Your child’s strengths and challenges are unique, so it only makes sense that learning should never be one-size-fits-all. 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, we go above and beyond personal tutoring. 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! With proven results, we know just what it takes to boost scores and confidence.

Our Ames programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we’re known for getting real results. In fact, our students usually see up to two to three times more improvement in their math and reading scores than their peers. What’s our secret? We bring teaching and technology together to develop an engaging, personalized learning experience that’s big on fun.

Our talented tutors will work with your child to ensure the learning process is at the right pace and skill level for him or her. You can be assured your child will stay motivated and inspired at all stages of the learning journey.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From addition and subtraction to algebra and trigonometry, we have the right program for your family’s needs and budget. We never want frustration to be part of the equation, which is why we combine engaging technology with hands-on games and exercises to keep learning math fun and exciting.

These days, math is taught a little differently than when you were in school; fortunately, our teachers are well-educated on that topic. (Yay!) You can feel confident that what your child learns at Sylvan can help make a huge difference in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

At Sylvan, we take pride in being the largest branded provider of STEM programs in North America. Our classes are highly creative, highly interactive and highly fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs introduce your child to important 21st-century STEM skills for success in school and in high-demand careers. Our cool programs include science, engineering, coding, robotics and math.

Your child will have a blast with our kid-friendly software, hands-on activities and collaborative projects that foster camaraderie and a love for STEM!

College Prep

With our college prep programs and ACT® and SAT® test prep courses, your teen can shake off those nerves and get ready to take on the college admissions process 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 watch college dreams move within reach!

Sylvan Achieves Impressive Results

If you’re considering signing your son or daughter up for a tutoring program, you want to make sure the program you choose will translate to success in the classroom. When it comes to personal tutoring in Ames, Sylvan offers a full team of expert tutors and proven results, so you can choose us with confidence!

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. Our engaging, personalized learning experience, certified instructors and nearly 40 years of experience all add up to great success for kids in the classroom and in life.

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