Statewide – Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, the tri-state area’s undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring for children and adults, was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with the 2010 BBB Torch Award for exceptional leadership, transparency, and business ethics. An awards ceremony was held at the Hotel DuPont to honor the Wilmington-based firm, which has been serving the varied educational needs of children through adults for over 24 years.

The BBB Torch Award is an annual awards program created to gain public recognition for businesses and organizations that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their business practices in an ethical fashion. The award has become a signature celebration of business ethics in the marketplace and helps to illuminate the importance of corporate conscience, responsibility to upholding a fair and honest marketplace, outstanding service, and responsible business practices.

“Since 1985, Back to Basics’ corporate leadership and caring, capable staff have consistently exhibited the many traits and characteristics that merit an honor like the BBB Torch Award,” says Susan McNeill, a parent of a Back to Basics’ student and the nominator responsible for submitting the firm for consideration. “Back to Basics’ incredible success in the education industry simply could not have been achieved without a strict adherence to the crucial tenets that the BBB seeks to recognize — trust, transparency, honoring of promises, safeguarding privacy,
and integrity. In business, these traits are admirable — in an educational institution, these characteristics are crucial.”

Specific selection criteria for the award covered several key areas including:

  • High ethical standards toward customers, suppliers, employees and communities;
  • Long-standing history and reputation of ethical practices in the marketplace;
  • Marketing and advertising that reflects a true representation of what is offered;
  • Acknowledgement of ethical marketplace practices by peers, media and/or community organizations;
  • Management practices that give long-term value to shareholders, customers, employees, and vendors, and;
  • Examples of prudent growth strategies.

“It is an incredible honor for every one of our 90 tutors and instructors to receive this recognition from the Better Business Bureau,” says Beverly Stewart, Founder of Back to Basics. “A sincere approach and the commitment of each staff member to the success of our clients has always been our driving force.”

Founded in 1985, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics began as a sole proprietorship providing one-on-one tutoring. Since then, the firm has grown into a vibrant, full-service educational facility serving the educational needs of over 11,500 students.

Back to Basics offers students of all ages, from 3 to 103, instruction in a full range of over 60 subjects. Today, approximately 90 professional, degreed tutors provide tutoring in courses from Biology to Italian to English Literature to Calculus. The firm also offers exceptional educational opportunities for adult students in ESL, foreign languages, employment-related skill building, translating, and interpreting.

In addition, Back to Basics is a state-approved private school with a focus unlike any other school in the state. This unique private school provides students 1-on-1 kindergarten to 12th grade instruction for state credit toward graduation, through personal, customized curricula and has an extremely high success rate.

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Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.

Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. is President and Director of Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., an area leader in 1-on-1 tutoring and test prep for children and adults, and translating/interpreting since 1985. In addition, Back to Basics is a Department of Education approved 1-on-1 Private School for K-12, as well as a Business and Trade School for ages 16+.
Email Beverly at, call her at (302)594-0754 or visit on the web at or

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. is located on 6 Stone Hill Road, Wilmington.

Beverly Stewart inducted to Hall of Fame of Delaware Women