English Lessons – 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Them

Parents all know that English is a vital skill to have in order to succeed in school. Students use English not only in English class, but in writing for science, social studies, journalism classes and more! English knowledge can improve students grades in all classes. Here at AGA we have come up with some tips […]






ARTS AND CRAFTS IDEAS FOR English Second Language (ESL) STUDENTS

Utilizing arts and crafts ideas for English Second Language students is a great way to promote learning in ways that are different than usual classroom work. Arts and crafts for ESL kids stimulate creativity and individuality while also strengthening English language knowledge. If you have an ESL student and want attention-grabbing and effective activities that […]






Best Books for Fifth Grade Readers: A Recommended Reading List

Reading regularly can help students develop understanding of content and build comprehension and vocabulary skills. As students move towards the end of the school year, and standardized testing, they should focus on reading texts from a variety of genres in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Take a look at some of the best books for 5th […]






Learning English for Kids: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Child English

A baby’s first words are often a milestone in any parent’s life, but did you know that young children understand language months before they are able to speak? English learning for kids, or any language for that matter, should focus more on language comprehension rather than production. In other words, in these formative years learning […]






What Is an IEP? (An Individualized Education Program)

When you first hear of an individualized education program (an IEP), it’s natural to have a lot of questions. What is an IEP? Are IEPs good or bad? What are some examples? What is the process? Here are the answers you’ve been looking for. What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? The Individualized Education Program […]






What Makes a Good Afterschool Tutor?

Tutoring and afterschool enrichment programs are excellent tools to use when your child needs personalized help to improve and excel in their schooling. There are many options for afterschool tutoring centers and tutors. You may find yourself asking, “What makes a good tutor?” The following are key qualities to look for in an afterschool tutor. […]






How to Make the Most of an Educational Enrichment Program

Parents who enroll their children in an educational enrichment academy like A Grade Ahead are making an investment in their children’s future with both their time and money. Here are some tips for parents and students to make the most of an educational enrichment program – in other words, to get their money’s worth! Afterschool […]






4 Foundational English Skills All Kids Should Know

Having a solid foundation is needed in order to build and grow. Applying this ideology to learning leads to success in every school subject, especially English. To have a solid understanding of English, students need to fully develop their foundational English skills: grammar, phonics, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. You can think of these skills as […]