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.
American Pro Diving Center helps visitors and locals explore the clear, teeming waters of Florida with year-round manatee tours and diving adventures. All-equipment-included manatee snorkel tours in Crystal River or winter expeditions to Homosassa River let snorkelers rub flippers with the rivers' large population of resident sea cows. In-water guides keep the experience safe and fun for both manatees and people, and snorkelers swim in between the gentle creatures, giving them a gentle pat or a canister of whisker wax.
For deeper subterranean adventures, the center offers classes that range from Discover Scuba Diving to full PADI open-water certification, in addition to specialty courses on rescue and wreck diving. Divers can plunge into one of seven diving excursions, including night dives in Rainbow River or mermaid line dancing in the lost city of Atlantis.
With a nearly 30-year history, Adventure Diving's staff boasts knowledge regarding the best ways to explore the planet’s natural splendors, leading groups on expeditions covering water, air, and land. As the name suggest, diving is the crew’s first passion and where many of their explorations begin. Through schools of fluorescent fish and past reefs of red coral, the certified scuba instructors share their skills with pupils. To help acquaint interested parties with the water and ready them for open-water dives, they offer complete scuba-certification courses. Throughout the year, the squad snorkels in small groups up to herds of gentle manatee and finned cats in Crystal River and King's Bay.
Additionally, Adventure Diving’s team ferries nature lovers along the water’s surface during romantic sunset cruises with complimentary beer and wine and speedy airboat tours over fresh and salty waterways. On land, they saddle folks onto horses for a scenic jaunt through wooded backcountry, and in the sky, an unforgettable perspective of the Orlando area and the many surprises hidden its backyards is provided during helicopter tours.
Membership includes unlimited admission, the release of your own butterfly into the habitat, access to the facility before it opens for private picture taking, access to an air-conditioned lunch room (bring your own lunch), and a 10% discount at the gift shop.
The heated training pool greets small classes of aquatic aspirants wishing to familiarize themselves with the gear and diving techniques required for safe deep-sea spelunking. An experienced staff of coral collectors and squid-attack survivors outfits groups of six to eight divers with vests, masks, oxygen tanks, and other essential gear before leading them in to the water. As new divers move about the marine environment with increasing confidence, instructors may gently test their limits with breathing tutorials and underwater break-dance battles. Discover Scuba is an ideal opportunity for curious divers to test the waters before committing to an open-water session or certification program.
Wireless Repair Solutions' staffers keep their customers plugged in and connected to the world around them via a host of phone- and computer-related services. They quickly mend all manner of hardware and software malady, from restoring cellphone microphones on the fritz due to making calls with an air horn to performing system recoveries on over-worked laptops. Though specializing in repairs, they can also be found stocking shelves with a host of accessories for gadgets of all makes and models as well as helping patrons navigate the intricacies of website creation.