Author: Elizabeth F.

Common Core Tests: What Are They Testing For?

With all the myths floating around about the Common Core, preparing for tests can be pretty intimidating – what are they all about? What skills are they testing for? You try to look it up, but breaking down Common Core tests like the PARCC and the SBAC isn’t that easy even with all the graphs […]






Private Tutoring for High School Students: An Overview for Parents

When it comes to private tutoring high school students, the two biggest road blocks are time and attitude – and not only the student’s time and attitude. If you think your teen needs tutoring or after-school enrichment (or might looking down the road), here are a few aspects to tutoring high schoolers that you might […]






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. […]






15 Free Online Logic Puzzles for Kids

If someone asked me, “What is one topic every student you have needs to work on?” the answer would be logic. It’s needed for all reasoning skills from critical thinking to educated guessing. One of the best ways to develop logic skills is to play logic games and logic puzzles, and now, a variety of […]






Benefits of an Arts Education for Students

You’ve put your children in a good school, you’ve enrolled them in a quality educational enrichment program and enrichment camps, and you spend time with them to make sure they understand the importance of their studies. What more can you do to help them succeed without overloading them with educational pursuits? The short answer is […]






Real Stories: Ilisha & A Grade Ahead

  The owners of A Grade Ahead (formerly MathWizard) didn’t start writing math material to open their own educational enrichment business. They started writing it to help their first child excel in math. Even after it evolved into a business and branched out into English, science, and summer camps, using it to promote academic excellence […]






15 Academic Extracurricular Activities That Kids Will Love

Enrolling your child in an educational enrichment program is a great way to help him or her get ahead at school. Another great way is to get involved in academic extracurricular activities. Academic extracurricular activities focus on making learning exciting and fun, and many help students show leadership and improve working in teams. Of course, […]






Favorite Educational Quotes from MathWizard Blog Writers

Why do MathWizard’s writers like quotes so much? Who knows? Maybe, it’s because we write all the time. Maybe, it’s a teacher thing. Maybe, there’s something in the water. Whatever the reason, we all have our favorite educational quotes. Here are our top 8: one from each writer.  1. Amy’s Favorite: A Quote for Teachers by Glennon Doyle […]