Husband-and-wife team Robert and Sonia combine two types of life experience to make a truly versatile photography company. Robert spent a decade photographing his travels around the world, including trips to Sweden, Chile, and Hawaii. Sonia, on the other hand, learned about lighting, styling, and posing during her years as a model for such companies as Gap, Reebok, and United Colors of Benetton.
Now, as the faces behind 29:11 Photography, the couple shoots portraits set in the studio or outside at various scenic locations. Flowering fields and graffiti-covered walls serve as backdrops for graduating seniors or expectant mothers. Newborn photo packages follow babies for their entire first year of growth, and wedding shoots follow the bride and groom on their special day, capturing everything from the ?I do?s? to the traditional bride-and-cake dance.
Most Popular Service: Hip-hop dance classes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Schedule classes in advance corresponding to the schedule posted online
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Centers’ numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Though many people consider playing an instrument to be a lovely skill or hobby, the team at Dean Music Institute looks at it a bit differently. That’s because after a quarter century spent creating and teaching music, they have seen how learning to play an instrument improves both the player’s creativity and brain function, resulting in better test scores, memory, and decision-making skills. They also understand that students will reap the most benefits if they enjoy their courses of study. And so, when instructors lead group sessions in guitar or private lessons in piano, bass, or guitar, they set realistic goals in short assignments and dive into popular songs that students actually want to learn how to play. For those too busy to make it into the studio, they also offer lessons over Skype, and flash classes see instructors and students holding impromptu jam sessions at cafés, bars, shopping centers, and parking-ticket-violation hearings to share a love of artistic expression with the public.
Whether conversing with friends or delivering an important pitch at work, people just want to be understood. In the cases where a speech impediment or accent gets in the way, speech-language pathologist Tammy L. Velliquette steps in to help patients find their clarity. With more than 20 years of experience in speech therapy, Tammy holds sessions at her office or online, allowing patients to work on clearly enunciating their yells for help from the bottom of a well. Initial consultations help clients to identify the individual issues that impede their speech, allowing them to personally practice to correct them or consult Tammy for additional therapy.
Handicap accessible: Yes
Staff size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: CRCT Boot Camp
Pro tip: We develop an individual, comprehensive education plan to improve weakness and enhance strengths.