It’s National Volunteer Week. Celebrate change-makers in your community!

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. National Volunteer Week was created by Points of Light, and is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.

At Back to Basics, we take volunteering to heart not just during National Volunteer Week, but all year long. And, as a group, we have completed …

HIRING! New jobs for foreign language teachers and tutors in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware

Hiring tutors teachers jobs in DelawareDo you love teaching? Here’s your chance to make a real difference!

Tutors needed for 1-on-1 tutoring of elementary school, middle school and high school students, in the daytime and after school hours in the Wilmington, and Newark, Delaware areas. All positions are part-time, as needed.


  • Must have minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have 1+ years of teaching / tutoring in the language to which you are applying, exclusive of practicum, student teaching or substituting. Language proficiency alone is not sufficient.


  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian

A rewarding career is just around the …

How to get girls interested in STEM subjects

According to the National Girls Collaborative Project although women receive over half of bachelor’s degrees awarded in the biological sciences, “they receive far fewer in the computer sciences (17.9%), engineering (19.3%), physical sciences (39%) and mathematics (43.1%).” Thus, women are underrepresented in most STEM industries. Currently, women are:

  • 35.2% of chemists
  • 11.1% of physicists and astronomers
  • 33.8% of environmental engineers
  • 22.7% of chemical engineers
  • 17.5% of civil, architectural, and sanitary engineers
  • 17.1% of industrial engineers
  • 10.7% of electrical or computer hardware engineers are women
  • 7.9% of mechanical engineers

Helping millennial girls fall in love with STEM

Eventually, every company will …

Earning potential: Do college grads really earn more?

Earning potential. Do college graduates really earn more?College graduations are fast approaching. And, after four years and hundreds of hours spent in classroom discussions, late nights studying for exams, and finessing endless papers and projects, students may wonder… what is that shiny new college degree really worth?

The financial benefits of a college education

The value of a college education cannot be overstated. And, while we can all recite the “Cinderella stories” of students who have thrown off the shackles of higher education to start multimillion dollar (and even billion dollar) businesses, the reality is college grads earn more.

Just how much more?

A recent study from …

Back to Basics Expands Personalized Professional Development Programs for Delaware Educators and Administrators 

Delaware Professional Development for Teachers and AdministratorsBack to Basics Learning Dynamics has recently expanded its Professional Development Programs for educators, staff and administrators in Delaware. Each of the programs is custom-designed to meet the unique, stated needs of each school.

“Teachers and administrators know that in order to maximize effectiveness in the classroom, individualized professional development is vital,” explains Back to Basics Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. “Our programs help education professionals stay abreast of the latest developments in methodology, curriculum, and social/emotional wellness.”

Back to Basics’ programs not only fulfill Delaware state requirements for professional development clock hours, they go far beyond standard, pre-packaged lecture-style classes. …