About the US Learning Center

The US Learning Center (LC) provides students with resources and opportunities to achieve academic success as well as to improve skills, such as reading, writing, note taking, test taking and study strategies—skills necessary for effective learning. Ms. Gabrail runs the Learning Center program at the middle school.

This space is built for students!

Hours & Contact Information

While we are doing school remotely, you can make Zoom appointments with any of the LC advisers.

When school reopens physically, the LC is open to all students from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m., Monday thru Friday located in Seaver 208. After hours use is available by appointment. If you have a general question about the Learning Center, please email uslearningcenter@hw.com.  

Learning Support Program

The Learning Support Program provides students with individualized support to develop effective skills and learning strategies that meet personalized educational goals and enhance their Harvard-Westlake experience. Contact uslearningcenter@hw.com or an LC Adviser with any questions or to schedule an appointment. 

Meet Your Learning Center Support Team
  • Ms. Brown
    Ms. Brown
    Ms. Brown
    Ms. Brown

    I am available to work with any student who is having academic difficulties in any subject area. I work with students on study strategies, time management, school-life balance, and homework completion. I’m also here to support students who have a diagnosed LD, ADHD or who are grappling with a medical issue that is having an impact on their academic performance. I am a resource for students who believe they would benefit from academic accommodations and can help students and families better understand the educational testing process. I also enjoy working with and supporting teachers. 

  • Ms. Darling
    Ms. Darling
    Ms. Darling
    Ms. Darling

    Ms. Darling is working on holding a three-minute plank while she’s in quarantine. Her favorite place on campus is the pool on the upper school campus.  Reach out to her for help with managing time and making the most of the school year.  She loves helping students through the research paper process.

  • Ms. Madison
    Ms. Madison
    Ms. Madison
    Ms. Madison

    Ms. Madison enjoys swimming, cooking & baking, Marvel movies, and everything Disney. She can help with organizing your busy school schedule and time management.

  • Ms. Wahl
    Ms. Wahl
    Ms. Wahl
    Ms. Wahl

    Ms. Wahl loves silent/classic films, reading, and wandering around cemeteries. She can help you with balancing schoolwork and mental health, as well as research and idea development. She is a self-proclaimed research nerd.

Your Writing Support Advisers

The Writing Support team is here to help you achieve your goals as a writer at HW, whether that’s in English, History, or the world of personal statements. We believe that every student is already a writer with a unique voice, and it’s just a question of finding out how to make your strengths work for you.

  • Ms. Gasparino
    Ms. Gasparino
    Ms. Gasparino
    Ms. Gasparino

    Ms. Gasparino enjoys baseball, TikTok, and contemporary fiction.  She teaches juniors in Living America. Reach out to her for questions about claims, outlining, drafting, structuring your ideas, or any part of the writing process.

  • Dr. Weinberg
    Dr. Weinberg
    Dr. Weinberg
    Dr. Weinberg

    Dr. Weinberg enjoys theater, baking, and Star Trek. She teaches sophomores in English II and seniors in AP Literature. Reach out to her for questions about close reading, analyzing language, dealing with procrastination and perfectionism, or anything related to writing.