Ever since he began playing with the family Kodak as a toddler, Mark Chamberlin’s passion for photography has been insatiable. He opened his first studio in 1977, and soon earned numerous awards for his portrait, wedding, and scenic photography. By 1995, he felt ready to move on from the studio business and switched his career focus to adult education. As the director and primary instructor of SmarterPics, which he founded in 2008, Mark teaches all level of student the ins and outs of digital photography.
In classes and private tutoring sessions, Mark instructs students through a combination of verbal instruction and hands-on practice. His classes range in subject, from introductory DSLR-camera courses to flash photography and controlling bright sun, where students learn more productive ways to work with light than attempting to harvest it from within. Subjects in his tutoring sessions also run the gamut from camera basics to digital editing tips, depending on the specific needs of his clients.
At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan offers kids a leg up through personalized, one-on-one programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.
At Ladies Fitness, women earn slim physiques and a healthy sweat with personalized workout regimens that can include fitness classes, personal training, and exercise on the center’s equipment. Trained instructors lead more than 30 classes each week, keeping workouts from going stale with fun, diverse sessions such as step aerobics, Zumba, yoga, circuit training, and kickboxing. The gym’s personal trainers push members toward their individual fitness goals, whether it’s to shed pounds, develop muscle mass, or build a machine that will transport them to a time when they were more athletic.
As nationally accredited, TIGI creative school, Protégé Academy immerses its student-stylists in the artistry of cutting and coloring hair. Here, they learn both classic techniques and the latest trends while working in a state-of-the-art studio with renowned TIGI products that boost hair volume, shine, and texture. Some students even get a chance to hone their skills during travel abroad programs at the TIGI Academy in London.
Happily for the general public, students apply what they've learned during services that include haircuts, deep conditioning treatments, highlights, and updos. And they aren't just fluent in hair. They also perform waxing services, hot oil pedicures, and makeup applications for nights out on the town or nights spent gazing at pictures of the town.
With a stable of tutors ranging from PhD candidates to biology and English professors, SpartanTutors.com offers one-on-one tutoring and standardized-test preparation for students in all stages of their academic careers. For middle schoolers , the team's guidance in fundamentals such as writing papers helps lay a strong foundation for future educational success. Their high-school-age courses build on this foundation and aim to bolster students' scores on the SAT, ACT, and inkblot tests required for university admission. Those already in college benefit from the expertise of head tutor and MCAT/LSAT specialist Anthony Graybosch, who scored in the 98th percentile on his own LSAT and in the 99th percentile on tests including the GMAT, SAT, and ACT.
A division of Michigan State University's College of Music, MSU Community Music School operates under the belief that ?music dramatically enhances the quality of life.? Here, students of all ages and skill levels immerse themselves in this philosophy as they exercise teamwork in group rock-guitar classes, learn the history of the ukulele, or prosper through developmental challenges during music-therapy sessions. The school?s staff of expert instructors also helps students reach their individual musical goals, whether they want to master the jazz trombone or pursue a career as a bedroom alarm clock.