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Valley Stream Tutors

Private Tutors in Valley Stream for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great Valley Stream 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 Valley Stream

One of Valley Stream’s most beloved residents who was involved in the development and growth of the area passed away in 1964; his name was William R. Gibson. You may already be familiar with the area of Gibson or the Gibson train station; Valley Stream tutors say that these places were named after the famous Mr Gibson who began his career in property development in the late 1800s.

Gibson’s career began in his youth when he worked as a masonry and plaster contractor. He was responsible for building many developments in Queens, New York before coming to Long Island and constructing numerous houses in the Valley Stream vicinity. He bought up large pockets of land and built houses on some of Valley Stream’s most famous streets. The houses became a very popular choice for those who worked in white-collar jobs in the busy city of New York and were looking for more affordable housing and more space and a nicer environment to bring up families. On discovering this he made a direct request to the Long Island Railroad to add a stop to their current line in Valley Stream to make the commute into New York City easier and faster. According to Valley Stream tutors this was approved however the agreement called for Gibson to take on the burden of constructing the railway station himself should he wish his idea to come to fruition. Gibson took on the challenge and after some months of development the railroad officially opened in May of 1929. The station was named Gibson Station, and is still known as Gibson Station after William R. Gibson who built, designed and conceived the idea.

Gibson’s development company built upwards of two and a half thousand houses in Queens and he was then able to build more than one thousand in Valley Stream. His development company was able to design a method of construction that allowed them to build homes at a very rapid pace whilst maintaining the integrity of the build. This was years before the time of the widespread use of pre-fabricated housing. His firm belief was that the fastest turnaround to maintain his high standards and create quality and affordable housing was a turnaround of a twenty-four hour period. His thoughts were that this speed could not be improved upon as it would lead to an inferior product. At the time the new Gibson train station was built in Valley Stream the company used a slogan that perfectly described their mission it was "A House a Day."

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Valley Stream Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide Valley Stream 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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Valley Stream 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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