Your son or daughter isn’t one-dimensional, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! The certified instructors at Sylvan Learning in Ames are here to provide the personalized learning experience that’s right for your child, so he or she can accomplish his or her goals in the classroom and beyond.


At Sylvan, our proven tutoring programs are only the beginning. From interactive courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to math skill programs and college and career prep, we inspire kids to achieve their full potential — all while having fun along the way! With impressive results to show for it, Sylvan knows how to effectively raise scores and bolster confidence.

Our Ames programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we’re known for getting real results. In fact, Sylvan students can generally expect to achieve up to two to three times greater growth in their reading and math scores than non-Sylvan students. How do we do this? Through an effective combination of tailored teaching and hands-on technology, we deliver a learning experience that’s as unique as your child.

Our teachers are here to make sure your child is learning at exactly the right pace, skill level and style that’s best for him or her. This is how we help ensure your child stays engaged, motivated and inspired throughout the process.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

Whether your child is just starting out with kindergarten math or you have a teen who needs extra help with algebra, Sylvan has the right program for your family’s needs and budget. Through interactive technology, hands-on exercises and fun puzzles, we leave frustration behind and make learning math a fun and exciting experience.

These days, math is taught a little differently in school than you might remember; rest assured, our teachers know all about that. (Yesss!) That means what we teach at Sylvan can help make a major difference in the classroom.

STEM Programs

When it comes to STEM classes in North America, Sylvan is the largest provider. Our classes encourage kids to get creative while having plenty of fun!

Our Sylvan EDGE programs can equip your child with a solid foundation of vital 21st-century STEM skills that can contribute to success in the classroom and in high-demand careers. Big on fun and innovation, these programs include everything from math and science to coding, robotics and engineering.

Kids dive deep into STEM topics and develop their teamwork skills at the same time as they get hands-on with interactive software and collaborative activities.

College Prep

Nervous about the college admissions process? Our ACT® and SAT® test prep courses and college prep programs can help your teen tackle jitters and say hello to college with confidence.

From college prep writing to test prep and advanced study skills, you can count on Sylvan for the comprehensive programs your son or daughter needs to feel prepared for the challenges of college and the job market. Get ready to conquer those college goals!

Sylvan Has a Proven Track Record of Success

Let’s face it: if you’re going to hire a tutor, you want to know you’re making a difference in the classroom. That’s what makes Sylvan a great choice when it comes to personal tutoring in Ames, because our expert team of tutors has a proven track record of achieving great results.

Sylvan students see up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. At Sylvan, we’ve been inspiring kids to be their best for nearly 40 years — and we have the certified instructors and personal learning experience your child needs to go further.

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