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 use a four-step Sylvan Insight process to design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, 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. SylanSync technology complements in-person tutoring sessions, allowing kids to use iPads to further their learning. 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.
The relaxation mavens at Releaf Day Spa pamper visitors with a slew of sumptuous services and French, sea-based Phytomer products. Knead-needing anatomies can actualize with a one-hour relaxing and therapeutic massage, which uses an array of techniques to leave bodies stress-free, newly limber, and humming like a lawnmower over AstroTurf (a $65 value). Continued therapy can help boost circulation and immune-system security.
Seven days a week, the Mattress Warehouse of Tampa Bay team outfits customers with new, brand-name mattresses at 70%?90% off their typical price. Because much of the merchandise is closeout or overstock, patrons can take home Stearns and Foster, Corsicana, Sealy, Serta, and Simmons mattresses at lower prices. The bed emporium also stocks a variety of the new gel infused memory-foam mattresses, as well as memory-foam and gel pillows. For added convenience, a trained staff is on hand to deliver and set up beds, and an online tips page helps shepherd shoppers through the bed-selection process.
The waterless sud slingers of Mango Family Cleaners clean, repair, and alter beloved frocks using environmentally friendly products. Degrease work shirts ($2) or hydrophobic pants ($5), with same-day service available even on Saturdays for surprise meetings and weddings. Ties dipped in a rainbow of condiments ($3.75) are rendered anew by the perc-free, green cleaning solutions. The righteous washers also do repairs and alterations, such as pants hemming ($12.50) in cases of accidental leg shrinkage. Free home or office pickup and delivery services bring added convenience to removing barbecue sauce from business-casual cummerbunds. Customers can feed their zip code into the pickup and delivery finder to find out if they fall within the service area.
Steve Price spent his 20-year Air Force career training dogs for scent detection. Now as the founder of Scent Detection International, he has trained more than 60 dogs that have been put to work across the globe. His five-day training program takes canines across 2 acres. That's where he teaches them to detect scents including mold, drugs, explosives, and pirated videos. Steve also conducts drug inspections in homes and businesses that rout out illegal substances, helping clients detect if their loved ones are using illicit drugs.
The pinup girl coyly lounging in Vogue Laser Clinic’s logo captures the playful attitude of the staff here. They work to create a fun and welcoming environment for women and men alike—a place where anyone can come in and improve their look. Many of their aesthetic treatments—be it hair removal, tattoo removal, or spider-vein removal—are performed with a laser, but the team also specializes in good old-fashioned spa services, such as facials, massages, and waxing below the bloomers. In an effort to spread beauty and confidence throughout the community, Vogue Laser Clinic doles out free wigs to women going through chemotherapy or suffering from other forms of medical hair loss.