In 2011, single mother Ms. James juggled a job, college coursework, and an internship, which left scant funds to spare. But she didn't want her son to miss out on the extracurricular activities offered to his peers. That's why she founded Innovative Arts, Inc., where students from all walks of life can explore everything from Spanish to French to martial arts to science to cooking.
In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.
Both career-minded future professional pilots and amateur aviation hobbyists can get something out of attending Falcon Aviation Academy; the school?s training programs allow learners to get their feet wet over the course of hours or study intensively over the course of weeks. Lessons show learners how to fly in clear weather, maneuver an aircraft with multiple engines, meet the standards required of commercial pilots, or become flight instructors themselves.
Owned and operated by accomplished golfers, Accelerized Golf at Heritage takes a high-tech approach to improving swings and scores. The instructors rely heavily on visuals, especially technology that makes finding flaws and analyzing the golf swing a much simpler process. One of those tools, called Hotlines, uses more than 20 virtual markers to track the different positions of a student's swing. Instead of sending the results to NASA for in-depth analysis, though, the equipment provides instant feedback so tweaks to swing mechanics can be integrated on the spot. Students reap the benefits of Accelerized Golf's accelerated process during single and group lessons, and can retain their improvements by practicing at the facility in between sessions.
Your Fired Creations believes that there is an artist inside everyone. Instead of climbing into a microscopic submarine to find them inside the bloodstream, the staff keep a hearty supply of equipment on hand to coax creative talents out though pottery, painting, and other activities. The studio's friendly instructors, including owner and certified art teacher Ann Marie Alford, provide guidance to keep creativity flowing freely from station to station. Wheel-throwing classes teach visitors how to knead and knuckle spinning clumps of clay into pieces of art, and fused-glass sessions transform tiny panes into colorful patchworks. Clients can also drag brushes through glazes and paints to decorate pottery or create colorful portraits.
Whether conversing with friends or delivering an important pitch at work, people just want to be understood. In the cases where a speech impediment or accent gets in the way, speech-language pathologist Tammy L. Velliquette steps in to help patients find their clarity. With more than 20 years of experience in speech therapy, Tammy holds sessions at her office or online, allowing patients to work on clearly enunciating their yells for help from the bottom of a well. Initial consultations help clients to identify the individual issues that impede their speech, allowing them to personally practice to correct them or consult Tammy for additional therapy.