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About Our Center

We have proudly served Ankeny and the surrounding area for nearly 10 years! Our Center Director is Dennis Shaw. Dr. Shaw has over 35 years serving in Higher Education leadership positions as is currently on the Adjunct Faculty at Iowa State University. Assistant Director Bryan Baker coordinates all our educational activities in the Ankeny Center. He came to us from Central High School in St. Joseph, MO where he taught social studies and held several academic leadership positions. Managing Director Lisa Shaw has earned her BSBA degree in Marketing and Management and coordinates our marketing and community outreach areas. Together, our leadership team and our staff of certified teachers are dedicated to "making a difference" in the life of our students and our communities. Watch for us at future community events.

Huntington prides itself on being "Your Tutoring Solution" for students in all grades and core subjects. Academic tutoring is for students in all grades who need improvement in reading, writing, spelling, phonics, mathematics and study skills. We prep for most standardized and state exams, including the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, AP Exams, High School entrance exams, SSAT, ISEE, COOP, GED, and ASVAB. Under subject tutoring, we tutor middle and high school students in math and science.


110 SE Grant Street, Suite 104
Ankeny, IA 50021

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  • Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Areas We Service

Ankeny, Berwick, Des Moines

Schools We Service

Rock Creek Elementary, Morris Elementary, Ankeny Christian Academy, East Elementary School, Northwest Elementary School, Parkview Middle School, Terrace Elementary School, Northview Middle School, Prairie Ridge Middle School, Westwood Elementary School, Ankeny High School, Northeast Elementary, Southeast Elementary School, Ankeny Centennial High School, Ashland Ridge Elementary, Crocker Elementary School, Woodside Middle School, Cornell Elementary School, Saydel High School

Our students have been accepted at these schools

  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Florida State University
  • Clark University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Southern California
  • Iowa State University
  • Francis Marion University
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Huntington Students Received $187,000,0000 in scholarships.  learn more

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Nationwide Tutoring & Test Prep

Why does Huntington Learning Center work? For over 40 years, we’ve treated students as individuals, and tailored our tutoring programs to fit their unique needs, academic goals and schedules. The best part? Our tutoring centers are proven to accelerate academic results, so you can trust us to help your child succeed.

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Our Key to Success Is Our Proven Method

At Huntington Learning Center, we understand that one size does not fit all students. Our method is a 4-step approach that works and truly sets our programs apart — and we have decades of experience, and countless success stories to prove it. If your student needs a tutor who can provide personalized, one-on-one attention, come to one of our learning centers to find out how we can help enrich his or her academic journey.

Building A Brighter Future Through Our Mission

Our mission is to give every student the best education possible. Hear about our success through the eyes of our students, parents, franchisees, and staff.

Parent Testimonials

I think Huntington is amazing!

"I think Huntington is amazing and this is why- they taught me how to take good, worthwhile notes. Note taking is a skill I use almost everyday in some f my harder classes. This skill also helps me retain the more important information. This is my 3rd years taking algebra one and I think I finally have a good handle on it. Over the past year we've worked on many of my trouble areas. The final reason I love it here is because of the staff. Bernie and Lea are without a doubt my favorite people here. They stuck with me even when I was pessimistic. This is why I love H-ton!"

FROM: Brittany

Confidence has grown!

"Since attending Huntington my 10 yr old son's confidence has increased. He no longer gives up after getting something wrong the first time. He is also not fighting me to stay home every morning like last year.
He comes home with completed work and is able to engage more in the classroom because he is not completely lost!
I enjoy seeing his progress from when we first started, and I am so proud of how far he has come.
I would definitely recommend Huntington Learning Center. They have been a blessing, and we are grateful!"

FROM: Jessica

The Results Are In: Huntington Helps

At each of our local tutoring centers, our experienced tutors tailor test prep and teaching styles to meet the unique needs of each student and get the best results in the tutoring and test prep industry. After only 3 months of tutoring, our students have achieved:


Grade Levels Growth In reading & math


Point Increase On ACT score


Point Increase On SAT score

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Ankeny CenterNews and Events

Six Ways Smartphones Enhance Learning

Monday 1/6/2020

“Because so many children use their cell phones—or more accurately, their smartphones—for so much more than making phone calls, they can be very distracting, whether children are in class or doing homework,” he explains. “However, there are also some very real benefits of having a smartphone.

Five Tips for Reviewing the Midyear Report Card

Monday 1/6/2020

It’s a brand-new year and a brand-new term of school. That means the midyear report card has come home, which might be a source of stress, a source of pride or a little of both. This is a great time for parents and their children to have open and honest conversations about school.

New Year, New Attitude: Helping Your Child Start 2020 Right

Friday 1/3/2020

For children who have experienced a bumpy start to the school year and adopted a negative attitude as a result, the new year is also an opportunity to hit the reset button and change the attitude. Here are several tips on how to help your child start 2020 off right:

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