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 to scribble them on your hand. 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.
Blu Industries' fashion franchise purveys high-end men's and women's apparel from more than 20 designer brands, both at its flagship locale and its outposts, Pur Denim and Denim Culture. Female shoppers can peruse a selection of colourful Diesel tanks and tees (starting at $59) or wiggle into a pair of Miss Sixty leggings ($49), which compliment extremity contours and facilitate turbo-kicks. A vast array of men's shirts such as collared button-ups by TXT Carbon (starting at $69), V-necks from Energie (starting at $59), and Diesel T-shirts (starting at $65), touch torsos with the soft, gentle touch of style. Patrons can use this Groupon towards Blu Industries' selection of designer jeans (starting at $200), available in a number of fits including straight leg, relaxed leg, skinny, and tourniquet. Blu Industries offers free alterations on all non-sale items.
When you don't have all the answers to life's questions or need help during difficult times, the counsellors and therapists of Counselling Services for York Region are there to help. With individual, group, and couples counselling, each person who comes to the centre has options to find clarity, overcome fears, or change directions. Youth services are also a priority here, with counselling available for young people going through stressful situations. A special set of workshops also helps students and workers gain extra skills for professional development, such as time management and study-skills training.
At Agora Chess, young students' minds are continually packed with new information, much like their school lockers are somehow always replenished with loose-leaf paper of indeterminate origin. Agora currently enlightens blossoming thinkers primarily through its chess program, though it has plans to offer tutoring and a science club in the near future. In chess classes, children learn the game's basics, including how to move pieces, take notes, and devise a strategy. These skills translate into players' everyday lives by helping develop a sharper memory and a knack for problem solving and creativity.
Insight Education and Counselling Services' specialists offer many specific services, but in reality they all serve as guides. They aim to help their clients––which include kids and adults––navigate through life's challenges, from entering high school to finding confidence as a first-time parent. The counsellors tackle these and other subjects during confidential group or private psychotherapy sessions, which they lead in-person or remotely via phone and Skype.
To address academic performance, Insight Education relies on its tutors. These educators come from a range of backgrounds, with expertise in math, science, English, French, and other subjects. They work with students from the comfort of their homes, and they can also proofread and edit papers or stories, provided they aren't written via permanent chisel.
The tutors at Grade Math Programs' Orillia and Barrie locations aid their pupils in grasping mathematical concepts and, in doing so, boost students' math knowledge and self-confidence. Kids in grades 1–10 work in with their peers or alone with the educators—all current or former certified teachers—to reap the benefits of both group problem solving and personal attention. And because Grade Math is open all year, students can get homework help during the school year, retain already learned information in summer sessions, and learn to write words on upside-down calculators at any time.