College acceptance…now what? Planning strategies for students

The acceptance letters for colleges are arriving and a decision may or may not have been made on attendance. But now what? There are several things that need to be done at this point, some by the student, some by parents. Many are a joint effort.

1. Complete a FAFSA- All financial aid, including grants, student loans and even work-study opportunities stem from this form. You can select as many as 10 schools to receive and many schools like to receive this information by March 15th.

2. Apply for scholarships- This is largely a student responsibility as many ask for …

In Delaware, standardized testing time is close at hand. Tips and tricks for success!

testingIf your child attends a Delaware public school or parochial elementary school, chances are that annual testing is right around the corner. DSTP and Terranova standardized tests are often administered in March of each year. For some, the thought of these types of tests can raise feelings of anxiety, apprehension and fear. Here are some suggestions for putting these concerns at bay and raising confidence and self-esteem instead.

Ask for Relaxation Tips-If your child gets anxious about testing, ask the teacher for some relaxation tips.

Assure Student is in School-Don’t plan doctor or other appointments during the test dates unless …

Now enrolling for SAT Prep Class in Delaware

Now Enrolling for May 1, 2010 SAT Prep Class

Class now forming for test prep for the May 1, 2010 SAT. Class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. here at our center. Class starts March 9, 2010 and runs through April 29,2010. No class 4/6 or 4/8/10. SAT Prep book and notebook included. $749.00

Space is limited. For more information, please call 302-594-0754 or visit

For 25 years, Back to Basics has been recognized as the area’s undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring. In addition, the firm offers a unique Delaware private school for grades K-12 and

Help Haiti Fundraiser slated for March 24

Help Haiti Fundraiser Event

Bella Vita Ballroom at Cavalier Country Club

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Come join us for our first fundraising networking event of the year to be held at this fabulous New Castle County Chamber of Commerce member location.  We will enjoy delicious authentic Haitian hors d’oeuvres including fried pulled pork and cash bar in the newly renovated Bella Vita ballroom with beautiful views of the golf course.  

Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar followed by program. We will be hearing from Stefania Panza, owner of Soffritto’s Italian Grill and DRA Board of Director, on “Building Your Success …

Back to Basics’ founder welcomed into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women

Compressed - Beverly By CarBeverly Stewart, a Delaware-based educational entrepreneur and founder of Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. was recently welcomed into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. The Hall of Fame honor is sponsored by the Delaware Commission for Women and is the state’s foremost event honoring outstanding women.

The Hall of Fame was established to recognize the lasting contributions and achievements of Delaware women. Traditionally held during Women’s History Month in March, the Hall of Fame honors women for their distinguished contributions toward improving the lives of others. Recipients of the award have made remarkable contributions to their neighborhoods, communities, …