We are delighted to let you know that, beginning October 6, 2014, 826michigan will again offer our free drop-in tutoring at Beezy’s Cafe, 20 N. Washington Street, in downtown Ypsilanti. Oh, and, did we mention: !!!
What is 826michigan’s free drop-in tutoring program?
826michigan is proud to offer a completely free tutoring program for students between 8 and 18 years old. “Drop-in” means that students may arrive at any time while the program is running and receive homework help from one of our tutors. Students are not required to pre-register, but they do need to bring homework or school projects. Like all 826michigan programs, it is free to participate.
Where does tutoring take place?
826michigan offers tutoring in Ypsilanti at Beezy’s Cafe, located at 20 N. Washington Street in downtown Ypsilanti. Parking is available at multiple surrounding meters, structures, and surface lots. Once a student is registered, and parents or guardians have met with our tutoring staff, parents need not park and come in for drop-off and pick-up of students who are old enough to sign-in independently.
Do you tutor students in subjects other than creative writing?
Yes! We provide homework help in any subject area, from beginning spelling words to earth science to foreign languages to advanced physics.
When does tutoring take place in Ypsilanti?
Tutoring runs during the school year, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30pm. When Ypsilanti Community Schools close for any reason, either a planned break or weather-related closure, 826michigan’s Washington Street Tutoring at Beezy’s Cafe does not happen. There is no summertime tutoring program. News about tutoring cancellations due to weather or special events is available on our website, http://www.826michigan.org/.
Who are your tutors?
826michigan tutors are trained volunteers who are passionate about providing the one-on-one guidance that we believe facilitates great leaps in learning and academic success. Our tutors range from undergraduate students to published creative writers to post-doctoral researchers to professionals from every field.
Are you looking for adult volunteer tutors?
Yes! If you are interested in volunteering with 826michigan in any capacity, please fill out a volunteer application online. We will contact you about our next volunteer orientation and tutor training.
Who are your students?
Any student meeting our age requirement is eligible to participate in drop-in tutoring. It is not necessary to be enrolled in the Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti public schools.
What can I expect the first time my student comes to tutoring?
On your first day of tutoring, you will walk into Beezy’s Cafe to enter our tutoring lab. At the entrance to the lab, you will be greeted by our tutoring intern, who will help your student sign in and match him/her with a tutor. You will receive a welcome folder that includes a list of expectations for student behavior, a tutoring schedule, and some light paperwork for a parent or guardian to fill out (this only happens the first time you attend tutoring). Our tutoring intern or a staff member will explain this paperwork and 826michigan’s policies to you and your student. Once students sign in, parents or guardians are free to leave as long as students have transportation home by 7:30pm. If you choose to stay during tutoring, there is limited seating available on Beezy’s sofas.
What should my student bring to tutoring?
Students are asked to bring homework, practice sheets, writing projects, or workbooks to tutoring. We are sometimes able to extend general support to students; however, we reserve the right to turn away anyone who does not arrive with homework if resources are tight.
Do you offer tutoring help anywhere besides Ypsilanti?
Yes! 826michigan offers a drop-in tutoring program in Ann Arbor, just inside the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair, 115 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor. This tutoring program runs every Monday through Thursday between 3:30 and 5:30pm and is currently open to any student aged 8 to 18.
Who can I contact with more questions about 826michigan tutoring in Ypsilanti?
Please contact D’Real Graham, 826michigan’s Program Coordinator, with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-761-3463.