Location Hours

9 AM - 8 PM
9 AM - 8 PM
9 AM - 8 PM
9 AM - 8 PM
9 AM - 2 PM
9 AM - 2:30 PM

Location Information

1229 NW Maynard RoadMaynard Crossing Shopping Centre
Cary, North Carolina

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Our Team Members

Jann Holland


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Alice Salmonson

Little Readers Teacher

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Susanne Beall

Little Readers Teacher

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Evan Tysinger


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Olivia Phelan


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Kathleen McDermott


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Mike Edmundson


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Kristin Snyder


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Location Specific Programs



Preparing for University



Preparing for University


Esl program

Grades 1-12

20-Hour Study Skills

20-Hours Study Skills Program

Make Studying Stress-Free




  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Note Taking
  • Memory Strategies
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Project Management
  • Test Prep
  • Goal Setting & Prioritizing

June 27 – August 3, (no class July 4th or 6th)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm  

15 hours - $375 includes study skills workbook. |

Call 919.462.3330 or email cary@gradepowerlearning.com






     Reading, Writing, Math


           Summer program special 2017


 Keep your student’s brain active

           all summer long!


            25-hour summer program

                        Save $300

                  Normally $1,500.00

            Summer program price $1200.00

             Includes Diagnostic Assessment


   Prepay and save another $100 ($1100.00)

                     Sibling Discount: 10%




We have Summer SAT/ACT Prep classes! Check out the summer dates!

Use the down time during the summer months to prep for a Fall test date!!

Here is our full schedule for 2017-2018:



Test dates                             Class begins

August 26, 2017               June 10, 2017

October 7, 2017                July 15, 2017

November 4, 2017            Aug 12, 2017

December 2, 2017            Sept 16, 2017

March 10, 2018                 Dec 2, 2017

May 5, 2018                      Feb 3, 2018

June 2, 2018                     Feb 24, 2018



Test dates                             Class begins

September 9, 2017             June 17, 2017

October 28, 2017                August 5, 2017

December 9, 2017              Sept 16, 2017

February 10, 2018              Nov 4, 2017

April 14, 2018                    Jan 13, 2018

June 9, 2018                      Mar 10, 2018





Summer Brain Camp

Summer Brain Camp (n.)  1. a summer adventure for students in grades 1-6   2. a camp designed to keep brains active          3. a place where each week’s theme is used as the basis for fun with reading, writing, history, geography, math, science, and art 4. a half-day morning camp


Dates: 5 weeks:    

         June 26-30 (Art – Chagall – Magical fantasy in Art)

         July 10-14 (Around the World) 

         July 24-28 (World Cruise)  

         July 31-Aug 4 (Greek mythology)   

         Aug 7-11 (Art- Monet’s Garden)

         When: Monday-Friday 8:15am-11:45am

         Choose which week to attend, or sign up for all 5!

         Tuition: $225.00 for one week, $200.00 for 2nd week, $175.00 for 3rd-5th weeks.

         One time registration fee: $50.00 per family

         10% Sibling discount

         Enroll now to reserve your place!



What Parents & Students Are Saying

"Our 1st grade daughter was struggling with the transition into a new school and the 'whole language' reading approach required by 'Core Curriculum.' Without a good foundation in reading, she was struggling with all aspects of the 1st grade. Her struggles with reading were bleeding over into her overall performance, her self confidence, and her enjoyment of school. Working with Bob and the team at GradePower Learning to build a phonics-based learning plan for our daughter was just what we needed. GradePower Learning put our daughter into their program with the right kind of Tutor for her learning style. We started to see near-immediate impact in her ability to decode words. With 2 nights a week, she quickly made progress and went from 1′s & 2′s in the previous quarter to 2′s and 3′s in the next. By the following quarter, she was at all 3′s. GradePower Learning worked with her WCPSS teachers to ensure that her progress was being tracked and the program at GradePower Learning was aligned with her daily work. We were quickly able to dial down to a single day per week. As she exits 2nd grade at a 3rd grade reading level, we’re thrilled with GradePower Learning and working on plan to phase her out of the program. At no point did we feel like Bob was pressuring us to increase our hours or stay in the program as a way to keep us paying. His goal was to get our daughter on firm academic footing for future success, not 'hooking' us on the program. I’ve recommended GradePower Learning to others in the past. We won’t hesitate to leverage them for ourselves or recommend them to friends in the future."

