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Cary Tutoring

Cary Tutoring
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1229 NW Maynard Road
Cary, North Carolina
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Ready to help: 919.462.3330

After-School Tutoring

Cognitive Coaching

Test Preparation

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Stop Summer Learning Loss with GradePower Learning

Summer break is fun, but losing learning skills is not. Summer learning programs at GradePower Learning stop learning loss in its tracks and help students:

✅catch up on key subjects

✅build stronger learning skills

✅start their next grade ahead of the curve

Here’s how summer programs stop learning loss and help students get ahead for next year.

Track Out Programs

Track out Programs:


Beyond Tutoring Camps

~2nd-8th grades

We are partnering with various community professionals to offer 4 distinct weeks of fun and learning at our GPL Cary Center. It will be a productive time for your child and easy planning for you. Call to inquire today!


Half-day Schedule
12 pm-2 pm: Extracurricular Specialty (on a weekly rotation)
2 pm-2:30 pm: Break (bring a snack)
2:30 pm-4:30 pm: Academic Focus (on a weekly rotation)


The Weekly Rotation Plan is...

Week 1: Chess and Study Hall

Week 2: Robotics and Math Groups

Week 3: Music and Study Skills+

Week 4: Art and Essay Writing


Little Readers Camps

~ages 3-6

Morning Schedule: 9:00 am-12:30 pm (M-F)

Afternoon Schedule: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm (M-Th)

Evening Schedule: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (M-Th)

GPL Little Readers Camps help achieve reading excellence. Every student gets individualized curriculum and 1:1 attention. We provide...

Phonics and Decoding for Reading
  • Master the consonants and their sounds.
  • Differentiate between short and long vowel sounds.
  • Learn word patterns and rhyming word families for early reading success.
Letter Formation and Sentence Writing
  • Practice uppercase and lowercase letters. 
  • Gain exposure to the basic rules of good sentence structure.
  • Work on neat penmanship. (Gross and Fine motor skills)
  • Recognize patterns, shapes, and colors.
  • One-to-one relation with numbers and objects
  • Add and subtract with visuals.
Social Skills
  • Formulate good listening skills and navigate group dynamics.
  • Acclimate and adapt to a school environment. 




Upcoming Events

Summer Camp - Intermediate Level Robotics Camp

This Intermediate Level Robotics Camp is geared toward those who have built and programmed "Lego Mindstorms" robots before.

During the camp, students will:

  • Design and build their own custom chassis and robots.
  • Program the robots to complete a set of challenges (intermediate-advanced).
  • Systemize multiple sensors to complete different tasks such as line following, line squaring, and other control measures to aid in completing the challenges. Program the robots they have built to complete missions and earn points on the actual FIRST Lego League mat (mock competition).

For more information on FIRST Lego League, visit

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In-class Learning - GradePower Learning

In-Person Tutoring at GradePower Learning Cary

Discover School Success This Year with GradePower Learning!

Using the science of cognitive learning, GradePower Learning creates customized learning programs that help students meet their learning goals this year with in-person or online programs.

From Pre-K to College Readiness, we focus on understanding your child and providing the help and support he or she needs to be successful.

We offer our students:

  • A comfortable environment for asking questions and learning. We pride ourselves on providing a space where students can learn at their own speed.
  • A selection of different subject areas — from math to English, we cover it all.
  • Study and organizational skills that keep students efficient inside and outside the classroom.
  • Support and help from our esteemed instructors and educators.

A Safe Learning Environment

All our locations follow the strictest health and safety procedures including strict daily cleaning and sanitation procedures, limiting capacity, and social distancing to ensure your child’s learning environment is as safe as possible for instruction.

Get started with in-person or online tutoring today!


