Year: 2016

Private Tutoring vs. Small Class Tutoring: Which is better?

Parents and educators alike debate the benefits of private tutoring vs. small class tutoring, but the fact of the matter is that there’s no right or wrong answer because each child learns differently. Tutoring options are available to help students with various learning styles succeed. Some students excel in the fun, social environment that a […]






5 Tips to Keep Your Child Focused over Holiday Break

While you may or may not want your child to do homework over winter break, you definitely don’t want them to forget everything they learned or worse: forget how to learn. But don’t worry. These 5 tips can help keep your child focused over holiday break without overburdening him or her (or you) with work. […]






The Twelve Books of Christmas: My Top Twelve Holiday Books of All Time

As an educational enrichment teacher, and especially as a teacher of English, I am hard-pressed to find anything within the realm of education that excites me more than catching my students getting into a good book. And with the holidays upon us, we might find our students and children becoming antsy – finding it difficult […]






Should Students Have Homework over Winter Break?

For many families, winter break is a time to relax, have fun, and spend some quality time together. Both parents and children relish in the break they have outside of their academic and professional lives. However, sometimes during the winter break, children are left with too much free time, and parents want their children to […]






Tutoring Centers vs. Online Tutoring: Which is Better for You?

If you have decided that your child needs tutoring, it may seem like that was a big enough decision on its own.  And, really, it is huge.  Give yourself a pat on the back for being productive and engaged in your child’s academic future!  Unfortunately, though, it’s not the end of the road.  You still […]






Ask the Experts: Is My Child Gifted? 5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Child Needs a Challenge

Gifted students are often difficult to identify. A child may be gifted, but may not display his talents because he’s not interested in school. A child may be gifted, but he may be too shy to showcase his talents. A child may be gifted, but may not respond to the learning environment his teacher has […]






How Painting Helps a Child’s Development

A child’s playtime is an essential part of his or her development. Making painting part of that playtime, or even part of daily learning, is tremendously beneficial. Art and painting can aid in a child’s emotional, mental, social, and physical growth. 4 Developmental Benefits of Painting for Children Emotional Development It can be difficult to […]






What Are You Thankful for? Happy Thanksgiving from A Grade Ahead!

Want to know what the A Grade Ahead students are thankful for? Then, watch this video or read the transcript below. What Are You Thankful for? Let’s Talk Turkey! What are you thankful for this year? I’m thankful for being allowed to play football, friends, and family. I learned how to graph.  It’s a lot […]






How Can I Help My Child Catch up in School?

The first day of school has come and gone, and in these last few months, you may have watched your child struggle with homework or had reports from teachers about his or her trouble focusing in class. That struggle has led to a decrease in performance. You want to help your child the best you […]