First and BEST Option is always to connect with your teachers for help! Even during Corona closures our teachers stay after class and hold office hours to work with students for extra support. Contact your individual teachers for their availability.
All resources listed on this page are FREE/NO COST to the student and/or family.
There are additional tutoring options available on a fee based system, Google "Tutoring, Ann Arbor". Your teachers may also be able to provide other resources for fee based tutoring options.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE - FAMILY POD MATCH I wanted to share with you that we have just launched a service called Family Pod Match (https://familypodmatch.com) which helps parents find other local families with whom they can share childcare, form school pods, nanny-share or tutor-share, or for parents of young kids, find playmates. The service meets the huge need of parents to be able to work while supporting their kids in virtual schooling during COVID.
Family Pod Match has parents fill out a 5-minute form where they share their child’s age, their family’s childcare needs, and COVID safety practices. Within 2 weeks, they are matched with a local family that shares their same profile. Also:
We place a big emphasis on homeschooling supporting, rather than replacing, virtual school. We need to support our public schools now more than ever during this crisis.
School pods run the risk of leaving poor and people of color-led households behind, as families stick to their own social circles. As a third-party “matchmaker”, we can make school pods diverse and equitable. The service is also only $8 so that is accessible to families with low to moderate incomes.
Information shared by parents is strictly confidential and encrypted.
The form allows families to enter a group code. This allows entire communities or schools to use the same group code, so that they are matched within that group code.
This service was started by working parents in the Ann Arbor/Ypsi area who are trying to find solutions for the upcoming school year. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your work in supporting our community!
826michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826 opened its doors in June of 2005. Since then, we have been blessed with students, tutors, and volunteers overflowing with enthusiasm.
Drop-in Tutoring - Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. We offer one-on-one tutoring. Tutors are available at the lab and ready to help students with writing assignments, homework (any subject), English language learning, creative writing, and publishing projects. We don’t take reservations for tutors—students just drop in and one of our trained volunteer tutors will help the student with anything he or she needs! (Please come with your student on the first day to fill out some paperwork.)
The existence of the Ann Arbor District Library assures public ownership of print collections, digital resources, and gathering spaces for the citizens of the library district. We are committed to sustaining the value of public library services for the greater Ann Arbor community through the use of traditional and innovative technologies.
Homework Help (Alpha Epsilon Delta and Operation: Educate Children) - Sundays 3 pm - 5 pm - Downtown Branch Youth Story Corner.
Brainfuse Homework Help Get help with homework or get ahead of the curve with this online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2-11 pm every day to teach students in the subject areas of math, English, science, and social studies. https://aadl.org/node/41606
Girls Group Girls Group empowers middle and high school girls to achieve emotional and economic security by graduating from high school and becoming first-generation college graduates. Girls Group provides year round programming and mentoring to develop character, leadership, self-confidence, and social consciousness, including the desire and ability to mentor others.
Girls Group supports 15 middle school girls, 30 high school girls, 36 first-generation college students, and the mothers of Girls Group participants. Girls Group participants are committed to graduating from high school, not fighting in school, delaying pregnancy, and abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Girls Group participants plan for college by attending college tours, working on applications and essays with Girls Group mentors, and improving their academic performance.
Neutral Zone is a non-profit organization. Tapping into the potential of every young person to achieve academic success, Neutral Zone’s Education Programs provides a supportive after school study space, tutors, and individual mentorship to navigate through the college process.
Tutoring - Mondays through Thursdays, 2:30-5pm Our dedicated quiet space accompanied by tutors and food, provides the ideal study environment. Drop-in or call in advance to request a tutor who has knowledge in the subject area of your need.