We can’t express how grateful we are for Bob, Sarah, and all the staff at GradePower Learning of Cary! We signed our two elementary sons up for GradePower Learning sessions during the Covid virtual school year to make sure they were learning everything they needed to be on track for continued school success. It was incredible for them to have face-to-face lessons, with pencils and paper, and small learning groups to make sure they were understanding their work. When the time came to return to the classroom, our boys were more than prepared - they had the academic knowledge and scholastic skills to find great success at school! We continued our sessions to make sure the boys felt comfortable and confident in their classes - they were learning so much and enjoying it! We recently moved and had to stop our sessions, but not before our older son was bumped up in his math class level, and our younger son was put into AIG for math and ELA. They have studying skills, newfound knowledge, and the confidence to tackle anything school throws at them, and for that, we will be forever grateful! GradePower Learning truly fosters a great learning and growing space for kids!

Jenn M.

When our daughter, Mikaela, started Kindergarten last year, she struggled to focus and started falling behind in school. We reached out to GradePower Learning for help. Since she has been going to GradePower Learning, we have seen tremendous improvement in many subjects. The staff is dedicated to working with our daughter at her pace as well as challenging her. She struggles with ADHD and staying focused, GradePower Learning has really helped reinforce what she’s learning in school. She looks forward to going every week. Our only regret is not reaching out to GradePower Learning much sooner!

Mark M.

Absolutely life changing! Our son Brennan was testing two years below his grade level. With his ADHD and remote learning, we were not making any progress with him at home. GradePower Learning has made the difference for him! He feels more confident and engaged at school. They have focused on his specific needs to fill in gaps that his school would not have been able to. Now that he is learning grade level content in his tutoring, he is now making all 3s and 4s on his report cards. The decision to invest in GradePower Learning has changed the course of his academic life! We are forever grateful!

Lisa M.

I am very grateful for the referral to GradePower Learning from my child’s teacher. I am certain that my children are beyond prepared for their class work at the schools they attend. We started weekly sessions to help my children get to the level they need to be for their current grade level. As that was quickly met, we made a family choice to continue attending GradePower Learning as a way to enhance their education as part of their overall learning journey. I have watched them surpass their current grade level curriculum and love seeing their enjoyment as they continue to grow to higher levels. I am certain our time at GradePower has added value to not only my children’s lives, but mine as well. It gives me great peace of mind to know they are continuing to grow academically even during a time that only virtual learning was provided at our traditional school during the pandemic.


We started to send my daughter (5th Grade) to GradePower in Cary since the summer in 2021. Bob and Sarah are very friendly to help us set up a good schedule and a perfect study goal for my daughter. We enrolled in both ELA and Math program. My daughter’s ELA teacher (Sarah) and Math teacher (Alex) helped her a lot to pave a smooth path to achieve her goal. She enjoys meeting her teachers so much, which makes each ride to GradePower a cheerful trip. We were very impressed by the progress she made during the past half year. Even my daughter met her short-term goal by the end of last year, we decided to continue her program in GradePower and worked with Sarah to set up a new goal for her. I highly recommend GradePower in Cary since we have such positive experience with the team. They are very professional, responsible, and flexible. They always spend extra efforts to help the student to meet his/her goal, which is the best help for parents to relieve everyday stress.

Shu Liu

We started GradePower Learning when we realized our daughter struggled in math. Since she has been with GradePower Learning, she has gained self-confidence and has done extremely well this year. Her math tutor has been fantastic at helping her gain confidence and is extremely patient with our daughter when she isn’t quite understanding a problem. They spend as much time on a problem as needed to help her understand (the concept). Thank you, GradePower Learning!

Brent & Felicia

My 2 kids have been with GPL for more than a year and both of them is making huge progress on their academic grade. The teachers are easy to talk and patient enough to explain all your concerns, time is flexible too for some short notice changes, the tutoring book is specially made based on kids' level, Bob and Sarah are always there, just a phone call or an email away. We're happy to send the kids to GPL, hence my friends in Spain decided to take the online class with GPL since 4 months ago :-).

