Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center employs a battalion of highly trained tutors who help students succeed both at school and in standardized testing. The academic evaluation, consisting of exams performed in a simulated classroom environment, yields a comprehensive collection of data that tutors use to design a custom learning program and a personalized, in-class obstacle course.
What makes your business stand out?
We take a real-world approach to handguns and handgun safety. We share some "war stories" that shed light on real-life expectations.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
A rise in the amount of gun sales and gun violence. We want the right people using handguns confidently for the right reasons.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
A past customer who was terrified of pistols walked out with a new confidence. She contacted me later to get assistance in buying her own pistol and signed up for an intermediate class.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Teaching good people to defend themselves.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We are trained officers with instructional experience and a long list of satisfied customers.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
2 Coupon Divas teaches people how to save the most money in the simplest way possible: coupons. Katana and Jude are the moms-turned-expert-couponers that founded 2 Coupon Divas as a way to share their knowledge with the world. They teach a class on searching for coupons, price matching, and understanding store policies to make each checkout as easy as possible. In addition to their class, they host coupon-swap potlucks and fundraisers. For those who want quick tips, visit their timing page to know when certain items are on sale, such as holiday gifts, back-to-school supplies, and ice cream and candy, which are perfect for luring kids into the school-supplies aisle.
Live-fire training takes place at local ranges such as Winchester Gallery Gun Store.
.40- and .380-caliber handguns are available to rent.
Jason Whitaker has a singular focus when it comes to firearms training: handguns. The NRA-certified instructor starts beginners with the NRA Pistol Class, which teaches novices to safely operate semi-automatic handguns and revolvers. Beyond shooting fundamentals, Whitaker can prepare pupils for the written and live-fire portions of the concealed-handgun-license test. JW Guns and Ammo also special orders guns, hunting supplies, and other firearms gear.
Shooting exams and live-fire practice take place at Winchester Shooting Gallery, which has 20 pistol lanes.
Customers can request handgun rentals when registering for a class; the range sells ammunition.
As the company name implies, TOPGUN CHL provides a full understanding in the fundamentals of firearms as well as the concealed handgun statutes for Texas. The staff—which includes NRA- and state-certified instructors in addition to police officers—also teaches private shooting lessons, during which beginner students learn gun safety, gun operation, and basic shooting skills that help them prepare for proficiency tests.