The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having to scribble them on your hand. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results.
Yoga Meditation Program helps people tackle some of their roadblocks to success by offering online courses that help people gain knowledge and a more centered perspective. An array of yoga, meditation, and self-hypnotism courses aim to ease anxieties, including stress stemming from work or only getting three naps a day.
Canadian Flight Academy's seven master instructors train students of all skill levels on the complexities of fixed-wing flight inside one of four types of aircraft such as a Cessna or Piper Cherokee. Pilots are born from the 52-hour ground school, which covers everything from meteorology to air law. In addition to teaching basic flight lessons, the instructors impart their knowledge in more advance topics such as instrument ratings, multi-engine ratings, airline transport, and what to do when an eagle falls in love with your plane. Six licensed mechanics combine their 65 combined years of experience when tending to aircraft with their maintenance services, and online planning references help captains prepare for take offs.
Whether they're just starting out or looking to specialize in a particular medium, photography enthusiasts of all backgrounds will find a class to improve their art at Dandyline Pictures. For beginners, there's the Digital Basics class, which covers concepts such as exposure, ISO ratings, and how to use certain camera functions. Another novice-friendly class is Foodie Photography, which teaches food lovers how to snap appetizing food photos to share on social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, and My Life is Better Than Yours.
More advanced students can sign up for private lessons or focus on topics such as night or travel photography. All of these classes are led by filmmaker and photographer Roger Metivier, who was honored with the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his art and charity work.
As a mother of six, the owner of Immortal Moments Photography is well-versed in techniques for calming nervous or unruly children. She wields this experience and a creative eye to photograph subjects including newborns, families, couples, and expectant mothers in exclusively on-location sessions. No matter the photo shoot, subjects are encouraged to have fun with playful posing and colorful props. After sessions, portraits are enhanced by adding custom digital effects such as chiaroscuro or colour accents in black-and-white shots.
Many modern teenagers face a catch-22: their parents don?t trust them behind the wheel of a car, but they need the driving experience to become more trustworthy drivers. Russ Bond, a 30-year automotive industry vet, decided to remedy this dilemma. He started kartSTART.ca, a traveling, family-friendly go-kart program that reaches beyond the mere thrill of racing in fast gas-powered carts to also emphasize the fundamentals and physics of driving. ?What we teach here is how a vehicle works,? says Bond on his website, ??we help teenagers prepare for the daunting task of driving on today?s roads with the masses.?
During full-day programs at speedways throughout Canada, future drivers can hop into a Toyota go-kart for three driving sessions and an array of safety activities and lessons. To simplify matters, the outing includes all of the equipment necessary for a safe and realistic driving experience, including helmets and built-in backseat drivers designed to second-guess every turn you make. Programs also include lunch and beverages.