Middle School

and High School Admissions
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Middle school is the leap from childhood to young adulthood, from addition to exponents, from Where the Sidewalk Ends to Little Women. A thoughtful mentor can nurture this transformation, and make school cool along the way.

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What we do

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A tutor balances a stack of books on one finger while her student cheers.

Thoughtful, qualified mentors

Our coaches are lifelong learners who are passionate about teaching and learning within their fields. They’re not just the most qualified tutors, they’re also a deeply invested group of role models for middle school kids. 

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A holistic approach

We’ll match your child with someone who cares about them - who they are and who they might become, where they’ve been and where they might go next.

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An emphasis on enrichment

Middle school is a time when kids figure out what kind of learners they are. Our tutors are committed to both academic support and academic enrichment, ensuring that your child has all the tools they need for their years of school ahead.

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A woman reads a book while atop a teetering stack of books.

Best-in-class standardized test preparation

Standardized tests are the bogeys of the education world. Whether your child dreads test taking or doesn’t quite know what to make of it yet, we will construct a tailored plan that works specifically for them.

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Two people examine a tangled timeline above their heads.

Comprehensive, A-to-Z high school admissions support

We help create a coherent, structured timeline for the entire process, as well as match your child with the best coaches for the test preparation, academics and admissions.

Tutor spotlight

We are a cooperative of dedicated educators who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and mentorship to our students.

Meet everyone

We are a cooperative of dedicated educators who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and mentorship to our students.


Colleen earned a PhD and MA from Harvard University in History, an MA in Modern European History from St Andrews, and a BA in History and Art History from University of Notre Dame. Currently, she is a researcher at Johns Hopkins.

Graham V.

Graham holds an MD (Vanderbilt University Medical School) and MBA (Harvard Business School). He earned his BS from MIT in Materials Science & Engineering. Currently, he is an Emergency Medicine Resident at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Jonathan W.

Jonathan is an MPA student at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He earned his Bachelor's from Tufts University, where he double-majored in Politcal Science and Economics.

Julia P.

Julia holds a BA from Princeton University in English Literature, with certificates in Theater and Music Theater. Her thesis won the Alan Downer prize for research in English and drama. Currently, she works in theatrical costuming.

Paul W.

Paul holds a BA in History (Yale) and MA in Global Affairs (Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University). A recipient of the Fulbright and Schwarzman Fellowships, Paul is currently a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington DC.


Charlotte holds an MA in Hispanic Studies from Brown University and a BA in English and Spanish from Oxford University. She is a recipient of the Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching.


Troy graduated from Yale with a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. After serving in Teach for America, he attended Harvard Law. Currently, Troy works for an education technology startup focused on preparing students for college.

Alexander V.

Alex earned his Master's in Musicology from Oxford University and his Bachelor's, with a double major in in Mathematics and Music, from Harvard University. He has been tutoring students for over eight years.


Ash earned a BA in Social Studies (Harvard), an MPhil in Intellectual History and Political Thought (University of Cambridge), and a JD (Yale). He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at Columbia University.

Daniel Be.

Daniel is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of 5 books of literary nonfiction. He holds an MFA in Fiction (Columbia University), and has taught at Saint Ann's School, Columbia University, and elsewhere.

Sarah Y.

Sarah graduated from Brown with a BA in History & International Relations. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Pennsylvania.

Mariam R.

Mariam currently teaches at UCLA in English and Comparative Literature, after earning her PhD there. She's also a Fiction MFA student at Columbia. She earned her BA in Comp Lit from Princeton (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and MSt in Islamic Art and Archaeology, with distinction, from Oxford.


Joy is an MD/PhD candidate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She earned a BS (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology) and BA (Anthropology) from Brown, and completed a postbacc fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

Natalia Ic.

Natalia received her BA in History from the City College of New York. She went on to earn a Master's of Science in General and Special Childhood Education at the Bank Street College of Education.

Tess D.

Tess earned her BA in Psychology at Harvard College. After a few years working in entertainment, she's now pursuing a Master's in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University's Teachers College.

