You child’s needs are unique, so you shouldn’t settle for a one-size-fits-all-approach to learning! At Sylvan Learning Centers in Ames, our knowledgeable and friendly tutors can deliver the personal learning experience your child needs to achieve his or her goals in the classroom and beyond.


You may think of Sylvan for tutoring, but our proven tutoring programs are just the beginning. With programming ranging from math skill practice and college prep to leading-edge STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, we help ensure kids are achieving success and having fun at the same time! We know just how to improve scores and confidence — and we have the results to show for it.

Our Ames programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families choose Sylvan because we’re known for getting tangible results. Students who learn with Sylvan generally see up to two to three times greater improvement in their math and reading scores than other students. How do we get there? We unite expert teaching with collaborative, interactive technology to create an engaging learning experience that’s fun, but never frustrating.

At Sylvan, we get to know your child’s unique needs and learning style before creating a custom learning plan that’s at the right pace and skill level. You can be assured your child will stay motivated and inspired at all stages of the learning journey.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From learning the fundamentals of math to advanced algebra help, our complete range of math programs means there’s one for every family and budget. We use engaging technology, interactive exercises and brain-boosting activities to make learning math fun and challenging, but never frustrating.

Our instructors know all about the different ways math is taught in school these days. (Yesss!) That means what we teach at Sylvan can help make a major difference in the classroom.

STEM Programs

Sylvan leads the way as the largest provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes encourage kids to get creative while having plenty of fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs help equip students with critical 21st-century STEM skills that they can put to use in school and even in future careers. Our forward-thinking programs include everything from coding, robotics and engineering to science and math.

We make learning STEM skills fun and interactive through kid-friendly software and collaborative projects and games.

College Prep

Our ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses can help your teen say goodbye to jitters and bring on the college admissions process with confidence.

From learning how to craft an effective application essay to developing advanced study skills techniques, Sylvan can help your teen prepare for college and the future. The path to a successful future starts here!

Real Results Start with Sylvan

Let’s face it: if you’re going to hire a tutor, you want to know you’re making a difference in the classroom. Fortunately, when you turn to Sylvan for personal tutoring in Ames, you don’t just get a tutor, you get a team with a proven track record of achieving results.

In fact, our students see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than their peers. At Sylvan, we’ve been inspiring kids to be their best for more than 35 years — and we have the certified instructors and personal learning experience your child needs to go further.

Start Learning and Save!

Achieve better results and greater confidence with Sylvan! Take the first step and get started today for just $95*. Contact us now to begin.