Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Centers’ 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 to feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Healthcareer Group's name says it all: the company sets clients on the path toward careers in healthcare. Its teachers do so by preparing students for national certifications in CPR, first aid, and medical administration through live, in-person workshops; they also train those who aspire to become pharmacy or lab technicians. Healthcareer Group is an affiliate of the National Medical Licensing Association and the National Healthcareer Association, and all of its certified instructors are experts in their respective fields.
There was a time, more than 20 years ago, when Carol Maple couldn't wait to graduate and leave school behind forever. It wasn't that she didn't do well or that hers was one of the nation's many pterodactyl-besieged learning institutions—it was just the classroom format itself. Fortunately, it wasn't long before she realized that, no matter her feelings about the school system, she loved to learn; then, she set about earning five college degrees in multiple disciplines. Today, in her tutoring and test-prep programs, Maple passes on that passion for self-improvement to students ranging from elementary schoolers to undergrads and beyond. These sessions might focus on a particular topic, explore generalized study methods, or even just give kids a safe place to stay over summer vacation. Maple firmly believes that learning is a lifelong journey and does what she can to get kids on their first steps as early as possible.
Signature service: Academic Tutoring for grades K–12
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Research-based strategies to meet needs of all learners
Pro Tip: Tutors are certified teachers. We provide one-on-one tutoring in Math, ELA, reading, writing & more.
Manhattan Elite Prep's staff of teachers and consultants carries firsthand experience navigating the complicated labyrinth of school admissions. Some were students whose high test scores and poignant essays got them into top PhD and Ivy League MBA programs. Some consultants served on admissions committees of coveted schools and know what experience, qualities, and acrobatic feats make student applications stand out. Now, this team of insiders at a firm with more than 10 years of experience pools its knowledge to help students who are serious about acing tests and placing in their top schools. They emphasize efficiency, packing as much information as they can into the time allotted, and exceeding beyond minimum requirements. Courses covering entrance tests teach students to work smarter, ruling out wrong answers and budgeting their time wisely, and essay consultants pare down applications to deliver rich content in a limited word count. Customers may complete classes online or interact in-person with their instructors as well as fellow students.
Eye Level Learning Center’s name draws its inspiration from the story of a teacher with a unique perspective. On a trip to the Smithsonian, a man would kneel down in front of each painting, attracting the attention of other visitors. Finally, when asked what he was doing, he replied, “I am an elementary-school teacher, and I will bring my students here tomorrow. I was wondering how my students would enjoy the paintings from a student’s eye level.” In that spirit, the tutors at this multidisciplinary learning center put the reins in their students' hands with their child-directed learning process, which ensures kids develop the skills they need at a pace they can handle, without getting bored enough to eat their homework and blame it on their dogs.