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 tutors at Students Opting 4 Success (SO4S) follow the four E's: educate, empower, encourage, and equip students with the skills to succeed both now and in the future. Because education isn't limited to the hours spent inside the classroom, SO4S provides year-round tutoring in a wide range of subjects, including various areas of math, science, reading, and language arts. Before beginning a program, every student participates in an initial consultation and diagnostic testing. From there, the company is able to carve out personalized plans and teaching environments in which students are able thrive. But programs here aren't just designed for students who have fallen behind; they're also for individuals hoping to stay ahead, especially right before applying to college or answering questions needed to pass a bridge troll.
After Clear Choice Photo Booth’s attendant sets up the booth, up to eight subjects can walk into the 3’x6’ space and dial up their preferences via a 22-inch touchscreen. The booth’s 18-megapixel DSLR camera then snaps shots of freestyling partygoers and incognito party crashers, and in 15 seconds, a high-speed dye-sub printer reels off color or black-and-white prints. Hosts can activate optional greenscreen backgrounds, which allow users to change the images behind them. The attendant stays on hand throughout the night, ensuring smoother technical operation and doling out hats, glasses, wigs, boas, and quiet nods of approval.
Although the Boys & Girls Clubs ask that families pay an annual membership of $24, no child is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. The majority of students who participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs’ afterschool programming qualify for free and reduced lunches, meaning their families have limited incomes. Scholarships will help provide more students with a safe, beneficial environment after school.