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Banning Tutors

Private Tutors in Banning for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great Banning Tutor? From elementary all the way up to college and graduate school, our experienced team at Grade Potential ensures that you’ll receive the highest quality tutoring on your way to achieving your goals, all at an affordable price! We've worked with thousands of local students, so we know what it takes to be successful around here.

New clients receive a risk-free trial session where you can meet a tutor with no obligation. If you're not thrilled after your first hour, we don't charge you anything! Call us now to learn more and get specific pricing.

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About Banning

For many years in later life Banning was home to soprano singer Sally Sweetland. In the 1940s Sweetland was the voice that you heard singing when the actors in the movies burst into song. She often dubbed the singing voice for actress Joan Leslie, and you can hear Sweetland singing in “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, and “Rhapsody in Blue.”

“Yankee Doodle Dandy” was the biggest box office success for Warner Bros in the company’s history up to that time. The film also received much critical acclaim, the film won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Writing, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture and Best Sound Recording. This led to Sweetland being in high demand for many motion pictures and she went on to also provide the singing voice for other well-known actresses including Brenda Marshall, Martha Vickers, Constance Dowling and Joan Fontaine.

Banning tutors note that she also appeared as herself as an artist in her own right rather than always as someone else’s voice. However her appearances were mostly during television shows rather than in movie theaters. She was featured on the long running “Perry Como Show” and also “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Her career as a vocalist naturally led her into the recording studio. Her backing vocals are heard alongside many of the biggest stars of the 1950s including a young Tony Bennett. She achieved chart success; reaching number one in the “Billboard Top 100” and the “UK Singles Chart” in 1953 with her duet with Eddie Fischer entitled “I’m Walking Behind You”. In the same year Frank Sinatra released his own rendition of the song interestingly also issued as a single by Capitol Records.

In her later years Sweetland became a tutor. She professionally taught singing with her baritone husband Lee. Lee’s most notorious role was as Woody the Woodpecker’s singing voice on NBC radio. Between them they were vocal coaches for numerous actors and actresses, one of their students was Seth MacFarlane who is well known as being the creator of the popular adult animated sitcom “Family Guy.”

Sweetland led a long and happy life, she became a widow in 2009 and she celebrated her 100th birthday in 2011. She passed away in Banning at the age of 103. Banning tutors note that her upbeat attitude and positivity led her to have such a full and long life. Sweetland said that it was laughter that kept her young and allowed her such longevity.

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Sweetland was the singing voice of Joan Leslie

Banning Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide Banning students with the opportunity to win a semi-annual college scholarship of $1,000! We are proud to assist students with their investment in education. Many local families trust us with their educational investment on a regular basis, so we feel great about giving back in a similar way! Click below to learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply.Learn How To Apply

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Banning Scholarship


Thanks for your interest in our scholarship! Every six months, we select the essay that our panel of 3 judges determines to be the best.

The Fall deadline to apply is November 15th. The Fall winner will be announced to all applicants on December 10th.

The Spring deadline to apply is May 15th. The Spring winner will be announced to all applicants on June 10th.

The current essay prompt is, “Who has inspired your education the most and why?”

Please email your entry to: scholcontest@gradepotential.com

Entries must be between 300-1,000 words.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. One entry per household per year. Winner will be notified via email on or before the Winner Selection Date. Failure by potential winner to respond to such notification within ten (10) days of notification, or failure by the potential winner to adhere to these Official Rules, will result in disqualification of the potential winner and an alternate winner will be selected.


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