The Trend Towards Hands-on Learning in Education

Hands-on learning has become an important topic in education. Think back to when you were a kid—chances are, you sat through lecture and completed homework to learn a concept. While this does aide learning and a tactic that teachers still use, it is not the only tactic teachers use today. Hands-on learning is not a new […]






SKILLS PRIVATE TUTORING DOESN’T TEACH (BUT SMALL CLASSROOM LEARNING DOES)

While private tutoring does offer some aid to students, there are significant skills small classroom sizes offer students that private tutoring does not. Here are a few examples of the benefits of small classroom sizes: Confidence to Ask Questions: Small class sizes like those offered in after-school enrichment programs are less intimidating. It can be […]






The Ultimate 2017 Summer Reading List for Students

Summer break is exciting for students it’s time for them to relax and do other enjoyable activities. Summer is also a great time to get your student reading.  Studies have shown that reading over the summer will prevent learning loss and can create lifelong readers. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or pure entertainment, keeping your student […]






3 Tips for an Educational Family Vacation

Family vacations can be a great experience for children and adults. Whether you’re going on a two week journey across the country, or spending quality time at home with the kids, vacations are the perfect time to bond with your family and plan all-day activities. Vacations, just like any experience, can be educational for everyone. […]






Why So Many Students Struggle with Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is a vital foundational skill that is important for students to be strong in. This is why there is such a great amount of effort put in by teachers to ensure students form and build strong reading comprehension skills. You may find yourself asking: what causes reading comprehension problems? That a great question […]






5 Math Tutoring Tips and Tricks for Parents

Once you’ve enrolled your child in an educational enrichment program, you’re not involved anymore, right? I sincerely hope you just felt shock and confusion (even horror) when you read that. A parent’s job is never done, and, as we may have mentioned before, you get best results from an enrichment program when parents and tutors […]






How Can I Make the End of the School Year Less Stressful? Ask Emily

It never fails that this time of year I see seemingly endless posts from parents who are “limping towards the finish line” at the end of another long school year. And it’s no mystery why. From what I can remember of my school days, I wonder how my parents survived! It seems as the days […]






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 […]