The instructors at Sylvan Learning Center understand the limitations of a one-size-fits-all classroom; they tailor tutoring and enrichment curricula to each student to meet specific goals. By interviewing pupils and gathering input from teachers and parents, the center's army of energetic study buddies can position students for success in subjects such as reading, math, writing, or study skills. Along with overseeing test-prep for ACTs and SATs, instructors help kids keep school breaks productive with academic camps that focus on specific skills such as math problem-solving and pitching tiny tents out of protractors and loose-leaf paper.
Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Batman?Snapology's list of themed Lego classes reads like the ultimate sci-fi crossover. At each class, kids aged 5 and older assemble mini renditions of famous cinematic settings and fill them with Lego superheroes, wizards, or aliens. Snapology also holds other Lego-inspired engineering-inspired classes and camps for kids, from robotics?where kids create robots and incorporate working motors and sensors?to animation classes, which teach stop-motion animation.
As a recreational flying club operating out of Wood County Regional Airport, Eagle Air Flying Club gives aspiring aviators access to its pair of airplanes for lessons and flying time. While not itself a flying school, club members keep a Rolodex of certified flying Instructors handy for use by non-members and new recruits. Both planes in the club's hangar?a refurbished '73 Piper Arrow and '68 Piper Cherokee?let pilots earn experience with the instruments, protocols, and inside jokes used by actual pilots.
At Bountiful Arts, artistic minds of all ages and abilities gather beneath rustic wooden beams to perfect their gifts through practice and guidance from passionate instructors. Drawing and painting classes cater to both kids and adults and are limited to small groups to ensure each student is given individualized attention and equal space on the class holiday card. Specialty classes delve into artistic technique with advanced lessons on color theory and perspective, with private tutelage available to help fine-tune composition skills or overall mastery of oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels.
With a staff that includes retired law-enforcement professionals, former Marine and Army personnel, and NRA-certified instructors, it's a bit of an understatement to refer to The Lead Shed's guidance as insightful. Staff members lead safety classes, advanced training, and concealed-carry courses, although the team's in-depth knowledge is also useful for anyone perusing the display cases. In addition to offering a selection of ammunition and accessories, the shop routinely stocks more than 300 different firearms by popular manufacturers such as Kimber and Benelli. In the event that a customer can't find a specific firearm, the experts do their best to special-order the item.