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.
Kids 'R' Kids fosters a secure, loving environment in which children can cultivate educational and social prowess. Teachers are certified in infant and child CPR and first aid and participate in ongoing professional developmental training to amass lullabies able to put even power-crazed toddlers to sleep. Programs with customized curriculula are available for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged youngins, and children ages 5–12 can participate in before-and-after school services offering homework help and themed stations. Special programs cover topics to put kids in good stead for the rest of their lives, such as computers, health and fitness, and insider trading, and summer camps (still open for registration!) delve into the specs of activities such as sports and nutritional cooking. Weeklong classes range from $75 to $249 depending on location and class level.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are accredited and have the best prices for our classes. Additionally, our graduates receives a job recommendation letter and certificate of completion.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students are only required to have Internet access and a working computer. The PCA skills-based training touches on many areas, including compassionate communication, proper body mechanics, assistance with acts of daily living, fire safety, hospice, and self-care for the caregiver.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Helping others without having to charge them high training [fees], unlike other competitors.
What do you love most about your job?
I enjoy taking on new projects. Every day is a new learning experience. Talking to people on a daily basis keeps my spirit upbeat. I research often to enhance the performance of my business.
"Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education, because that would mean we had stopped growing." This quote from scientist Julia H. Gulliver that lights up the homepage of Real Estate Systems Training Institute succinctly sums up the institution's mission. Here, students study real estate under agent Michelle D. Pettway, furthering their education in order to change careers or learn how to flip their doghouse.
In 2005, Kathy planted the seeds of All About Ballroom in her own living room, where she started prepping future newlyweds for their first dance. Since then, All About Ballroom has grown out of that living room and into three studio locations throughout the great Atlanta metropolitan area. At each location, Kathy and her team lead private and group dance lessons in an array of latin and ballroom styles. Staying true to Kathy's roots, All About Ballroom still works with couples to devise personalized wedding choreography. All About Ballroom also hosts dance parties where students can practice new moves in a social, encouraging environment.