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Top Tutoring Centers for Kids in Southeast Michigan

Help kids excel academically with specialized help in math, English, science, foreign languages, test preparation and more. Updated for the 2013-14 school year.

Tutoring can help bring your child to his or her full potential. Whether kids need an extra boost or more challenging material, there is sure to be a center that fits those needs. Many organizations offer test preparation for standardized exams like the ACT and SAT, too. Here are some great choices in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Aim for A Tutoring

  • Locations: Canton, Farmington, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-507-0362 (Farmington location)
  • Teaches: math and English to students in elementary through high school

Students can try out the online tutoring program to get help with school – without leaving home. For on-location tutoring, small groups of students work with instructors who make learning fun with educational contests and prizes.

ATS Educational Consulting

  • Location: 20674 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 800-297-2119
  • Teaches: ATS Project Success (reading and math), My Virtual Academy, iTutor Today

ATS Educational Consulting Services offers a number of programs and solutions to better meet the combined needs of communities, parents and students. Whether you are looking for a way to help your students with tutoring interventions, credit recovery or online learning, this center can help.

Brightmont Academy

  • Location: 39209 Six Mile Road, Suite 175, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-548-8740
  • Teaches: One-to-one instruction for K-12 students in math, language arts, science, social studies, Spanish and test preparation

Brightmont's personalized learning approach features a one-to-one instruction model. One experienced teacher works with one student throughout every learning session, focusing on that child's unique academic needs and learning style. Beyond tutoring, it offers high school courses for credit.

Huntington Learning Center – Canton

  • Address: 6000 N. Sheldon Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-207-7930
  • Teaches: kids ages 5-17 in reading, writing, math, study skills, phonics, vocabulary and test preparation

The Canton branch of this national tutoring franchise offers students a personalized program to help kids strengthen skills in various subject areas. In addition to undergoing in-house training, all tutors are college-educated, and many have teaching certificates or master's degrees.

Huntington Learning Center – Rochester Hills

  • Address: 2591 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-299-3322
  • Teaches: K-12 instruction in reading, writing, math, study skills, vocabulary, phonics and test preparation

The Rochester Hills branch of this national tutoring franchise offers academic evaluations to keep students on track. Personalized learning programs from qualified instructors also help kids foster a love of learning.

iTutorToday.com

  • Address: based in Clarkson; operates online
  • Phone: 586-649-2323
  • Teaches: programs for pre-K through grade 12 students in all subjects

This online software-based tutoring program lets you work with your child at home while still getting professional guidance. Its tutors are certified teachers who call students' homes twice a week to monitor progress.

Kumon

  • Locations: Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Macomb Township, Riverview, Royal Oak, Saline, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Troy
  • Phone: 800-222-6284
  • Teaches: reading and math for preschool through high school

This national tutoring corporation has several programs to help kids with math and reading. In addition to its general programs, there's also a Junior Kumon offering for 3-to 5-year-olds and an Advanced Student Honor Roll program for kids who need an extra challenge.

Mathnasium

  • Locations: Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Brighton, Livonia, Novi, Canton, Rochester Hills, Saline, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 877-601-6284
  • Teaches: math to children in preschool through high school

This team of math specialists will work to help turn your numeral-fearing child into one who loves to crunch numbers. The center creates individualized lesson plans for each child to help him or her keep up, catch up or stay challenged.

McCully's Educational Resource Center

  • Address: 7664 Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-414-7884
  • Teaches: programs in language arts, math, test preparation, study skills, social skills and specialized assistance

This state-approved tutoring center has been in business for more than 15 years. In addition to offering supplemental education services set by No Child Left Behind, it provides one-on-one tutoring for students in all subjects. Its ACT test diagnostics help students study more productively for the big test day.

Reading & Language Arts Centers

  • Locations: Brighton, Grosse Pointe, Lake Orion, Plymouth, Shelby Township, Waterford, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 800-732-3211
  • Teaches: programs in phonics, reading comprehension, writing, math and test preparation

This tutoring center offers a unique approach to help kids with reading: Its Phonics First program incorporates visual, auditory and tactile sensory features to give children a stronger grip on language.

Sylvan Learning

  • Locations: Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Brighton, Brownstown, Canton, Dearborn, Livonia, Macomb, Novi, Oxford, Sterling Heights, Troy, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 855-567-2848
  • Teaches: math, reading, writing, study skills, homework help, college preparation and test preparation

This national chain has a plethora of locations here in southeast Michigan for your family's convenience. Instructors, who often also teach in local schools, first assess students to find the methods that will work for them, then create customized plans to work at their pace.

The Student Connection

  • Location: 770 Forest Ave., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-594-3410
  • Teaches: reading, writing, math, science and foreign language to preschoolers-grad school levels

From professional diagnostic testing and tutoring in all subjects to prepping for ACTs, college essays and applications, this group figures out what each student needs to learn and builds his or her skills to succeed. Offers afterschool, weekend and evening times to fit your family's schedule.

Tutor Doctor of Metro Detroit

  • Location: 18640 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Phone: 313-899-0937
  • Teaches: math, English, languages and science tutoring from preschoolers to college level

Tutor Doctor offers families in metro Detroit affordable one-on-one in-home tutoring for all ages and all subjects, including ACT/SAT/GED prep. Works around your schedule and prides itself on matching students with tutors that best meet their needs, helping them improve grades, gain confidence and improve study and organizational skills.

UR-Worthy LLC

  • Phone: 248-345-9378
  • Address: based in Novi
  • Teaches: student coaching to get kids ready for the college experience

UR-Worthy coaches students to help simplify the process of preparing them for college and their career. Run by Marion Wells, a veteran business development, engineering professional and "education enthusiast," according to its website.

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