Top Academic Enrichment Programs in Portland

Published Jan 1, 2020

Do your children need a bit of extra help with their homework? Or do they need an academic challenge? If so, these are some great service providers that can help.

Top Academic Enrichment Programs in Portland

Village Home

Village Home serves home-based learners preschool through high school. It also provides 50-minute tutoring sessions that can be purchased in packs of one, five, or ten. The tutors are also classroom teachers at Village Home. Sessions can be held at the Village Home campus or at another agreed upon location. 

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Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center offers thorough academic evaluations, proven programs tailored to each student's needs, and personal instruction from highly qualified teachers.

The Huntington center in Portland is located in Bethany Village. It works closely with neighbouring schools and students' classroom teachers to ensure students are receiving quality and meaningful instruction. 

In addition to offering tutoring in reading, writing, vocabulary, algebra, science, and many other subjects, Huntington also prepares students for major tests, like the SAT, ACT, and PSAT.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers offer one-on-one intensive instruction to improve language processing and improve reading and comprehension. Some of Lindamood-Bell's students have diagnoses, such as dyslexia or autism spectrum disorders, but others seek help to enhance their skills.

One-on-one instruction addresses students' specific learning needs and will help ignite their passion for learning. Students can receive one to six hours of instruction per day. 


Kumon learning centers for children specializes in nationwide after-school math and reading programs for preschool students through 12th grade. You’ll find that Kumon is different from passive learning programs. Instead of taking notes, memorizing facts, and being fed information from teachers or a tutor, your child actively develops critical, self-learning skills. Kumon has several locations in the Portland area.

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Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan tutors use a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids learn math, reading, writing, and other subjects. Working with Sylvan instructors, kids feel engaged and get the exact learning they need. Sylvan also offers college test prep. 

Kids Like Languages

Kids Like Languages is the most experienced provider of educationally-sound foreign language and culture classes for preschool, elementary, and middle school students in Portland. Classes are offered in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, German, Italian, American Sign Language (ASL), and other languages.

Kids Like Languages holds after-school classes, individual and group tutoring, camps, and online language courses. If you want your children to love learning a new language and learn about new cultures, this is the place to send them.

Varsity Tutors

With Varsity Tutors, students get one-on-one instruction with University of Oregon graduates. All tutors go through a rigorous background check and have their academic credentials verified. Tutoring sessions can take place wherever is convenient for you.

Tutoring is offered in math, science, foreign languages, test prep, and many other subject areas.

North Avenue Education

North Avenue Education offers one-on-one test prep and academic tutoring. Students are paired with a tutor that suits their learning needs and methods. All tutors are experts in their fields and have at least two years of teaching or tutoring experience.

North Avenue Education works with students of all learning styles and abilities, including those with ADD, dyslexia, and executive function disorder. 

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