Every child’s needs are different, so learning should never be one-size-fits-all! Look no further than Sylvan Learning in Ames for the tailored learning experience your child needs to take his or her success to the next level.


Families trust us for our proven tutoring programs and so much more. From cutting-edge courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to math skill practice and college and career prep, we motivate students to accomplish their goals — all while having plenty of fun in the process! With results to show for it, we understand just what it takes to raise scores and confidence.

Our Ames programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we deliver amazing 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 a winning combination of personal teaching and interactive technology, we make sure learning is engaging, motivating and fun at all times.

Our friendly instructors will work closely with your child to understand his or he individual needs and tailor a learning plan that suits his or her skill level and pace. This is how you can feel assured your child is progressing while staying engaged and motivated.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

Whether your child is just starting out with kindergarten math or you have a teen who could use some extra guidance with algebra, you can be sure we have the math programs that meet your family’s needs and budget. Our expert math teachers use interactive technology and a variety of games, puzzles and brainteasers to leave frustration behind and make learning math a fun and exciting experience.

Our teachers are skilled in the new ways that math is taught in schools these days. (Bravo!) You’ll know that what we’re doing at Sylvan is making a big difference in the classroom.

STEM Programs

Sylvan is the biggest provider of STEM classes in North America. Our classes are big on creativity, collaboration and fun!

Sylvan EDGE programs introduce your child to important 21st-century STEM skills for success in school and in high-demand careers. These fun, creative programs cover areas including science, math, engineering, coding and robotics.

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 effective college prep courses and ACT® and SAT® test prep programs can help your teen say goodbye to jitters and hello to greater confidence.

From developing advanced test prep and study skills techniques to learning how to craft an effective application essay, Sylvan can help your child feel prepared and well-equipped to face the challenges of college. Get ready to watch college dreams move within reach!

Great Results Begin with Sylvan

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!

In fact, Sylvan students tend to see up to two to three times more growth in their reading and math scores than other students. With our talented tutors, custom learning plans and nearly 40 years of experience, we know just what it takes to help kids soar.

Get Started and Save!

For a limited time, you can enjoy extra savings when you take advantage of our $95 offer. Call or fill out our online form to learn more about our method to pinpoint your child's strengths and skill gaps. Get on track to greater scores and confidence with Sylvan.