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Duvall Tutors

Private Tutors in Duvall for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great Duvall 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.

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About Duvall

The Dougherty House in Duvall, Washington, was almost the O’Leary House—save for a failed engagement. James O’Leary built the house for his bride-to-be in 1888, but apparently she changed her mind. After being jilted, O’Leary never lived in the house. Instead, he sold it, along with 160 acres, to John and Kate Dougherty. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house is maintained by the Duvall Historical Society, which has refurbished the home and yard back to its former glory.

The home was initially built in an area called Cherry Valley. It had four bedrooms upstairs and one bathroom downstairs. John died in 1903 at the age of fifty, leaving Kate to raise eight children. A Duvall tutor would have come in handy back then for Kate!

Second Location
When railroads came through the area, the house had to be moved; its flat plot was ideal for railroad tracks. Rolled on logs and pulled by horses and mules, the house was moved to a hillside in 1910, where it overlooked the river and provided a view of the valley, the river, and, on clear days, Mount Baker.

A Working Family
The entire family had to pitch in with chores, especially after John’s death. Cows needed to be milked twice a day and cream sold to a creamery; the plum and apple orchards needed tending. Kate boarded eight loggers in a bunkhouse and ran the Duvall Post Office out of her home. Her children helped her and were also responsible for, among other tasks, swinging the bridge across the Snoqualmie River so riverboats could pass underneath.

Steps Toward Preservation
After the 1983 death of Leo Dougherty, the last-surviving of Kate’s sons, the Duvall Historical Society, King County, the city of Duvall, and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle entered into discussions about the property. After years of verbal wrangling, they finally penned a deal. Leo had willed the remaining forty acres and the house to the archdiocese, and the historical society had been leasing the home from them and was already rebuilding portions, reroofing, repainting, and removing masses of blackberry vines. It wasn’t till 1996 that the historical society learned the archdiocese had decided to give the house, outbuildings, and more than twenty acres for a park to the city. Volunteers continued to invest hundreds of hours into the preservation effort, and with the help of grant money and labor from Eagle Scouts, the home was restored and ready for the public to see.

The house is truly a gem—a unique representation of a nineteenth-century farmhouse with original walls, doors, windows, woodwork, staircase, and exterior siding. Visitors to the property can also see the bunkhouse, milk barn, and the pioneer cemetery nearby. Duvall tutors and teachers who come to learn can share much with their students about life on the farm in the late 1900s.

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The kitchen at the Dougherty House looks as if Kate were still cooking there for her eight children

Duvall Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide Duvall 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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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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