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Hiring the right reading tutor for middle schoolers is a matter of expertise, temperament, and rapport. We all remember teachers that we just didn’t get along with, for one reason or another. Imagine how much more awkward that relationship would be with a private reading tutor, where you were the only student. Tutoring 4 Less endeavors to connect middle school students with the tutor that will not only help them improve their reading skills but provide the moral and logistical support necessary to help them sharpen their study skills. The support that will create a strong foundation to help them in their future academic pursuits, at high school and beyond. 

What Does a Reading Tutor Do?

A reading tutor works with students of all ages, but mainly children, to provide learning exercises and activities that will help a student advance their reading skills. Tutoring sessions, whether in groups or one-to-one, can provide exceptional motivation for students to learn even in areas that don’t come easily to them. In general, tutors work from lesson plans, with activities devised to challenge a particular student (or group). Sessions may also include skill assessments, quizzes, tests, grading of performances, and assistance for students in moments of difficulty.

Tutors may also:


  • Offer literacy tutoring for students in primary and secondary education reading and writing below their grade level.
  • Work with students that have dyslexia, ADHD, or other special educational needs.
  • Deliver tutoring for reading skills.
  • Support students’ vocabulary development as part of test prep strategy.
  • Individual tuition for K-12 students to improve reading ability and comprehension, as well as general language acquisition.

What Are the Reading Standards for Middle Schoolers?

For students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, educational standards for different grade levels are guided by Common Core provisions. The District has details on reading standards for middle schoolers, a selection of which we have included below:

Sixth graders should be able to:

  • Indicate where the text supports analysis of a text’s explicit meaning, and inferences drawn from the text.
  • Ascertain a text’s theme or central idea and details of how it is conveyed, as well as provide an objective summary.
  • Describe how a story or drama’s plot unfolds and how a character responds or changes over the course of a narrative, as a plot moves towards a resolution.

Seventh graders should be able to do all of the above as well as:

  • Cite multiple pieces of textual evidence supporting analysis of a text’s explicit message, as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • Analyze how a story’s theme or central idea develops over the course of a piece.
  • Analyze how elements of a story/drama interact (e.g. how a setting influences the plot).

Eighth graders should be competent with all of the previous tasks, as well as:

  • Cite the strongest supporting textual evidence for a particular analysis of a text’s explicit and implicit statements.
  • Analyze the relationship that a story’s theme or central idea has with the characters, setting, and plot.
  • Analyze how certain lines of dialogue or dramatic incidents contribute to the plot of a story or narrative, reveal aspects of a character, or trigger a decision.

Personalized Reading Tutoring Near Me

For students who want to learn to read more effectively, improve their reading comprehension, or simply get more reading lessons so they can practice their skills, Tutoring 4 Less offers reading specialists with plentiful tutoring experience at an affordable rate. We use an assessment system to ascertain every student’s strengths, weaknesses, and preferred learning style. We use our findings from this assessment to create an individualized learning plan for all of our students, from pre-K to college level. For students seeking advancement of their literacy skills, the focus will of course be on reading and writing. However, tutoring can also incidentally support student focus and organization by modeling an efficient study system. Lessons learned from this experience can aid students from middle school and high school, even college students seeking a Bachelor of Arts or Master degree.

Best Reading Tutors in Los Angeles

As we are sure you’re aware, tutoring companies in Los Angeles typically charge upwards of $50 an hour for access to tutors. Skills in demand, such as math tutors, can be even more expensive. However, Tutoring 4 Less is interested in reaching the greatest number of LA County students, and that means offering a more affordable rate for hard-working families. Our tutors can provide the following for students prepared to work hard:

  • More effective study skills
  • Increased reading speed and comprehension
  • Increased general reading skills
  • A deeper interest in reading

Middle school demands a greater independence and capacity for individual reading. Without nurturing the motivation to read independently in a student, it is easy for some to fall behind and stay behind for the rest of their academic lives. Our reading tutors will get your student back on track and primed for academic success.

What Our Clients Say

Testimonials from Students and Families

Based on 17 reviews
Angie Alvarez
Angie Alvarez
Tutoring 4 Less Learning is the best investment I made this summer for kids. I shopped around many tutoring places and I was more than pleased with the services my children received here. Each of my children received an individualized tutoring plan that worked for them. Touching base with the tutors after each and every session was beyond helpful. Both my children blossomed and were ready for the next grade level. Their confidence and self esteem flourished and most of all I did not have to sign a contract that obligated or locked me into months of payments. Tutoring is based on need and goals and it is month to month. Tutoring was fun for them and they looked forward to it every time. Thank you for working with my children and allowing me to afford excellent services at an affordable price!
crystal Casillas
crystal Casillas
I enrolled my daughter in February 2023. I kept her in their program through summer. She was in the 2nd grade but struggling with reading and writing. With the extra help from Frank and his staff. She is now confident and reading at her grade level. I noticed improvement the first 3 months. She was awarded student of the month at her school and at tutoring 4 less. Education is an investment, it’s not cheap, and I am proud to have invested money on my daughters education. We are highly grateful to have met Frank, and his staff. We will definitely be returning back to him if we need to in the future.
Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez
Frank and the teachers there have always been extremely helpful and were always able to help my children understand any problems they had . I hope to very soon return my son with this amazing staff thank you for all you do team.
Gaby Gonzales
Gaby Gonzales
Definitely would recommend Tutoring 4 less if your child is struggling! My daughter was below grade level since the pandemic so we decided to sign her up in January 2022. She was in 3rd grade and she was testing at a 1st grade level.In just a few months we noticed her improvement. We decided to continue through the summer program and we can now proudly say she is at 4th grade level. Thanks to everyone who helped her reach her goals.
Yesenia Chavez
Yesenia Chavez
I’m glad I found tutoring 4 less ! My daughter angela has improved so much in reading comprehension. She is more confident now compare to when she first started ! Thanks to Frank and Vanessa, Not only that they have great customer service, and are patient with the kids which is a mayor plus for me and let’s talk about how supportive they are with the kids I love how they cheer them on !!!!!! Thanks again tutoring 4 less ! I Highly recommended to any parent that’s looking for a tutor !
daysi zelaya
daysi zelaya
I would like to thank you for all the help your center has given my daughter. Nataly has been able to better her skills with you all and now has all A’s in her classes. I have so much to thank you and your team for, thanks Tutoring 4 less
Sergio Hernandez
Sergio Hernandez
My 2nd grade son has been attending Tutoring 4 Less since October 2020. In as little as 4 months we already see consistent improvement in his reading and oral language. His 2nd grade teacher is extremely happy with his improvement as well. Frank does an amazing job teaching concepts to my son. I appreciate the patience. I would recommend Tutoring 4 Less to anyone. Thanks Frank!
Nancy Baltazar
Nancy Baltazar
I totally recommend this place. My son started on October of 2018, and his improvement has been amazing. Frank and his team are just the best. If you are looking for a tutoring program this is the place.
jannette perez
jannette perez
My Sister has been attending Tutoring 4 less for the past 4yrs. I have seen a big improvement on her and on her grades. I recomended a few of my friends to take their kids and they are completely satisfied. The tutors here are really nice and they are committed. I highly recommend this tutoring.Thank u to Frank, vicky and everyone else who has been helping my sister.
nadia castaneda
nadia castaneda
My daughter have been attendance for the last 6 years. Frank and his staff are the best. Always helping my daughter with her homeworks , projects. I totally recommend this place. Is very affordable and they have flexible hours.