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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 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.

4140 Factoria Blvd. SE
Bellevue,
WA
US

After a diagnostic test that measures the student's strengths and weaknesses has been administered, the center's director then determines at which level the child should start. Trained instructors then monitor progress and provide feedback.

12816 Southeast 38th Street
Bellevue,
WA
US

With certifications from organizations such as the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and American Women's Self Defense Association, the coed instructors of InSights Training Center teach unarmed and armed personal-security courses under the direction of Army Ranger and Special Forces veteran Greg Hamilton. The highly-trained staff has trained more than 15,000 students in their civilian courses alone. Topics range from the Women's Basic Handgun Safety & Responsibility to the Unarmed Self Defense class, which explores the evolution of hand-to-hand techniques. Outside of training civilians, the instructors provide specialized training programs for law enforcement and the military.


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13216 SE 32nd St.
Bellevue,
Washington
US

Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.

In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.

4820 Northeast 4th Street
Renton,
WA
US

Signature service: iStar Reading Club
Established: 2014
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Lexia Core5 software, Reading Plus software

12835 Bel-Red Rd Ste 303
Bellevue,
WA
US

In 2011, a group of firefighters founded Red Emergency Prevention Services to keep local homes and families safe with emergency training and disaster prevention services. On certain days, the group’s off-duty firefighters lead CPR certification classes with responsive electronic dummies to help people of all ages learn how to save lives. They also contribute to the community by gathering canned goods for local food banks. Though that may seem separate from their other missions, these efforts help bolster community preparedness during disasters great and small. One-on-one, the team also conducts safety reviews in neighborhood homes and evaluates them on their fire and emergency preparedness. During those sessions, they check the readiness of smoke alarms, furnaces, and play kitchen sets, teach people how to turn off their gas and water during an emergency, and promote fire safety by cleaning out dryer vents.

12011 Bel Red Rd
Bellevue,
WA
US