Educational Resource Associates

Highly Experienced | Fully Licensed | Locally Owned

Welcome to Educational Resource Associates (ERA)
- Your Trusted Partner in Individualized Academic Support!

Here at Educational Resource Associates (ERA), we are a team of highly qualified and experienced educators. Who are passionate about providing tailored academic assistance to students of all ages. Our unwavering belief is that every student possesses the ability to excel at school and in their life.

Our mission is clear: to guide you or your child towards unlocking their full potential. Since our establishment in 1980 by founder and head instructor Judy Hintz, ERA has been committed to delivering exceptional tutoring services in Iowa and America. We are the leading provider of individualized learning services in Des Moines and the state.

Taking immense pride in our track record of helping thousands of students of all ages, achieve their academic and personal goals.

And there’s no doubt that we are all different and every one of our students is unique. As people, we all have our own strengths, challenges, and learning styles. And that's the reason here at ERA, we love taking a personalized approach to our tutoring services. Our job is to meet your specific needs as an individual. Our comprehensive range of teaching courses includes academic coaching, test preparation, and subject-specific tutoring. By getting to know you, we can develop customized plans that align with your goals and aspirations. No cookie cutter methods here.

So, whether you're a caring parent in search of a dedicated tutor for your child or an individual who's eager to explore our comprehensive range of services, we extend a warm invitation to connect with us. At ERA, we're here to be your trusted partner in unlocking your child's full potential and paving the way for their academic success.

Let us join forces on this remarkable journey towards a brighter and more fulfilling educational future. Contact us today and let the transformation begin!

Why Choose Our Academy

Choose ERA’s Tutoring for academic success.
Experienced tutors, personalized approach, comprehensive subjects, test prep, and flexible options.
Reach your child’s full potential.

Experience and Expertise:

At ERA's, we bring over 40 years of teaching experience to the table. And effective teaching strategies, and the highest quality instruction.

Personalized Approach:

Every child is unique and has a different learning style. Assessing their strengths and areas for improvement, we customized a study plan to maximize their learning potential.

Comprehensive Subject Coverage:

Choose ERA's Tutoring for comprehensive assistance in math, science, English, and more. Ensuring your child receives the help they need in the areas that matter most.

A joyful and energetic young kids

Flexibility and Convenience:

Flexible tutoring options to fit your schedule. Choose from in-person or online sessions for seamless learning experiences.

Test Preparation:

Excel in standardized tests with ERA's Tutoring. Our targeted test prep programs boost confidence and performance in entrance exams, college admissions tests, and more.

Academic Support and Guidance:

Our tutors enhance academic performance and guide students on their educational journey, fostering study skills, a growth mindset, and a love for learning.

Choose ERA’s Tutoring to provide your child with the support and resources they need to succeed academically. With our experienced tutors, personalized approach, comprehensive subject coverage, academic guidance, test preparation expertise, and flexible options, we are committed to helping your child reach their full potential and achieve their educational goals.

Laurin Success Story

Dear Laurin,

On behalf of Iowa State University, it is my distinct pleasure to congratulate you for achieving an academic ranking in the top 2% of your class! We are very proud of your exceptional achievements as a scholar and academic leader among your peers. A notation of having earned this high academic ranking will be added to your transcript.

Iowa State is an exceptional University because of students like you. Your commitment to outstanding academic performance strenghtens the University as a whole and adds to the experiece of your peers and those who will follow you. I want to thank you for helping create this culture of excellence at Iowa state.

I strongly encourage you to continue your commitment to high achievement, both as a student at Iowa State and after graduation, as a contributing citizen and leader here in Iowa or around the world.

Again, our sincere congratulations! You are truly one of Iowa State’s best and brightest!


Wendy Wintersteen

A girl with a beautiful smile from educational resources associates

Meet Our Founder Judy Hintz

Welcome to Educational Resource Associates, where OUR passion meets YOUR transformation. I’m Judy Hintz, the Founder, and I can’t wait to share my expertise, experience, and unwavering dedication to help and eliminate your learning struggle.

ERA Founder Judy Hintz

Transforming Lives through 42 Years of Dyslexic and Special Education Expertise.

With over four-plus decades of experience, Judy is a renowned specialist in working with dyslexic students, both adults and children. As a trained diagnostician and licenced educational consultant in the state of Iowa, Judy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Educational Resource Associates.

Judy’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and early childhood, and a Master’s degree specifically focused on learning disabilities, with a subset specialization in dyslexia and behavior disorders. Her deep understanding of these conditions enables her to provide comprehensive and effective support to her students.

Driven by her belief that students are often inadequately diagnosed, Judy founded the Dyslexia Institute. Her approach involves utilizing a range of specialized testing methods tailored to each student’s age and specific learning symptoms. Notably, Judy excels in addressing the most severe cases of learning difficulties, making it her specialty.

Through her expertise, Judy has transformed the lives of countless individuals who were struggling in school and life. Her commitment to accurate diagnosis and tailored interventions has resulted in remarkable outcomes for her students. Judy’s passion for helping students overcome their challenges and regain their confidence shines through in every aspect of her work.

With her extensive experience, specialized testing methods, and focus on personalized care, she is dedicated to empowering individuals and providing them with the tools they need to thrive. Contact Judy Hintz today and take the first step towards a brighter future.

Dear Judy,

Thank you for all your help. I went from having a hard time to doing well. I hope that you having a good week. You have been and will keep helping me through my struggles. Joanne and Riley have also been very kind and helpful. I may be a fast learner, but I don’t have a good memory.


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