About Us

Our Story

Ahead of the Class Educational Services (ATC) was established in 2006 as a Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider in the Houston metro area by A. Tremain Nelson and his wife Kara.  Trained as an engineer, Tremain brought to bear experience working as an engineer for NASA, as well as serving as an Algebra teacher and school administrator. ATC quickly became the largest SES provider in Houston ISD. Over the years, ATC has provided tutorial services to thousands of students in the Houston metro area. Currently, ATC provides educational consulting services nationwide with a large presence in the state of Hawaii. ATC’s educational services provide schools and school districts with a systematic process for being proactive as they strive to improve student achievement.

Our Cornerstones

Connect – We connect with educators through informal conversations and on-going professional dialogue rather than traditional meetings.
Content – We provide research-based, informative, and practical content to educators with a “home-grown” feel.
Consult – We are consultants, not “trainers.”
Co-Create – We collaborate with school districts, school leaders, teachers, and students to build internal capacity, ownership, and buy-in.

Our Impact

“Through our work with Ahead of the Class, Honowai Elementary has been able to realize steady gains in our Strive HI scores. But, more importantly we have deepened the staff’s understanding of standards through implementation of the Data Driven Instructional Cycle.”
— Kent Matsumura, Principal, Honowai Elementary School