TUTOR TUESDAY: Margie Speer

In this occasional feature, we’ll be sharing profiles of some of our outstanding tutors. 


The first thing you notice about Margie Speer is that she sparkles.

As she shares enthusiastic stories about her work in education and her family, it’s easy to see that she’s high energy, 

It’s easy to hear how her experiences shaped her passion for math.

And it’s easy to see why she would inspire students to love learning.

She’s made that difference as a tutor for Back to Basics since 2011.

Speer’s background is not the traditional path for an educator. Her degree is in mechanical

Back to Basics honored with 2012 Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award of Excellence!

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics was recently named the recipient of the 2012 Marvin S. Gilman Award of Excellence in the 60-150 employees category. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award, named for one of Delaware’s leading small business entrepreneurs, honors businesses and non-profit corporations for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management. The awards are presented to companies that have been in business for at least three years, are small businesses based on number of employees, and are members of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

Awards of Excellence are also granted to deserving companies.  …

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is now hiring qualified tutors for adults with learning disabilities, GED prep, basic math and more

Tutors are needed for adults with learning disabilities, GED prep, basic math and more. Part-time. Subject matter includes study skills, reading comprehension, basic math and GED test preparation. Daytime mostly, some evening and weekend hours available. Special education background helpful. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and experience tutoring/teaching adult learners required, exclusive of practicum, student teaching and substituting.  Adult students.

Tutor Application

CLICK HERE to review our employment application and instructions. If you are called for an interview to become a tutor for Back to Basics, you must bring COPIES of all the following items, as we will not be making …

Mark your calendars! September 29 is Museum Day Live. Receive free museum tickets!

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket… free.

Here are some of the museums in Delaware who will be participating:

Celebrate International Youth Day!

YSA invites you to join us in celebrating International Youth Day 2012!  On this International Youth Day, YSA recognizes the thousands of young people who led 2012 Global Youth Service Day projects in 107 countries, our 2012 GYSD Regional Partners & Country Partners, and our partnership with Disney.

In 2012, YSA’s partnership with Disney expanded to reach more young people than ever before and for the first time, YSA ran the Disney Friends for Change Grants program in three languages–English, Spanish and Portuguese. The diversity of projects mirror the diversity of cultures and youth interests around the word, …