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In an interview with NPR Sergeant Derek Pacifico didn’t have any trouble listing common inaccuracies on TV cop shows. He pointed out that the officers never touch the crime scene, nor do the suspects often invoke the right to remain silent. The sergeant should know—as a 22-year vet of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, he’s worked on nearly 200 homicide investigations.
To help writers get their facts straight, Derek created Crime Writers Consultations. At his two-day Writers' Homicide School, adapted from curricula for actual homicide detectives, Derek covers everything from accurate interrogation techniques to authentic police dialogue. Derek also provides more individual assistance, consulting novelists and screenwriters over the phone to help them develop their fictions realistically. He even stops by TV and film sets to assist with particular scenes and to make sure the TV sheriffs' badge props are shiny enough.
Cecilia C. Rasmussen's nickname is "Linguist to the Stars." That's because her client list boasts names such as Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, and Jack Black. By taking advantage of the uniquely "holisitic methodology" that guides Super-Learners International Language Schools, these celebs and Rasmussen's other charges use their right brains to pick up new vocabulary. That's because Madame Rasmussen's techniques engage the emotional, intuitive, and creative components of her students' minds. Curricula consist largely of conversational exercises, and pupils use CDs that she's developed herself.
Musician, dancer, and actor Josh Brodis donned a letter jacket to boogie on Glee, joined up with Ke$ha as a dancer in her "We R Who We R" video, and snagged a spot on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush. At Josh Brodis Studios, the triple threat draws on a lifetime of experience—including seven years teaching piano and voice—to help a small roster of students work toward their own musical goals.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers 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 a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-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. Camps and 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.