1-on-1 Tutoring: Don’t Put Off Today What Will Make Life Easier in the Long Run!

LOGO_medium (1)The school year is only a few months in and already Johnny is having difficulty with one of his core subjects.  Do you take the ‘wait and see’ approach giving extra study time at home or maybe with teacher – if teacher can spare extra time in his/her busy schedule.  Or, do you hire a professional tutor to expertly and quickly assess the learning obstacle and help him get right back on track?

Back to Basics recommends the latter!  Simply put, this short-term investment in your child pales in comparison to the larger investment that will be needed in the …

We give thanks! Back to Basics hosts Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive 2014

LOGO_medium (1)Hunger in America is real. This Thanksgiving, we hope you will join Back to Basics Learning Dynamics’ staff, tutors and students help the Sunday Breakfast Mission reach their collection goal of 60 tons of much-needed food for Delaware families. Collection boxes will be placed in the Back to Basics’ lobby beginning the week of November 3.

Food will be delivered to the Sunday Breakfast Mission on November 21. Most needed items include canned goods (vegetables, tuna, etc.) and dry, boxed goods (instant mashed potatoes, rice packets, etc.). No perishable goods, please.

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How to build self-esteem in young children for a lifetime of success

COMPRESSED - One on one high 5The self-esteem movement has gotten a bad reputation lately. But what is self-esteem, exactly? Merriam Webster offers this simple definition:

  1. a feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities
  2. a confidence and satisfaction in oneself

This succinct definition sounds positive in every way. Of course, every parent wants his child to benefit from healthy self-esteem!

But, true self-esteem can only be derived from hard work, overcoming obstacles and measurable achievement. Children simply can’t develop a healthy sense of self-worth without these critical ingredients.

In fact, an inflated sense of self, based on nothing but empty praise, eventually creates an …

Parents, educators and community members can help develop Delaware’s Report Card!

DOE logoThe Delaware Department of Education is developing a new comprehensive accountability system that will measure and publicly report on multiple areas of school success. Measures of accountability, grounded in the ultimate goal of college and career readiness for all students, will dramatically improve student achievement across the state and provide parents with the information they need to make the best education choices for their children. To complete the online survey, CLICK HERE.

Delaware Department of Education representatives will also hold Town Hall meetings in each county, beginning in November 2014, to provide additional information about the accountability system and …

Mark your calendars! Back to Basics (and 100 more!) will exhibit at the Red Clay Resource Fair on November 8

red clay logoThe Red Clay Consolidated School District’s Parent Advisory Council, (RCPAC) will host the 8th annual Family Resource Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8 at John Dickinson HS (1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE ) from 10:00AM to 1:00PM in the school gymnasium.

This free, fun-filled family event invites students; their families and community to enjoy opportunities to learn strategies and gather information from resources that help improve student achievement and contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Families will be able to meet and obtain information and resources from schools, district and community representatives.

Attendees can look forward to:

• Information about Red Clay …