Aim High. Work Hard. Succeed.
Students of all ages know that a solid education is the first step to a life filled with success. At Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, we’ve been helping students on that journey since 1985.
Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. exists to provide a 1-on-1 educational experience conducive to each individual’s learning style, regardless of age, and to inspire personal growth and support learning goals. To this end, our mission is to educate and build self-esteem in children and adults to make a difference in their lives. Back to Basics contributes to the needs of our regional communities by consistently providing high-quality wrap-around educational services to schools, districts, businesses and government agencies.
Our vision is for Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. to be the premier, most comprehensive and trusted educational services provider in Delaware and Southeastern PA.
Excellence in Education Since 1985: A Company History
1985 | As a teacher, Beverly Stewart has a vision of reaching every student. Her six years of experience in a traditional classroom have shown her this is not always the most effective method of instruction. So, in 1985 Working from her one-bedroom apartment she establishes Back to Basics Tutoring Service., Her dream of delivering 1:1 instruction is born .
1989 | Back to Basics 1:1 model enjoys great success. The company offers over 30 traditional subjects and employs 12 tutors and purchases a three-story building at 1824 North Scott Street in Wilmington, Delaware to accommodate the needs of its deserving students.
1991 | 1:1 instruction proves its need and Back to Basics is named as one of the “Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and is also featured in Entrepreneur Magazine .
1997 | Back to Basics responds to customer demand and introduces translating and interpreting services for corporate clients in need of improved employee/employer communication with English as a Second Language (ESL) and foreign language instruction.
2000 | With an expanded clientele and educational offerings, Back to Basics moves into a larger spaee at 6 Stone Hill Road expanding its classroom and office space by 250% and changes its name to Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc.
2004 | Back to Basics is named the 90th largest employer in the State of Delaware on the prestigious “Delaware 100” list, The Business Ledger names Back to Basics as the 7th largest woman-owned business in the state and the 16th largest privately held company in the state..
2006 | The firm employs over 100 professional degreed tutors, instructs in over 50 subjects, and has served the diverse educational needs of over almost 10,000 students in the tri-state area.
2010 | Back to Basics’ Founder Beverly Stewart is inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women and Back to Basics receives the prestigious Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for exceptional leadership, transparency, and business ethics. The award underscores the importance of corporate conscience, responsibility to upholding a fair and honest marketplace, outstanding service, and responsible business practices.
2012 | The company earns the Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award of Excellence and continues serving the growing needs of the community to include 60 subjects including 17 different foreign languages.
2013 | Back to Basics K-12 Private School, Delaware’s only Department of Education-approved 1:1 private school, is certified by the Federal Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to accept international students for high school. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program provides international students with the unique opportunity to study in the US at certified schools.
2016 | Back to Basics celebrates over 30 years in business, and tutoring contracts with 12 school districts, and surpasses 16,500 students served.while also adding Professional Development services for educators, administrators and education professionals to the roster of services. Languages available for students, as well as translating and interpreting, surpass 21 offered.
2018 | Our Founder transitions Back to Basics Learning to Juli and Scott Bennett to ensure that her vision started in her one bedroom apartment more than three decades earlier to reach every learner needing 1:1 instruction would continue uninterrupted and be positioned for continued growth and success.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Through hard work, perseverance and a true dedication to education, founder Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. turned what, in 1985, was a fledgling, 1-person tutoring service into the largest, most comprehensive provider of educational services in Delaware and the surrounding tri-state area.
As Director for 33 years, she helped expand the company far beyond her original vision. Today, Back to Basics provides over 125 wide-ranging educational and related services including 1-on-1 tutoring in over 60 subjects, translating and interpreting in over 20 languages, speech and occupational therapists, behavior and reading specialists, paraprofessionals, ELL and computer lab teachers, RTI support and homebound services, psycho-educational testing, 1-on-1 test prep for the SAT, PSAT, SAT II, ACT, GRE, PRAXIS, GED, and HSEE, professional development, summer school, original credit and credit recovery.