The teachers at Weston Wayland RWA Success Learning Centers have a variety of backgrounds and credentials, from early childhood education to advanced physics degrees from MIT. The staff use their vast experience and knowledge to help students tackle tough subjects and prepare for exams. They specialize in math (all the way through calculus), reading comprehension, and elements of effective writing, including grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. They also guide students toward academic success with exam-preparation programs for the SAT, SSAT, ISEE (Boston Exam School Test), and SAT subject tests.
American Real Estate Academy has been helping students master the intricacies of property sales for 40 years. Its carefully selected instructors lead classes for neophytes looking to get their salesperson license, learn the ins and outs of the business, and find out the startling truth about where houses come from. The academy boasts higher test scores for its students than the state average, and many students go on to successful careers. The academy also helps real-estate veterans step up to a broker license in preparation to open their own office and work for themselves. Continuing-education courses keep professionals up to date on current rules and regulations, fulfilling state-mandated requirements and keeping licenses active.
Helmed by a mother-daughter duo, The Paint Bar nurtures budding artists through themed painting classes set in a welcoming atmosphere. Brush-stroking disciples receive step-by-step guidance from skilled instructors, who lead classes designed to replicate a specific image, such as the famous Citgo sign, Boston's skyline, or van Gogh’s lesser known masterpiece, Frowny Emoticon. The Paint Bar supplies Monets-in-training with a 16"x20" canvas, paint, brushes, an easel, and an apron, though painters should wear clothes they don't mind getting splattered. Classes are generally held four or five times per week, at varying time slots; check out the calendar to reserve a spot, as class space is limited. Though this Groupon is not valid for alcohol, The Paint Bar offers an intoxicating selection of brews, wine, and all of the 1975 issues of Popular Mechanics.
Year-round tutoring services are led by certified teachers and offer educational assistance to all age groups from four to adult. Choose semi-private tutoring ($15/hour) to attend a small group instruction, a private tutoring session ($20/hour) for a more focused, one-on-one approach, or request a free upgrade for in-home private tutoring (normally $25/hour, $20/hour for Groupon holders). Whether you're looking to catch up with peers or go beyond the learning curve, tutoring services create a personalized approach to educational success.
Celebrating 30 years and 60,000 students, The Boston Language Institute empowers tongues to confidently articulate a new vocabulary with intensive classes in a dozen languages. Studious groups of 4–12 gather to learn the verbal melodies of one of the Institute's instructors, most of whom possess native mastery, years of speaking abroad, or a computerized brain preloaded with the language that they're teaching. Students can learn how to translate road signs along the autobahn with German lessons or pass on plots from Brazilian soap operas with Portuguese instruction. Classes are scheduled during the daytime and in the evening on weekdays and Saturdays to help students find a consistent time to drop in.
With a springy-cork floor spattered with nontoxic paint, Mama & Me's facilities encourage tots to explore and create. Classes offer options for students age 6 months to 3.5 years and boost creativity and exercise motor skills in a variety of play structures and arenas. In the Little Movers course, rugrats romp across brightly colored foam obstacles. Parents can also participate in classes, helping tykes build social groups and remember what their invisible friends wore to last season's tea party.