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 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.
The fur-friendly staff at Four Paws Only lavishes animal companions with lovingly attentive grooming services using high-quality products. Bring in your Jack Russell terrier or your chihuahua ($35 each) for its diminutive preening session, readying it for family portraits or the all-canine junior prom. Bernese mountain pooches in need of gussying up after days spent leading rugged hikes can procure a large-dog grooming ($60), as can Irish setters ($45+) and bearded collies ($50+) looking for a clean shave.
FastFrame beautifies the boundaries of pulchritudinous photographs, pilfered paintings, memorable Big Mac wrappers, and other collectible items with expert custom framing, which ranges from around $46- $203. The shop’s team of experienced framesmiths boasts an artistic background and will happily walk you through the framing process. They’ll also help you navigate a showroom of more than 1,000 frame samples (many of which can be seen adorning the brick walls) and an even more bewildering array of mat boards, textures, and fabrics. Once you’ve made a selection, a computerized mat cutter allows for detailed mat designs; Frame Vue software makes it easy for customers to visualize how a striking frame will supplement their diorama of stuffed hamsters dressed as the major characters of Les Misérables. FastFrames’ 30-day design guarantee ensures that patrons are satisfied with their selections, and the shop’s lifetime craftsmanship guarantee safeguards frames against disintegrating into space dust.