Your son or daughter isn’t one-dimensional, so learning shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all either! The talented tutors at Sylvan Learning Centers in Ames can provide the personal learning experience your child needs to excel in the classroom and beyond.


Tutoring might be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Sylvan, but our proven tutoring programs are just the tip of the iceberg. From homework help, math skill programs and college prep to cool courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), we offer the comprehensive programming your child needs to reach his or her full potential — all while having a blast in the process! We know how to get amazing results, and that includes boosting scores and confidence.

Our Ames programs include:

Personal Tutoring

Families trust Sylvan because we deliver impressive results. In fact, when compared to non-Sylvan students, our students typically see up to two to three times greater improvement in their math and reading scores. How do we do it? We fuse the very best in teaching and technology to deliver a learning experience that’s engaging and motivating, but never frustrating.

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

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 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.

Our instructors know all about the different ways math is taught in school these days. (Whew!) You can feel confident that what your child learns at Sylvan can help make a huge difference in the classroom and beyond.

STEM Programs

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

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. Our cool programs include science, engineering, coding, robotics and math.

Your child will have an amazing time tinkering with our kid-friendly technology, collaborating with a partner and getting hands-on with projects!

College Prep

With our ACT® and SAT® test prep programs and college prep courses, your teen can say goodbye to butterflies and make college dreams a reality.

From learning how to tackle advanced research assignments to drafting an impressive application essay, Sylvan is here to help your teen get ready for college and beyond. Get ready to watch your child’s confidence soar!

Get Proven Results with Sylvan

When you decide to enlist a tutor for your son or daughter, you want to know that what your child learns will have a positive effect 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. From our certified instructors to our custom learning plans — not to mention our 35+ years of experience — we inspire kids to be their best in everything they do.

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Discover firsthand how Sylvan boosts scores and confidence! Get started today and save with our limited-time $95* offer. Just give us a call or complete our online form to learn more.