Qin Zhang

GradePower is an exceptional tutoring organization. My son is in the Little Readers class and I have never experienced such attention to detail. The teachers truly care about the children, their progress, and their educational needs. The teachers are communicative and invested in the progress the children make. If they notice any potential learning difficulties they bring them to your attention and make suggestions on how to follow up on them. The best part is that even after being given this information they continuously check on the progress made. If you're looking into a program to assist your child with reading and math, this is the highest quality program you will find thanks to the lovely teachers.

Paige L.

Based on the recommendation of a friend, we enrolled our son with GradePower Learning Cary to help him prepare for the ISEE in late 2020. We couldn't be more pleased with the tutoring he received there. He learned a lot that significantly helped him score better on the ISEE than had he not had their tutoring. Highly recommend!

Esther D.

Highly recommend GradePower Learning!


GradePower Learning is not just a tutoring center, but a family. My skills and grades have improved tremendously since I've been here. Also, you will meet amazing people! Everyone at GradePower Learning is friendly and helpful in all things for school. Overall, GradePower Learning is a GREAT place to go for English or math tutoring, organization, and study skills.

From A Current High School Student

GradePower Learning has helped me by teaching me how to get better at math. I have also learned how to use Context Clues to find the right answer when I don't know what it is.

From a Current Elementary School Student

GradePower Learning has helped me a lot. It has helped prepare me for tests, quizzes, and other things I need help with. The environment and teachers are amazing and they have been very helpful. If I'm being 100% honest, I learned many things here that has shaped me into the person I am today. People ask me about how I got so smart, and I think about GradePower Learning. I am in 6th grade now, but I don't think I would be at my current reading level now if I hadn't gone to Little Readers here when years ago (when I was little).

From a Current Middle School Student

We initially started working with GPL to prepare for Middle school exams. Once these exams were completed, we decided to have our children continue taking tutoring classes at GPL. It was obvious that the program was designed to start where your student is at and then progress the student along their individual learning path. Working with Bob gave us great confidence that folks at GPL were aware of each student's abilities and how best to continue their learning. We liked that the programs not only serve to consolidate existing skills and knowledge but also to deepen, broaden and advance those skills and knowledge. Our children could see their progress in both Math and Language Arts and directly tie their academic success at school with learning acquired at GPL. What is quite remarkable is that we gave both our children, at various points, the option to take a break from tutoring and neither wanted to do so. Even if they had a tough day at school, they always, without fail, came out of GPL refreshed and happy. This was something that always struck me as the mom waiting in the car- happy students who were happy learning and experiencing the benefits of tutoring in a collaborative, supportive environment. Both students really liked having a teacher who personalized the learning to them individually.

Debbie R.

We are very happy and satisfied with the progress we see in Heibert; he really enjoys the class with his teacher. Academically he is doing very well and is reading better every day, both in English and Spanish. He also enjoys doing math. We are very proud of his learning, and we thank GradePower Learning for all the support, commitment, and dedication in this process.

Claudia & Heiber M.

GradePower Learning in Cary has been such an integral part of our kids' learning, especially during the pandemic. Our 15-year-old and 12-year-old kids have benefited from having GradePower Learning teachers help them through Zoom every week with math, writing and English Language Arts. We're very grateful that Bob and Sarah have been so helpful in keeping the kids academically challenged during these trying times.

Naomi R.

GradePower Learning has helped Ray so much this past academic year. He went from being a slightly below average 3rd grade reader to a above average 3rd grade reader by the end of the year. In addition, 3rd grade is a big testing year; with the study skills taught at GradePower Learning, Ray was able perform above average in all his standardized tests.

Tina T.

Chavi and Vidath have been with GradePower Learning since 2018, and I have seen tremendous progress in their ELA and math grades. The approach is unique, in that teachers act more as a "coach" than a regular tutor. Sessions are in small groups, which is great for online classes. This is timely and what is really needed, given that most school classrooms have moved online and kids may be falling behind. You also receive immediate feedback from Mr. Bob and Sarah. Highly recommended!

Arjuna W.

