PLEASE be certain your child is at least grade level before middle school! Afterwards may be too late. Looking back over the years when I was actively teaching/tutoring, I became aware just how important it is for parents to see that their children are ready for middle school. Peer pressure and low self-esteem would usually keep the behind middle schoolers from catching up. Too often these same students would drop out of school and/or become involved with drugs and crime. When developing learning centers, I would often advertise: Believe it! We guarantee your child to be at least grade level by fall. The guidelines to attain these results are offered at no cost in my website The website also offers a variety of self-help topics.Image