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 use a four-step Sylvan Insight process to design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, 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 them tattooed on your chest. 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. SylanSync technology complements in-person tutoring sessions, allowing kids to use iPads to further their learning. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Prepare 1,000 lunches in less than 20 hours. That was the challenge posed for The Brunchery’s catering staff. The eatery’s experts met the daunting request, quickly assembling the hefty sandwiches that The Brunchery has perfected throughout its more than 25 years in business. When President George W. Bush came to Tampa, the White House called upon The Brunchery's catering. In addition to corned beef, grilled grouper, and shaved steak piled on deli rye bread and kaiser rolls, The Brunchery plies guests with half-pound burgers seasoned by chipotle mayo and dill pickles.
But as its name implies, the restaurant doesn’t just craft food for lunch; it’s possibly best known for its morning treats. Made-from-scratch hollandaise sauce for benedicts and golden pancakes have earned The Brunchery awards including Best Place for Breakfast/Brunch from readers of the South Tampa Community News in 2010. When NBC interviewed owner Greg Elliot, the feature zeroed in on the restaurant’s signature french toast, which mingles cream-cheese sauce, bananas, strawberries, and slivered almonds.
Guests devour this lavish creation and others while dining among the dining room’s decorative dishware, Coke bottles, and shelves. Many of the objects come from Greg’s family, such as a hutch his great-great-grandfather built in the 1800s, making guests feel as at home as a rabbit in a top hat.
The skilled staff—a veritable dream team of medical know-how—shepherds clients toward improved health by designing and leading custom weight-loss, nutrition, and fitness programs. Spread across four locations, the practice tailors comprehensive programs. Doctors, personal trainers, nutritionists, and artists who draw kettlebells onto clients' portraits to make them appear fit pool their disciplines to blast away excess pounds with methods birthed from the mind of science itself. Vitamin and amino-acid injections, ketone strips, appetite suppressants, and supplements are part of the weight loss program. Bio-identical hormones characterize the hormone-therapy program, which seeks to restore bodily balance more effectively than replacing legs with gyroscopes.
Doing the same thing every day—waking up to the smell of homemade pickles, commuting to work via homemade Segway, juggling angry helper monkeys at the circus, eating the same dinner—invariably leads to monotony. Free up some time and shake up your schedule with today's worry-free dining solution: for $18, you get three pre-assembled gourmet meals from Let's Eat! in South Tampa (a $39 value). These are for Duet meals, which are the same as regular dishes, but portioned to feed 2–3 people instead of the usual 4–6.
Husband-and-wife photography force Brian and Rebecca Fulton founded RBF Photography to pursue a passion for distilling reality into vivid, two-dimensional frames. At one of three scenic haunts, the shutterbug duo immortalizes groups of up to four friends, family members, or recently reunited enemies in casual sessions structured to foster candid poses. After firing up their trusty Canon 5D Mark II DSLRs, the photographers frame faces in pictures that clients can later sift through on a password-protected online account. Patrons have their favorite shots transformed into four edited, high-resolution images or elegant prints sporting a luster, metallic, or toothpaste finish. Print prices vary by dimensions and include wallet size ($14.95–$17.95 for four), 11”x14” ($48.95–$51.95 each), and 16”x24” ($125.95–$135.95 each).