SAT Prep Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

High schoolers looking to get a leg-up on the test can sign up for SAT prep classes throughout Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

Now that Michigan has designated the SAT as its default college entrance exam, juniors across the state have some serious preparing to do! The next Michigan test date is Dec. 7, 2019.

What’s the best way to prepare for SAT tests? Take a prep course! These southeast Michigan tutoring centers listed below offer various SAT prep classes and resources to help your teen tackle the exam, from test-taking strategies to practice tests. Plus, find some free SAT prep opportunities, too! If going to a class setting for prep isn’t your teen’s preference, some of these tutoring centers also offer online courses.

Psst! Helpful hint: The College Board and Khan Academy have partnered to bring you free SAT prep opportunities, like practice tests, short quizzes – even feedback. Find all sorts of resources, like the free daily practice app, on The College Board’s website.

Aim for A Tutoring

  • Locations:
    • Canton: Summit on the Park Recreation Center, 46000 Summit Parkway
    • Farmington: 23333 Orchard Lake Road
    • Locations in Troy and Ann Arbor coming soon
  • Phone: 248-987-8871
  • Cost: $35.95/registration fee, $399.95/10-week course

This 10-week course, based on the new standards, brings students in each week for two hours (one hour of instruction, one hour of drill time) to study for the SAT. Each week focuses on a specific aspect or subject of the test. At the beginning and the end of the course, students take a practice exam. Classes are in a group setting of about 8-12 students, but private classes are also available. Courses are offered about four to five times per year. Register online.

Brightmont Academy

  • Locations:
    • Ann Arbor: 1315 E. Michigan Ave., Saline; 734-316-8651
    • Birmingham: 33483 Woodward Ave.; 248-430-3060
    • Northville: 15374 N. Haggerty Road; 734-548-8740
  • Cost: Call for details

Get 20 one-on-one instruction sessions for both the math and verbal sections of this test and a consultation. Call to set up your session.

Huntington Learning Center

  • Locations:
    • Canton: 6000 N. Sheldon Road; 734-446-7007
    • Clarkston: 5728 Clarkston Road; 248-861-2828
    • Birmingham: 375 Hamilton Row; 248-203-6999
    • Novi: 43450 W 10 Mile Road; 248-675-8200
    • Rochester Hills: 120 E. University Drive; 248-656-8333
  • Cost: Call to discuss pricing

This highly customized one-on-one program starts with an evaluation to assess individual students’ needs and where they’re at academically. Students take an SAT practice test to determine which strategies to focus on. The number of hours is based upon the student.

Institute for Higher Learning

  • Address: 603 Church St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-623-8378
  • Cost: Several price points depending on level

This one-on-one tutoring service is completely individualized. Students and their families talk with IHL about overall goals, are given a full diagnostic test to determine direction of course and are matched with a tutor. Customized prep means tutoring can run as long as needed, but typically students will meet with a tutor for an hour or two each week and may tutor anywhere from three to six months.

Kabir’s Prep

  • Address: Woodfield Office Park, 29508 Southfield Road, Suite 105, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-973-7458
  • Cost: $1,650

Kabir’s Prep offers weekly one-on-one mentorship, 11 practice tests, 17 core lessons, 22 review lessons, a 24/7 online student portal and so much more to help your teen prepare for the SAT.

Kaplan Test Prep

  • Address: Various locations throughout southeast Michigan and online
  • Phone: 800-KAP-TEST
  • Cost: Ranging anywhere from $299 to $1,599 depending on options like self-paced, live in-person courses, live online courses, live online PLUS and unlimited prep

Find a multitude of SAT prep course options at various prices for your student through Kaplan, including options for in-person sessions with practice tests and a tutor, live online courses lead by Kaplan teachers and unlimited, self-paced and premier options ($2,199 and up). Be sure to check online for some upcoming free courses.

Macomb Tutoring

  • Address: 43599 Schoenherr Road, Suite 200-B, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-242-4616
  • Cost: Call for details

Looking to get prepared for the SAT? Sign up for individualized, one-to-one tutoring with Macomb Tutoring. Typically tutoring takes place once a week depending on the student’s schedule. Call for details and to register.

Mally A.C.T.

