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 design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and 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. 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.
Learning to fly an airplane seems like a sky-high goal?one that might never be reached. But with Centerline Aviation, programs such as discovery flights, 14-day accelerated learning programs, and pilot financing can get anyone into the cockpit. The instructors have made it their goal to not only be accessible teachers, but also drink enough coffee to stay awake during lessons with first-time fliers.
In a sunlight-soaked, 1,000-square-foot studio that boasts an ecologically amiable bamboo floor, the certified instructors at Embrace Yoga Studio teach students of all skill levels the poses of traditional Hatha yoga. Drop-in-style classes are held all seven days of the week; each class is limited to 30 health seekers. Hatha yoga instills relaxation and flexibility by combining attention to breathing with a variety of poses, which are designed to increase health, decrease tension, and reduce rigidity acquired from pretending to be a statue. Students are encouraged to bring their own mats, but Embrace Yoga Studio does provide some that are freshified with nontoxic cleaning supplies.
Inside Serenity Salon and Spa's private treatment rooms, clients relax as experienced aestheticians tend to their faces' skincare needs with an arsenal of intelligent Dermalogica products. The all-organic botanical mud body wrap—a soothing procedure lasting just over an hour—blends lavender, chamomile, and rose to enfold figures in a rejuvenating embrace, which helps to reduce inflammation, release toxins, and hydrate skin more pleasantly than taking Gatorade baths at home. As patrons recline in spa chairs, feet get a refreshing soak, exfoliation, and massage before a set of newly shaped, OPI-polished nails arrive to replace their less attractive predecessors.
In the late 1970s, career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs, and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics, which stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.