Tutoring is a great way to help your kids reach their full potential academically. Whether your child needs to better prepare for standardized tests like the ACT and SAT, needs a little extra help in a particular subject, or simply wants to work with more challenging material than what they’re seeing in the classroom, here are some great tutoring options for students in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
- Locations: Canton, Farmington
- Phone: 248-987-8871
- Teaches: Math and English to students in kindergarten through high school; also teaches SAT and ACT preparation
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: 18901 15 Mile Road, Suite 200, Clinton Township
- Phone: 800-297-2119
- Teaches: ATS Project Success (reading and math), My Virtual Academy, iTutor Today
ATS 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 or online learning, this center can help.
- Locations: 15374 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth; 33483 Woodward Ave., Birmingham
- Phone: 734-548-8740
- Teaches: One-to-one instruction for grades 3-12 students in math, language arts, science, social studies, Spanish and test preparation
Brightmont’s personalized learning approach, based on 16 years of experience helping students succeed academically, features an always 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. As a private school, it offers high school courses for credit.
- Address: 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 230, Bingham Farms
- Phone: 248-690-6284
- Teaches: K-12 education in math and technology, with a focus on foundational skills and fun
Circuit Learning brings math and technology to life through fun games, a focus on the foundations and application through real-life scenarios, from calculating basketball statistics to running a restaurant. Every lesson is personalized to the needs of the specific child, and every teacher is passionate about what they’re teaching.
- Address: 5891 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
- Phone: 734-714-8256
- Teaches: Test preparation, math, reading and remedial tutoring for students from preschool age to adults
This established tutoring service in Ypsilanti offers students of all skill levels a chance to hone their math, reading and test-taking skills to a point of success. It also offers lessons specifically catered to students with attention deficits, auditory processing difficulties, learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, physical and mental challenges, or emotional difficulties.
- Address: Harvard Square Shopping Center, 6000 N. Sheldon Road, Canton
- Phone: 734-446-5576
- Teaches: Kids ages 5-17 in reading, writing, study skills, phonics, vocabulary, test preparation, language arts, sciences and math up to calculus.
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.
- 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.
- Address: In-home tutoring serving Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties
- Phone: 248-630-3080
- Teaches: Tutoring in all subjects for K-12 and college-age students; test preparation
This franchise-based, in-home tutoring company offers widespread education in any and all subjects, for students of all ages. In-Home Tutors of Metro Detroit even has foreign language experts, as well as tutors who can help your child prepare for standardized tests like the ACT or SAT in a one-on-one environment.
- Address: 19189 15 Mile Road, Clinton Township
- Phone: 586-649-2323
- Teaches: Programs for pre-K through grade 12 students in all subjects; test prep also offered.
This online software-based tutoring program lets you work with your child at home while still getting professional guidance. Students can also come into the iTutorToday center to receive an in-person, individualized experience. Online tutors are certified teachers who call students’ homes twice a week to monitor progress.
- Address: 35-plus locations in metro-Detroit
- Phone: 800-ABC-MATH (800-222-6284)
- Teaches: Math and Reading from preschool through high school
Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. We believe it can help your child, too. At Kumon, your child will build skills that lead to success inside and outside the classroom.
- Address: 43599 Schoenherr Road, Suite 200-B, Sterling Heights
- Phone: 586-242-4616
- Teaches: K-12 students comprehension, writing, math, study and organizational skills, French language and test preparation
A highly trained specialist in the Orton-Gillingham method of multisensory reading and spelling instruction, Macomb Tutoring owner Debora Omari has been proving herself as a successful tutor since 1996. In addition to reading and spelling, Omari teaches individualized programs in comprehension, written expression, mathematics, study and organizational skills, French language and standardized test preparation.
- Locations: Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Brighton, Canton, Livonia, Macomb, Northville, Novi, 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.
- 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 16 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.
- Address: 29688 Telegraph Road, Southfield
- Phone: 248-496-0150
- Teaches: SAT and ACT prep, reading, math and writing
Optiminds offers individualized tutoring and brain training for students of all ages. Customizes a program for each child and assists students with ACT and SAT test preparation. Students will develop time management skills, speed reading, math skills and more.
- Locations: Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, 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.
- Locations: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Dearborn, Livonia, Macomb Township, Novi, Oxford, Sterling Heights, Troy, West Bloomfield
- Phone: 855-567-2814
- 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.
- Locations: 770 Forest Ave., Birmingham; 42627 Garfield Road, Suite 211, Clinton Township
- Phone: 248-594-3410 (Birmingham), 586-741-8706 (Clinton Township)
- 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.
- Locations: Birmingham, Southgate, Troy, West Bloomfield
- Phone: 248-494-6225 (Birmingham location), 734-785-8430 (Southgate location), 248-509-7177 (Troy location), 248-432-7288 (West Bloomfield location)
- Teaches: K-12 students in math, reading, grammar, study skills and test preparation
This national franchise specializes in helping children master academic skills while increasing concentration, attention span and critical thinking through personalized, one-on-one instruction. All Tutoring Center instructors hold a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
- Address: 18640 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
- Phone: 313-486-1188
- 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.
- Address: Based in Novi
- Phone: 248-345-9378
- 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.
This post was updated in 2015 by Jessica Schrader.