My son is definitely making great progress in ELA after learning at GradePower Learning! He enjoys learning from Sarah and has started to be more confident with language arts. Within months of study at the center, he moved from one grade below his current grade at school to now being a grade ahead. I will definitely recommend GradePower Learning to my friends!


*An email received about our new Virtual (Online) Classes* Hi Bob & Sarah, Thank you! The tuition today went really well; the kids stayed engaged in the process and it is the most productive they have been since the schools closed. Thanks for working around the current restrictions to make this work! Cheers, Andy

Students Stay Engaged!

This is an exciting and helpful class. My son loves it, and his English writing skill is being improved. Thank you!

Yan Z.

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 S.

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!


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 Learning! I can’t thank Bob and the whole tutoring staff enough for your help with 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 Learning and THANK YOU!


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 tutoring 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 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 who was way behind when the year started, I would say I am more than happy with the GradePower Learning way.

Tim V.

Looking for a little educational lift? Your youngsters 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 at 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 off boxes and supervise tests, rather than instill 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 awakened 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 an 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 M. 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.

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 both my children to achieve success, increased their level of confidence, and continues to motivate them on their school journey! I've referred many families to GradePowerLearning 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.


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 not only covered this gap but also accelerated my son's reading skills to the above-average level. I can't thank them enough. I have peace of mind now and my child is a confident reader.

Vitalina L.

Cary Team Members

Bob Schmitt

Bob Schmitt

Retired - Center Director

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Manisha Bijjaragi

Center Director

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Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Educational Director

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Jann Holland

Jann Holland

ELA Teacher

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Justin Fowler

Justin Fowler

Math/SAT Prep Teacher

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Alexis Mitchell

Alexis Mitchell

Elementary ELA & Math Teacher

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Lydia Sibisan

Lydia Sibisan

Elementary ELA & Little Readers

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Jack Geist

Jack Geist

ELA/SAT Prep Teacher

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High School math teacher

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Middle - Highschool Math Teacher

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High School English

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Elementary - Middle school English Teacher

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2024 Summer Special for Reading, Writing, and Math Support

Keep your student’s brain active all summer long with our 25-hour summer program!

Summer Program Price: $1,475.00 

 This includes 50% off our Dynamic Assessment and $5 off the hourly tutoring fee. This is a total savings of $225 off the normal $1,700 rate!

Prepay and save another $100 off of the already discounted price for a total of just $1,375. 

If you have more than one child that needs support, apply a sibling discount of 10% off the hourly rate and $50 off the additional assessment. 


We have SAT/ACT preparatory classes throughout the summer!

Check out the summer class dates below! Allocate some of your downtime this summer to prepare for an upcoming test date this fall! Take advantage of having study time free of competing school responsibilities.


Test dates                                Class begins

October 5, 2024                     July 20, 2024

November 2, 2024                 August 17, 2024

December 7, 2024                 September 14, 2024




This intensive workshop is ideal for rising 6th - 9th graders who are either losing points due to poor study skills or would like to prepare for handling a larger workload.

Students will learn the following essential skills:

  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Note Taking
  • Memory Strategies
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Project Management
  • Test Prep
  • Goal Setting and Prioritizing



The Top Tutoring Available in Cary!

Cary, North Carolina is one of the East Coast's most popular and fastest-growing cities. A suburb of the state capital of Raleigh, the citizens of Cary are largely affluent, well-educated, and very family-focused. This has led many parents to invest in tutoring programs to help give their children the best foundation for success.

At our Cary tutoring centre, we put the focus back on the student by building confidence as well as knowledge and other valuable learning skills. The tutoring programs at GradePower Learning Cary range from early elementary through to college prep, ensuring that all students at every age get the customized tutoring programs they need to see success in every grade.

Serving Cary & Beyond

Cary's GradePower Learning® center is happy to welcome students from our neighboring cities, such as: Apex, Raleigh, Holly Springs, Garner, and Morrisville.

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