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West Chester Tutors

Private Tutors in West Chester for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great West Chester 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 West Chester

For being a small borough in eastern Pennsylvania—dwarfed by the fame and notoriety of Philadelphia—West Chester, which is the county seat of Chester County has produced an astonishing number of influential figures in the United States, from artists to singers to writers and politicians. Among these figures is an important name that popular history has largely forgotten: Bayard Rustin.

Bayard Rustin was born in 1912 in West Chester, and, over seventy-five years, would become an important voice in the civil and gay rights movements of the 1960s and 1980s. Rustin’s home life was active and engaging; he was one of nine children raised in a large house by his grandparents, who were wealthy and worked as caterers. Rustin’s parents were politically and religiously engaged, as his mother Julia was a Quaker and active community participant, notably a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Growing up, Rustin was primed to work for social justice. Notable leaders of the NAACP were frequent guests in the Rustin home, including W.E.B. DuBois and James Weldon Johnson. Influenced by their charisma and ideas, Rustin vigorously campaigned against Jim Crow laws, as well as labor strikes at Wilberforce University in Ohio, where he attended after high school.

His career was a long and notable one. Controversial for his day, Rustin was monitored by the FBI closely due to his Communist Party affiliations. Notwithstanding the scrutiny, he was involved in organizing the defense for the infamous Scottsboro Boys, who were wrongly accused of raping two white women. Rustin also campaigned against segregation in schools throughout the south, as well as desegregating the United States military following World War II. During the 1960s, he played a key role in the direction of the Civil Rights movement—including organizing the famous March on Washington lead by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963. Despite his controversial political affiliations, Rustin strongly believed that change should be accomplished through peaceable means. Influenced by his Quaker upbringing, deep in the cultural fabric of eastern Pennsylvania, he consistently endorsed methods of civil disobedience, rejecting the sometimes violent tactics by many of his peers in the Civil Rights movement.

Later in life, Rustin became involved in the Gay Rights movement; he himself was a gay man at a time when homosexual relationships were socially unacceptable. He testified on behalf of New York State’s gay rights bill, and, with the urging and support of his partner Walter Naegle, Rustin further embraced the role of ally to the marginalized before he passed away in 1987. His obituary quoted him, saying: “The principal factors which influenced my life are 1) nonviolent tactics; 2) constitutional means; 3) democratic procedures; 4) respect for human personality; 5) a belief that all people are one.”

Rustin’s commitment to equality and the hard work of the civil rights movement is an example to all, including tutors in West Chester. Tutors may not face the same opposition, or accomplish the same great things as Rustin, but under their watchful service, students can be assured their voices are heard, even if they are discouraged. Rustin’s influence in West Chester is revealed in the compassion, patience, and diligence that Grade Potential tutors espouse with each of their students.

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Bayard Rustin, native son of West Chester, in 1963

West Chester Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide West Chester 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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West Chester 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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