Extended Learning Opportunities

The Clarkston Help

The Clarkston Help is a free tutoring program that provides an individualized system of tutoring to Sashabaw Middle School students. CHS Mentors will work with students on areas they need improvement and provide feedback to parents on what the student accomplished.

The Clarkston Help is open to SMS students every Sunday. Your child will receive in-depth tutoring from Clarkston High School students, supervised by Clarkston Community School teachers. If you are interested in taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity, we highly suggest that you contact your child’s teacher to ask for your child to be recommended to The Clarkston Help; this will allow our tutors to receive information directly from the teacher regarding what students are struggling on.

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Mathnasium specializes in mathematics support for all grade levels. A placement test is given and then instruction is based on the results. They will work with students to support and catch them up or to help them jump ahead in math. Each program is individualized. For more information and locations, see www.mathnasium.com.


Additional Resources

Clarkston Community Schools Staff who tutor

For a complete listing including contact information, subject area and grade level click below.


Bentley, Krista - A middle school math teacher from Walled Lake with 24 years experience teaching math. She teaches the CMP math program. She will tutor after school and over the summer. 248-765-6676 Kristabentley@wlcsd.org

Excel Academics in Waterford on Dixie Highway (248) 705-5473 or www.excelacademics.info Retired teachers who are highly qualified and offer tutoring to all ages up to the 12th grade, for any subject. The store is located in Independence Commons in Waterford, MI. It was formerly called the A+ Teachers Store but has relocated and been renamed (all previous tutors have moved to the new location). The wesite explains all the available programs and introduces the tutors at the center.

Huntington Learning Center http://huntingtonlearning.com/

Keller Clinic - 248-338-1700-contact is Laura Rodriguez - Kitkowski

Kumon – Program to improve Math and Reading
Find a center or request a brochure by calling 877.586.6673 or http://www.kumon.com/

Khan Academy - Free online resource to assist with math and sciences -http://www.khanacademy.org/

Mathnasium - Specializes in Mathematics for all grade levels. A placement test is given and then instruction is based on the results. They will work with students to support and catch them up or to help them jump ahead in math. Each program is individualized. For more information and locations see www.mathnasium.com

Oakland University -Master's level Student Counselors from the School of Education and Human Services Counseling Centerwill be conducting study skills workshops please call (248) 370-2633 to reserve a seat.

The Study Skills groups are for Elementary, Middle School and High School students, and are FREE of charge! They also offer no-cost personal and career counseling for ages 6 and older.

Oakland University’s Reading Clinic – Application & Fee Required

The Reading Clinic is for children in grades 1-12. Fee is $250. The clinic is held at Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services building. Paula Peck is in charge of the clinic applications.
She can be reached at peck@oakland.edu or 248.370.3054

Stefanyk, Patricia MBA - Professionally experienced and affordable Teacher for one-on-one or groups. Will meet at your house, local library, or online. E-mail for more information at pat77@att.net.

StudyPoint, Inc.
1-87STUDYPOINT - Jenn Oddo (Director)

Sylvan Learning - http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/

Trahey’s Tutoring - Specializing in the math needs of middle school & first year Algebra students. Click on the name for a flyer with more information.

Tri-C Publications Summer Skills books - Language Arts and Math Review Books are available as well as a Study Skills Sharpener. The books are $20 each. www.summerskills.com

Tutor Doctor – Tutor Doctor provides affordable, professional 1 on 1 individual tutoring services in the comfort of student’s home and focuses on the needs of the individual student. Our carefully screened
& qualified tutors can tutor in all subjects for all age groups and offer great flexibility working around the busy schedules of the family and student. All of our tutors complete a full criminal background check. To
learn more about us visit, www.tutordoctor.com or call 877.988.8679.

University of Detroit Mercy Reading skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults. Locations in Rochester, Troy and Bloomfield Hills. Lots of different sessions are available. For more information or to Register, call 1-800-978-9596.


SOAR Study Skills http://studyskills.com/products/?product=101

Live, web-based classes for students in grades 6-12. A friendly and motivating way for students to learn how to study. Learn to manage time, organize, take notes, plan homework and projects, improve reading comprehension, set goals, take tests, and more! Cost: $349

The program is accessible from the comfort of your own home via phone, internet, and e-mail. Topics are covered in six, 60 minute sessions over the course of six weeks via the internet and teleconference line. This program is unique because you will actually do most of the strategies in school or with your homework before we discuss them in detail with the group. This twist enables you to ask good questions and be sure that you really understand how and when to use each strategy.

Each class session will have up to 15 participants. This group size is small enough for students to get full and individualized attention, but large enough to promote engaging discussions and learning opportunities from peers.