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 Road
Maynard Crossing Shopping Centre

Cary, North Carolina


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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Mitchell Vanderlaan


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Carol McGarrahan


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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

Careers with Tutor Cary

  • Math & Science teacher

    Position Details
    GradePower Learning in Cary is looking for an enthusiastic knowledgeable math tutor to work in a challenging and rewarding teaching environment. Candidates must have the ability to teach Middle School math as well as Common Core 1-3, Pre-Calculus, and up through AP Calculus. Ability to teach Chemistry and/or Physics is a plus. You must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to connect with students and pass on to them your love of Math. This is a part-time position with flexible hours from 3:00-8:00 pm, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday mornings.
  • Little Readers teacher

    Position Details
    GradePower Learning Cary is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and caring person who enjoys working with preschool children to help teach our Little Readers' program. We are looking for someone who is available to work 3-5 mornings per week from 8:30 am-12:15 pm. The successful candidate will be working with children ages 3-5 in small groups. The Little Reader program builds a strong foundation in reading, math, and fine motor skills, and fosters a love for learning in a safe environment. If you love working with children and have relevant experience, this position is for you! A strong candidate for this position will possess one or more of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Teaching certificate
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Preschool teaching experience

    Please email resumes to cary@gradepowerlearning.com


One full hour of English/Math tutoring each day! Then each week's theme is used as the basis for hands-on learning and fun with reading, writing, history, geography, and art. 


Dates: June 24-28 & July 8-12    Around the World Cruise

       July 15-19 & July 22-26      America the Beautiful

        July 29-Aug 2 & Aug 5-9     Expressions in Art & Poetry


Ages: Rising 1st-3rd grade, Rising 4th-6th grade

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

Choose which week to attend, or sign up for all 6!


Tuition: $250.00 for one week, $225.00 for 2nd week,

$200.00 for 3rd-6th weeks

One time registration fee: $50 per family

10% Sibling discount


Summer program special 2019

     Reading, Writing, Math

 Keep your student’s brain active

           all summer long!


    25-hour summer program

                        Save $275

                  Normally $1,575.00

            Summer program price $1300.00

             Includes Diagnostic Assessment


   Prepay and save another $100 ($1200.00)

                     Sibling Discount: 10%

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

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

Here is our full schedule for 2019-2020:



Test dates                             Class begins

August 24, 2019                June 8, 2019

October 5, 2019                July 13, 2019

November 2, 2019            August 10, 2019

December 7, 2019            September 14, 2019

March 14, 2020                January 4, 2020

May 2, 2020                      February 8, 2020

June 6, 2020                     March 14, 2020



Test dates                             Class begins

September 14, 2019             June 22, 2019

October 26, 2019                 August 3, 2019

December 14, 2019              September 21, 2019

February 8, 2020                 November 2, 2019

April 4, 2020                        January 11, 2020

June 13, 2020                       March 14, 2020

July 18, 2020                      April 11, 2020

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

When we moved from California in 2007, we had a 6th grader and a 9th grader who were unfortunately 1.5 years or so behind in school when they landed in the Wake County school district. We found GradePower Learning near our home, and the rest is history. Bob met our children where they lived, emotionally and academically. He made learning enjoyable, while reinforcing our high expectations. They LOVED going to class. Bob and his team also prepared them for the SAT and ACT. Our son graduated from college in May 2015 and our daughter just graduated from college on Saturday, May 6, 2017. As part of a class project she had to write three gratitude letters. Shirley wrote one of the letters to Bob. We are grateful to Bob for the profound impact he had on our children. If we had to point to one key moment outside of our parenting that got our kids to their college graduation day, it would be the day they met Bob Schmitt. Oh, did we mention they both have learning disabilities and our son is dyslexic? Bob taught them how to embrace their challenges and he even met with their middle school and high school teachers. Oh, did I also mention that we adopted our children out of foster care after having been abused, neglected and abandoned? Bob loved our children. He took to them, as he did all of the children, and helped with learning and self esteem. So, today, we celebrate Bob Schmitt and his team.

C & K M

GradePower Learning SAT prep assisted my son as he prepared for the SAT. His score increased dramatically from the sample test administered prior to the prep course compared to the actual SAT. He also attended for Calculus and Chemistry tutoring. His tutors were always helpful, supportive, and patient. My daughter started as a Little Reader and has continued to attend. She is in her 10th year at GradePower Learning! The benefit of having a tutor in a small group setting has enabled my both children to achieve success, increased their level of confidence, and continues to motivate them on their school journey! I've referred many families to GradePower Learning and everyone has positive feedback. Mr. Bob is a pleasure to work with and very responsive. I will continue to highly recommend GradePower Learning!

Carol R

My daughter completed the ACT prep. All the instructors and Bob were great! Her score improved 5 points from the practice test! Easy to schedule, responsive to questions. Highly recommend.

Debbie S.

Highly recommended! Mr. Bob and the teachers are very focused on kids' well-being and education. My son's improvement in 5th grade English is the best proof of that.

Arjuna W.

Parents, this is the best place to help your child overcome learning challenges. We faced a curriculum gap after moving here from a different country which was hard on the child and on us parents, too. Tutoring at GradePower Learning twice a week did not only cover this gap but also accelerated my son's reading skills to the above average level. I can't thank them enough. I have a piece of mind now and my child is a confident reader.

Vitalina Luchnikova

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