AHEAD is the leading and most awarded educational service provider in the Philippines. It is committed to making a real difference in the lives of students, professionals, and its partner organizations and franchisees through diverse service brands: AHEAD Tutorial & Review Center, AHEAD Professional Network, AHEAD Books & Things, AHEAD Online, and AHEAD Interactive.
Our clients benefit from programs that are customized according to their needs delivered by the best teachers who craft their teaching styles to address specific goals and maximize each learning experience. They are the brightest of internationally recognized universities
AHEAD offers academic tutorials for all levels and subjects; Test-Based review programs for the UPCAT, ACET, and DLSUCET; review courses for preschool entrance tests, high school entrance tests, other college entrance tests, law school admission exams, and graduate school entrance tests; test preparation courses for the SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, and other international standardized tests; Business English and English as a Second Language (ESL) training; courses on other foreign language; and training programs for schools principals, teachers, and professionals.
Building a New and Dynamic Industry
AHEAD gave birth to a new industry as the first tutorial and review center to be run as a full-fledged business and not as a home-based, one-person “sideline.” The company turned the hole-in-the-wall business of tutorials and reviews into a significant and active enterprise, serving as a model to the hundreds of smaller tutorial centers that have mushroomed in Metro Manila in recent years.
Supplementary Education for Achievers
Thanks to AHEAD, tutorial and review services are now associated with winners and high achievers. By selecting young go-getters to represent its programs, it has dramatically changed the way students, parents, and even schools view supplementary educational services. These programs have become a necessity for learners to reach their full potential and gain a competitive edge in school, in the workplace, and in life.
Getting Ahead of the Pack
With its programs constantly being patterned by others in the industry, AHEAD has become the recognized authority when it comes to complementary education. Its president is frequently invited by major TV, cable, and radio networks to speak about academic test preparation, youth development, and educational leadership. As a learning company, it has been featured by national broadsheets and top magazines.
The Real Review
AHEAD’s initial and core business is its review for college entrance exams. It is the first to focus on preparation for the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and the University of the Philippines admission tests, which are regarded as the most competitive in the country. It introduced the concept of “Test-Based Review” or courseware designed for specific exams. AHEAD’s review programs not only provide the academic information that students need in order to pass the exams, they also mold students to embrace the value of quality education not only for their individual ambitions but for the nation’s development as well.
Since its inception in 1995, AHEAD has been advocating an idea. It deliberately positioned tutorials as advancement programs and not as remedial sessions. It overhauled the hoary notion that tutorials and review classes are for underachievers. This paradigm shift that AHEAD introduced opened many opportunities for the youth. No longer do young people feel helpless when faced with academic challenges. Honor students and class leaders are now enrolled in tutorial and review classes, driven by a desire to stay ahead of the rest.
AHEAD published the first-ever review book for the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) and the first college guides “With Honors” and “Planning Ahead”. Its publishing arm, AHEAD Books & Things, continues to produce student resources to complement and enhance AHEAD’s programs. A series of “Score Higher” books will soon be available digitally and in print.
Molding Future Leaders
In its over 15 years of service, AHEAD has helped prepare tens of thousands of students for the brightest opportunities. It places much hope on the youth as the inheritors of the world. It believes that at the earliest age, students must be molded to become well-informed individuals with global perspectives. By assisting today’s youth in gaining admission to the finest academic institutions, AHEAD is consequently preparing future leaders to someday assume roles of global citizenry.
Promoting the Importance of Education
Through AHEAD’s efforts, parents and their children understand the importance of attaining quality education from the world’s best schools. It actively crafts opportunities for students to enter these institutions and guides parents in encouraging their children to develop their full academic potential and mental capacity through varied programs that promote healthy competition and fresh intellectual insight.
Elevating the Quality of Institutions
Recognizing the central role of school principals and supervisors in improving the quality of education, AHEAD has devised leadership programs through its training division AHEAD Professional Network (AHEADPro). Such programs aim to help school owners, principals, administrators, and teachers lead their schools to overall progress and long-term growth. These are conducted by educational and management experts from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University System, and the Asian Institute of Management as well as by chairpersons of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). The seminars have drawn attendees from various parts of the country, including deans, directors, and members of religious congregations who run leading private schools.
Expanding Access to Quality Education
Recognizing its role in the nation’s development, AHEAD extends scholarships for review courses to public high school students who otherwise would not be able to attend review classes due to financial constraints. To date, AHEAD has offered hundreds of grants to deserving young individuals.
Preparing Professionals for the World
The expansion of AHEAD’s reach from the youth to the young-at-heart served to bring its high level of quality learning to professionals. AHEADPro helps professionals and adult learners become world-class citizens and works with local and multinational companies in training their employees to meet global standards of excellence. It serves to inspire individuals to continuously improve and enhance their talents as they trek varied career paths.
AHEADPro also organizes a series of seminar-workshops for school administrators called “Leadership Strategies for School Managers” (LESSM) and a similar program for teachers, “Teaching Strategies for Student Achievement” (TESSA). Both series feature the most respected academicians from the country’s top universities. These have been attended by educators from various schools all over the Philippines. In 2009, AHEADPro ran a series of LESSM seminars on the use of information technology in school management with the Philippines Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Department of Education, and Smart Schools for over a hundred public school principals and division supervisors in Cebu, Iloilo, Baguio, and Metro Manila
When AHEAD opened its doors to franchising–another first in the industry–it also opened windows of opportunities to entrepreneurs with the same passion for youth development and education. To date, AHEAD has five franchises located in Manila, Magallanes, Alabang, Batangas, and Dagupan. These are welcome additions to the company-owned branches along Katipunan Avenue and inside U.P. Village in Quezon City; Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas; Greenhills, San Juan; and Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Conquering the Globe
AHEAD has recently made an ambitious bid to enter the global online tutorial market with AHEAD Interactive or Ai. Featuring the best of the best Filipino mentors, Ai is positioned to take the lead in online supplementary education. With Ai’s uniquely Filipino brand of care and attention complemented by the latest Internet technology, AHEAD makes its tutorial, test preparation, and professional training services accessible to learners anywhere on the globe.