Top Tutoring Centers in Southeast Michigan
From math to science to test preparation and everything in between, these learning spots help your kids excel in education (and maybe even enjoy it, too!)
Tutoring is no longer the mark of shame of kids who can't keep up in school. True, some students need a little extra boost. But often, the more personalized method of instruction used in tutoring will have kids' grades (and confidence) up in no time. Others go to tutoring to seek more challenging material than what's being offered at their grade level or to prepare for standardized tests like the ACT.
Metro Parent scoured southeast Michigan for some of the best tutoring centers that met high standards. These A+ institutions topped our list!
- Locations: Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Macomb Township, Riverview, Royal Oak, Saline, Shelby Township, Taylor, Sterling Heights, Troy
- Phone: 877-586-6673
- Teaches: Reading and math for pre-school through high school
This national tutoring corporation offers several programs to help students with math and reading. In addition to their general programs, there's also a Junior Kumon program for 3-to 5-year-olds, an Advanced Student Honor Roll program for students who need an extra challenge and a Kumon Cosmic Club to give students an extra incentive to hit the books.
- Locations: Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Brighton, Brownstown, Canton, Dearborn, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Macomb, Novi, Oxford, Sterling Heights, Troy, West Bloomfield
- Phone: 888-EDUCATE
- 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.
- Address: New Towne Shopping Plaza, Suite A113, 44630 Ford Road, Canton
- Phone: 734-207-7930
- Teaches: Children 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 them strengthen their 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.
- 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 students foster a love of learning.
- 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 the Supplemental Education Services set by No Child Left Behind, the center provides one-on-one tutoring for students in all subjects. Its ACT test diagnostics help students study more productively for the big test day!
- Locations: Bloomfield Hills, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Lake Orion, Plymouth, Shelby Township
- 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.
- Locations: Ann Arbor, Canton, Farmington, Northville, Novi, Troy
- Phone: 734-507-0362 (Farmington location)
- Teaches: Math and English to students in elementary school 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.
- Address: Based in Clarkson; operates online
- Phone: 877-436-1640
- Teaches: Programs for pre-K through grade 12 students in all subjects
This online software-based tutoring program offers families the convenience of working in their own homes while still getting professional guidance. Tutors are certified teachers who call students' homes twice a week to monitor progress in this Michigan-based company.
- Locations: Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Lake Orion, Livonia, Novi, Canton, Rochester Hills, Shelby Township, West Bloomfield (in November 2011)
- 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 them keep up, catch up or stay challenged.