Adult and Child Tutoring in Detroit and Beyond

Detroit families in search of child tutoring services, college prep or homework help can start here. Find adult educational programs and tutoring in Detroit, too.

Did you know there are quite a few options for free tutoring in Detroit? That’s right. Free homework help is near. Students looking for everything from reading to math tutoring in Detroit and the metro Detroit region can find tutor centers and options nearby. Browse our list of free and low-cost adult and child tutoring services to see which will be the best fit for your student.

Details may have changed, so be sure to call ahead to confirm. Do you know of any other child tutoring services, homework help or adult educational programs in the city of Detroit or the surrounding areas? Leave us a note in the comments section.


  • Ann Arbor: Liberty Street Tutoring, 115 E. Liberty St., 734-761-3463
  • Detroit After-School Tutoring, 1351 Winder St., Detroit, 313-818-0255
  • Cost: free

Offers free writing and tutoring programs for local kids ages 8-18. Drop-ins welcome at the Ann Arbor location. Detroit students must register for a tutoring session as hours at that location are limited.

Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation

  • Addresses: CDC Main Office, 1550 Taylor St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-873-0064
  • Cost: free

One of this organization’s many programs is “ABCs in the D” Tutoring for kids 5-11 (grades K-5). Get one-on-one help from volunteers and staff on reading and math skills. After-school programs, day camps and enrichment programs offered, too.

Detroit Parent Network

  • Address: 726 Lothrop Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-309-8100
  • Cost: Most programs free to all members; $10 and five volunteer hours/annual membership

There are college prep services here, but also tutoring and homework help for students and guidance for parents that want to help their kids succeed, too.

Detroit World Outreach T-Lab Program

  • Address: 1751 Radcliff St., Garden City
  • Phone: 888-327-3387
  • Cost: Costs vary; scholarships, some discounts available

Here, students pre-K through 12th grade can get assistance in reading, writing, math, science, technology and more. The program is based on ACT core competencies.

Developing K.I.D.S.

  • Address: Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago St., Detroit
  • Phone: 888-294-6554
  • Cost: free

Kids ages 5-18 can join the Prevention program for ages 5-18 to learn a number of skillsets, including math, reading and more.

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

  • Address: 6445 E. Vernor Highway, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-209-3029
  • Cost: free; must have full participation in academic and community service programming

Tutoring programs at this spot aids children (8-17) in their academics while boxing and volunteer opportunities helps teach discipline and pride in community.

Eastside Community Network Youth on the Edge of Greatness

  • Address: 4401 Conner St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-571-2800
  • Cost: free; must live on the east side of Detroit

Students ages 11-14 from eastside Detroit can join an after-school here to learn a number of skills, partake in community service, but also get homework support.

Franklin-Wright Settlements, Inc. After-School Enrichment Program

  • Address: 3360 Charlevoix Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-579-1000
  • Cost: free; enrollment required, must live in Detroit/Wayne County

Caters to kids of all ages, from birth-age 18 through its Youth Success Academy, which offers after-school and summer enrichment programs and teen/college help; plus an early start program for younger kids.

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Detroit – Midtown

  • Address: 41 Burroughs St., Suite 105,  Detroit
  • Phone: 313-873-7730
  • Cost: Tuition per month per subject ranges $110-$200

After-school math and reading program allows preschool-aged kids up to 12th graders  to “actively develop self-learning skills” through an individualized program that includes daily assignments and allows students to progress at their own pace.

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Detroit – Riverdale

  • Address: 16742 Lamphere St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-255-9085
  • Cost: $110 per month per subject

Servicing the northwest side of Detroit since 1993, the nonprofit Kumon center helps students achieve at their grade level. Then, once reaching grade level, working to advance even further ahead.


  • Address: 4138 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit and 7150 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-554-2025 or 313-841-1419
  • Cost: Requirements/costs vary

Find after-school tutoring services – among many other programs – at this Detroit organization.

MACC Development

  • Address: 7900 Mack Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-732-9302
  • Cost: $25/semester or four volunteer hours per semester

Participate in MACC Lit, which is a 12-week, one-on-one tutoring program aimed at kids in kindergarten-5th grade. Offers educational programs for kids 0-5 years, summer camps and sports programs, too.

Matrix Human Services The Youth Assistance Program

  • Address: 120 Parsons St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-831-1000
  • Cost: free

Find after-school academic support, conflict resolution and recreational activities; plus individual counseling, career counseling and college prep for ages 7-17.

Mercy Education Project

  • Address: 1450 Howard St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-963-5881
  • Cost: Contact for details

Hosts after-school tutoring for girls in grades 2-12, literacy, adult basic education and GED prep for women.


  • Address: 29551 Greenfield Road, Suite 112, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-496-0150
  • Cost: Contact for details

Optiminds customizes a program for each student and assists with ACT and SAT test prep. Students will develop time management skills, speed reading, math  skills and more.

Pro-Literacy Detroit

  • Address: 12300 Morang Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-926-6678
  • Cost: free

Focuses on helping kids 16-plus to learn reading, writing and English skills.

Sylvan Learning Center

  • Address: 2040 Monroe St., Suite 202, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-406-8349
  • Cost: Varies. Contact for details

Using the four-step approach called Sylvan Insight, students can get instruction in math, reading and language arts – all aligned with Common Core and state standards. Plus, study skills, advanced math and college prep programs, along with STEM robotics and coding courses.

St. Vincent & Sarah Fisher Center

  • Address: 16800 Trinity St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-535-9200
  • Cost: free

Offers personalized one-on-one tutoring for kids, after-school programming and summer programming. Find help for adults, too.

The Youth Connection, Inc.

  • Address: 4777 E. Outer Drive, Suite 1340, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-826-7099
  • Cost: free

The high-quality programing here covers college and career readiness, nutrition education, and youth tutoring.


  • Address: 16742 Lamphere St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-255-9085
  • Cost: Contact for details

Ages 6-24 can take par in the Academic and Youth Development program, which offers the high-quality Kumon math and reading curriculum as well as college prep and leadership development.

YouthVille Detroit

  • Address: 7375 Woodward Ave., Suite 2800, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-869-2200
  • Cost: Contact for details

Tweens to young adults and find many programs here, including college prep and tutoring.

Looking for other ways to help enrich your child’s school experience? Check out our list of after-school and extracurricular programs in Detroit.

This post is updated regularly.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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