We teach our students that it’s ok to ask for help. For the month of December we’re asking for yours.Our Bridge to College and Careers Program is at risk due to severe funding cuts. But the McClure Foundation, a Bridge supporter, has generously offered a DOUBLE MATCHING GRANT that will add $2 dollars to every one we raise! That would make a HUGE impact on the program’s financial health. So please, give now!  Click here to learn more and make a donation that will sustain this vital program. By giving now you add real punch to impact your contribution makes! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!:


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The Tutorial Center's YAP students are highlighted on the World Education Website

Tutorial Center Students Featured on World Education Website

Sometimes it’s easy for us to view the work we do as just another day at The Tutorial Center. But sometimes others remind us of the impact we regularly have on the people we serve. Former YAP! (Youth Agriculture Project) […]


Winning the achievement race

Running with The Triplets

  We teach all of our students that success is rarely reached by a sprint, it’s more of a cross-country run. That’s why we introduce them to three supportive running companions: Pace, Perseverance, and Patience. By training with this important trio students learn how to […]


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Science Fridays and Good Cooking

What’s new at YouthWork&Learn at Smokey House? Our schedule this year includes science activities in the morning, followed by lunch with home-made dishes using vegetables and herbs from our garden. For science, we started with a field study where the students compared and […]


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Tutorial Center Instructor Elected to VT House

We’re all immensely proud that TTC instructor Robin Chesnut-Tangerman has been elected to the Vermont House of Representatives. Robin first began working as Tutorial Center instructor in our Manchester learning center and then moved to TTC at Smokey House. As an […]


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First Quarter Project Presentations – YWL at Smokey House

At the end of the first quarter, we shared our progress with parents and teachers.  After a delicious lunch (prepared by students, of course), each student gave a talk, with PowerPoint, about his project work during the first quarter.  Here […]


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VIDEO: What it Means to Get Your Diploma

Janette Johnson shares what it was like to receive her high school diploma. If you would like information about earning YOUR High School Diploma, get in touch by filling out the form below, or calling 802-447-0111 in Bennington, or 802-362-0222 […]


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MEMS Students Pitch In

When you’re enjoying your next stroll through the Manchester Educational & Community and YAP! Gardens you can thank MEMS students Tonya Merrow, Eric Sheldon and Richard Mattison. They’re hard work in spreading new wood chips along the paths was invaluable, and […]


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You do what?

People are always asking what we do here at The Tutorial Center. The answer’s hard to put into words; it’s easier to visualize. Here’s what you might find happening on any given day at any of our three locations. How […]


Sylvia, a Bennington College YAP intern, harvesting kale at The Tutorial Center's YAP Farm at Hiland Hall in North Bennington.

Bennington College Students Bring Energy and Enthusiasm

Two friendly faces often seen at our YAP Farm at Hiland Hall Farmhouse this season were those of Sam Lawson and Sylvia Maderes. Both students are Bennington College juniors and each has their own reasons for taking advantage of this […]


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Little Sm@rts: Trees of Autumn

Since it’s that time of year when the trees around us are ablaze with autumn color, we thought t might be fun to create this word search puzzle that lists common trees. See if you can find them all!  It’s […]


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YouthWork&Learn – Off and Running

The first week of school at YouthWork&Learn – we started this school year at full speed! On the first day (Wednesday), after all the welcomes and introductions, and a cook-out for lunch, we harvested vegetables and herbs from our garden and […]


Improve your odds, get your diploma!

Learn QUICKBOOKS

Spaces are limited. Pre-Registration REQUIRED.By popular demand we’re offering our QuickBooks workshop again this fall, in three separate skill-levels. Led by an accounting industry pro, you’ll learn ways to master this popular bookkeeping software. QuickBooks Pro – Beginner • $160 […]

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— Potential Dropout, turned Graduate

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