Ypsilanti After-school Tutoring

Tutoring is hosted Monday-Thursday from 4-6pm at the Ypsilanti District Library on Michigan Avenue from October-May.

826michigan is hosting an Online Learning Lab. The program is free but registration is required. Sign-up here for more info! 

For information about our traditional after-school tutoring program, please see below.

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, but they do need to bring homework or school projects. Like all 826michigan programs, it is free to participate.

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?
826michigan’s Ypsilanti After-school Tutoring happens at the Ypsilanti District Library, Michigan Avenue branch, four days a week: Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 6pm. (Join us at 826michigan in downtown Ann Arbor for Ann Arbor After-school Tutoring from 4-6pm.) When Ypsilanti Community Schools close for any reason, either a planned break or weather-related closure, 826michigan’s Ypsilanti After-school Tutoring at the Ypsilanti District Library does not happen. 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.

Who are your tutors?
826michigan tutors are trained community 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 various fields.

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’ll find us in the basement youth department at the Ypsilanti District Library–Michigan Avenue Branch. When you arrive, you will be greeted by our staff and interns, 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.

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 we are low on tutor support.

Do you offer tutoring help anywhere besides Ypsilanti?
Yes! Monday-Thursday, 826michigan offers Ann Arbor After-school Tutoring just inside the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair, 115 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, from 4-6pm.

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 Ann Arbor, click here. For more information on tutoring in Detroit, click here.

Who can I contact with more questions about 826michigan tutoring in Ypsilanti?
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