THE “P” TALKS
BY: Pilar Mateo
AHEAD! The leading and most awarded tutorial and review center in the Philippines once again comes to those who wants to learn AHead!
For the last 24 years, AHead strove to provide the best education for their students. They helped prepare the students for their college exams into the the top 3 universities to make sure they are accepted like La Salle, Ateneo and UP.
Meet the lady behind AHead Learning Systems Inc. And its corporate divisions, AHEAD Online, AHEAD Tutorial and Review, AHEAD Professional Network, AHEAD books and Things and more, the President – Rossana Ladaga Llenado.
Rosanna has been empowering students to perform better in school, gain admission into the world’s most prestigious universities, and eventually pursue rewarding careers for two decades now. She has also been involved in the training and development of school principals and teachers around the Philippines for ten years and parents for 15 years.
An outstanding alumna of her high school and college in the University of the Philippines, she has also pursued postgraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University and the Asian Institute of Management.
She founded AHEAD Learning Systems in 1995 and has since then become a recognized and multi-awarded leader in the Philippines.
She is among the first Filipino business leaders to receive the Entrepreneur 10 Award of Entrepreneur Magazine and is among the 75 Most Admired Entrepreneurs in the Philippines. Her exceptional entrepreneurial and marketing acumen has also been acknowledged with business awards from the Aurelio Peroquet, Jr. Foundation, the Philippine Marketing Association of Business Communicators, among other organizations. She also received the Teodora Alonzo Award for Educational Administration, the Ulirang Ina Award and the Balance Awards from Working Mom Magazine. In 2012, she was cited as one of the 100 Most Amazing Filipinas by Summit Media.
As she rears four children of her own, she impacts the lives of hundreds of young tutors and staff. She tirelessly advocates the importance of education in nation-building, frequently being invited to speak about education, entrepreneurship, women, leadership, parenting, and youth development.
Always seeking dynamic individuals to join her team, Whether it is to be her partners or join her as employees AHEAD also offers services to new markets. She actively looks for investors who will work with her in bringing the goal of making AO one of the world’s top 10 online tutoring and years of preparation services to fruition.
It has taken a lull when the K-12 was introduced. But now, Ms. Llenado says they are even opening it for franchising, especially in the provinces. And hopefully outside of the Philippines.
“Nung mag-K-12 na kasi kumonti na ang students. Two years lang dapat
‘Yung mga nagsa-summer na-count na pala ‘yun. Kaya example grade 5 ka, nag-summer class ka, pagpasok mo grade 7 ka na.
“Marami rin in showbiz na dumaan sa AHEAD. Apo ni Fidel Ramos. Anak ni Sir Ed Angara. Ni Sir Leo Martinez. Actually now ko din lang nalalaman from the staff kasi hindi ko naman tinitingnan noon kung may mga artista. Because we will be celebrating our 25th year sa September 9, 2020 for their Homecoming kaya ko nalalaman. Like may talents din ang GMA-7.
Meron kasi na nag-aaral ng Tagalog na foreigners and may Pinoys naman enhancing talking in English. We had Jasmine Curtis Smith. Maxene Magalona. Corporations like Air21. Fedex.
“Now we are also introducing Singapore Math. Na dapat pala ito ang una nating natutunan. Dapat Singapore kasi number one when it comes to Math. Tayo pa ang pang-3rd. Sa bottom!”
Ms. Llenado, together with her staff Ems Sta. Ana (Operations Manager), Yette Fernandez (AHEAD Online and AHEAD Professional Manager), and Mina Calalin (AHEAD Junior Manager) have opened the doors to what they have to offer.
These are Academic tutorials for students from grade school to college, Online UPCAT review (the exams will be in October 5 and 6, 2019)-a first in the country and yes, the Singapore Math! Ans there are lessons such as English as a second language and business English skills training.
Why go online?
Children can learn anywhere they want as long as they have a fast and stable internet connection, parents; can monitor from time to time how the tutorials are going; no need to spend on gas going to a tutorial house; and no need to bring in an outsider into your home. Online tutorials save you the time, gas and worry in finding the right tutor house to get the education your child needs.
These are the Academic tutorials for students from grade school to college. Still to be taken are: ACET (Sept. 21 -22), Online UPCAT review (exams will be on October 5 and 6, 2019) the first of its kind in the country, and DCAT (Oct. 13 – 20, 2019).