Middle School Tutoring Services from NYC Teachers with Master’s Degrees

If your middle school-aged child is starting to experience difficulties at school, it’s an ideal time to hire an experienced tutor. Tutoring middle school students requires a different skill set than working with high school or elementary students. An effective middle school tutor understands the developmental and academic milestones expected of that age group.

At Teachers Who Tutor NYC, your child will receive comprehensive academic support from renowned classroom educators who hold master’s degrees in education or the subject of their expertise.

If your child is struggling with subjects like Englishmathforeign languagescience, or history, our tutors are here to provide a positive and nurturing learning environment. We will work together with you, your child, and your child’s school to create a customized action plan for success. Additionally, you will receive weekly progress updates so you know exactly how your child is doing as well as future goals for areas of improvement.

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What Does Middle School Tutoring Entail?

Our tutors are committed to helping your child work on both the academic skills and the executive functioning skills (organization, time management, prioritization) that students in grades 5-8 need to succeed. Every child faces a unique set of challenges, and our premier middle school tutoring service tailors instruction to meet individualized needs while boosting confidence. Eventually, your child will develop the independence to take on difficult subjects themselves and thrive in the classroom and beyond.

The #1 Middle School Tutoring Service Is Teachers Who Tutor NYC

Our middle school tutors at Teachers Who Tutor NYC hold advanced degrees and have professional teaching experience in the best independent, public, and charter schools throughout New York City and Long Island. Contact us today to learn more.

Meet Our Middle School Tutors

Wayne Casimir

Wayne currently teaches third grade and previously taught first, second, and sixth grades at various public and charter schools. Wayne, who is in his eleventh year of teaching, holds a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College in English Language Arts and a Master’s Degree in Inclusive Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Wayne has a passion for urban education, loves that the city can be used as a classroom, and enjoys creating scavenger hunts at various museums and in the city.

Annie Cheung-Livhits

Annie has 19 years of teaching experience – 17 of them at The Brearley School. She spent two years as an Associate Teacher in kindergarten and second grade, and the rest of the time was devoted to teaching K-6th grade Science. Before that, she taught English at an international school in Hong Kong. Annie has a passion for keeping students curious about the world around them through hands-on, minds-on science investigations. She also enjoys incorporating STEM activities whenever possible. Annie was born and raised in New York City. She graduated with Phi Beta Kappa distinctions from Colgate University, where she got her Bachelor‘s Degree in Education and Asian Studies. In her free time, Annie enjoys hiking with her family and watching her two boys play hockey.

Emma Coates-Finke

Emma has taught 1st, 2nd and 5th grade in public schools in Seattle and New York, including a dual-language (Spanish immersion) classroom. She most recently taught in an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) special education classroom at the Ella Baker School in Manhattan. Prior to her work in public schools, Emma taught abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and as a Compton Fellow in Guatemala and Ecuador. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Creative Writing from Vassar College and a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Washington. As a private Spanish tutor, Emma collaborates with her students to establish goals and strategies that work for them. Her instruction is child-centered and built on a foundation of social and emotional growth.

Brittney Gerald

Brittney is a fifth-grade teacher at Dream Charter School. Prior to teaching at Dream, she taught students with disabilities ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade. Brittney has experience tutoring elementary and middle school students attending New York City public and private schools. She graduated from New York University and received her Master’s in general education and special education from Touro College. Brittney loves to spend her free time reading, traveling, and exploring different restaurants.

Arann Kim

Arann currently teaches fifth grade at the Speyer Legacy School and is a graduate of Teachers College with an M.A. in Elementary Inclusive Education. Arann has been teaching students from diverse backgrounds, ranging from grades K-6, for more than nine years. Throughout her teaching career, she has collaborated with literacy and math specialists to differentiate her teaching to meet targeted learning skills and goals specific to her students’ needs. Her passion is to motivate each student to become a life-long learner so that they can achieve success beyond the classroom.

Sara McCarthy

Sara is a 6th grade Special Education teacher and has worked with students in both middle and high schools throughout New York City. As a teacher in the South Bronx, she piloted a debate program for middle schoolers and coached them to win several speaker awards in their first year. She currently works at the Community Action School on the Upper West Side. Sara earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Hunter College and a Master’s in the Art of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education as a member of the New York City Teaching Fellows. As a teacher, she prioritizes fostering relationships with her students while maintaining high expectations. Her background in Special Education enables her to understand and develop a plan to address individualized student needs. When she is not teaching, Sara is an avid reader and enjoys being outdoors.