Morgan B.

Morgan holds Masters' degrees in Maritime Archaeology (University of Southampton) and European History (University College London). She is a member of the Oceangate Titanic Expedition scientific team.


Adrienne received her English PhD from Harvard University, her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her BA from Princeton University. She is a nonfiction writer and poet, and teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University.

Cassandra G.

Cassandra attended UVA on a four-year, full cost of attendance scholarship with a double major in Human Biology and Spanish. After graduating in May 2020, she went straight into the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, with dreams of becoming an adult or pediatric oncologist.

Alice Wa.

Alice studied English Literature at Wellesley College and graduated cum laude with honors. Currently, Alice is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, specializing in Teaching and Curriculum. She's conducting her practicum at Arlington High School, where she teaches 9th grade English.

Juliet R.

Juliet studied Playwriting and Biology at Northwestern University with a focus on Biochemistry and Biophysics. She worked for several years as a research scientist after graduation, eventually pursuing an MS in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern

Sarah R.

Sarah graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with an Honors English degree from Bates. After taking her Fulbright Scholarship to teach ESL in the Czech Republic, she completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.


Bex majored in theatre and minored in creative writing at Northwestern University, graduating summa cum laude. After settling in Chicago, Bex won a prestigious Luminarts Cultural Foundation fellowship in creative writing. They are now an MFA candidate at Hamline University, where they study writing for children and young adults.

Eddy Y.

Eddy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and a minor in Marketing/Psychology. Eddy went on to get his teaching certification in secondary mathematics from Penn’s Graduate School of Education and currently works as a middle and high school math teacher in South Philadelphia.


Baoqing was born and raised in Beijing, where she graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a BA in English, before moving to the US in 2014. In the US, Baoqing taught at the Western Michigan University before getting her MA in teaching Chinese at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Baoqing is currently a lecturer of Chinese at Boston University.

Helen G.

Helen graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with a dual degree in International/Global Studies and French/Francophone Studies, as well as a minor in East Asian Studies. After working in Shanghai, China for 5 years, she returned to Massachusetts to pursue her Masters of Education in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Elisabeth attended Cornell University, majoring in Communication and minoring in Human Development and Fine Art. After graduating magna cum laude, she is now a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.


Nadja graduated from The Dalton School early, moving on to earn her BA in Psychology at Yale University, cum laude. Nadja was recently selected as a Fulbright Scholar and will serve in Kenya as an English teacher for high school and university students.


Raphael attended Yale University, where he earned a BA in Musicology and graduated cum laude. After Yale, he completed a Masters of Music in Voice and Opera at McGill University, while tutoring math privately outside of his classical training.

Katherine T.

Katherine graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a major in Computer Science modified with Film and Media Studies and a minor in Theater - a mouthful! Upon graduation, she accepted a role as Engineering Analyst at Accenture. 

Emily V.

Emily is a PhD candidate at Harvard University in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. Currently, she is being funded by the National Science Foundation to research conditions in which the gut microbiome may behave in a way that is adaptive to the host. Prior to graduate school, Emily graduated from Harvard College cum laude with a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology and minor in Chemistry.


Sofía has a BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California and an MA in Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also holds an MEd in Bilingual Teacher of Students with Disabilities in Adolescent Education, Grade 7-12 from City College. Currently, Sofía is a middle school bilingual SPED teacher in NYC, working with Spanish speakers in humanities content areas (writing, reading, social studies).

Katie C.

Katie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology and minors in Spanish and Education. Katie is now attending the Harvard Graduate School of Education to learn about the intricate and dynamic nature of being an educator in today’s complex society, with the intention to teach high school science post-graduation.


Emilija has a BA in Sociology from Queen’s University, and three Montessori MACTE teaching certifications from the Toronto Montessori Institute for children ages 2.5 through 12. Emilija completed an MA in International Studies in Education at the University of Birmingham, and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership, Organization and Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also has her Primary Years International Baccalaureate teaching license from the IBO.

Eva E.

