How to Fight Spring Fever & Keep Kids Engaged

Spring has officially started and I, like most people, am not looking back.  Spring brings sunshine, flowers, and enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, spring also brings unfocused and distracted students. Don’t worry – Spring Fever can be cured. Use these tips for parents to help children fight spring fever and keep kids engaged! Fight Spring […]

3 Ways to Get the Most out of Review Material

Do you think of yourself as good at lesson reviews? If so, you probably take a lot of notes, read through every chapter twice, and ask a lot of questions in class. If not, you probably wish you were good at reviewing. Either way, what if you could get the most out of review material […]

St. Patrick’s Day Acrostic Poems from the Students at A Grade Ahead

As St. Patrick’s Day was fast approaching, the students in my 4th grade English class wanted to do a project.  Since we have been working on a poetry unit, we decided that we would use this  theme for our project.  First, we discussed the who, whys, and hows of St. Patrick’s Day.  We talked a […]

How Long Do Students Stay with A Grade Ahead?

Unlike regular school teachers, many A Grade Ahead teachers have the opportunity to teach the same students in multiple grades. In fact, it’s not uncommon for teachers to have the same students for 2 or 3 years in a row, which can be great for developing a good rapport and encouraging progress. At the same […]

A GRADE AHEAD’S EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT SERIES: MEET OUR TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR, SARAH SARFRAZ

Sarah is a graduate of Queens College, in Flushing, New York, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has been with A Grade Ahead for over 3 years. Sarah wears duel hats:, she is a teacher and works in administration as well.  Sarah and I met to talk so I could ask her a few […]

Why Online Math Tutoring Is Hard to Do

With all of the technology available today, online tutoring can seem like a convenient way to fit math help into your family’s busy schedule. Unfortunately, online math tutoring is hard to do – it’s especially hard to do well enough to get the same benefit as in-person tutoring or enrichment classes. What Makes Online Math […]