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.
At Intensity Personal Fitness, National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer Vincent Swiderski and his team of qualified fitness professionals offer clients of all ages one-on-one guidance in effective workout techniques. The spotless, spartan space eschews the weight machines and arm-wrestling robots of traditional gyms in favor of exercises that use natural movements and simple tools. The results is a set of high-intensity routines that build functional strength and organic mobility. Personal trainers push students past their fitness goals with positive motivation and technical know-how.
Since its founding in 1908, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has helped men and women foster their faith while obtaining degrees in areas such as theology, church music, and education. More than 43,000 of these students have passed through its storied halls, where faculty members prepared them to serve in local churches and on missions across the world. Beyond these programs, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosts community events such as educational exhibits and concerts, which might feature student musicians or well-known bands.
At Soulflame Pottery, artists and devoted clay enthusiasts Roy Odom and Cindi Wills impart their passions for the craft by way of pottery classes and creations of their own. Open to anyone aged 10 and older, the facility keeps its classes small and intimate. That scaled-down design allows for plenty of one-on-one instruction, and enables students to explore both hand-building and wheel-throwing methods while working on custom projects. Roy and Cindi's own pieces include carved porcelain, sculptures, and functional items, such as serving bowls and a time-out chair for unruly students.