Finding a reliable reading tutor in Ames, Iowa can make a big impact when it comes to improving your child’s reading skills, boosting his or her confidence and getting real results in the classroom and beyond. No matter if your son or daughter is falling behind, needs extra practice or wants to get ahead, our certified tutors know how to provide the focused guidance and support he or she needs to thrive.

Tutoring Programs Tailored to Your Child's Needs

We know that reading tutoring is not a one-size-fits-all type of thing, so we provide several different approaches according to your child's unique needs. We first assess your child’s current level, including any skills gaps or opportunities, and then recommend the right path to ensure the most effective learning experience possible.

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

This program is focused on helping kids who are struggling with reading and need extra help with getting their skills up to grade level. With our intensive tutoring, your son or daughter will be able to master important reading skills and get those scores back to where they should be! Here's what you can expect with our Personalized Tutoring:

  • More progress in the classroom and at homework time. We guarantee it!
  • Focused learning. Through our detailed reading assessment, we can accurately identify what your child needs to improve comprehension, fluency and reading competence.
  • Greater confidence. At Sylvan, we believe reading should be challenging and fun, but never frustrating. That's why our certified tutors will adjust your child's personalized learning plan so he or she is progressing effectively.
  • The right skillset for success. We ensure our curriculum is aligned with what's taught in schools, so you can be sure to see a direct impact in your child's academic performance.
  • Affordable rates. With hourly rates that are competitive with private tutors and other tutoring companies, we make it easy to get the reading help your child needs while staying on budget.

Academic Coaching (K-8)

This program is a great fit if your child needs extra support with reading-related homework and tests and to stay on track in the classroom. Here's what you can expect when you sign up for Academic Coaching:

  • Proactive tutoring designed to strengthen critical reading comprehension skills.
  • Varied learning sessions that include homework help, test prep and skills practice, with each topic tailored to your child's needs.
  • A curriculum that aligns with local schools in order to ensure the most effect results in class.
  • Hands-on activities, such as reading and comprehending different types of information.
  • Affordable monthly packages so you can arrange the best reading tutoring and keep your budget on track.

Advanced Reading and Test Prep (K-12)

If your son or daughter is on the fast track and could use a little guidance tackling heavy course loads or advanced reading assignments, this could be the program your child needs. With Sylvan’s Advanced Reading Skills course, your teen can get comfortable with and excel at advanced homework and college-level classes. Here are the benefits this program provides:

  • More confidence (and less stress) for tackling big workloads
  • Efficiency at completing reading assignments in advanced courses
  • Better time management for completing homework and studying for tests that have a significant reading component — including the SAT and ACT
  • Higher scores on homework, tests, and on college entrance exams
  • Preparation for college workloads and high expectations
  • Competitive hourly rates

Get started today for only $95 for a limited time. The Sylvan Insight™ Assessment helps determine your child’s learning requirements so that our expert tutors can focus on strengthening those specific areas for greater success. Contact us today and we'll get in touch to discuss how we can meet your needs.