In a world that's constantly shrinking due to communication technology, the ease of travel, and a mad scientist's reduction beam, bilingual people have a distinct advantage over single-language speakers. Futura Language Professionals embraces this development and prepares its students to tackle international affairs through schools scattered from Minnesota to Florida, offering accessible language courses with a special emphasis on Spanish. Degreed, native-speaking teachers lead classes with a balance of vocabulary and cultural lessons on music, art, and food. Summer camps and afterschool programs await students ages 3–12, whereas adults can hone their communication savvy in classes designed for business conversations, allowing expansion into overseas markets and more successful collaboration when making amusement parks on the moon.
Most Popular Service: Concealed-handgun-license training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: NRA, DPS
CHL Express trains out of local gun ranges.
Handgun rentals are available at the range.
The NRA- and DPS-certified instructors at CHL Express want West Houston to benefit from their extensive expertise in handguns. To that end, they teach convenient-yet-thorough concealed-handgun courses. Here, they guide students through both classroom and on-range instruction, keeping the emphasis on safety throughout.
Matt Swanson built his business on a simple philosophy: every golfer should be able to practice on good grass with quality golf balls. At all three of his Matt Swanson's School of Golf facilities, Matt has established a method of instruction that goes well beyond basic driving range practice. Golf Digest has certainly taken notice of the center, picking it as one America's top club fitters in 2011 and Matt as one of the best instructors in Texas in 2013.
Its short game area challenges players with putting and low-pitch zones, and the golf school sows its seeds of wisdom during lessons, clinics, and camps. The driving range ups the ante with Trackman technology, which precisely analyzes the data of every shot, such as distance and whether a ball was hit hard enough to take down a charging golf cart.
Sandra Cardenas didn't gain her knowledge of computer software from a manual. For more than a decade, she worked as an accountant with various firms, learning the necessary programs on the job in order to automate work processes. Now, she and her staff invite students into their training lab for workshops that cover such business-essential tools as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and QuickBooks. One-day courses offer basic and continuing training in these programs, and one-hour mini courses focus on specific skills without taxing students' increasingly fragile attention spans. Sandra also believes in helping students reach their full potential, and works with students from preschool to the collegiate level during after school math tutoring.
Teachers are called learning coaches at Talent Unbound—and that's just one way its classrooms differ from traditional ones. Founder Mike Olson tried traditional for 14 years as a teacher, principal, and education administrator. He noticed gaps in the ways standard schools operated, and turned to a different form of teaching called Coached Schooling when he opened Talent Unbound. This technology-intensive program pairs a student to a coach, who customizes an educational plan based on the pupil's needs. Incorporating computers, modern-day tools, and innovative hands-on projects, the coach and student work on academic subjects ranging from calculus to English.
Operating under a new owner since January 2012, Spencer School of Real Estate helps aspiring and current real-estate agents and mortgage professionals develop their craft with online coursework and classroom coursework at an array of campuses. In addition to a background in real-estate brokerage, owner Bobby Bryant brings his two masters degrees in education to the school. Instructors aim to cap class sizes at 12 students so they can soak up lots of one-on-one attention, letting them get details specific to their intended career concentration and finally get an answer about the difference between a foyer and an entryway.