The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-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. Camps and 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.
First-time campers kick off with a comprehensive, one-on-one consultation with a certified fitness consultant. Then, during each session, boot-bodies can expect varied total-body workouts heightened by exercise formats such as resistance training, jump roping, kickboxing, Pilates, partner drills, short-distance running, and encyclopedia ripping-in-half. At the end of four weeks, goals are assessed and firm, silent, head nods of confidence are exchanged. Long Beach Boot Camp requires that all campers bring the following equipment to each session: exercise mat, set of hand weights, resistance band, and water bottle.
GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company started as a means of transporting children to another world. Its first production, Alice in Wonderland, taught 60 students at Minnie Gant Elementary School how to travel down the rabbit hole while providing them with an expressive outlet. With their newfound skills, that cast of first through fifth graders performed for full audiences at the University Theater at CSULB in October 2005.
Since then, GO-FAME has expanded into a theatre program for all youth in the community, but its mission remains the same: to encourage youth to explore the arts and expand their skills. When they walk out on stage, students leave behind their old selves and step into the role of performers, and GO-FAME teaches them how. Several weeks of acting lessons and rehearsals preempt annual productions for friends and family. Past performances have included Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Dear Edwina, and The Paper Bag Bandit.
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For fresh maki, Long Beach's Bamboo Teri House has got you covered. Health nuts will appreciate the light and low-fat menu choices. Bamboo Teri House also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Eat out with the little ones at Bamboo Teri House, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Long guest list? Not a problem at Bamboo Teri House, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.
Casual dining at its best, Bamboo Teri House customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Bamboo Teri House to your next party or event. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Bamboo Teri House's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Bamboo Teri House. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Bamboo Teri House.
Long Beach's Royal Cup has tasty eats and creative beverages. Come prepared to feast at Royal Cup — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Royal Cup, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Royal Cup has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Put the suit away when heading to Royal Cup — dress is casual, as are the vibes. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Redondo Ave location offers nearby street parking.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Royal Cup, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. Royal Cup accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Royal Cup — they're open for all three meals.