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. 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.
Licensed aesthetician Katy Brassfield uses all of the resources at her disposal to make sure each client achieves the paramount level of pampering. She approaches each service armed with more than 12 years of experience while beautifying her clients? skin with facials, peels, and other skincare services. Her treatment rooms are warmed with brown and gold tones, and her complimentary mugs of steaming tea allow clients to slip into a state of inner peace even as they wait. During skincare and waxing sessions, she turns the dial up on a table warmer to keeps clients as toasty and cozy as a kitten napping on the belly of a napping labrador.
For more than 15 years, aesthetician Angela Caravalho has been helping teens clear their complexions and assisting adults in their ongoing quest to maintain a smooth, youthful visage. During facials, organic, oxygen-based Knutek products deliver bacteria-fighting and blemish-belittling oxygen plasma to the skin, helping conquer acne and acne rosacea. Microdermabrasion sweeps away facial debris and donut crumbs with help from a light vacuum massage, and Angela can also help cart away excess cellulite through treatments that may include specially designed bodysuits and light therapy.
Golfland debuted its first putt-putt green in 1953 and has since expanded to seven locations across California and Arizona. Each location features one to three 18-hole courses, replete with colorful castles, windmills, and fountains. After navigating the obstacle-filled fairways, guests can try their hands at an array of arcade games, whether felling foes in fighting games, stocking up on tickets to win prizes, or following the spellbinding plotline of a pinball game. At the San Jose location, visitors can cool off in the warmer months with a trip down parallel outdoor waterslides.
The nail technicians at Bella Piaz Salon & Spa focus on beautifying natural nails. Eschewing acrylics?and the fumes and damaging drilling that come with them?they daub their clients? fingertips with non-formaldehyde polish or CND Shellac. Elsewhere in the salon, a trio of stylists cuts, colors, and adorns hair with feather and tinsel extensions. In the spa, staffers whip up customized facials to target acne and rosacea, or treat guests to other services such as waxing, aromatherapeutic massages, and spa parties for all occasions.
Castro Village Bowl facilitates hours of pin-felling entertainment from early morning until late in the evening. The alley hosts 32 well-maintained lanes with automatic scoring machines and bumpers for bowlers under the age of 7. In addition to open hours, Castro Village Bowl provides league opportunities for children, adults, and families, finally giving parents the perfect justification for having named their daughter "Pin Crusher." A snack bar and full-service cocktail lounge is also available to provide refreshments for postgame celebrations.