Every child’s needs are different, so learning should never be one-size-fits-all! When you turn to Sylvan Learning in Ames, you can expect our talented tutors to deliver the personal learning experience your child needs to go further in school and beyond.


At Sylvan, we’re known for personal tutoring — but that’s not all. 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 great results to show for it, Sylvan knows just what it takes to improve scores and boost confidence.

Our Ames programs include:

Personal Tutoring

At Sylvan, we know how to get results — and it shows. Compared to non-Sylvan students, our students typically see up to two to three times greater results in their reading and math scores. How do we achieve this? We use the best in teaching and technology to make learning personal and engaging.

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. We want to make certain your child feels engaged and motivated at every stage of the learning process.

Math, Algebra and Beyond

From kindergarten math to help with advanced algebra, we have the right math program for your 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 teachers know just what goes into teaching math in school these days. (Hurrah!) 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 emphasize creativity, imagination and fun!

Through Sylvan EDGE programs, your child can get to grips with crucial 21st-centuy STEM skills that can help pave the way for greater success in school and even in high-demand careers. Our forward-thinking programs include everything from coding, robotics and engineering to science 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 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 learning how to balance bigger workloads to preparing an amazing application essay, Sylvan can equip your teen with the skills and knowledge he or she needs to prepare for college. Reach those college goals with confidence!

Get Proven Results 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 has a proven track record of delivering results.

On average, Sylvan students achieve up to two to three times more improvement in their math and reading scores than non-Sylvan students. With our talented tutors, custom learning plans and over 40 years of experience, we know just what it takes to help kids soar.

Get Started Today!

Get started with a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment. It's an awesome way to not only pinpoint your child's strengths, but also start focusing on skill gaps that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Call today or fill out our online form to request more information. Better scores and greater confidence start with Sylvan.