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.
Since its days of bathing powder-blue laser suits in the 1970s, Executive Cleaners has grown with each decade to keep local trendsetters and faux pas-ers sporting spot-free wear. The only GreenEarth Cleaners in Polk county, Executive Cleaners swaddles all dingy clothes with odorless, eco-friendly solvents—each piece spot-treated, pressed, and hand-finished with care. The natural, silicone-based solution gently caresses dirt and grime from fibers, helping to improve the appearance of fabrics while also boosting each garment's wavering self-esteem. Though store prices may vary, sullied pants, shirts, and blouses ($5.30 each) can be spiffened, two-piece suits ($11.20) revitalized, and spotty dresses ($10.92) transformed into the princesses that they've always wanted to be or be on.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Therapy by Sherry evict stress and tension through a variety of muscle-molding modalities. The one-hour soothing session begins with a postural assessment, which helps personalize each massage to clients’ specific needs and favorite chemical reactions. Those seeking a light touch can opt for the Swedish massage, which expels pain with minimal pressure and strongly worded letters, and heat seekers can hunker down with the hot-stone massage, a relaxing knead that improves circulation and calms nervous-system jitters. The deep-tissue massage, meanwhile, acts more aggressively on deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, mitigating chronic pain, osteoarthritis, and subcutaneous sweet potatoes.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.