Since 2011, Mamoun Learning Center has been fostering new generations of academics with its ever-expanding array of educational courses. Its language curriculum helps students master not only vocabulary and grammar, but also how to engage naturally with different cultures, including Japanese, Spanish, French, and Arabic. Other classes include standardized-testing preparation, finance, and video-game design.
The cutting-edge beauty techniques taught at CAMMUA Makeup Academy prepare budding makeup artists for the high-fashion world as well as careers in TV or film. The techniques and vision of founder Gia Deo shape the school's curriculum, and she has personally mentored every one of the school’s teachers. Advanced FX classes teach students how to use foam and latex appliances, facial hair, and bald caps to turn an actor into an otherworldly creature or make a werewolf presentable enough for a job interview. The academy’s comprehensive makeup kits combine with intensive beauty-certification classes that cover the essentials of being a makeup artist. Members of the public can enroll in one-session makeup tutorials, which cover flattering color palettes and impart concealer techniques to hide redness rather than entire eyes.
Math is universal, and strong math skills will help students excel as they move through school. The staff at Newport Tutors helps them prepare for high school and college with one-on-one private tutoring services. During lessons, students can learn the basic points of algebra or geometry, or tackle more comprehensive tutorials in calculus, chemistry, and physics. Test prep is also available for major exams such as the SAT and GRE.
With a dedicated team of online and in-person instructors and sophisticated adaptive learning technology, Kaplan Test Prep's GMAT- and GRE-preparation courses provide students with the tools needed to succeed and a higher-score guarantee. On Demand courses grant students access to a vast online repository of video instruction, simulating a classroom environment from the comfort of a home office or underwater laboratory, whereas practice tests are adapted to the student's skill level, pushing their brains to operational capacity. Heightening classroom-like reality even further are the Classroom Anywhere courses, which stream live video of Kaplan's expert instructors providing interaction complete with audio chat, a virtual white board, and class-wide polling. For those who demand more corporeal instruction and real-life consequences for chewing gum in class, Classroom On-Site courses provide personal attention, with in-person classroom sessions led by test-mastering instructors.
At Spectrum Languages, the staff believes that students learn best when language lessons are enjoyable, engaging, and interactive. So instead of staid classroom activities such as endless verb conjugation drills, the staff relies on more creative techniques such as games that boost students' conversational skills. Programs run the gamut from the children's Little Linguists classes to adult conversation classes, and they're customized to each student to ensure optimal knowledge retention. School-aged students can receive tailored private tutoring sessions, and corporate personnel can benefit from custom business programs. These programs send language instructors directly to the office to teach basic conversational skills that will come in handy during international business trips or when conversing with one's Italian briefcase.
Irvine Education Center has been expanding students' professional boundaries since 2008. The teachers specialize in language courses focusing on topics such as ESL and accent reduction, and they also offer citizenship classes and preparation courses for tests such as the SATs, the ACTs, TOEFL certification, and the hardest test of all: friendship. On a more technical note, the institution hosts computer training courses at beginner and advanced levels.