Are you in need of a writing tutor in the Des Moines and Ames region? From falling behind in writing assignments or needing a little extra practice to cement developing skills to getting ahead to start build a foundation for a successful future, we have skilled tutors who can help your child reach his or her goals.

Focused Learning to Meet Specific Needs

Sylvan offers a range of programs devoted to helping your child develop strong writing skills, so your son or daughter has access to support that will make a difference. Both the basics of sentence structure and how to write the best college admissions essay possible will be covered, as well as everything in between — our writing tutors will also make sure your child has fun in along the way!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

If your child is having a hard time keeping up with writing expectations, our Personalized Tutoring program in writing could assist with improving skills so your son or daughter is better able to complete writing assignments without frustration. With our Personalized Tutoring program, you can look forward to: Our Personalized Tutoring program can offer:

  • Become a more proficient, engaging and confident writer. Starting with the mechanics of writing including the process of composing, revising and editing essays, we make sure your child has a solid foundation. With these skills your son or daughter will become a better student as well as a better writer.
  • Big results in the classroom. Our writing program is designed to align with college and career readiness standards so the focus is on building skills that will be needed down the road.
  • Competitive rates. Our hourly rates are comparable to other tutoring companies and private tutors getting your family the best writing help is always affordable.

Academic Coaching (K-8)

This program is ideal if your child needs added practice to build on skills for writing-related homework assignments and tests. With Academic Coaching, you’ll get:

  • Proactive tutoring support to work on skills and keep up with homework and in class.
  • Tutoring sessions targeted to your child’s needs — from skill practice, to help with homework, to test prep guidance.
  • Hands-on activities that establish a strong foundation for building on skills.
  • Expert tutors who use the modern teaching methods to get new concepts to click (that means you don’t have to become an expert!)
  • Affordable monthly packages to keep it simple and budget-friendly.

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. You can expect the following with this program:

  • 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.

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Get started for only $95 for a limited time. The Sylvan Insight™ Assessment is a terrific way to pinpoint your child's strengths and pinpoint any skill sets that could use extra attention. Fill out our form or give us a call today and we'll get in touch to discuss your needs and who we can help.