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 through our top-rated educational services.
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.
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If you’ve driven by our Wilmington, Delaware tutoring center recently, you’ve likely noticed some thought-provoking signs along Augustine Cutoff.
When high school entrance exams are in your child’s future, we can help. We can help your student prepare for the SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, Terranova, and more—
OUR FIRST-CLASS TUTORS
Back to Basics’ tutors are qualified and experienced teaching professionals with Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees. They are caring, supportive people who know how to help children and adults develop confidence, motivate them to learn, and inspire them to achieve.
Our tutors are selected carefully for academic credentials and for the skills and personalities needed to work with students of all ages in a wide variety of educational services. Every tutor undergoes a pre-interview, face to face interview, detailed reference checks and criminal background check before being considered for hire. Great care is given to matching a tutor with a student. Every Back to Basics’ tutor is hand-picked in order to achieve optimum results with each student.
We are Delaware Department of Education Approved. Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. is approved by the State of Delaware Department of Education. This means that Back to Basics is approved as a Private School as well as a tutoring facility for all K-12 courses.
Our full service Educational Center is located at 6 Stone Hill Road in Wilmington, Delaware, just off Augustine Cut-Off across from the Incyte Corp. building. The Educational Center is easily accessible from points north and south, just minutes from I-95. Ample free parking is available and our building in Wilmington is wheelchair accessible.
Although much of our tutoring services take place at the Wilmington, Delaware Educational Center, tutoring can be provided in the student’s home, office, school, daycare center, or summer camp.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH
Take Route 202 South to Augustine Cut-Off. Travel less than one mile, turn left onto Stone Hill Road, and pull into our parking lot. The building is terra cotta colored with blue signs.
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Take I-95 South to the Route 202 South exit. Follow to the traffic light at Broom Street, and turn right onto Broom Street. Follow to 18th Street and turn right. Follow around the bend to the light and turn right onto Augustine Cut-Off. Come up the hill and bear right onto Stone Hill Road. We are on the immediate right. The building is terra cotta colored with blue signs.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-95 North to the Route 202/Concord Pike exit. At the exit fork, take 202 South. Follow to the traffic light at Broom Street and turn right onto Broom Street. Follow to 18th Street and turn right. Follow around the bend to the light and turn right onto Augustine Cut-Off. Come up the hill and bear right onto Stone Hill Road. We are on the immediate right. The building is terra cotta colored with blue signs.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH
Take I-95 South to SR 141 (Exit 5B) toward Newport. Merge onto Kirkwood Highway via Exit 6B. Turn right onto Limestone Road. Turn left onto Paper Mill Road. The tutoring center is located on the campus of Independence School. Follow the Back to Basics signs.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-95 North and take Exit 4 to SR 7 North. Turn slight left onto Limestone Road. Turn Left onto Paper Mill Road. The tutoring center is located on the campus of Independence School. Follow the Back to Basics signs.
WILMINGTON, DE LOCATION
Back to Basics Wilmington, DE
6 Stone Hill Road
NEWARK, DE LOCATION
Back to Basics Newark, DE
1300 Paper Mill Rd
Newark, DE 19711, USA
Hours by appointment
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.
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
As a busy mom of four, I know that all parents want “the best” for their children. But what if we’re looking at only half the picture?
The best education is not just about the academics. It is about the environment. When searching for the best, we should also focus on the best fit.
At Back to Basics, we provide the best fit for every student, because our goal is customized tutoring services for each child. This is a level of personalization that is simply not possible in a traditional classroom. For many students, the inherent limitations of the traditional classroom make learning difficult… and sometimes even impossible. 1-on-1 learning, however, may be the answer.
The benefits of 1-on-1 instruction are well-documented. At Back to Basics, the 1:1 teacher to student ratio means that your child has the constant attention of the teacher. Your child can listen without distraction. He can speak and ask questions without fear. And, his learning style, interests, and pace are his teachers’ primary focus.
This revolutionary style of learning emphasizes not only academic success, but also positive, mentoring relationships and social remediation. The personalized curriculum, combined with a nurturing and supportive environment, inspire a true love for learning.
At Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, success is within reach!
-Juli Bennett, CEO
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.