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Maple Valley Tutors

Private Tutors in Maple Valley for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great Maple Valley 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 Maple Valley

Sometimes, opportunity comes knocking, and other times, it presents itself through luck and circumstance. But it takes a tutored mind to recognize the possibilities.

That’s how it was for musician Kane Gaffney in the 1920s when he played an outdoor concert at Lake Wilderness near the town of Maple Valley, Washington. Gaffney saw a beautiful property on the water, and realized it could be a premier destination bringing in carloads of tourists.

In 1925, Kane and his brother Tom founded Gaffney’s Resort, seeing the opportunity to establish a vacation getaway spot that would attract tourists from Seattle and beyond.

Gaffney’s Resort, on 110-plus acres, eventually would include a lodge and rustic cabins in addition to water slides, a bowling alley, a dance hall, a roller rink and a restaurant, and over time expanded to include a nine-hole golf course and even an air strip.

At the peak of its popularity, some 9,000 visitors a day flocked there to enjoy swimming and boating in the lake as well as other amenities. The resort continued to be an attraction through the 1940s despite wartime gas rationing, when visitors arrived by bus to attend weekend dances.

It seemed as though there was little chance of failure, especially after plans for a new highway linking the area to Seattle and Tacoma were announced. And so the Gaffneys invested in a new 20,000-square-foot lodge and conference center, providing dramatic views of Lake Wilderness from a convention hall that could seat 600 people. It was lauded as an example of the Pacific Northwest regional style of modern architecture, with large windows, concrete posts and use of regional materials, such as hand-split cedar from local forests.

One of the most stunning features of Lake Wilderness Lodge was its three-story central column, carved as a totem pole reflecting Northwest Native American traditions and embedded in the center of a spiral staircase. Artist Dudley Carter carved the column from a 35-foot cedar trunk that was 5 feet in diameter at the base.

Although some 8,000 people attended the lodge’s grand opening in 1950, the resort’s popularity began to decline through the next decade, and in the mid-1960s, King County purchased the property as a measure to preserve open space, renaming it Lake Wilderness Park. After a variety of proposals for use of the lodge, it was finally retained and renovated by the county and operated as a community center.

In 2003, ownership of Lake Wilderness Park and the lodge was transferred to the recently incorporated city of Maple Valley, which continues to oversee and operate it as a recreation area. The lodge remains a popular venue for weddings and other events, and the park also includes a swimming beach, grass fields, and is the site of the annual Maple Valley Days parade each June.

Just as the Gaffneys saw the possibilities in a lovely spot beside a lake, Maple Valley tutors can help students recognize the possibilities of their own futures by working with them to achieve academic excellence from elementary school through college.

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Maple Valley Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide Maple Valley 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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Maple Valley 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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