Let’s talk about emotional reactions to learning

Note: This blog post first appeared with Triad Moms on Main on October 23, 2018.   The year was 1994. Bill Clinton was president, OJ Simpson was arrested, and I was in 3rd grade, having an emotional breakdown while trying to learn my multiplication tables. Nearly 25 years later, I still remember how overwhelmed, anxious,…

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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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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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Introducing new faculty at A Step Ahead!

We admit it.  We’re very, very choosy.  We believe what makes us different at A Step Ahead is that we provide private tutoring with a personal touch.  Not only are our faculty outstanding and experienced educators, but they are also interesting, curious, vibrant people you and your children will enjoy. So let’s get started.  Here…

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