Ann Arbor After-school Tutoring

Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-6pm during the school year.

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Ann Arbor After-school Tutoring starts Monday, September 30 from 4-6pm!

During the 2019-20 school year, this program takes place on
Monday-Thursday from September 30-December 5.

PLEASE NOTE: The program will only meet two days per week during the first two weeks.
MONDAYS and TUESDAYS ONLY from September 30-October 8.

Beginning October 14 and ending December 5, Ann Arbor Tutoring will take place
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday!

(Please join us at the Ypsilanti District Library for Ypsilanti After-school Tutoring
from 4-6pm, beginning October 2).

What is 826michigan’s free, drop-in, after-school 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. Like all 826michigan programs, it is free to participate.

New this year, we’re excited to offer the option for Ann Arbor Tutoring students to sign up as “regulars.” Students/families who sign up for this option commit to attending Ann Arbor After-school Tutoring regularly–at least two days each week. In return, 826michigan will provide:

  • Individualized writing support from the tutoring Program Manager
  • Monthly family updates about what your student is working on in the program
  • A guaranteed spot in our tutoring publication

Families who are interested in this option can sign up when filling out their annual student paperwork at the beginning of the program.

Where does tutoring take place?
826michigan’s Ann Arbor After-school Tutoring happens four days a week: Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 6pm. (Students can also join us at the Ypsilanti District Library for Ypsilanti After-school Tutoring from 4-6pm.)

Please note that the program will not run on Wednesday or Thursday during the first two weeks of the program (October 2, 3, 9, and 10).

When Ann Arbor Public Schools close for any reason, either a planned break or weather-related closure, 826michigan programs in Ann Arbor are also closed. There is no summertime tutoring program. News about tutoring cancellations due to weather or special events is available on our website and all of our social media channels.

When does tutoring take place?
826michigan’s Ann Arbor After-school Tutoring happens four days a week: Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 6pm. (Students can also join us at the Ypsilanti District Library for Ypsilanti After-school Tutoring from 4-6pm.) When Ann Arbor Public Schools close for any reason, either a planned break or weather-related closure, 826michigan programs in Ann Arbor are also closed. There is no summertime tutoring program. News about tutoring cancellations due to weather or special events is available on our website and all of our social media channels.

Do you tutor students in subjects other than creative writing?
Yes! We provide homework help and academic support in any subject area, from beginning spelling words to earth science to foreign languages to advanced physics. We’ve even tutored a student who needed to practice her viola!

Who are your tutors?
826michigan tutors are trained volunteers from the community 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 a variety of fields.

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 through the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair to get to our writing lab. At the entrance to the lab, you will be greeted by our staff and intern, who will help your student sign in and match them with a tutor. You will receive a welcome folder,that includes a tutoring schedule and some light paperwork for a parent or guardian to fill out (this only happens the first time you attend tutoring), including a list of emergency contacts and a publication consent form. Our tutoring intern or a staff member will get to know you and your student, give your student a tour around the space, and explain this paperwork and 826michigan’s policies to you and your student. Each day, we offer a healthy snack and take ten minutes to write together on the creative writing exercise of the day. Once students sign in, parents or guardians are free to leave as long as students have transportation home at 6pm. If you choose to stay during tutoring, there is limited seating available on our chairs and sofas at the front of the writing lab.

What should my student bring to tutoring?
Students are asked to bring homework, practice sheets, writing projects, or workbooks to tutoring. Our large library of reading materials is also always open to our students. 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 we are low on tutor support.

Do you offer tutoring help anywhere besides Ann Arbor?
Yes! Join us at the Ypsilanti District Library for Ypsilanti After-school Tutoring from 4-6pm. This tutoring program is currently open to any student aged 8 to 18.

We also have after-school tutoring in our writing lab in Detroit’s Eastern Market. This program runs every Monday through Wednesday from 4-6pm. Students must register for Detroit After-school Tutoring ahead of time.

For more information on tutoring in Ypsilanti, click here. For more information on tutoring in Detroit, click here.

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 can I contact with more questions about 826michigan tutoring in Ann Arbor?
Please contact Program Manager Megan Gilson at megan@826michigan.org or by phone 734-761-3463.

Liberty Street Robot
Supply & Repair
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255