Tutoring K-12

Test Prep

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.


1802 Southeast Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA 50021
Suite 111


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

Areas We Service

Ankeny, Berwick, Des Moines

Schools We Service

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


Nationwide Tutoring & Test Prep

Why does Huntington Learning Center work? For almost 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.

Huntington Proven Method Gets Results

Huntington’s proven method gets results

“Huntington has completely changed how my daughter felt about school. It really was the best call I’ve ever made!”

Parent Testimonials

Reading at Huntington

"I have learned a lot at Huntington. I have learned that you do not need to be perfect at reading, you need to work hard.
I have learned to read fluidly and quickly. The teachers have taught me to identify inferences and main idea. I have learned to use phonics. I have learned all about multiplication.
I will use it every day to read and do math. Huntington helps develop school skills.

FROM: Bradley age 12

Boosted me to a higher level

"I learned to multiply. Now I am better than everyone in my school. Huntington really boosted me to a higher level. My favorite part about Huntington is the candy for hard working. I feel like I am a grownup. "

FROM: Mika

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

HLC Ankeny Shares 7 Note-Taking Strategies for High School

Friday 7/7/2017

A lot changes occur when students transition into high school and one skill that becomes more important than ever is that of note-taking. Dr. Shaw shares 7 note-taking strategies for High School Students.

Advice for Effective SAT/ACT Prep

Friday 7/7/2017

It’s that time of year when many college-bound students are taking or re-taking the SAT and ACT. Dennis Shaw of Huntington Learning Center in Ankeny shares some advice for these learners.

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