A Grade Ahead of Mason • Virtual Academy

Servicing Mason and all surrounding areas.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3-8:30PM
Wednesday: 3-8:30PM
Thursday: 3-8:30PM
Friday: 3-8:30PM
Saturday: 9:30AM-3PM
Sunday: Closed
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After–School Enrichment Classes in Math and English — Now Online!

Better than tutoring, we offer academic enrichment through our virtual academy with online classes.

Outstanding Curriculum

A pragmatic approach using traditional paper & pencil learning blended with interactive, online exercises.

Weekly Online Classes

Unlike tutoring, a proper lesson is taught each week.

Small Class Sizes

No more than 8 students per teacher ensures individualized attention.

About A Grade Ahead of Mason

A Grade Ahead of Mason, Ohio provides academic enrichment, which is better than traditional tutoring, to help all students improve their grades and confidence. Our after-school classes in math and English are taught by educated teachers and offer specific subjects like Algebra, Geometry, and Pre-Kindergarten. A Grade Ahead students receive the same benefits as private tutoring through small class sizes and individualized attention, at an affordable cost.

Our virtual tutoring academy in the Mason, Ohio area serves children from Mason, Middletown, Loveland, West Chester, and Lebanon. Some of the school districts we serve include Mason, Kings, and Lakota school districts, and others.

A Grade Ahead of Mason’s owners, Elaine & Tyler Houser, opened our learning academy to help provide academic enrichment to students in Iowa. We work together to implement the A Grade Ahead method, teaching small groups of students with a challenging curriculum each week. This proven approach has helped our students reach their academic goals. Many of the younger children are advancing beyond their peers, scoring high on standardized tests, and winning awards at Math Kangaroo. Some of our older students are beginning to graduate and are attending excellent colleges like Miami University, the University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University.

Are you ready to make your child’s dreams come true? Our Mason, Ohio hybrid enrichment academy can help!

Our Process

Getting ahead in today’s world can be tough. It is not enough to have a basic understanding of concepts, and rote memorization will only get you so far. That’s why at A Grade Ahead, your child will work to achieve a deep understanding of educational concepts and learn how to think critically and problem-solve.



An assessment will determine your child’s strengths and areas of opportunities.



Register your child for weekly classes with your local enrichment academy.



Your child will learn a new skill each week through a traditional lesson taught by the teacher.



Concepts are applied to real-world situations using hands-on activities, word problems, and exercises.



Your child will log into AGA Online to complete interactive exercises, reinforcing the weekly concept.



As your child progresses, you will see positive results in their homework, school, and everyday lives.

Our Curriculum

Reinforces essential skills

Promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Applies concepts to real-world problems

Challenges and rewards

Prepares for standardized testing

Aligns with national standards

Combines the traditional and online learning in the most effective manner via our unique proprietary blended approach

  • Numerical Fluency
  • Skills Practice
  • Word Problems
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Number Sense
  • Counting
  • Handwriting
  • Phonics
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Meet The Owners

Tyler and Elaine Houser, owners of A Grade Ahead of Mason, have quite an interesting story at A Grade Ahead. Elaine was a lead teacher and a writer at the A Grade Ahead corporate office for 4 years. Elaine and Tyler were able to experience the growth, mission, and the positivity in the company. Elaine and Tyler decided to leave Columbus and make Mason their permanent home. For Tyler, he was delighted to give back to the community that was his home for so long. Together, they take pride in knowing that they are a part of a company that offers help to children reach their highest academic potential with a curriculum that they love and trust.

“It feels good to know that parents trust A Grade Ahead to nourish and expand their children’s education with us. We love knowing that we are helping to shape their future.”– Tyler and Elaine Houser