Early Decision college application deadlines are looming. How a top-notch essay can put you… over the top!

How the college essay can make all the difference. 1-on-1 tutoring in college essay writing is available at Back to Basics in Delaware!The school year is flying by and Early Decision College Application deadlines are looming on the horizon for high school seniors. Applying Early Decision makes sense statistically, since there is a higher acceptance rate among the Early Decision pool. But, it certainly puts extra pressure on already-stressed seniors!

November 1 marks the first of two early college application deadlines. So, if you’re applying Early Decision, which is binding, or Early Action which is non-binding, you have less than a month to finalize your applications.

Hoping for admission to your “dream college?” From Harvard, to Notre Dame, to Vanderbilt, today’s top …

These top picks for 2017 are books sure to inspire young readers!

Reading help and tutoring in Delaware at Back to Basics.2017 Newbery Medal Winner and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Girl Who Drank the Moon is written by Kelly Barnhill. According to Barnhill, the book is, “an epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.”

The Theodor Seuss Geisel 2017 Medal Winner We Are Growing: A Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book is written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. Young readers will enjoy the hilarious growth spurts of seven blades of grass.

The 2017 Coretta Scott King …

Part-time job opportunity in Wilmington, Delaware for an administrative professional

Administrative Assistant job in DelawareBack to Basics Learning Dynamics currently has a part-time job opening for an administrative assistant.  This is an excellent opportunity for a reliable college student or stay at home parent who needs flexibility.

The position offers a choice of hours between 1-7 Monday through Thursday, or 1-5 on Friday (the job is for 3 hours per week, approximately). Duties include filing, collating brochures, packing and unpacking trade show materials, creating gift baskets for events, printing, sending and tracking invitations and responses.


To apply, please send a resume (noted Administrative Assistant) detailing education and experience directly to susan@backtobasicslearning.com in order

Back to Basics awarded state translating and interpreting contract

translating and interpreting in DelawareBack to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. was recently chosen as one of a few, select companies to fulfill a statewide contract for interpreting services in all Delaware state agencies. The contract runs through March 31, 2019.

Since 1985, Back to Basics had provided an exceptional range of award-winning educational services, including translating and interpreting in 21 languages, throughout the tri-state area.

“In our increasingly global world, the ability to communicate effectively and accurately is paramount. Throughout Delaware, there is a real need for translating and interpreting services. When working with state agencies such as Department of Services for Children, Youth …

Teachers: Here’s how to bring Poetry Out Loud to YOUR school!

Does your school participate in the Poetry Out Loud contest? If not, make this the year that it does! 

Poetry Out Loud is the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition. Top finalists and their schools receive $50,000 in awards, including $20,000 for the National Champion. Nearly 3,000,000 students and over 9,500 schools have participated.

Poetry Out Loud also fulfills the following NCTE and Common Core Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12. Teachers who make use of the optional writing activities and lesson plans will also satisfy Standard #5.

Download the Teacher’s Guide

Plus, Poetry Out Loud …