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

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How to engage youth in service on 9-11 Day

9-11 Day LogoThe goal of 9/11 Day is to provide a positive way for all people to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world.

Learn more at and or download “We Serve to Remember: 10 Themes for Engaging Youth in Service on 9/11” at

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

As the new school year quickly approaches parents ask, “How many extracurricular activities are too many?”

LOGO_medium (1)For high school students, extracurricular activities can be a wonderful addition to a standard academic curriculum. For the child who dreams of career in law, the Debate Team may be a powerful draw. For the student who spends all of her extra time at the pottery wheel, the Art Club is a natural fit. And, for the child who envisions a semester abroad as part of his future, learning the correct answer to “Parlez vous Français?” during French Club makes simply sense.

Extracurricular activities allow students to express themselves in a different manner than they do in the traditional classroom. …