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 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.
When employees of the FBI, US Department of Justice, and US Army need to enhance their skills for the field, they turn to Centurion ASG. Owned and operated by Special Operations veterans, the training facility staffs NRA-certified instructors whose classroom and shooting-range sessions draw upon firsthand experience in disciplines such as joint-special and advanced-special operations. Their courses run the gamut from marksmanship and mixed martial arts to specialties including evasive driving. When they're not busy training pupils, Centurion ASG's instructors continue utilizing their own skills by assisting clients with VIP protection and physical security.
At Academy of Dental Assisting, Inc., aspiring dental assistants learn their way around a dentist's office in three months. Helping expedite the process is the academy's use of online modules and weekend labs, which teach students how to take digital and nondigital x-rays and perform expanded function duties such as temporary crown fabrication and tooth-fairy removal. More importantly, though, the training preps students for a career in chair-side dental-assisting with a dental x-ray certificate.