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Ways to Help Your Child Build a Strong Vocabulary

At A Grade Ahead, it’s no secret that we love language (I mean… We design a special curriculum to study English concepts from Pre-K all the way through high school!) It’s also no secret that having a strong vocabulary will …
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A Parent’s Guide to Learning Styles

Have you ever wondered why it seems like your child can never forget what they hear or see? Or maybe wondered why it seems they really “get it” by putting an idea together using a hands-on approach? Perhaps they have …
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Context Clue Practice for Middle School

Especially in middle school, reading comprehension exercises are a common concern for students and parents alike. Often, the problems that students have with reading comprehension can be traced back to their skills in finding context clues. Understanding how to find …
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Student Success: Diya’s Big Win

Here at A Grade Ahead, we always love seeing our students succeed – whether it’s getting a question right in our small class sizes, doing well on our monthly quizzes, or taking A Grade Ahead knowledge into the real world. …
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5 News Sources for Students

Fresh off the press! Being aware of current events is just as critical for kids as it is for adults. In fact, Common Sense Media found in 2019 that young people actually enjoy following the news, as 78% of teens …
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The Ultimate Guide to Note-taking Tips

Note-taking is a major tool for solidifying material in a student’s brain. Unfortunately, it’s also an area where many students struggle! This is especially true for students who may struggle to stay organized outside of the classroom, too. Let’s begin …
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The Top Five Reasons Parents Choose A Grade Ahead

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After-school tutoring services are not all the same – you want the best for your child, and you’re faced with many choices when selecting the right academic enrichment program for them. Some are traditional tutoring programs designed to help kids …
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Should I Reward My Child’s Academic Success?

Without a doubt, inspiring kids is critical for their academic success. If children feel their achievements go unnoticed, they are less likely to excel in the future. On the other hand, if children are only rewarded when they achieve high …
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Common Core Standards and A Grade Ahead Curriculum

One of the questions we hear often from parents participating in A Grade Ahead’s Academy or Enrichment at Home programs is this: “Do the topics match what my students are learning in school?” It’s a great question! There are a …
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