A Grade Ahead of Schaumburg

1017 West Golf Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(Adjacent To JaiHind Grocery Store)
Monday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Thursday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Friday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: Closed
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.


*This offer is only available at A Grade Ahead of Schaumburg.


About A Grade Ahead of Schaumburg

A Grade Ahead of Schaumburg, Illinois 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 Schaumburg, Illinois area serves children from Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Palatine, and Hanover Park . Some of the school districts we serve include Local Schaumburg District 54 Schools, District 211 High Schools, Barrington District 220, Arlington Heights District 25, Arlington Heights High School District 214, Bartlett District U46, Palatine School District 15, Kildeer School Districts 96, 95, 125. Mount Prospect Districts 57 and 214, Elk Grove Village District 214, Buffalo Grove Districts 214, 21, 102, and others.

A Grade Ahead of Schaumburg’s owners, Hema Venkat & Shiv Dorai , love serving the family-friendly communities in and around the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area. We love to see the joy it brings students to learn and improve on what they already know. We love to hear success stories from our former students and parents. We are thrilled when parents tell us how much their student has improved on a consistent basis or how their confidence has been built up in a subject because of our framework. Many of our 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 the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Depaul University, NorthEaster Illinois University, and the University of Illinois.

Are you ready to make your child’s dreams come true? Our Schaumburg, Illinois 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

Hema Venkat and Shiv Dorai were born and raised in India. Though they had quite different interests, they were both very passionate about education. After enjoying a successful career in the field of Information Technology for over 15 years, Hema decided to devote her time and effort to helping students in her community reach their full academic potential by opening and operating A Grade Ahead of Schaumburg in partnership with Shiv. Their academic research and professional experience led them to see the tremendous value of the A Grade Ahead teaching method and the rich curriculum it offers.

“We love seeing the impact that A Grade Ahead has had on the children in our academy. Seeing our students gain confidence in the subject and make great strides is very rewarding!”– Hema Venkat & Shiv Dorai