Category: Lists

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 […]






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 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 […]






5 Best Educational Board Games for Middle Schoolers

If you dread family game night, you’re playing the wrong games. Educational board games are so much more than the classics we played as kids (Chutes and Ladders, anyone?).  Instead of a lucky die roll, these board games require strategy, critical thinking, and even some teamwork or alliances, which will keep you and your middle […]






What Can I Do with my Child on a Snow Day? Ask Emily

It’s hard to deny the excitement of the first snow day of the year. Of course, you can bet that nearly every child will be thrilled when he or she gets the call, but I have known many parents to be equally excited. However, along with the excitement can come great hassle – especially for […]






9 Snowy Day STEAM Activities

STEAM is a learning method that integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math into inquiry and critical thinking based education. Not only do students receive instruction on these topics at school, these topics can also be incorporated in learning activities or STEAM projects at home. STEAM Activities for Any Grade The best STEAM projects for […]






5 Tips for Keeping Your Child Warm on the Bus

During the winter months, it can be difficult to ensure that your child is warm on the bus ride to school. In a car, the temperature is a bit easier to control, whereas that luxury isn’t always available on a school bus. Follow these tips to keep bus-riders warm on the way to school. Plan Ahead It’s important […]