Our parents are proud they invested in their child’s success. And our students are proud of their accomplishments! Our students thrive because they discover they can succeed.
"Aspire has been a wonderful experience for our family. Our severely dyslexic son recently finished the Wilson program. Scheduling with his tutor was very flexible and she even came to his elementary school to tutor during the school day. Karen was so patient and understanding! Thank you Aspire!"
Johnston FamilyAspire Has Patient, Understanding Tutors
“Our son felt bad about reading and writing for years before tutoring. Now, he understands that he can learn and be successful. He also understands that there is a reason it is so hard for him to learn the way others do. He looks forward to tutoring, and he has gained a tremendous amount of confidence as a student and a reader.”
Urbandale MotherOur Son’s Self-Esteem Improved With Tutoring
“Our family wants to thank you from the bottom of our heart! We were so glad fate had our paths cross at the right moment...our first grade son was struggling with reading and starting to dislike school. You helped us understand his unique challenges and with tutoring, you’ve helped him become a great reader. Perhaps more importantly, this built his academic confidence and ability to learn that will forever change his life path! We are so grateful we started him early, and had the guidance and care from you all. We are so proud he has graduated (4th grade) - but I know he will actually miss seeing his friends at tutoring; he really came to love going! Thank you for being an incredible resource at just the right time! And please do use this testimonial, and refer folks to chat with us about our experience!”
West Des Moines FamilyThank You From the Bottom of Our Heart
I am so glad we contacted you even though my son was a junior in high school. Because of this program, he went from never reading a book in high school to getting a 3.9 in college.
Sally G., Des Moines Mother Tutoring Can Ensure College Success
Heidi Kroner and Aspire Academy have been an extreme blessing in my family's life. Heidi has been there every step of the way with us for the last two years, educating, encouraging, and supporting us through it all. We have become good friends with Heidi and value her knowledge and enthusiasm of the reading programs she works with. I love to hear Heidi and my grandson laughing while they are tutoring. She has established a relationship with him, engages him and makes learning fun. It is obvious she truly cares about him and his future. I knew from the first time I met her, while attending one of her free workshops approximately four years ago, she was completely dedicated to helping her students and their families. You just don't find those attributes in people or businesses much anymore.
Tutoring Can Ensure College SuccessBlessing to Our Family
Our child entered first grade not being able to read, and she scored a 0 on the STAR reading assessment because of this. At the end of February, she was tested again, and she scored 14%. We began tutoring with Aspire Academy in March, right before COVID-19. After two-months of Orton-Gillingham tutoring, her STAR reading score increased to 41%. Her school re-tested her because they could tell dramatic growth was happening. My daughter loved in-person tutoring and successfully transitioned to online tutoring. Her Aspire Academy tutor went out of her way to make on-line tutoring an enjoyable experience. My daughter and her tutor had themed days: hat day, crazy sock day, pajama day. Every tutoring day was something for her to look forward to
West Des Moines Parent Our Child’s Reading Improved!
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Scheduling can be quite complex, so we prefer you call our office to schedule tutoring, a free consultation or a dyslexia screen