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The YAP Food Network, the largest, successful food network in southwest vermont

Happy National Agriculture Day!

It’s National Agriculture Day! Not everyone knows how deeply The Tutorial Center is rooted in local agriculture! Did you know we operate the only food network in southwest Vermont? We do! The YAP FOOD NETWORK was launched out of our […]


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Desiree Graduates!

Desiree came to us hoping to earn her high school diploma.  Just 17, Desiree had moved around a bit but returned to our area hungry to wrap up her high school requirements.  Instead of re-enrolling in the local high school, […]


Wilderness First Aid Training

Sign Up for SOLO Wilderness First Aid Training

Become WFA Certified For the second year, we’re running two sessions of SOLO Wilderness First Aid at the end of February. This is a 2-day, 16-hour course that can result in a two year WFA certification. It’s a great course for […]


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 […]


Robin Chestnut Tangerman VT State Representative

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 […]


Tutorial Center Sampling of Services

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 […]

What we hear:

“The Tutorial Center has been wonderful. It was just what our sons needed to build their confidence in the the subject they liked least. The teachers are very professional and think ‘outside the box’ in order to meet the needs of each individual student.”
— Parent of Tutored Student

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