Middle School Tutoring Services

Is your middle schooler suddenly finding school difficult? They’re not alone. Middle school is when work tends both to pile up and become more difficult. It’s a helpful time for your child to work with a highly experienced teacher. Tutoring middle school children means focusing not only on challenging content, but also on executive function and organizational skills. Our team is composed of excellent  middle school tutors who understand how to scaffold and support these students through an important transitional period.

By working with the team at Teachers Who Tutor | LA,  you will give your child the gift of support from classroom teachers who are experts in a given subject area.

Our team is here to support your child no matter the subject or the classroom teacher’s individual approach. Whether your child has difficulty with math, science, English, history or foreign language, our teachers will ensure that they have the ideal support to help them do their best. Using a collaborative approach,   your child’s tutor will work with you, your child, and the team at your child’s school to design an individual learning plan. By working with Teachers Who Tutor | LA, you will have a progress report sent to you on a weekly basis so that you have timely updates on your child’s progress and the future goals that the tutor has outlined for the future.

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Why Is Middle School Tutoring Helpful?

Middle School years come with an influx of work that is often trying even for students who have always found schoolwork manageable. At Teachers Who Tutor | LA, our tutors are dedicated to bolstering your child’s work both on the academic content front as well as supporting them with crucial executive function skills. Executive functioning encompasses skills including management of time, breaking down complex tasks into manageable components, backplanning, and prioritization. Our tutors understand that each student encounters a different set of difficulties, and we are experts in personalizing each session to meet every child’s needs. Whether it’s teaching students how to study effectively, or explaining complex mathematical equations, our tutors first explain the content and then ask students to teach it back to them to ensure that they have internalized the material. With this approach, we ensure that your child can ask questions and gain mastery of the content that will give them both the know-how and the confidence they need to succeed.

Teachers Who Tutor | LA is the #1 Middle School Tutoring Service

At Teachers Who Tutor | LA, our tutors for middle school students have extensive experience with classroom teachers as well as masters degrees. Our team has taught in the most competitive independent, public, and charter schools throughout Los Angeles. To find out more, contact us.

If you’re looking for the Best Middle School Tutoring Service in Los Angeles, you’re in the right place. Get in touch with our exceptional teachers today.

Meet our Middle School Teachers

Gabriel Perkins

Gabriel is currently the Middle School Dean at Pilgrim School in Los Angeles, where he also teaches 7th and 8th grade English. At Pilgrim he has previously taught 6th grade math and science, 7th grade social studies, high school literature, and introduction to coding courses. Prior to LA, Gabriel taught high school English and a study skills course in New Hampshire, ESL in Milan, elementary PE in Istanbul, middle school math and science in Brooklyn, and 6th grade English in Beirut. He has worked extensively as a copywriter and tutored students of all ages for a variety of subjects, including essay writing and SAT prep. Through all of these experiences, Gabriel encourages his students to bring their personal experiences and histories into their learning, thus making it both relevant and memorable. He holds a Master of Arts, in Teaching, from Relay Graduate School of Education, a Bachelor of Arts, in English, from the University of New Hampshire, and a Bachelor of Science, in Environmental Science, also from the University of New Hampshire. Gabriel was previously certified to teach English and science in New York state and currently holds two cleared single subject teaching credentials from the state of California: one in K-12 English and the other in K-12 Geoscience.

Joel Street

For the last seven years, Joel has taught Latin and English to middle and high school students at California independent schools. A native of Indiana, he earned a PhD in Classics from UC Berkeley in 2015. He currently teaches 8th grade English at Brentwood School in Los Angeles after four years teaching both Latin and English at Proof School in San Francisco. Pursuits in his free time include doting on his Italian greyhound, following the news, and sampling the culinary delights of Los Angeles. An avid explorer, he completed his goal of visiting all 58 California counties in the summer of 2022.

Jordan Greenwald

Jordan Greenwald graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in psychology. That drive to understand and connect with people initially led him to the high school classroom for six years, during which time he earned a Master’s in Literacy to help students access complex texts and tasks in Creative Writing, Debate, English 12, and AP Literature. A constant explorer, Jordan has spent the years since coaching incoming ELA teachers with Teach for America, supporting 6-12th grade ELA teachers to create a relationship-centered curriculum, and tutoring students with a variety of learning differences as young as elementary school. 

Whether working with child or adult learners, his approach is informed by an ADHD diagnosis he received in middle school, which forced him to learn systems of organization and focus while maximizing engagement and enjoyment for learners across a wide spectrum of needs, skills, and interests. For some students, school learning comes easily, but for many of us, it takes a dedicated and responsive team. Toward that end, the author of The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, captures Jordan’s essential approach: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

Kelly Gresalfi

Kelly grew up in Long Island, New York, where she came to love the sea and fresh air. She studied at Kenyon College in Ohio and developed a fondness for farming, fresh food, and round-table discussions. During her junior year of college, she studied in Southern Spain, making sure to hike her way across Europe and Northern Africa. After college, Kelly worked as a bookworm in Washington D.C. before returning to New York City for a Master’s program, studying literacy and education at Bank Street College. During that time, Kelly taught at the School at Columbia University, a progressive K-8 lab school, while also tutoring for TWT and working for NYC Farmers Markets. After a few years of NYC life, Kelly was drawn back to the ocean and now happily resides in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles. She has taught for 6 years at her current school, PS1 Pluralistic School, a progressive elementary school in Santa Monica.

Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler has been teaching for twenty years.  He has an undergraduate degree in Child Study and History, and a Master’s degree in Education.  For 14 years, Kevin taught in New York before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014.  Currently, Kevin has a dual role as a full-time teacher and the director of elementary curriculum and instruction.  In 2020, Kevin was a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where Kelly featured Kevin in her segment “Best in Class”!  Kevin’s first book, “Lights, Cameras, TEACH – a Screenplay for Engagement, Culture, and Relationships” was released last summer by DBC Consulting.  Kevin also is a national presenter and speaks at various educational conferences around the United States.

Sarah “Sid” Solomon

Sid taught at the high school and middle school levels for nine years before becoming Director of Student Supports for three years at a middle school in Brooklyn, NY. She recently relocated to Los Angeles and pivoted to full-time tutoring. Sid is passionate about the science of learning and is confident in her ability to find strategies and tools that work for each individual student. She especially loves to work with students on executive functioning skills, reading comprehension and analysis, and writing. Building relationships is the key to working with young people and Sid loves to do so by connecting one-on-one with students through tutoring. In her free time, Sid finds new hikes, restaurants, and gardens around LA to explore.