By placing science, mathematics, and technology at the core of their program, the teachers at Overachievers Academy Inc. prepare students in elementary and middle school for a prosperous future in the tech industry. These professionals use the Backwards Design Model, meaning they start with conceptualizing the desired results, then move backwards to sketch out a suitable approach for achieving those results. That kind of reverse-engineering has led the team to some unconventional techniques, such as integrating lessons on story-telling and graphic design into their more quantifiable lesson plans.
Under the instruction of 8th degree senior masters Laura and David Kowkabany, martial arts students develop an arsenal of physical and mental skills to succeed in and out of the studio. At Kowkabany’s Family Martial Arts, Laura and David teach self-defense tactics and guide students through dynamic punches and kicks, while emphasizing the importance of life skills such as self-discipline and focus. The studio is a member of the American Tae Kwon Do Association, offering training programs for adults and youngsters, where kids as young as three can learn the importance of fitness and discipline while building the confidence to stand up to bullies or ask a hardhearted hall monitor to prom.
World-renowned and highly regarded, The Princeton Review helps prepare students for getting into college, law school, and grad school through a fleet of exam-prep classes. During the informative sessions—which cover such tests as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GRE—handpicked, rigorously trained teachers coach students to relinquish anxiety over upcoming tests. They conduct math reviews, reading sessions, and writing exercises that pair pupils with weighted pens. In addition to leading group classes, the teachers offer in-person and online private-tutoring services, which are customized to each pupil's learning needs.
Safety comes first at Plant City Gun Range, where the staff enforces house rules to maintain a secured environment. NRA-compliant instructors from VIP Security Training organize the facility's classes, from beginner safety courses to advanced tactical shooting. Beyond the range, the facility extends into a pro shop, where two gunsmiths with decades of experience repair, restore, and customize firearms with add-ons such as mounting scopes.
The licensed nutritional consultants, diabetes educators, and lifestyle coaches at Weight Loss Innovations help clients meet their slimming goals with diet plans built from everyday foods and fat-melting supplements. They help to establish strategies for healthy eating that are flexible and fit individual lifestyles and allergies to to cast iron. The center's shelves are stocked with protein bars, drinks, and snacks to enhance weight-loss efforts or ward off ravenous koalas.
Using a combination of whitening gel and FDA-approved blue accelerating lights, the DaVinci teeth-whitening system can leave teeth an average of up to eight shades whiter. During office visits, clients apply the signature whitening solution—an organic plant- and mineral-based gel—to chompers. A specially designed LED laser light is used with the food-grade hydrogen peroxide gel to lift lingering stains. Once the tonal transformation is complete, patients may walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from their smiles. To continue the process, Davinci also prodcues a take-home personal whitening kit that includes 12 gel applications, an LED accelerator light, custom-fitted trays, and remineralizing and desensitizing gel to care for enamel.