Tutoring for Middle School and Elementary Students in Metro Detroit Michigan

How can we help your Middle or Elementary School student succeed this year?

The Student Connection doesn’t follow one specific program for tutoring. Each student is different and therefore each approach and style is different and personalized to the student. Students and tutors are placed together based on subject but also personality and learning style. Parents and teachers are involved in the process at The Student Connection, too.

Concerned About the 2024-2025 School Year?
We have EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS for every scenario and student.

In Person Tutoring Metro Detroit

Individual In-Person Tutoring

Perfect for students and families that want one-on-one instruction at our Student Center or other agreed upon location.

Distance Learning Tutors in Michigan

Individual Remote Tutoring

Perfect for students and families that want want instruction from the safety of their home.

Multi-Grade Tutoring Groups

Multi-Grade Tutoring Groups

Perfect for families and their close friends. 2-4 students in each group. High School Students must be in a High School group only.

Same Grade, Same Subject Tutoring Groups

Perfect for families and their close friends. 2-4 students in kindergarten thru 12th grade.

Ready to get started or need more information? We are happy to answer any questions. Please contact us at 248.326.6034.

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NEW Foundations is designed for 8th and 9th grade students.

The program breaks down reading and math basics they will need for the next 4 years. Students then are given ACT AND SAT type questions. They will learn the difference between the tests and become prepared for both.

This program is designed for individual students. Program is 4 weeks long and meets 2 times a week. Sessions are 90 minutes.

The Student Connection and its affiliated Speech-Language Pathologists help learners meet the challenges presented by hearing and speech disorders. Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Michigan, our specially trained professionals are able to find and address hearing and disorders, as well as addressing difficulties with language, stuttering, voice, tone and articulation.

As a new pair of glasses can make a major and positive impact on child’s ability to read a teacher’s lesson on the blackboard, properly treated hearing and speech disorders can make a difference in a child’s ability to understand and communicate. By helping students improve their ability to hear and speak, learners can better understand a lecture and discuss the details of an assignment. Developing communication skills also helps young students develop the social skills needed to build lasting relationships later in life.

Our Speech Therapy services range from $60 – $85 an hour.

We match your student with the right tutor. No packages or set number of sessions.
Personalized, private one-on-one tutoring programs ensure your student will have the attention they deserve. We offer multiple levels of tutoring for Elementary and Middle School students including Academic and AP class tutoring.

Through the use of skills-building lessons, practice questions, and coaching on successful strategies, both students and parents can feel confident in our comprehensive tutoring program.

Flexible times includes evenings and weekdays because your student and your family are busy.

The Student Connection are qualified and ready to assist learners and their families as advocates and counselors. As counselors and academic advisors, we can help parents and psychoeducational professionals determine the optimum educational course of action for each child.

We can help determine whether a young learner needs an IEP – an Individual Educational Plan – or a 504 Plan. An IEP plan is a blueprint to create a special education program. A 504 plan is a blueprint for how a child will gain access to needed learning resources at school. Major differences exist between the designations, affecting access to special education programs for children with learning disabilities, such as challenges to learning, such as dyslexia.

We also stand ready to serve learners and families before public school bodies and officials in the role of Advocate at IEP meetings and 504 planning sessions. We will accompany learners and parents in meetings with school personnel and provide guidance and support. At all times, we place the interests of learners and their families first and foremost.

Our 504 & IEP Advocacy services range from $70 – $150 an hour depending on outside resources that may be needed.

For years, connecting students with success has been our mission!
We have accomplished this and helped countless students through highly specialized one-on-one tutoring courses featuring:

Study Skills
Study Smarter not Harder! Let us help your student balance academics and extracurricular commitments. “Study is nothing else but a possession of the mind”-Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher 1588 – 1679.

Specialized Reading Development
Certified tutors offer Orton-Gillingham based instruction. This is a multisensory, scientifically based approach to reading. Studies have identified this as one of the most effective strategies for students struggling with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD, although all types of learners have experienced tremendous success. All tenets of reading are introduced and explored until mastery is achieved.

Phonemic Awareness
Phonetic Skills
Vocabulary Development
Reading Fluency
Reading Comprehension
Specialized Mathematics Development
Our highly qualified math tutors actually enjoy math; but careful-their enthusiasm may be contagious! Our tutors break difficult concepts into manageable components and work with students to develop individualized success strategies.

Test Taking Strategies and Managing Text Anxiety
Does your student struggle with text anxiety? It is natural to experience some level of anxiety during tests, however when students are not achieving results at their expected potential, it becomes problematic. We work with students to find the right approach in preparing for tests exploring a multitude of strategies.

Research and Writing Papers
“It was a dark and stormy night…Good writing takes enormous concentration.”
Snoopy, Peanuts Charles Schulz, 1922 – 2000 American cartoonist

Writing has a wide range of style; just as each student is unique, as writers we are all unique as well. Our tutors can help you find your “voice”, as well as develop a successful writing piece by organizing content effectively and working through the steps of the writing process.

Our Skill Development services range from $40 – $70 an hour.

The Student Connection offers Professional Evaluation on specific fields:
– Educational Potential
– Academic Achievement
– Neuropsychological Functioning:
Learning Disorders
Auditory Processing Disorder
Visual Processing Disorder
Nonverbal Learning Disorder
– Psychological Functioning

Our Professional Evaluation services range in cost depending on the level of testing needed.

The Student Connection offers Professional evaluation on specific fields:

  • Educational Potential
  • Academic Achievement
  • Neuropsychological Functioning:
    Learning Disorders and ADHD
    Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders
    Nonverbal Learning Disorder
  • Psychological Functioning

Our Professional Evaluation services range in cost depending on the level of testing needed.

For many students and parents, exam time is the most stressful part of the school year. With so much riding on the outcome, there can be a high degree of pressure to perform well. We help your student over this anxiety, learn to prepare and feel the success of approaching any test with confidence.

Our Exam Preparation services range from $40 – $70 an hour.

Reading is the fundamental skill for success in school, citizenship, and modern life. Starting with learners as early as the first grade, our experts help youngsters who are experiencing difficulty developing their reading and writing abilities.

Members of our professional staff are certified by the State of Michigan. The team determines the specific circumstances affecting each child’s reading abilities, then we design a program to develop reading and writing skills. Through one-on-one instruction, reading specialists develop the young learners’ abilities and help them catch up to their peers. Furthermore, our professional team helps instill a sense of appreciation for reading and learning in youngsters who may not previously have enjoyed reading and sharing what they know through their writing.

The team is qualified to help elementary school students fulfill state and school testing requirements. This includes helping students learn what they need to fulfill a reading requirement due to poor or failing grades through academic credit recovery programs. These programs are held over the summer months, when a learner is free to concentrate on one subject area.

Our Reading Recovery services range from $40 – $70 an hour.