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Oakland County Teacher Offers FREE Tutoring to Children of Covid-19 Front Line Workers

English and Reading Specialist Michelle Smith of Shrine Schools in Royal Oak is offering FREE tutoring for the children of front-line workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.


With Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order to close all public, private, and boarding schools across the state for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, districts are still required to implement a remote learning plan for K-12 students. Under the order, all high school seniors will graduate and students will advance to the next grade in the fall if they were currently on course to do so. How will this work for struggling learners? Michigan teachers are excellent at providing a quality education to their students in the classroom, however, as each student has his/her own unique learning style and individual educational needs, certain students may benefit and be more successful from additional help and tutoring. During these challenging times, any additional support such as individualized tutoring can help guide students through the maze of technology and distance learning to better prepare them for the educational challenges they may face as Michigan students begin the 2020-2021 school year in the fall. One Oakland County School teacher, Michelle Smith, would like to give back by helping Oakland County Front Line Workers and their children.


Michelle Smith is a Michigan certified teacher for grades 7-12 in English and Psychology and a Reading Specialist for grades K-12. Smith is currently providing distance learning to her students by using a variety of technology, such as: Google Classroom, Zoom, PlusPortals, Google Hangouts, and more. Smith is offering FREE digital tutoring in areas of certification to ALL students of Covid-19 Front Line Workers. If interested, please contact her at Any donations for Smith’s tutoring services will be donated to Lighthouse of Oakland County. According to their website, “Food donations are desperately needed! Many children rely on their school for two meals a day and even more adults are now out of work, as bars and restaurants close. Lighthouse is accepting food donations at our offices in Pontiac and Clarkston.” To donate to Lighthouse directly, visit their website at

For more info on FREE online tutoring for front-line workers, please email

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