Personalized, one-on-one tutoring for children and adults to bridge the education gap.

Adult Education Services in Pontiac

Do you want to improve your job opportunities? Did you struggle in school or drop out? Have you tried adult education programs that made you feel like you weren’t being given the care and attention you needed to succeed?

SVSF Center is different. And our services are free.

Through our Pontiac program, we meet our adult students where they are in their learning. Whether you’re trying to earn your GED or want to build up your reading, math and writing skills, we can help. All of our Pontiac students are given one-on-one, free tutoring as well as a free tablet to do work on.

Foundational Skills for Reading, Writing, Math

For people who did not have the chance to build reading and writing skills early, it can be a challenge to learn as an adult. Many even feel embarrassed and are afraid of sharing where they are because they don’t want to be judged.

SVSF understands all this. We have crafted our Foundational Skills program with this in mind.

We give free, personalized, one-on-one tutoring to Pontiac students 18 and older. We offer online courses to keep up social distancing for COVID-19 precautions.

Students work at their own pace, and we focus on making them feel comfortable and safe.

If you or someone you care about might want our Foundational Skills program, you can learn more here: https://www.svsfcenter.org/programs/foundational-skills/

Or call (313) 400-5718.

GED Tutoring for Adults in Pontiac

There can be many barriers to obtaining a GED degree. Some people feel they don’t have the support to succeed. Some individuals have tried taking the GED test on their own, but couldn’t pass all segments. Others may not have the resources to study and prepare.

SVSF helps break down these barriers.

We work with our Pontiac students, identifying anything that might keep them from reaching their full potential. Then we tackle these issues one by one in our personalized tutoring sessions.

When the time comes to take the GED test, we pay for testing fees and arrange transport to the testing center, if needed.

If you or someone you care about wants to earn their GED, you can learn more here: https://www.svsfcenter.org/programs/adult-education/

Community Resources

Employment Resources

Oakland County Human Resources
Job postings for Oakland County positions.
248-858-0530

State of Michigan – MichiganWorks
Provides training and employment program services.
800-285-WORKS (9675)


General Community Resources

Baldwin Center
Clothing, GED, Soup Kitchen
21 Baldwin Ave, Pontiac, MI
248-332-6101

Catholic Community Response Team (CCRT)
Housing, Utilities, Water, ID’s and Birth Certificates Pontiac Residents Only
248-499-9621

Community Housing Network
Housing
5505 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Troy, MI 48098
248-928-0111

OLHSA (Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency)
Provides short term financial help, but then assists the individual become self-sufficient over the long-term.
Programs include weatherization, energy bill assistance, budgeting and debt counseling, housing aid, home repairs, etc.
Oakland County residents.

196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48343-0598
248-209-2600

Salvation Army
Housing, Utility Assistance, Food Pantry, RX Assistance
469 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Pontiac, MI
248-334-2407


Shelters

Grace Centers of Hope – Homeless Shelter
35 E Huron St.
Pontiac, MI 48342
248-334-2187

HAVEN – Women and Children Shelter
801 Vanguard Drive
Pontiac, MI 48341
248-334-1274 – Crisis and Support Line
248-334-1284

HOPE Warming Center – Homeless Shelter
249 Baldwin Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48342
Open 24 hours
248-499-7345


Mental Health Resources

Catholic Social Services
Family, marital and substance use disorder counseling
248-548-4044

CNS Healthcare – Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
​Mental health and substance use disorders services for children (7-17) and adults
800-615-0411

Common Ground
24-hour resource/crisis helpline, confidential counseling and short-term psychiatric care​
800-231-1127 – Resource and Crisis Helpline
248-456-8150 – Administrative Offices (temporarily closed)

Oakland County Health Network
Mental health services for adults and children with serious mental illness, emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities.
Oakland County residents
248-858-1210
800-341-2003 – Customer Service

Learn More

Learn More about Free, Personalized Tutoring for Adults in Pontiac

Call Audrean Williams, Manager of Adult Basic Education at (313) 400-5718.

SVSF Center is different. We are ready to help you get started.

Community Resources

Click here to see a list of available community resources.