Eva is currently an MEd Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Previously, she graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, earning her BA/BS in Child Studies and Medicine, Health, and Society.


Layla is an MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Writing Seminars and a minor in Islamic Studies. Her post-grad fellowship conducting ovarian cancer research at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science culminated in her choice to pursue a career in medicine.


Benazir holds a BA in Linguistics from Harvard College, where she graduated cum laude and with honors. More recently, she was a recipient of the Alex G. Booth ’30 Travel Fellowship, which she used to study, sail, and travel around the world.


Yael earned a BA in Math and the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). In her senior year of college, she began the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program, through which she earned a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Molly P.

Molly received her BA from Harvard, graduating with Highest Honors in English and Theater, Dance & Media. During her time as an undergrad, she was named a Le Baron Russell Briggs Traveling Fellow, an Artist Development Fellow, and a John Harvard Scholar, and spent a summer studying Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in England.

Max Sh.

Max holds a PhD in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia, an MA in Near Eastern Studies from NYU, and a BA in Philosophy from Vassar. An experienced classroom teacher, he currently teaches World History at Poly Prep Country Day School.

Hailey Y.

Hailey attended Yale, where she majored in Neuroscience and studied ways mindfulness could be used to treat children with ADHD and adults with substance use disorder in a clinical laboratory. She recently worked as the sole research and writing assistant on a book about the placebo effect (Placebos by Dr. Kathryn Hall).

Anna Tw.

Anna holds an MFA in Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company/George Washington University and an MA in Acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Previously, she earned her BA in Creative Writing from Stanford University.

Eliza D.

Eliza is a JD Candidate at Harvard Law School with interests in impact litigation and plaintiff-side work. She previously served as a Teach for America Corps Member and graduated from UC Berkeley.

Zoe S.

Zoe holds a BA in Urban Studies and an M.Ed in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently an MA Candidate in Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship.

Emily G.

Emily holds a BA in Chemistry from Wesleyan University. She has taught chemistry and physics at several independent schools, including The Hill School, Loomis Chaffee, and, most recently, The Field School in Washington, DC.

Linda L.

Linda has 36 years of classroom experience. She taught English at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School; started a small school, the Social Justice Academy, in Boston; taught Composition and Research to college students in Missouri (Stephens) and Massachusetts (Bentley); and helped lead the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science to its number 5 state-wide ranking.

Phyllis H.

Phyllis has 25 years of high school chemistry teaching experience. She holds a PhD in Environmental Chemistry. Previously, she earned her MS in Soil Chemistry from the University of Missouri and a BS in Agronomy from the University of Georgia.


Dana earned her bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Political Science and Economics, graduating cum laude. She continued to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies to earn her master’s degree in International Relations and Economics, where she graduated with high distinction and served as a teaching assistant for Theories of International Relations.

Monica K.

Monica is a practicing corporate attorney specializing in private equity mergers and acquisitions. She graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude. While attending Harvard Law School, Monica interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.

Andrew St.

Andrew received a BA from Columbia University, where he graduated magna cum laude and double majored in American Studies and English. After earning his MFA in Poetry at Brooklyn College, Andrew is now an adjunct lecturer at CUNY.

Ed P.

Edward holds a JD from Columbia Law School and a MAT in 7-12 Math Education. Previously, he graduated magna cum laude from Boston University. He is currently a high school math teacher in New York City.

Hannah L.

Hannah earned her BA from Yale University, where her undergrad poetry thesis won her Yale’s Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship. Hannah got her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2015 and is currently an English PhD candidate at the University of Virginia.


Reggie holds an MS in Product Development from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Bard College. He now works as a computational designer.


Giselle is a Master Lecturer and the Arabic Coordinator in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences. She holds an MA and a PhD in Applied Linguistics.

Amy T.

Amy attended Stanford University, where she majored in Urban Sustainability and minored in Italian, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Amy went on to receive her MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University, where she was a Dillard Fellow and received the Andrew James Purdy Prize in Short Fiction.

Haley H.

Haley graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in History. She s currently in her last year of graduate school at California State University, where she is pursuing a degree in Speech Language Pathology.

