Personal Development in Jacksonville

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As a nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning helps kids catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school with a personalized tutoring approach for students of all ages. During the initial visit, children will partake in a Sylvan Skills Assessment, which highlights any trouble spots and serves as a baseline for future progress. Scholars will then traverse two tailored tutoring sessions, which cover topics such as math, reading, mindreading, writing, and study skills. Sylvan issues regular progress reports, providing parents with a comprehensive look into their son or daughter's ongoing sessions and progress in pronouncing "quinoa."

4000 Saint Johns Ave
Jacksonville,
FL
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The GolfPlex at University of North Florida's Hayt Golf Learning Center boasts a comprehensive golf training facility that can introduce new golfers to the game or help more advanced players take their skills to the next level. Power Tee range technology automatically replaces range balls after each swing at 40 adjustable tee heights, allowing golfers to hit more balls, maintain stance, and develop rhythm. As players swipe balls off of a synthetic Fiberbuilt strike mat, the Power Tee machine logs the number of hits, and a half-inch standing mat cushions carefully planted stances or victory laps around the stall. GolfPlex's experts also provide a full spectrum of instruction including lessons, camps, and player development programs that can focus on short-game or full-swing skill sets. An onsite golf shop keeps players properly outfitted with apparel and shoes from Nike and matches them with fresh new clubs or reshafts old, broken-in ones.

1 South U N F Drive
Jacksonville,
FL
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The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.

11757 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville,
FL
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Green Lotus Studios' professorial artisans are soap makers, herbalists, and aromatherapists who teach classes in their fields of expertise. Acolytes can expect to craft soaps and lotions with wild-harvested ingredients, make their own kombucha or cheese, or whip up flu-battling herbal stews. With an average class size of 6–12, students enjoy plenty of student-teacher interaction.

2642 Rosselle Street
Jacksonville,
FL
US

From their hanger at Craig Airport, Sterling Flight Training's certified flight instructors instill wingless humans with the power of flight with safe, exhilarating helicopter flight instruction. Lessons commence with a cranium-stuffing hour of Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) ground training , as students learn sky-survival tips including safety procedures, equipment instruction, and which clouds are safe to eat (a $100 value). Aspiring pilots then join their seasoned instructors in the cockpit of a Robinson R-44, a single-engine chopper with two-bladed main and tail rotors, for a 30-minute introductory flight into the wild blue (a $470 value).

855 Saint Johns Bluff Rd N
Jacksonville,
FL
US

On The Edge Climbing Gym's full-service facility elevates novice climbers and seasoned gravity defiers with more than 10,000 square feet of safe climbing arenas laden with routes created by nationally certified route setters. The introductory package grants guests a one-day pass to explore the vertical space while learning how to conquer new heights in a top-rope class. In the class led by a knowledgeable wall walker, students strap into a provided harness and belay device, and a chalk bag provides paws with traction for shimmying up perpendicular partitions or creating handprint turkey portraits.

3563 Phillips Hwy
Jacksonville,
FL
US