Prior to COVID-19, Aspire Academy’s predominant way to deliver tutoring was in-person at our facility, in homes and at school. Since March, we have transitioned to predominantly online, and we will continue this delivery method for the majority of our clients until it is safe to spend an hour in small spaces without masks. – Heidi Kroner, Executive Director, Aspire Academy

All of our teachers receive expert training and have access to expert resources. No other learning center in the Des Moines metro invests in training and certification for their tutors like we do. 

Our tutoring works for students diagnosed with dyslexia, but it also works for any child who struggles with decoding.  Our program has components for reading comprehension and fluency.  We will screen your child to measure what type of help they need.

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Aspire Academy uses the Wilson Reading System as its Orton-Gillingham method. All of our tutors are trained by the Wilson Academy at their three-day, in-person, 18-hour course, and all tutors then have access to the Wilson Academy website for training videos and additional support. Reading is a life skill, parents are investing money and time…choose the best.

In addition, three of our staff are fully Wilson Level 1 certified, including Heidi Kroner, Executive Director.  Our staff holds monthly training to stay up-to-date on the latest in reading science.

We tutor from 7 AM – 7 PM,  Monday – Friday.

If your child attends a private school, we will consider tutoring at schools during the school day, dependent upon tutor availability and school permission.  We will also consider tutoring in your home before school starts, if there is a trained tutor available and open. A travel charge will be assigned for driving to your school or home.


Scheduling can be quite complex, so we prefer you call our office to schedule tutoring – 515-978-4312.  We will work to create a consistent schedule for you and your child.