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Lynnwood Tutors

Private Tutors in Lynnwood for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood

Most children around the world have at least one sibling, and that brother or sister relationship has a lifelong impact — and in fact second-born children have the advantage of being able to learn from their older sibling.

Growing up in Lynnwood, Washington, Tom McGrath’s first tutor was his older brother — someone he learned from while they played outdoors, pretending that they were in outer space or living in prehistoric times. As an adult, McGrath has continued to create imaginary worlds on the big screen for millions of people around the world.

The creator of the popular “Madagascar” animated film franchise, McGrath started out as a youngster making Super 8 movies with his brother. That early foray into filmmaking stuck with him, and he was determined to make it his career. He also credits the rainy weather of Washington state for encouraging his creative and introspective side, he told interviewers in 2017.

McGrath, born in 1964, started out as a storyboard artist and animator and in the early 1990s, worked on “The Ren and Stimpy Show” and Ralph Bakshi’s “Cool World.” Next, he was an animator for the movie “Space Jam” and a concept artist/prop and set designer for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” directed by Ron Howard, among other feature films.

He got his big break as the writer and co-director of DreamWorks’ computer-animated feature film “Madagascar” in 2005, a comedy about zoo animals who are unexpectedly stranded in that island country. He also voiced the role of Skipper, leader of a wily gang of penguins.

The wildly popular movie launched two sequels as well as two animated series for Nickelodeon, “The Penguins of Madagascar” and “All Hail King Julien,” as well as several holiday specials featuring the penguins. Two stage productions based on the characters have also been launched. McGrath has had a hand in all these, either as a writer, director or voice actor — he has been the voice of Skipper in all the spinoffs. A sequel, “Madagascar 4,” has also been announced.

The “Madagascar” franchise is considered to be the fourth highest-grossing animated franchise of all time, behind “Shrek,” “Ice Age,” and “Despicable Me,” and has grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide.

Aside from the “Madagascar” films and TV shows, McGrath also does other projects, such as directing 2017’s “The Boss Baby” for 20th Century Fox. McGrath noted in interviews that his childhood memories of growing up with his older brother helped inform the film’s story and emotions.

Our childhood shapes much about us, and Lynnwood tutors can continue to build on early learning experiences to help students every step of the way, from kindergarten through college, for academic achievement and success.

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Lynnwood Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide Lynnwood 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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Lynnwood 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?”

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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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