We had the good fortune of connecting with Delores Baker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Delores, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I came up with the idea for my business from experience and the demand for a unique learning experience outside of the classroom. The classroom is formal for obvious reasons, but tutoring should be catered towards each student’s unique needs. In a kitchen, a chef prepares a meal based on the order, the person’s palate, the occasion, etc. Magic happens in the kitchen! Families are brought together because of what happens in the kitchen. So, we decided to use that same concept for learning math. Let’s take a student, find out what they’re missing for their own unique recipe for conquering math skills and bake it up! Every session is unique, just like every meal!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Our business is set apart from other businesses similar to ours because of my background and educational experience, and the experience we give to our students. It dawned on me studying one night for a graduate level engineering test while 3 months pregnant and my 2 year old (at the time) was lying across my lap, that I had been in school most of my life and have had to adjust my study habits and the way I learned at every level. As a PhD student, double minority in my field and now a mother of two, (and being 34!) I cannot study the way I did 10 years ago or even in high school. I have been able to take that experience and now understand that each student has a unique situation and needs unique help. That is what we offer at Baker’s Learning Kitchen. Our standard is not standardize tutoring.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Although we offer virtual sessions and we have students in 4 different states, our home is Huntsville, better known as HuntsVegas! If I needed to show off Huntsville’s BEST, I would definitely check out a Rocket City Trash Panda baseball game at the new Toyota Field! Some of my favorite spots to eat are in Campus 805, which is a repurposed old school that has been turned into an entertainment complex. Some of the original bleachers and lockers are still there! For more of a fine dining experience I’d visit Char Huntsville. I am from Mobile so I can’t leave out the Po Boy Factory! So yummy! I love Blaque Cigar lounge as a kick back spot and love love love Stove House to take the kids to run around! Before anyone left, they would have to check out the Space and Rocket Center! Its our staple as the Rocket City!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I couldn’t put in the work that it takes to start a company without my village! Special thanks to my husband who takes care of all of our financial business, my family, my pastor, my friends, our amazing employees. Every share, every like, every referral makes this business what it is! And my business mentors, my sister, Mary Goodwin owner of Ladybugs Children’s Boutique in Mobile, AL; Miranda Foster, owner of Spa Siren in Huntsville, AL; and Darrius Peace of Hayah Beauty in Birmingham, AL have all helped me get this business off the ground and continue to guide me in the right directions with their expertise!

Website: www.bakerslearningkitchen.com

Instagram: @bakerslearningkitchen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bakers-Learning-Kitchen-LLC-121470539646282

Image Credits
Fred Powell, Fredtography & Photo Booth Rental

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