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.
Creative Study Zone helps middle-school and high-school students develop an arsenal of academic skills. During standardized exam-prep courses, teachers lead lectures and conduct group exercises designed to improve test-taking strategies. Students also complete practice tests created by the College Board and review fundamental concepts in reading, writing, math, and spitball shooting. The center’s afterschool homework program helps students complete daily assignments while also providing motivational support, and private tutoring offers one-on-one instruction in a range of academic subjects.
The tutors at Best Score Tutoring have developed unique worksheets and lesson plans to help kids achieve well academically in all subjects. They tutor kids as young as kindergarten and as old as high school, specializing in all major standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and SAT subject tests. Best Score also provides college counseling to help guide students toward the right college, prepare them for applying, and assist with the application and essay writing.
Since the company’s inception in 1987, more than 50,000 students have earned certification or bolstered their earning power at NYREI. Graduates including Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump have made their way through the flexible schedule of courses for aspiring Realtors, small-business owners, and freelancers of all stripes. Besides licensing courses for real-estate brokers and salespeople, the school offers more than 50 programs. The sessions include investor training, workshops on LEED accreditation, and one-on-one tutoring. Those stuck at home, in the office, or waiting at a glacier crossing can still take steps to further their careers with a large selection of online classes.
Since 1981, Sung Hoon Park and his team of educators in South Korea have taught JEI Learning Centers' signature self-learning method, which they eventually brought over to the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. At each location, trained staff members combine diagnostics, a comprehensive curriculum, and an individually paced, step-by-step learning system to help kids build confidence when it comes to problem solving. In addition to focused Math, English, and Reading and Writing programs, they cater to preschool-age children with their Lil' Genius program that starts with language and numbers.
At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan Learning offers kids a leg up through personalized programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.