  • Address: 7115 Orchard Lake, Suite 110, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-788-8867
  • Cost: Contact for details

Mally A.C.T. has been in operation for 12 years and has helped more than 6,000 students from over 215 high schools in the Midwest prepare for the ACT and SAT through individualized one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Manhattan Elite Prep

  • Address: Course venue finalized before week begins, depends on when enrolled
  • Phone: 734-353-4172
  • Cost: $975/group classes, $1,580/private course

This 28-hour course meets a couple hours a week for 6-8 weeks and covers all SAT exam materials plus two practice tests in class. Find course dates and additional details online.

McCully’s Educational Resource Center

  • Address: 7664 N. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-414-7884
  • Cost: Call for details

This southeast Michigan tutoring center has been providing test-taking instruction for more than 20 years. SAT group classes are available at varying times throughout the week and have no more than seven students per group. Instruction is two hours per section of the test, for eight hours total. Check out their schedule online for the latest group class dates and practice test dates, too. For individual tutoring, call to set up a time that works best for your student.


  • Address: 29511 Greenfield Road, Suite 112, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-496-0150
  • Cost: Call for details

This individualized one-on-one test prep program helps students with working memory issues, such as speed, stamina and attention to detail. Students are given a diagnostic test during their first session to determine the course. Students can continue tutoring for as many sessions as needed to prepare, and each session is three hours.

Sylvan Learning Center

  • Locations:
    • Brighton: 10407 Grand River Road, Suite 800; 810-355-4016
    • Canton: 7752 N. Canton Center Road; 734-259-3380
    • Livonia: 37727 Professional Center Drive; 734-237-1311
    • Novi: 22034 Novi Road; 248-468-4847
    • Sterling Heights: 11080 Hall Road, Suite B; 586-580-8263
    • Troy: 3290 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 160; 248-430-6610
    • West Bloomfield: 5829 W. Maple Road, Suite 127; 248-419-0108
  • Cost: May vary by location; call for details

Many Sylvan Learning Centers offer SAT prep, ranging from in-center small group seminars to online prep with video lessons. Check with your local Sylvan Learning Center to see which options are available to your student.

Tejas Test Prep

  • Address: 20361 Middlebelt Road, Livonia
  • Cost: Variable based on which course a student takes; average rate: $20-$30/hour

Students will be provided with comprehensive lesson plans, thousands of practice questions and more to help them prepare for the SAT. Interested in learning more about Tejas Test Prep? You can reach out through their website.

The Princeton Review

  • Address: Various locations throughout southeast Michigan and online
  • Phone: 800-273-8439
  • Cost: Depends on the option you choose; some free options are available

Students can take SAT prep courses in a number of ways through The Princeton Review. Options include self-paced online, private tutoring, live online, small group, classroom courses and more – plus many local opportunities. Check for the latest online.

The Student Connection

  • Locations:
    • Bloomfield Hills: 42717 Woodward Ave., Suite B; 248-326-6034
    • Clinton Township: 42627 Garfield Road, Suite 211; 586-741-8706
  • Cost: $40-$70/hour SAT Prep Course, $400/boot camp

Check out a variety of prep options here, including individualized private tutoring and a boot camp spanning a couple of days to go over strategies and each portion of the test (check the website for schedule). Come by Saturdays at noon for a free 30-minute overview of the ACT and SAT.

The Tutoring Center

  • Locations:
    • Birmingham: 765 E. Maple Road; 248-494-6225
    • Macomb: 21481 21 Mile Road; 248-318-1182
    • Southgate: 15305 Dix-Toledo Road; 734-785-8430
    • Troy: 5825 John R Road; 248-509-7177
    • West Bloomfield: 6247 Orchard Lake Road; 248-432-7288
    • Location in Macomb coming soon
  • Cost: Call for details

Here, you’ve got options! Students come in for a diagnostic exam that can guide them in what program they should choose as well as what areas need work. Their program is 64 hours, which starts four months ahead of your scheduled exam, and includes two hours of instruction with tutors and two hours of practice each week. You can also check into an 8-hours-per-month SAT/ACT Foundations class for $389/month split into two-hour sessions each week. Call your local location to see if what options they offer.

Do you know of any more SAT prep classes locally that should be added to the list? Comment below and tell us!

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 


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