Detroit may not have the highest-performing schools in the country, but with the economy on a relative upswing, many students and young adults are looking to improve upon their education by seeking help outside of the classroom on a regular basis. And when it comes to higher education, there is little out there in terms of qualification and preparation like there is in the ACT and SAT tests. These tests, which can make or break a possible college application, hold a great amount of stock by college acceptance officials and the best way to ensure you have the best chance of being accepted to the school of your dreams is to make sure you ace these tests. In Detroit, here are a few options to help you get started.
29688 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48073
This facility, located in bustling Southfield, is run by Jane Stewart Ph.D., whose sole focus has been to help young and developing brains take shape in a healthy and productive manner. In addition to offering numerous classes and tutoring sessions for generic brain functions, Dr. Stewart also offers one of Metro Detroit’s finest ACT and SAT preparation classes that will be sure to help you or the young scholar in your life prepare for that all-important test. Classes are offered all year long and private sessions are utilized to maximize the one-on-one learning experience.
12508 Payton St.
Detroit, MI 48224
Located in an area that so desperately needs it, the Homework Mastery facility offers all-inclusive, one-on-one training that will help you or the one you care about fully prepare for the challenges and rigors of the ACT or SAT tests. With additional locations in other struggling cities around the country, the Detroit branch of Homework Mastery is its flagship office and the company’s main headquarters. Here, students can come and find an environment that is well-suited to their needs and close to home, as well. Internet tutoring is in planned production, but not currently available.
Higher Ground Program
8131 E. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48213
This progressive learning-based academy specializes in assisting and tutoring those students who have difficulty learning in a normal classroom environment. Studies show that each person learns differently and what works for some, might not work for others. The Higher Ground Program’s mission is to help utilize one-on-one training that will maximize each student’s ability to harness their own learning potential. Programs are available for after-school hours to help facilitate the learning process.
Mercy Education Project
1450 Howard St.
Detroit, MI 48216
The Mercy Education Project has been fighting for the rights and educational empowerment of women and girls within the city of Detroit since 1992. While many inner-city youth and young adults may have a poor living situation or schooling program, women, more so than men, struggle to fight through aspects of adversity in order to earn their degrees. With the support of the community and qualified volunteers, the Mercy Education Project focuses its students on the best skills and practices to implement to help them succeed in certain test-taking environments, such as the ACT and SAT. In addition, programs are open to children of all ages.
Be Smart Tutoring
11000 W. McNichols, Suite 216
Detroit, MI 48221
The Be Smart “After School” Tutoring Program has one motto indicative of our modern times: “No Child Left Behind… Especially Not Yours!” Utilizing prime hours after school between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the wonderful staff at Be Smart Tutoring offers a variety of classes that can help to cater your specific needs of standardized tests, such as the ACT or SAT. With new programs in English language arts available for 12th graders, as well as classes in math and science, you’ll be sure to have the tools you need before you ever step foot within the testing room.
Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at Examiner.com.