Different students have different needs, which is why learning should never been one-dimensional. You can count on Sylvan Learning in Ames for the customized learning experience your child needs to achieve his or her best in school and beyond.


At Sylvan, we’re known for personal tutoring — but that’s not all. From math skill programs and college and career prep to hands-on courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), we provide all the tools and resources kids needs to achieve success — and have plenty of fun in the process! 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 trust Sylvan because we deliver impressive results. Compared to non-Sylvan students, our students typically see up to two to three times greater results in their reading and math scores. How is this done? 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. We’re dedicated to ensuring your child feels inspired, motivated and engaged each step of the way.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From learning the basics to mastering advanced algebra, Sylvan has a program 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!) You can feel confident that what your child learns at Sylvan can help make a huge difference in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is the biggest provider of STEM classes in North America. You can expect these classes to be highly interactive and creative — and tons of fun, of course!

Sylvan EDGE programs are the perfect way to get your child familiar with essential 21st-century STEM skills that can help equip him or her for success n the classroom and beyond. Our cutting-edge programs include robotics, coding, science, engineering and math.

Your child will have plenty of fun learning how to use our kid-friendly software and partnering with peers on cool projects — it’s the perfect way to develop a love for STEM!

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 developing advanced time management, problem solving and organization skills to learning how to write a great application essay, Sylvan is here to help your son or daughter prepare for the complexities of college and the working world. The road to future success starts with Sylvan!

Our Programs Lead to Real Results

Let’s face it: if you’re going to hire a tutor, you want to know you’re making a difference in the classroom. Families trust Sylvan for personal tutoring in Ames because our programs deliver tangible results.

Case in point: Sylvan students tend to achieve up to two to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. With knowledgeable and friendly tutors, personalized learning and 40 years of experience, we can help your child grow and soar.

Enjoy Extra Savings with Our Limited-Time Offer!

Get started today with a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment and save with our limited-time $95 offer. Contact us now to learn how we can pinpoint your child's strengths and identify skill gaps that need a little extra attention. Find out how Sylvan can help your child's scores and confidence soar!