep it simple.

Advanced Writing and Test Prep (Grades K-12)

For the student who is motivated to achieve ambitious academic goals, strong writing skills are key. This program is dedicated to helping your child ace advanced courses and learn the research-based writing skills he or she needs to complete tests and assignments with writing requirements as well as write compelling college admissions essays. With this program, you can expect:

  • The confidence to take on new writing challenges.
  • The fundamentals of composition that will give your child a leg up in advanced courses.
  • Expert guidance for writing an engaging college admissions essay that will make an impact.
  • Solidify skills with plenty of research and writing practice.
  • Hourly rates that suit any budget.

Ready for Results?

Get started today for only $95 for a limited time. The Sylvan Insight™ Assessment is a fantastic way to pinpoint both your child's strengths and skill sets that could use improvement. Give us a call or fill out or form to get in touch so we can discuss your requirements and how we can help.