A former professor with degrees from Tufts, Harvard, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mike ElDeiry has dedicated himself to helping the next generation get into the best colleges to pursue their dreams. Focusing on the SAT and ACT admission exams, he founded Broward Tutorial Services, Inc. to help pupils learn the tricks and techniques that can help them ace the tests. In lessons, students learn such essential techniques as time management, process of elimination, and avoiding common traps laid by the exam writers or the pirates using the testing facility as a base. Under ElDeiry's tutelage, students have made marked improvements in their scores, with boosts of more than 300 points on the SAT.
Florida Nursing Review was created with a single mission: to help nursing students pass the state-mandated NCLEX examination. To accomplish this lofty goal, the organization hired a dedicated team of instructors—all with real-world experience in the field—to zero in on each student's strengths and weaknesses and to share helpful tips for acing the exam. They use a variety of approaches, including one-on-one tutoring, practice exams, and mandatory screenings of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, to help any student make the grade, whether they're taking the test for the first time or the fourth.
At the Art Institute of Weston, master artist Conchita Firgau and her associate professors lead students of all ages in learning the classic style of European painting. Drawing on traditions of color, light, and composition practiced by Renaissance painters, Conchita and her staff give students the confidence and skill to develop their own style. But painting is not the only activity that goes on here. Photography classes help shutterbugs master digital cameras, and guitar classes use fun, easily digestible techniques to give more credibility to students’ air-guitar performances. The friendly studio also hosts after-school programs and camps to hone kids’ artistic talents.
Every child learns differently and has their own unique set of challenges. For this reason, JFK Tutoring, Inc. maintains a network of more than 4,000 tutors—all of whom have completed a criminal and educational background check—and has parents interview potential candidates until they find one they feel will be the best match for their child. Upon choosing a tutor, parents can then arrange contracts by the hour, week, or month, whichever is most convenient for them. Annual memberships include regular progress reports for both parents and teachers and complimentary biannual math and reading assessments to gauge progress.
Each tutoring session can be scheduled at JFK's learning facility or onsite at the child's home, school, or other public place such as a library, church, or community center. Tutors use JFK's own nationally recognized lesson plans, which have shown to improve test scores of 97% of students after eight weeks. There are specialized courses for SAT prep, as well as SES programs for low-income students at designated Title I schools. To keep their skills sharp, students can also use online exercises to practice on their own time or when their increased capabilities have allowed them to wander into a fourth dimension.