Category: Education

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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Ways to Help Your Child Build a Strong Vocabulary

At A Grade Ahead, it’s no secret that we love language (I mean… We designed 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 help …
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How Young Can My Child Start Educational Enrichment?

As you may know, enrichment programs like A Grade Ahead have been proven to produce very positive outcomes in students’ academic achievement. Enrichment academies are a great way for students to get a head start on school material and basic …
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Is Kumon the Best Option for Academic Enrichment?

Kumon Educational Enrichment

Kumon learning centers are located in every state in the United States and over 40 other countries around the world. It’s certainly a brand with name recognition, so it’s no wonder that parents consider Kumon when they search for an …
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9 Magazines that Publish Writing by Kids

So, your child’s a writer. Yay! Having a child who loves writing is a great thing. Writing involves creativity, imagination, and the ability to form cohesive ideas together in a complete way. Children can bring these skills into any part …
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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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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 subjects match what my students learn in school?” It’s a great question! There are a lot …
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The Truth About Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction

Once again, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Summer came and went, the leaves changed (in some areas, at least!), Halloween costumes are packed away, and now it’s the end of November. When many people think of Thanksgiving, they think of food …
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