Above Grade level

December newsletter

The gift of Learning

You have a high schooler, a younger child, grandchildren, or a special one on your shopping list? Consider giving the Gift of Learning: our coupons book is great for the holidays, and redeemable for a whole year.

High Schooler coupon book: $100- (value of over $200-)
- 1 full assessment of Math or English level,
- 2 one-hour at-home tutoring sessions,
- 1 full SAT or ACT practice test,
- 1 two-hours SAT or ACT workshop

Elementary or Middle Schooler coupon book: $100- (value of over $200-)
- 1 full assessment of Math or English level,
- 5 one-hour at-home tutoring sessions


Small group review sessions help raise SAT scores!

An affordable tutoring alternative to private sessions!

    • Practice working out SAT problems
    • Learn from a small group of peers
    • Increase their speed and assurance when responding to SAT questions


When and What: We hold sessions with 2-5 students per session.
SAT Essay & SAT Critical Reading: Mondays 6-8pm
SAT Math: 4-6pm and 6-8pm on Wednesdays and Fridays; 10am-12pm on Saturdays. Math sessions coverModule 1 or Module 2: Module 1: Arithmetic Skills and concepts, Algebraic Methods and Word Problems. Module 2: Geometric Concepts and Reasoning, Special Problem Types, Algebra II.

Where: Star Hill Family Athletic Center, (No need to be Star Hill members for these practices).

Cost: $40 per 2 hrs session.

How: In order to achieve the best possible results, all of our sessions are limited to 5 students. Contact Us today to reserve your spot in the next available session!

Back by popular demand, Monthly SAT free test!

Above Grade level is establishing SAT free full-fledged practices on a regular monthly schedule.


The concept is to offer students a full-fledged 4 hour SAT, or ACT test, using the College Board SAT tests or the Barron's ACT tests. We proctor each test and meet with the family to review the results, identify areas of strength and weakness, and offer relevant tutoring programs.


Aside from identifying improvement areas, there are advantages for high school students to go through the 4 hour practice test: Learning what to bring to the SAT or the ACT, organizing themselves, managing their time, approaching the questions and nibbling down at the anxiety related to taking exams.


Next sessions are 4 hours - 8:00am to 12:00pm, at Star Hill Family Athletic Center, Saturday January 11th, Saturday February 8th. (No need to be a member for these tests).

Book your spot by the Wednesday before the Practice.

Check the other sessions.


Star Hill members, work-out while we tutor your K-5 grader!

4 week sessions, 30 minutes sessions, twice a week.
• 30 min sessions provide the best results with K-5th grade children
• 2 to 5 children per tutor
• Grade-specific concepts
• Group exercises
When: January sessions start Tuesday Jan 7th 2014, and thereafter every Tuesday and Thursday, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm.
How Much: $80 per month. Book your child’s spot by Jan 30th.
Not a Star Hill Member? For membership information, please contact Star Hill at 860-871-8800.


Good times at the lifestyle expo!

We participated to the first Lifestyle expo in Tolland this month, at Star Hill Family Athletic Center, and we met a lot of nice folks and smart children.

Our raffle offered five prizes of free in-home tutoring hours. The 5 prizes were drawn and contacted. Many of the lucky winners are in the process of setting up, or going through the comprehensive assessment, either in Math, or English, to precisely define where our tutors need to focus.

We hope to be back next year

Above Grade Level

Our best wishes for 2014! May we all get better grades!


Above Grade Level provides an internationally proven in-home tutoring and academic enrichment program based on over 30 years of experience. We have helped hundreds of students in Math, English and many other subjects. We are confident we can help your child too!


We begin with a comprehensive on-line assessment developed by professors at the University of California, Berkeley that pinpoints skill gaps in math and reading. Then, we create a customized curriculum to ensure academic success. This curriculum forms the basis for the in-home instructional program conducted by our professional tutors.