Above Grade Educational Services LLC.
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- Veronica P.
I've been taking lessons with Laura for about 8-9 months now -- she's an incredible teacher! I look forward to my lesson each week and my conversational Spanish is noticeably improving. She's also very laidback and caters the class to my needs. Very professional and Jocelyn is super quick to respond for any scheduling matters. I appreciate that they offer discounted packages too so you don't have to pay per class.Jun 17, 2019Verified
- Courtney L.
Very much enjoying my Spanish lessons! Convenient and affordable. Laura is amazing and I can't wait to see how I will progress over the next year.Jul 31, 2018VerifiedAbove Grade Educational Services LLC.'s reply
Thank you, Courtney! Laura absolutely loves working with you too! We are excited to see your progress, and can't wait for what the future holds for you in your learning.
- Michael C.
I have taken Spanish classes for about a year with Above Grade. Jocelyn is very organized and clearly explained the expectations of the classes. My instructor, Laura, is very personable and challenges me to learn in class. In the last year my Spanish has greatly improved. The classes have helped me to go from being unable to construct audible conversations to, where I currently am, able to hold basic conversations and use proper verb tenses while speaking Spanish. I have really enjoyed my experience with Above Grade.Aug 14, 2019Verified
- Krystal A.
Jocelyn was polite and quickly connected me with a tutor for my kids. We got Lina, she’s a patient and really good with children (6,7) I admire her approach to teaching them.Apr 7, 2020Verified
- Jasmine R.
I loved everything about my experience with this company. The lessons are affordable and they do their best to accommodate your schedule. My teacher, Sra. Oralia, was extremely accommodating and helpful. She made the course content relevant to me and gave me so many different tips for how to better understand and use the language. I definitely recommend their services.Jan 3, 2019Verified
License Type: Educator (GA)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?In our pricing, we aim to be fair to both the customer and the instructor. The company policy is to I focus on quality and not quantity. Therefore, we only have a limited amount of students each instructor can have on their roster. We are not the cheapest company as we believe teachers should be compensated generously for their hard work. We are not the most expensive company as we believe in being fair and modest to our customers. Lastly, we have a price structure built in place to ensure commitment from both the customer and instructor.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically, a client will call and tell us the areas they or their student has struggled. We will arrange an appointment for a comprehensive assessment. During the first meeting, the evaluation targets the strengthens and weaknesses of the student. From there, we are then able to create an individualized learning plan. How to start: Initial Consultation Assessment to pinpoint areas of strengthens and weakness Review of Assessment Start lessons
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As the lead at Above Grade, I have taught and consulted now for almost ten years, in addition to obtaining M.Ed in Education. I am currently seeking my Doctorate in Education. My certifications include elementary (all the content areas), Special Education p-12th grades, Reading endorsement K-5 and ESOL education p-12th grades. All of our team members are graduates with either undergrad or graduate degrees in the areas they specialize. Our combined team has over 45 years experience in teaching, tutoring and mentoring. We all have an excellent rapport with our clients, and we cannot wait to help you or your student achieve success!