A Grade Ahead of Hoboken opened its doors in October 2013.
Over the past three years our academy has attracted a lot of local media attention and success stories, as residents are excited to have a dedicated, state of the art, professional center, with proven materials and great teachers to hone their children’s English and math skills.
They believe in the A Grade Ahead method and want to give your children the flexibility to learn and
gain knowledge at their own pace, give your kids the understanding of number sense and prepare
them for standardized tests and the increasingly competitive world. Learning should be fun and
should be embraced rather than enforced.
Welcome to the Hoboken A Grade Ahead center, where we hope to teach your kids the joy of
Spotlight on Students
Melanie is an A Grade Ahead success story—she went from struggling
in math to excelling in her school assessments.
Melanie joined us in summer 2014 after completing 2nd grade, for help with Math. When she first joined,
we initially paced her lesson plan to catch up on areas identified by her assessment during the
summer. By the time she entered 3rd grade in the fall, she was on par with grade level. However, we
noticed that on our month end review tests, she displayed some test-related anxiety. We assigned a
teacher to help with some tips to strengthen memory recall of key formulae, multiplication tables, etc.
This was achieved without removing her from a group setting, as she still enjoyed the small group class
setting at A Grade Ahead. Eventually we received an IEP from school and worked in accordance with the
IEP to tutor Melanie. A Grade Ahead's class settings, worked great. Combined with hard and intensive work
on Melanie's part as well and tremendous supportive environment from her parents, we were pleased
to see great results in her assessments at school. Melanie also qualified for the John Hopkins program
and was recently offered admission to the Hudson School, one of the top private schools in NJ.
We are very pleased with Melanie's progress and are truly happy to have helped through all her
successes. As her dad Brian was kind enough to say, while sharing Melanie's Star Assessment scores,
"Please share with Melanie's tutors and let them know they are making a positive difference in kids’
lives every day." For us at A Grade Ahead, her success is greater compensation than anything else we can
possibly receive for our efforts. Way to go Mel!! We are very proud of you!
A Grade Ahead would like to congratulate Aava on her excellent performance on her KG admission exams!
Aaava received an offer for a solitary seat for the KG program at a leading Hudson county private
school, and one of 3 admission spots at another leading Hudson county private
Aava joined A Grade Ahead’s PK program in August 2015. When she first started, she needed to learn
to write some of her letters and numbers and to accurately count beyond 20. With consistent one on
one tutoring, between Aug – Dec 2015, Aava was able to do exceedingly well in the entrances to the KG
programs of Stevens Co-Operative and All Saints School. With our excellent buildign blocks curriculum
and working closely with parents, we were able to determine and sttrengthen Aava’s development areas
(not that theere were many ☺ ). At the end of private tutoring sessions, Aava could count upto 100,
add and subtract one digit numbers, read all letters, was perfect with phonics, and read small sight
words, accurately. She was great at patterns and analytical exercises as well. Needless to say, she
transitioned to our group classes seamlessly since January 2015. She is now studying in the KG program
at A Grade Ahead about 6 months after joining us. With consistent work and increasing enthusiasm for
learning, she continues to be one of a high performing student.
Great job Aava!! We are very happy for your success and are pleased to have been there for you. We look
forward to providing continued support for all your growing academic needs and challenges.
Laela B. came to A Grade Ahead to help prepare for high school entrance exams.
Laela B. joined A Grade Ahead of Hoboken in July 2014. She has completed the SAT prep (Math, English Vocabulary, Reading and Writing).
She is currently completing Algebra I.Her goal was to prepare for various entrance exams to top
achieveing High Schools in the area. We are happy to have helped her achieve this goal. We are excited
to announce that she has been accepted into High Tech High School in Bergen County. She is one of our
sweetest and hardest working students and deserves every bit of her success! Many Kudos and
Congratulations to Laela.
A Grade Ahead of Hoboken in the News
A Grade Ahead of Hoboken is pleased to have earned the opportunity to provide math enrichment for
128 students/week from the 7th and 8th grades at the Hoboken High School. We were selected from amongst
many enrichment options explored by Hoboken High School for our willingness and flexibility in working
with the school, for the suitability of the A Grade Ahead programs vs. what the school was looking for, and
for our teachers.