The DMV-certified instructors at Learn-Rite Driving School inject their lessons with interactive curriculum for aspiring and seasoned drivers alike, allowing the former to sidestep driver’s ed. The teachers help students to refresh their understanding of the rules of the road, learn how to drive defensively, or ace upcoming driver's tests. At each instructor's disposal are vehicles with in-car video cameras that record lessons for students to study. Similarly, the classrooms boast modern educational amenities, including a driving-scenario mural, a 6-foot-wide smart board, and updated videos that spotlight the dangers of texting and napping on airbags.
Drawing from more than two decades of combined experience, photographers Robert Meyer and Vera Miljkovic instruct aspiring photographers during hands-on workshops. While their workshops are open to everyone, they do tackle topics that go beyond the realm of recreational photography to explore more advanced concepts. For instance, the introductory lighting workshop covers topics such as lighting ratios and also gives students a chance to use professional equipment including studio strobes. Studios LIC workshops vary in length and include both conceptual components as well as hands-on exercises, such as practice photo shoots or rock-paper-scissors games with rival paparazzo.
During their art classes, Artmazing Studio teaches students a number of different artistic styles, from modern and impressionist to classical. During fun, easygoing classes, students sit and sip a drink while following an instructor's step-by-step directions for recreating the day's featured work. All the necessary supplies are included, and at the end of every class, students take their masterpiece home to either hang above the mantle or make copies and turn it into wallpaper.
ALOHA (Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic) is a mathematics tutoring program that was originally developed for Malaysian children. Small group classes meet after school for step-by-step instruction from a qualified teacher or sentient abacus. The program has more than 3,000 centers in countries such as India, Thailand, Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, and UAE, and it was introduced to the United States in 2006. It also offers tutoring in reading and writing.
The coaches at CrossFit Queens schedule more than 60 classes each week. Of these, none is more important than the 30-minute CrossFit bootcamp training sessions. Designed for athletes of all fitness levels looking for a high-intensity workout, the training sessions emphasize endurance, stamina, and speed without the use of heavy barbells.