Jade McFadden

Jade currently teaches third-grade students at the Dwight School on the Upper West Side and previously spent several years as a fifth and sixth-grade teacher in California. After four years of full-time travel, long-distance hiking, and volunteering in classrooms around the world, Jade is excited to bring her globally inspired perspective and love for learning to students in New York. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Master’s of Education from California State University, Bakersfield. Jade tutors students in all subject areas and strives to individualize instruction for every student, building strong relationships and foundations by weaving unique experiences and learning into every interaction.

Lauren Murynec

Lauren is currently an intervention teacher for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. She previously taught second grade at a public school in midtown Manhattan where she has also worked as a first, third and fifth grade teacher. Lauren received a B.S. Ed in Early Childhood Education from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Science in Literacy from Bank Street College. In addition, Lauren earned a certificate from Fordham University for Reading Intervention and she is Orton Gillingham certified. She has tutored students in grades K through 7, working on all subject areas. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, trying new recipes, and taking pictures.

Indu Ramesh

Indu has three years of experience in education, first teaching High School Chemistry in Newark, NJ, then working as a curriculum designer in New York City, designing lessons in every subject from College Algebra to Canadian History. She has tutored many students across subjects ranging from Math — from Algebra 1 to Calculus — to science, writing, and SAT/ACT prep. A 2013 graduate of Duke University with dual majors in Biology and English, her diverse experience in education has exposed her to students of remarkably varied learning needs and styles. She’s passionate about the learning process itself, and believes in meeting students’ needs, fostering an open curiosity and love of learning, and emphasizing real-world critical thinking and problem-solving skills. When she’s not tutoring students, you can find her working at a local nonprofit, rock climbing, cooking, doing the NYT crossword, or geeking out over the latest podcast.

Phoebe Search

Phoebe Search is the Associate Head of Lower School at Chapin. An empathic, deeply committed educator, Phoebe has spent the better part of the last 20 years working at the lower and middle school levels in the independent school sector in the New York City area. She started her career in 2000 as an assistant teacher and Banana Splits coordinator at the Chapin School in New York. On her professional journey as an educator, Phoebe has held both teaching and leadership roles at Friends Seminary, the Collegiate School, and the Elisabeth Morrow School (NJ). 

Phoebe earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with honors from Harvard College, an M.A. in Early and General Childhood Education at the Bank Street School of Education, and an M.Ed. in Private School Educational Leadership at the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College Columbia University. She is also the proud parent of two rising sixth graders in independent schools.

Sarah Solomon

Sarah is the Director of Student Supports at Community Roots Middle School and has over ten years of experience working as a special educator in NYC schools. Sarah attended a magnet high school in the NYC suburbs and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland- Baltimore County with a B.A. in Gender & Women’s Studies and Political Science. She received her master’s degree in Middle Childhood Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities from Hunter College. Sarah builds strong relationships with students and helps them gain independence and develop life-long learning habits.

Jackie Winsch

Jackie is an elementary and middle school teacher, with experience teaching 4th and 5th grade, middle school social studies and ELA, as well as tutoring 1st -8th grade students in ELA, math, and social studies. At the University of Notre Dame, Jackie earned both her B.A. in American Studies and her Masters in Elementary Education. After teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, she taught middle school at Marymount School of New York, where she also directed several theatrical productions. Presently, Jackie is working towards her doctorate in Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania. Jackie is passionate about using creativity in elementary and middle school classrooms to increase student engagement, rigor, and motivation. She is originally from Fairfield County, CT, where countless educators inspired her love for teaching. Outside of the classroom, Jackie loves to sing, experiment with new recipes, run outdoors, and read.

Winnie Zhu

Winnie Zhu has taught a variety of student populations ranging in grades 6-8, including students with disabilities, students with autism, and twice-exceptional students. She obtained her Masters in Science Teaching Degree in Students with Disabilities from St John’s University. She has a deep passion for adapting curriculum to meet the needs of special needs students, particularly in the subject areas of math (including algebra), social studies, reading, and writing. Winnie currently works at Lab Middle School where she is an ICT teacher. Aside from content, Winnie provides executive functioning and organizational support for special needs students. She is fluent in Cantonese and English. Winnie’s goal as a tutor is to bring joy into learning, build students’ confidence in subjects that they struggle in, and help them develop strategies to foster independence. She has been tutoring since high school, guiding students across all grade levels. When she’s not teaching, Winnie enjoys visiting other countries, reading, gardening, and fitness.