Technicians from Mobile Tech Tutor help the owners of iPhones, desktop PCs, and smartphones fully master their mysterious digital devices. Techs can help baffled users back up their hard drives, set up and use smartphone apps, or set their ringtone to something other than "Machine Screams."
From the fluid orchestration of an event's activities to the floral arrangements that beautify its tabletops, Parie Designs' delicate work can be spotted in all aspects of a wedding or party. Parie, a florist with 30 years of experience, tackles event production and design with control and clarity to ensure that galas run smoothly. Customers can admire her floral artistry in person at Parie Designs' shop, which carries assorted decor items and jewelry, or they can enter Planit Lounge to peruse an encyclopedic collection of wedding resources. Hosts can also rent Parie's portable photo booth to entice guests at parties, proms, or FBI stings to step in and flash a smile at the camera.
At Reel Opportunity Connection, experienced acting coach and talent scout Cyndie Koetting teaches students how to act and model. Hours of private lessons and on-camera experience give her clients the tools they need to succeed on stage and in film.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Math tutoring done on an hourly basis.
Pro Tip: I offer the students one-on-one MATH tutoring from my home.
What makes your business stand out?
I have continued to take math courses at Amarillo College so I can be a more effective tutor and offer a wide range of math tutoring.
What inspired you to start tutoring math?
When I was a senior in high school, my Trigonometry teacher told me I had a gift and should consider teaching or tutoring math. I made myself available as a tutor and have been doing that ever since.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Every once in a while, a question will be asked that I have to ponder. I am thinking, "How is the best way I can explain this so they will understand the material."
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Most customers feel a genuine sense of relief when the "light bulb comes" on and they proclaim that they "have it," and thank me for opening their eyes.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
The fact that I know all of the answers they are going to ask me. And, that is something that few people can say about their jobs.
YMCA of Amarillo has opened its doors to peoples of all faiths, races, income levels, and abilities since 1937. Today staffers continue to uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they ensure each location is a safe place for members to play, exercise, and strengthen family bonds weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. Adults can take aquatic, boot-camp, and Zumba classes or workout within fitness centers filled with cardio and strength-training equipment. Kids, meanwhile, can join in on youth basketball and soccer matches or stimulate their imagination, mental development, and growth in afterschool programs, homework-assistance sessions, and art classes. To help guests of all ages get in touch with their creative sides, local artists host writing groups, dance courses, and photography classes.
YMCA of Amarillo emphasizes the importance of cultural enrichment in their community as well—they partner with such community-based organizations as Boy Scouts of America, Lone Star Ballet, and Amarillo Opera. They also further strengthen the community by offering much-needed funding to children and families who cannot afford the full cost of any of these progressive programs.