The dynamic and experienced instructors at Math Made Easy don't only understand math techniques from addition to advanced calculus, they also understand how students of all ages learn math. They have a variety of services—classes, DVDs, and tutoring—that incorporate interactive exercises and real-life examples to show students the importance of the skills they are learning. Small class sizes with individualized attention allow students to improve test taking abilities all while learning more about their progress and retention during comprehensive reviews.
At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan Learning offers kids a leg up through personalized programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.
When parents drop off kids at Explore-N-More Daycare Learning Center, owner Marilyn Tosado makes sure both parent and child are set at ease. Just a quick scan of the daycare center should do it—security gates and cameras ensure parents of safety, while a colorful environment packed with toys warmly beckons to toddlers and preschoolers. Plus, once Marilyn explains the curriculum and health-conscious meals and snacks served between activities, moms and dads should leave the daycare worry-free.
If you ask an instructor at Royal Athletic Swimming Program, he or she will tell you that every person should know how to swim. The program's classes make this a reality at pools around the city, where students are grouped into level-specific classes in order to hone their skills. These levels include beginner sessions for novices, intermediate and advanced sessions, even a swim team for those who develop a passion for the sport or the desire to earn a cool nickname like "Bottlenose."
ALOHA (Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic) is a mathematics tutoring program that was originally developed for Malaysian children. Small group classes meet after school for step-by-step instruction from a qualified teacher or sentient abacus. The program has more than 3,000 centers in countries such as India, Thailand, Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, and UAE, and it was introduced to the United States in 2006. It also offers tutoring in reading and writing.