Olivia M.

Olivia is a 2016 graduate of Harvard University (cum laude) in English and Mind/Brain/Behavior. She also holds a Master of Studies in English (1900-present) from St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford (2017). Olivia works as both a professional tutor and theatre director in the UK.

James Pa.

James graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University, majoring in Biology and minoring in Portuguese. He is now pursuing his MD at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Jack Mc.

Jack earned his BA in Theatre and Performance Studies (cum laude) at Yale University, where he also pursued extensive coursework in humanities departments like English and History. After Yale, Jack earned his MA in Theatre at The Ohio State University with a focus on dramatic literature, history, and theory.

Lauren J.

Lauren graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College with a BS in Environmental Science and a minor in Biology. She obtained her MS in Marine Microbiology from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and is now a PhD candidate in Environmental Molecular Science and Technology at the University of Maryland.

Sam H.

Sam graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature. She has professional experience working as a paralegal and a classroom English teacher. She is now pursuing her JD at the University of Pennsylvania.

James C.

James holds a PhD in Chemical Physics from Columbia and an MS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. Previously, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College. He is currently a high school math teacher in the Boston area.

Alexa Z.

Alexa graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and a secondary degree in Psychology. She earned high departmental honors in Social Studies, and her thesis on political myths, critical theory, and female social mobility received magna distinction.

Julia H.

Julia double majored in Global Studies and Spanish Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her thesis on microfinance loans earned her Honors in Global Studies, and she graduated magna cum laude and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Nate O.

Nate attended Harvard College before completing a five-year Fellowship appointment in the Harvard Department of Philosophy, where he developed a research-backed method of teaching logical reasoning skills to high school and college students.

Amber N.

Amber holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and an MA in ESL. She has won several national awards for her exceptional teaching skills, and has held teaching positions at a number of esteemed universities.


Morgan holds a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School and a BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University. She is a former lawyer admitted to practice in the State of New York (having worked in both government and BigLaw), and most recently was the Script Coordinator on a Netflix TV show.

Brian P.

Brian holds a PhD in English Literature at Rutgers University, where his research was supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Modern Language Association, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. His prize-winning personal essays have appeared in Avidly, Literary Hub, TriQuarterly, and Electric Literature.


Jesse holds a BA in History from Columbia, where he was a Navab Fellow, Solomon & Seymour Fisher Civil Liberties Fellow, and Benjamin F. and Bernice Block Scholar. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Theatre Acting at Columbia.

Bryan O.

Bryan attended Brown University, majoring in Applied Mathematics and completing the pre-med track. After Brown, Bryan spent time as a private tutor at Huntington Learning Center and as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Haleigh is a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Sciences at NYU Medical School. She previously earned her BS in General Science from Pennsylvania State University and her MPH in Environmental Health Science at Columbia University.


Claudia is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has worked as a lecturer at CUNY Lehman College CUNY, CUNY Hunter College, and NYU.

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“Tess helped our son study for the ISEE but did so much more than just the practical study methods used by most ISEE tutors. Tess developed an impressively deep understanding of our son’s strengths and weaknesses as a test taker and a student. She taught our son life skills and managed to bring his scores up so dramatically that he ended up with a one-and-done test experience—instead of ongoing months of studying and retesting. Throughout the time our son worked with Tess, she increased our son’s self-esteem and gave him both the knowledge and belief in himself to do well on the ISEE—and it is not an exaggeration to say, also in life. ”


“Isaac brings a rare humanity and care to his work. Our 7th grade son had always loved and done well math until he had the wrong teacher. Isaac has rehabilitated our son's confidence and excitement about the subject, and his performance in the class has improved demonstrably.”


“Jonathan was brilliant. He organized tutorials well, made sure my daughter had a clear handle on the concepts, and communicated clearly to both my daughter and me what he was doing (and why). She was very motivated to complete the assignments he gave her and prepared for each session. I knew Cambridge Coaching would be the best place to find a tutor for my daughter but even so, the results exceeded my expectations. ”


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