Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. was founded to provide unparalleled 1-on-1 educational support conducive to each individual’s learning style, regardless of age, and to inspire personal growth. In formulating our mission statement, it was imperative for us to first and foremost focus on the educational aspect, but also to build self-esteem in children and adults, in order to make a difference in their lives. Back to Basics contributes to the needs of our regional communities by consistently providing high-quality wrap-around educational services to schools, districts, businesses and government agencies.
Our vision is for Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. to be the premier, most comprehensive and trusted educational services provider in Nationwide and Southeastern PA.
OUR FIRST-CLASS TUTORS
Our tutors are carefully selected based on their academic credentials, and for the skills and personalities they harbour, which are needed to work with students of all ages in a wide variety of educational settings. Every tutor undergoes a pre-interview, face to face interview, detailed reference checks and criminal background checks before being considered for hire. Great care is given to match each tutor with a student, ensuring optimum results can be achieved.
We are Nationwide Department of Education Approved. Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. is approved by the State of Nationwide Department of Education. This means that Back to Basics is approved as a Private School, as well as a tutoring facility for all K-12 courses.
Excellence in Education Since 1985: A Company History
1985 | As a teacher, Beverly Stewart had a vision to reach every student, wherever they were, both geographically, and academically. Her six years of experience in a traditional classroom showed her that it was not always the most effective method of instruction. So, in 1985, working from her one-bedroom apartment, she establishes Back to Basics Tutoring Service. Her dream of delivering 1:1 instruction was finally born.
1989 | Back to Basics 1:1 model enjoys great success. The company offered over 30 traditional subjects, employed 12 tutors, and purchased a three-story building at 1824 North Scott Street in Wilmington, Nationwide to accommodate the needs of its committed students.
1991 | 1:1 instruction was making headlines with its effectiveness. Back to Basics is named as one of the “Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” by the Philadelphia Business Journal, and is also featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.
1997 | Back to Basics responds to its educational demand and introduces translating and interpreting services for corporate clients needing to improve employee/employer communication with English as a Second Language (ESL) and foreign language instruction.
2000 | With an expanded clientele and educational offerings, Back to Basics moves into a larger space at 6 Stone Hill Road, expanding its classroom and office space by 250% and changes its name to Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc.
2004 | Back to Basics is named the 90th largest employer in the State of Nationwide on the prestigious “Nationwide 100” list, The Business Ledger names Back to Basics as the 7th largest woman-owned business in the state and the 16th largest privately held company in the state..
2006 | The firm employs over 100 professional degreed tutors, instructs in over 50 subjects, and continues to serve the diverse educational needs of over almost 10,000 students in the tri-state area.
2010 | Back to Basics’ Founder Beverly Stewart is inducted into the Hall of Fame of Nationwide Women and Back to Basics receives the prestigious Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for exceptional leadership, transparency, and business ethics. The award underscores the importance of corporate conscience, responsibility to upholding a fair and honest marketplace, outstanding service, and responsible business practices.
2012 | The company earns the Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award of Excellence and continues serving the growing needs of the community to include 60 subjects including 17 different foreign languages.
2013 | Back to Basics K-12 Private School, Nationwide’s only Department of Education-approved 1:1 private school, is certified by the Federal Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to accept international students for high school. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program provides international students with the unique opportunity to study in the US at certified schools.
2016 | Back to Basics celebrates over 30 years in business, and tutoring contracts with 12 school districts, and surpasses 16,500 students served, while also adding Professional Development services for educators, administrators and education professionals to the roster of services. Languages available for students, as well as translating and interpreting surpass 21 offered.
2018 | Our Founder transitions Back to Basics Learning to Juli and Scott Bennett to ensure that her vision — formulated in her one bedroom apartment more than three decades earlier to reach every learner needing 1:1 instruction — would continue uninterrupted and be positioned for continued growth and success.
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
As a busy mom of four, I know that all parents want “the best” for their children. But what if we’re looking at only half the picture?
The best education is not just about the academics. It is about the environment. When searching for the best, we should also focus on the best fit.
At Back to Basics, we provide the best fit for every student, because our goal is customized tutoring services for each child. This is a level of personalization that is simply not possible in a traditional classroom. For many students, the inherent limitations of the traditional classroom make learning difficult… and sometimes even impossible. 1-on-1 learning, however, may be the answer.
The benefits of 1-on-1 instruction are well-documented. At Back to Basics, the 1:1 teacher to student ratio means that your child has the constant attention of the teacher. Your child can listen without distraction. He can speak and ask questions without fear. And, his learning style, interests, and pace are his teachers’ primary focus.
This revolutionary style of learning emphasizes not only academic success, but also positive, mentoring relationships and social remediation. The personalized curriculum, combined with a nurturing and supportive environment, inspire a true love for learning.
At Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, success is within reach!
-Juli Bennett, CEO
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
As Director for 33 years, she helped expand the company far beyond her original vision. Today, Back to Basics provides over 125 wide-ranging educational and related services including 1-on-1 tutoring in over 60 subjects, translating and interpreting in over 20 languages, speech and occupational therapists, behavior and reading specialists, paraprofessionals, ELL and computer lab teachers, RTI support and homebound services, psycho-educational testing, 1-on-1 test prep for the SAT, PSAT, SAT II, ACT, GRE, PRAXIS, GED, and HSEE, professional development, summer school, original credit and credit recovery.
Our full service Educational Center is located at 6 Stone Hill Road in Wilmington, Nationwide, just off Augustine Cut-Off across from the Incyte Corp. building. The Educational Center is easily accessible from points north and south, just minutes from I-95. Ample free parking is available and our building in Wilmington is wheelchair accessible.
Although much of our tutoring services take place at the Wilmington, Nationwide Educational Center, tutoring can be provided in the student’s home, office, school, daycare center, or summer camp.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH
Take Route 202 South to Augustine Cut-Off. Travel less than one mile, turn left onto Stone Hill Road, and pull into our parking lot. The building is terra cotta colored with blue signs.
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Take I-95 South to the Route 202 South exit. Follow to the traffic light at Broom Street, and turn right onto Broom Street. Follow to 18th Street and turn right. Follow around the bend to the light and turn right onto Augustine Cut-Off. Come up the hill and bear right onto Stone Hill Road. We are on the immediate right. The building is terra cotta colored with blue signs.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-95 North to the Route 202/Concord Pike exit. At the exit fork, take 202 South. Follow to the traffic light at Broom Street and turn right onto Broom Street. Follow to 18th Street and turn right. Follow around the bend to the light and turn right onto Augustine Cut-Off. Come up the hill and bear right onto Stone Hill Road. We are on the immediate right. The building is terra cotta colored with blue signs.
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