The staff members at Sylvan Learning Center's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and 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. 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.
In 1996, Ann and Michael Ezratty's opened a High Touch High Tech franchise that offered innovative science education for youngsters. They continue to work to ignite childrens' interest in science: In 2010, they opened The Lab?their own hands-on, kid-friendly laboratory that hosts experiments and teaches about fun topics such as dinosaurs, outer space, and chemistry. Little learners also get an introduction to the scientific method by performing experiments that apply to the session's curriculum. The Lab also offers Parents' Night Off, three-hour, Friday night sessions in which kids engage in science experiments, snack on pizza, and enjoy a movie while parents enjoy a night to themselves.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Pro Tip: Safety is Rule #1. Make sure to pay attention during class to maximize your progress.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Firearm training for all levels.
The dance instructors at Studio Dance South Florida outfit students with fancy feet capable of gracefully stepping their way through myriad ballroom and Latin dances. During group and private lessons, dancers of all skill levels practice the foxtrot, Viennese waltz, tango, samba, cha cha, and more.
Aloha Mind Math's certified teachers strive for one goal: to free students from the tyranny of calculators. They?re aided in their fight by the center's Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic (ALOHA) curriculum, a program designed by a panel of mathematics experts to mitigate students? mind-melting reliance on machine-based calculation. Teachers lead students through weekly after-school classes that increase mental processing abilities through fun, interactive lessons, keeping classes small to ensure all students receive ample attention. Though primarily focused on math, teachers also host reading and writing classes that increase literacy, reducing the chance students will accidentally sign contracts to forever trade their chocolate milk for pieces of chalk.
Students of cosmetology, eager to hone their skills as hairstylists and registered skincare professionals, roam the studio at MCI, taking in tricks of the trade from their professional instructors. Under the watchful eye of their teachers, pupils practice their newfound skills on willing clients, who in return receive services such as haircuts, highlights, and keratin treatments at prices lower than traditional salons. In the spa, aestheticians-in-training use PCA Skin products to cleanse and exfoliate skin during European facials and three types of peels: marine enzyme, cranberry, and detox gel. They also wave microdermabrasion wands across complexions for resurfacing or minimizing wrinkles, and they customize treatments to combat everything from acne to dry, aging skin.
Clients who wish to naturally exfoliate their skin may opt for an enzyme peel, which promotes cell renewal while visibly diminishing appearances of scars, stretch marks, age spots, sun damage, and skin discoloration. Enzymes penetrate the upper layers of the tissue, cleansing pores and improving skin texture, tone, elasticity and tautness.