Mrs Anderson reads!

Mrs Anderson reads. And reads. And reads some more!  Find out more about her latest recommendation for readers 7th-12th grades. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children “I put off reading this series for ages because of the title,” says Mrs Anderson. “It says ‘Peculiar Children’, right? Well, this book reinforced the adage to never judge…

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Mrs. Mendenhall and the creative process

Mrs. Mendenhall is in our faculty spotlight this week! An exceptional private tutor for creative writing Our beloved Mrs. Mendenhall tutors students in middle grades with an emphasis on creative writing.  She loves working with her students and sharing her passions for reading (including Shakespeare!) and writing.  Mrs. Mendenhall’s students have grown in skills and…

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Summer reading pleasures

Summer reading!  What a pleasure to step out of our school-year routines and explore something a little different.   This month we head northwest to Alaska, taking Cynthia’s parents for a three-generation cruise through Glacier Bay National Park. We start in Juneau, Alaska’s capital, and cruise through the islands and bays to Sitka, Alaska. A…

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Summer learning strategies, and Caroline is back!

Summer learning matters.  All students experience summer learning loss when they don’t engage in supportive activities during the school break.  On average, students who don’t have learning support lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer.  Don’t let this happen to your child! What should you do? As the school…

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TRC workshops this summer! Jeannie Evans returns to help rising 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students

TRC workshops are coming soon! A Step Ahead is pleased to offer small group reading and writing workshops this summer. Classes are designed to focus on one of the biggest challenges faced in elementary schools – equipping students to master TRC (Text Reading Comprehension) written responses to the reading comprehension questions. TRC workshops for rising…

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Dyslexia and working with a private tutor to help your child grow

Dyslexia is not something your child outgrows.  It is a lifelong condition. You can find resources and support to help your child succeed in every aspect of school and life, including reading. Private tutor Maria Elliott is among the talented faculty at A Step Ahead who specialize in working with children who have learning differences,…

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