Author: Elizabeth F.

5 Characteristics of a Good Teacher

When I started writing this article, I knew what I thought makes a good teacher, but I couldn’t help but wonder if other people agreed with me. Are there universal characteristics of a good teacher, or does everyone disagree? Well, …
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How to Make Amusement Parks Educational

Want to treat your children to a theme park but make sure they’re learning at the same time? Believe it or not, that’s simpler than you may think. In fact, if you want to make an amusement park educational, just …
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How Long Do Students Stay with A Grade Ahead?

How Long Do Students Stay with A Grade Ahead? student enrollment & retention infographic

Unlike regular school teachers, many A Grade Ahead teachers have the opportunity to teach the same students in multiple grades. In fact, it’s not uncommon for teachers to have the same students for 2 or 3 years in a row, …
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Why Online Math Tutoring Is Hard to Do

With all of the technology available today, online tutoring can seem like a convenient way to fit math help into your family’s busy schedule. Unfortunately, online math tutoring is hard to do – it’s especially hard to do well enough …
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Why English Tutoring Should Include Reading

English is not an easy language to learn – not well anyway. Although we teach many rules for it, English breaks those rules often and repeatedly. That makes it difficult not only to learn English but also to tutor it, …
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13 Best Midterm Study Tips for High School

When students get to high school, you hope that they already know how to study, including which study methods work best for them. If your student doesn’t, however, or the usual methods aren’t working well enough, check out our best …
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Is My Child Ready for the SAT or ACT?

Whether you have a senior with limited remaining test dates, or you’re simply planning ahead, you may have asked yourself this question: “ Is my child ready for the SAT or ACT? ” I’ll be the first to admit that …
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10 Most Common Mistakes Made in English

Between grammar, mechanics, and style, there are plenty of different ways for students to mess up their writing. Since the full list of mistakes is far too long to cover in a blog article, let’s focus on the 10 most …
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