Where to Find Tutoring Services: In-Person and Virtual

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With a new school year, you might be wondering about where to find tutoring services in and around Detroit. We always want our kids to do well, and if they’re struggling with a subject area or school work, it can be beneficial to get them a little extra help!

There are so many options for tutoring and sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start looking. We asked the moms in our community groups to share where they are finding tutors, and we put their responses together in this post for you. There are some great options in the area, both virtually and in-person!

We know that all kids learn in different ways, and it might take you a few tries before you find the perfect tutor for your child. And that’s totally okay! If you’re looking for a tutor, we hope this list helps you in that process. And if you’re not looking for a tutor, we hope you’ll share it to spread the word about these mom-recommended tutoring services.

Where to find tutoring services in + around Detroit:

GoPeer | Virtual

GoPeer offers online tutoring with college students. The tutoring sessions are one-on-one, and you can pay as you go! There’s also an option to record the tutoring session so your student can refer back to it later. Virtual tutoring is such a great option for busy families.

Inkwell English Education | Virtual

Inkwell focuses on serving students in grades 3rd through 12th with a focus on language arts (writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary). Tutoring sessions can be one-on-one or small group, and all take place via Zoom. According to their website, they also offer additional opportunities for virtual support, like a Q+A session and a chance to read writing aloud for feedback.

Kumon Learning Centers | Multiple Locations + Virtual

Kumon focuses on reading and math. You can enter your zip code on their website to find a learning center near you. According to their website, not every in-person location also has virtual tutoring. You’ll want to confirm availability with whichever location you’re planning to go through.

Sylvan Learning Center | Multiple Locations + Virtual

Sylvan Learning Center covers a wide variety of topics for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Their tutors can also help with homework and test prep. A quick zip code search on their website will pull up all nearby locations. Online tutoring is an option, too!

Remind | Virtual

You might be familiar with Remind as a communication app for your child’s school. But, they also offer tutoring services for grades 2nd through 12th, in math. According to their website, their tutors are either experienced tutors or certified math teachers. A messaging system makes it super easy to stay in communication with your child’s tutor and up-to-date on how they’re progressing.

Teach Young Minds | Virtual

Teach Young Minds focuses on spelling and reading with students in grades Kindergarten through 6th. They offer both one-on-one and group lessons. The tutors through Teach Young Minds are licensed educators. There’s also access to a free resource library.

Tutor.com | Virtual

Tutor.com offers on-demand tutoring in many subject areas. You can search on their website to see the schools they partner with to offer their tutoring services.

The Suburban Library Cooperative has partnered with tutor.com to offer tutoring services, which is such an amazing resource to bring to local libraries! You’ll need your library card number and password to get started, and can choose from a few libraries on the list.

Varsity Tutors | Virtual

Varsity Tutors offers one-on-one, online, and instant tutoring options. There’s also a learning membership with tutoring options for students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adults! Their tutoring services offer support in a large variety of areas.

Your Child’s School

Your child’s school should not be overlooked when searching for local tutoring services. Sometimes educators offer tutoring before or after school; other times, high school students may offer services in exchange for National Honor Society community service hours. Your best bet would be to ask in the office for elementary-aged kids, or check with your child’s counselor for middle school or high school.

Your Local Library

The local library really has SO much to offer. Aside from youth and kids’ programs, the librarians also can offer support with tutoring services. Your local library may already have a list of tutors in the community. Or, you can ask a librarian to point you in the direction of where to find more information.

When it comes to your child’s success, we know you want to do everything you can to help them along the way. Seeking out a tutor is just one more way to show your child the importance of learning and education. Don’t forget to check with your child’s classroom teacher for any additional support that may be available!

For more schooling resources, check out what Jillian shared about different types of public school alternatives.

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