We are experienced professionals with Masters in Business Administration, Mathematics, and Computer Science degrees. We are involved in the community, youth organizations, and the school district and have strong roots in the Parsippany and Morris county area, and have the best interests of your children in our hearts. We are passionate about education, teaching, and family values.
We 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.
We pride ourselves on our successful academic record across the full ability range and on our concern for the individual. We believe in the traditional values of courtesy and consideration. Our programs attract students from over 20 schools throughout northern New Jersey. After initial assessment, we make recommendations that are best suitable for the needs of a student. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, quality of service and competitive price. We are committed to helping your child catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Our team of highly skilled and certified instructors is passionate about helping your student with math and English.
Students from Pre-K through High School attend the academy to improve their math, English, and science skills. Sessions are offered in a small group classroom setting or one-on-one. Free assessments and trial classes are provided. We provide both classwork and homework for reinforcement. Our material is parallel to the common core State Standards, which will help your child with what they are learning in school as well. During March, and April, NJ ASK Workshops are offered. We offer customized coaching classes, Creative Writing Workshops, coaching for placement tests such as Terra Nova, and Accuplacer. It is our mission to help students achieve their academic goals and to teach them to always strive for excellence!
Maria Mannino is the Academy Director for A Grade Ahead of Parsippany. At A Grade Ahead she functions as a working supervisor, and is responsible for all Center Operations. Maria is the mother of one with a strong work history in administrative work, customer service, and managerial skills. Maria has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood education. Maria finds helping children learn and grow is a rewarding job.
Sahra Turan is the Assistant Director for the Parsippany & Denville centers. She is responsible for managing the centers along with the Center Director to ensure all teachers and students receive necessary support. In addition, Sahra also handles marketing and providing assistance to parents who are in interesting in learning more about A Grade Ahead. Sahra is studying Businesses Management and Marketing, at Montclair State University.
Alexis Mojka is the Lead Teacher for the Parsippany, New Jersey A Grade Ahead Academy. At A Grade Ahead, she functions as a working supervisor and teaches a range of English classes. She is responsible for arriving at customized tutoring workshops and private tutoring classes. Alexis graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s in English. She received her Master’s in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is also a New Jersey State Certified Teacher. She has taught high school and eighth grade English in New Jersey public schools. Alexis strongly believes that every child has the potential to benefit the most in life if the child has a strong foundation in Mathematics and English. Alexis’s mission is for the students under her care to acquire a love for Mathematics and English and gain greater self-confidence within themselves.
Tia Horn is a Center Administrator of the Parsippany Academy. She is responsible for assembling learning material for the students and teachers. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, and would love for all of the A Grade Ahead kids to have fun and succeed!