Ivy Bound Test Prep wants to send students away. To top-ranked schools, that is. During prep sessions, tutors help students identify and conquer academic issues, prepare for the rigors of upper education, and raise SAT and entrance-exam scores before they apply to Hunter high schools and top universities. By the end of the program, students often leave with exam scores boosted by up to 600 points and a better understanding of what major universities look for from an applicant. And if anyone knows what top-tier high schools and universities look for, it’s Ivy Bound's tutors; all of its instructors are licensed high-school teachers or college professors, with some hailing from Ivy League universities such as Harvard and Yale.
Photographer Kat Kelly says she wants to help each of her subjects feel classy, confident, and as she describes it, like "a bond girl." Thus, she's dubbed her on-location photography endeavor Glam Photos 007. She helps women of all ages and shapes bring out their femme-fatale side through boudoir, glam, and fine-art photo shoots held at locations ranging from elegantly appointed rooms to fences surrounding the lair of an international crime syndicate. Kat wields a digital camera for her photo shoots and works with each client to achieve the most flattering angles and poses. Kat also provides makeup and hairstyling, which can lend faces an added air of mystery.
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The bright minds behind 1337 Institute of Technology believe that education should be a lifelong experience, but also that it shouldn't be a lifelong money pit. That's why the company offers affordable online courses covering a wide range of technological interests. Learn coding and web design, or master Adobe Acrobat Pro all from the comfort of your own home or personal office. At 1337—Internet geek speak shorthand for "elite"—courses are taught by industry professionals, rather than robots still in factory grad school.
When Jennifer Hill was a baby, her mother sang to her. When she was 2, she began singing full songs in tune. Throughout her childhood she sang at fairs, school musicals, and local sporting events, where she would belt out the traditional pregame rendition of "Welcome to the Jungle." She went on to receive a scholarship to the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music, and currently she's the frontwoman of the jazzy rock outfit Jennifer Hill & Co. Music has stitched through the entire fabric of her life, and for more than a decade, she has worked to help students discover the joy of creating beautiful noise.
Jennifer tailors each private lesson to the individual student and welcomes all musical styles and genres in order to encourage young artists to pursue their unique voice. Whether a student's passion is to tumble a jazzy melody across the piano keys or pen an infectious pop song, Jennifer lends students the confidence and expertise she has accumulated in more than 25 years as a performer.
Beginning with two brothers, a neighborhood full of spectators, and a helium-neon laser, Mad Science today deploys entertaining educators around the world to inject hands-on science programs with an element of fun. Nearly five million children annually enjoy accessible lessons, which may take the form of a weeklong summer day program or a birthday party that explains the physics of the Earth's revolution around the guest of honor. Schools host afterschool programs every year, which may include a NASA-approved astronomy series, a Rube Goldbergian introduction to simple machines, or an exploration into the science of toys. Living up to their promise of melding education and entertainment, Mad Science's experts have teamed up with scientists of screens large and small to produce live stage shows such as Star Trek Live, CSI: Live, and Movie Magic.