Tutoring/Child Care Requests

The University recognizes the need in the community for quality tutors and childcare providers during this difficult time. The best and safest ways for families to connect to WMU students who can serve as either tutors or babysitters is through one of the professional apps. These apps can connect you to a large universe of childcare providers and tutors, including but not limited to WMU students. The apps also run background checks, and include extensive safety policies and procedures. Below are some examples of sites that can assist you in finding a tutor or childcare provider though there may be other options available not listed:  

  •  Care.com
  • Sittercity.com
  • Bambino
  • Wyzant.com
  • Chegg.com 

We wish you the best of luck in finding the right tutor or sitter for your family and know that WMU students have much to offer. If there is anything else we can do to assist, please feel free to contact the Office of Pre-College Programming at (269) 387-2773.   


Staff picture of Nan Janecke

Ms. Nan has been elected to be the President of MAGC!

Our very own Nan Janecke (ATYP Program Coordinator) has been elected to be the President of the Michigan Association for Gifted Children. MAGC is a statewide organization whose mission is to advocate for gifted students around the state and in the nation. She was elected to a two-year term beginning July 1, 2020. Congratulations, Nan!

Service Continuity Update

Due to the global pandemic, the Office of Pre-College Programming will be providing the majority of its services virtually. We will have limited office availability during this time and reduced staff will be present within the office Monday - Friday, 10 - 3  p.m.  Staff are available to meet in person during these office hours by appointment only. However, specific programs (ATYP, College Day, Upward Bound) within the Pre-College Office also have limited hours in the office and may only be in the office 1-2 days per week.  Virtual appointments are available on days and times both within and outside of office hours.  To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact us at 269-387-2773 or alexis.arocho@wmich.edu.  

Staff can be reached using the contact information previously provided, including their direct office phones and email. In addition, you can contact us about specific pre-college programs using the information below:

Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!