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Tips to Deal with the Stress of Hectic Schedules

As students get older and have more classes, homework, and activities, stress can become a large part of their day. With several children with differing schedules, the combined commitments can increase that stress for the whole family. While we are …
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4 Common Misconceptions about English Tutoring

As an after-school enrichment teacher for almost 7 years now, I know a lot about parental expectations, and I have seen firsthand how much parents invest in their students’ educations. Mostly, parents are a delight to work with, and it …
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A Fall Walk – Look up from the book

Are you having a challenging time getting your children to focus on their studies? Sometimes a small break can help. Author Meg Selig from Psychology Today recommends taking a “good break” to boost productivity and creativity. A few of Selig’s …
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A Grade Ahead Fall Favorites 2018

Staff members at A Grade Ahead were asked to take a survey about some of their favorite things about fall. Although there are many questions that can be asked, here are the ones we chose: What do you like best …
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When Will I Ever Use Geometry?

It’s understandable when students as, “When will I ever use Geometry?” After all, Geometry is a shift in mathematics in school. It’s the first time where students are asked to prove statements using definitions, theorems, and axioms. This can be …
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5 Ways to Improve Critical Thinking

Problem solving and critical thinking are some of the top skills that both schools and parents are worried about students learning. But while saying that it’s important is easy, figuring out how to help students learn it is hard! That’s …
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10 Great Ghost Stories from Modern Authors

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get into the spirit of spooks and ghouls! No matter if your kids are going to be dressing up as princess Spider-men or a heroic space-pirates, you can get their Halloween …
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What’s New at A Grade Ahead? Fall 2018

Fall is always a very busy time at A Grade Ahead and 2018 is no exception. We pride ourselves in keeping our curriculum current and are proud to have recently added a new high level math program for high schoolers, …
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Signs Your Child is Bored in School

It’s not unusual for children to complain every now and then that school is boring.  Typically, what they are actually telling us is they do not like the subject, or there is a specific topic being taught that they do …
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