310 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104 • Phone: 734.214.9995
Ozone House is the "IT" place for youth ages 10-20 and their families to access help for a variety of issues! Ozone House is a community-based, nonprofit agency that helps young people lead safe, healthy, and productive lives through intensive intervention and prevention services. Since 1969, Ozone House has actively developed unique, high-quality housing and support programs and services that provide support, intervention, training, and assistance to runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth and their families. Through these support services, we help youth develop essential life skills, improve their relationships, and enhance their self-image so that they may realize their full potential for growth and happiness.
Call the O3 Crisis line (734) 662-2222. Trained volunteers are available to talk any day, any time (24/7/365)http://ozonehouse.org/
Dreambox DreamBox Learning Math is an adaptive, online K-8 math program designed to complement classroom instruction and deliver results. An engaging, game-like environment motivates students to persist, progress, and achieve success while supporting educators with professional growth and instructional practice.
Dedicated to Make a Change, L3C began in 2010. As an educator with over 27 years of experience in public and independent schools, I saw an intense need for socially aware, service-driven education. The L3C structure is a socially conscious way of doing business- a hybrid tax designation that combines mission based commitment with the flexible structure of a LLC. I prioritize the education of youth in our community over the bottom line. We host events, sell merchandise and conduct diversity training sessions to provide programs necessary to interrupt the acceptance of the under education and to create a space for a diverse group of youth to pursue their interests, learn from one another, and develop as learners and contributors to their community.
Study Buddy Online Homework Help Study Buddy is an innovative, collaborative program in which volunteer high school honor students connect with struggling students in math or science (completely online) to give instant help, in real-time, using real homework problems. We seek and create partnerships with school districts, schools, and after-school organizations to reach and support those students who need math or science help now. At the very core of what we do is connecting students who need help with other students who can give it. When we make those connections over and again, students improve their math and science scores and understanding, leading to improved content understanding, confidence, academic success, better skills, increased graduation rates, and ultimately healthier communities. Volunteer to help OR get help!
PALMA PALMA is a free, bilingual, twice-weekly student-run mentorship program that serves Latino families in the Ann Arbor area. http://michiganpalma.org/
Washtenaw Literacy Washtenaw Literacy's mission is to provide free literacy instruction customized to the needs of adults throughout Washtenaw County, utilizing a trained network of volunteer tutors. It is our vision to eliminate illiteracy in Washtenaw County.For over 40 years we have been empowering adults through improved literacy. Since our founding in 1971, we have served over 20,000 learners and trained and fully supported over 10,000 volunteer tutors. http://washtenawliteracy.org/
Plan for Your Future! Get the education and skills you need to get a better job, start out in the workforce, or earn your GED or college degree! We can help!
The Michigan Works! Harriet Street Center offers a diversity of employment training programs for youth, ages 14 to 21. Our programs are designed to address the issues that may be holding you back and keeping you from accomplishing your goals. We offer you a place to explore your job interests and the opportunity to grow those interests into a satisfying career! We can teach you the life skills necessary to ensure your success.
Eligibility:To participate in the youth programs, applicants must:
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen.
Register with the Selective Service (if male).
Meet the income requirements.
Be willing to work hard and make positive changes in your life!
FREE Services Offered:
Tutoring - Tuesday & Thursday 4-6pm
One-on-one Career Coaching
Workshops on: The Power of You!, Parenting, and other workshops TBD.
These are community options that some of our families have found helpful. I can not "recommend" specific tutors or individuals working in these organizations per AAPS policy. Finding a tutor that "FITS" your needs is an individual search. Please know these may be fee based organizations.
Sylvan Learning Center https://www.sylvanlearning.com/
Language Link Language Link is a full-service language and test prep center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We celebrated our 15 year anniversary in 2015! Our staff is devoted to helping individuals of all ages and levels achieve fluency in English and other languages, especially people who have tried and failed before. We specialize in custom-designed programs for individuals with limited time. Our precisely executed assessments and curricula allow students to make noticeable, sustainable improvements in a short period of time. Fee-based, and specifically for English Language Learners in Academic Subjects. http://www.languagelinkus.org/