Joe Schueller

"About a year ago my daughter was struggling in math and it was affecting her self confidence. My husband and I decided to have her evaluated at GradePower Learning. They concluded that Anna was one year behind in Math. So without hesitation we signed her up for tutoring. This was one of the best decisions we ever made for our daughter and for us. What a wonderful place and how warm and loving the staff is. They made Anna feel so welcomed that she never wanted to leave! One year later and Anna has had an A average in Math and excels in all of her classes thanks to the amazing concepts she was taught at GradePower Learning. There just aren’t enough words to thank them for all they have done to help Anna gain her self confidence back and be at the top of her class! It truly is an amazing place!"


"Our experience at GradePower Learning has been beyond exceptional. We went through a lot of research and interviews at numerous tutor businesses and private tutors in the area, we finally found GradePower Learning through a friend’s referral. First, Bob runs a first class operation when it comes to the office side of the tutor business. He is always trying to communicate what the goals for the kids are and how they are going to get there. The progress reviews that we have conducted are invaluable, they really give you a sense that GradePower Learning wants your kids to succeed and really working towards a partnership in their learning. Second, the teachers have been exceptional. I would say 99% of the time my kids are working with the same teacher, and when they are not they are still able to continue their progress because of the GradePower Learning method. GradePower Learning was able to get my 2nd grade son to from being way behind in reading to Wake county 2nd grade reading level in an amazingly short time. He should be at 3rd grade reading level by the time he leaves 2nd grade. For a student that was way behind when the year started, I would say I am more than happy with the GradePower Learning way."

Tim Vince

"GradePower Learning Cary is amazing! Not only did they work with our crazy schedule but they gave my daughter the confidence she needed to tackle the ACT and raise her score by 4 points!! We had a hard time finding an ACT program that actually had classroom time and an actual teacher rather than having my daughter in a “virtual classroom” until we found GradePower. I can’t thank Bob and the whole tutoring staff enough for your help with a supplying test taking strategies and skills that my daughter used to increase her score thus making the college application process much less stressful. Five Stars to GradePower and THANK YOU!!!!"


"Looking for a little educational lift? Your young `uns need an extra hand to get ahead or just simply to catch up with the pack? Then consider a visit to Bob Schmitt and his team at GradePower Learning 1229 NW Maynard Road in NorthWest Cary. Our youngest is bright and a keen reader, but got a little left behind as the staff at his school were forced by our politicians to check boxes and supervise tests, rather than instil that love of learning and a desire to read and succeed. (Teachers, we do not blame you. To do so would be akin to blaming hospitals, doctors and nurses for our splintered healthcare system!) Our son now tells us he wants GradePower Learning to be his school! The graded challenge of the classes, combined with the nurturing of his teacher, has awoken a passion that we knew was inside him, but wasn't being allowed to come through. Death by worksheet and testing has been replaced by the flames of success and achievement. Now after 6 months of twice weekly tuition, instead of being at at-risk reader, he`s an avid reader. We owe much to your superb team – thanks for helping us Bob! What a gift you have given our boy – more than worth the price of admission."

Damian McHugh MD, FACEP Emergency Physician, Rex Hospital, Raleigh

Highly recommend GradePower Learning for individual tutoring - they offer a huge variety of knowledgeable teachers to tutor all subjects, ACT and SAT. Our daughter has excelled with common core math challenges, finals, ACT and SAT thanks to the professional caring tutoring provided at a flexible schedule to meet her needs. So grateful to all at GradePower Learning for their guidance to help her learn how to study, test and build her confidence with increased knowledge. – Barb L., Cary, NC

Barb L.

GradePower Learning has been a great help for our family. We got assistance to prepare for the ISEE test (test required for many private schools) and then decided to continue with tutoring to boost our kids learning in math and language arts. Within the public school curriculum, there are certain aspects of both subjects that are either not covered (e.g., grammar, parts of language) or covered but not as in depth as private schools seem to go. This is no fault of the public school teachers - the teachers are completely over stretched and their curriculum is dictated to mainly through core curriculum. The teachers at GradePower Learning are in tune with the kids, work at a good pace so as to challenge the student but not overwhelm. The materials are appropriate for each grade and thorough with good practice so skills become generalized. Our kids come out of tutoring happy and feeling good about what they are learning. It's not a burden and it truly will propel them into their upcoming grades. Bob is awesome to work with, very professional and knowledgeable. Happy we found GradePower Learning (referral from another happy customer).

referral from another happy customer