Back to Basics By The Numbers! Did You Know…

ART, little girl with totem poleStudents served: 16,500 since 1985
Customer rating for the overall experience at Back to Basics: 95% (June 2013 – June 2015)
Customer rating for the effectiveness of tutoring received: 93% (June 2013 – June 2015)
Translators and interpreters on staff: 136
Tutors on staff: 129
Subjects taught: 60+
Staff with distinction (Master’s degree or higher): 51
Years in business: 30
School contracts: 28
Hospital and corporate contracts: 17
Translating and interpreting languages available: 16
District contracts: 13
State and Government contracts: 11
National and state honors and awards: 10
Education Centers: 2
Student to faculty ratio: 1:1

Celebrating 30 years

The new PSAT test and what it means for your student

BTBLOG~1The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 are excellent practice for the SAT and offer a chance to monitor student learning. Students in 10th and 11th grade can take the new PSAT/NMSQT for the first time in October 2015. The PSAT 10 will be available to 10th-grade students in the spring.

The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are tightly aligned with the redesigned SAT and provide educators and students with the chance to check in on student progress. Both tests will support all students with a clear focus on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. …

Deadline for the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest from the Ayn Rand Institute is fast approaching!

Atlas ShruggedHave you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes.

ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years. This year the Ayn Rand Institute will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $90,000.

Eligibility: 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
Entry Deadline: OCTOBER 23RD, 2015

1ST PLACE, $20,000, 1 Winner
2ND PLACE, $2,000, 3 Winners
3RD PLACE, $1,000, 5 Winners

FINALISTS, $100, 25 Winners
SEMIFINALISTS, $50, 50 Winners

For more information, please …

Attention Students: Make it a Summer of Service and receive a President’s Volunteer Service Award!

President's Volunteer Service AwardsAs a Certifying Organization of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, Youth Service America awards the PVSA to those who meet or exceed the award criteria. Established in 2003, the PVSA is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months.


To qualify for the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to Youth Service America, and we will verify the service and award the PVSA. Volunteer service hours are not limited to …

Mark your calendars! International Youth Day is August 12

Youth Day LogoInternational Youth Day is commemorated every year on August 12. Youth around the world are encouraged to organize activities that raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country and highlight organizations, programs, and policies that support youth leadership.

Youth are encouraged to use the day to plan a service project, an event to raise awareness about your organization, or a membership drive for the new school and program year about to start! Learn more about International Youth Day here.

Celebrating 30 years of excellence in education! Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring