Unlike most schools, a child's mind doesn’t shut down as soon as it's summer. Luckily, Exploration DayZ's team steps in during these weeks away from the chalkboard, harnessing children's natural learning powers and pointing them towards new areas. They don’t work out of a regular school set up, though—they eschew traditional four-walled classrooms for the entirety of Greensboro. During day camps, counselors take groups to museums, parks, swimming pools, and other local destinations. Campers will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures through activities, such as African dance lessons, that don’t involve loitering at international airport terminals.
Exploration DayZ's commitment to education extends beyond the summer as well. Their knowledgeable tutors work with students during after school programs, helping them complete homework or learn entirely new skills, such as a foreign language.
Food for Life Supreme partners with the University of Art and Logistics of Civilization (UALC) in hope of reversing unhealthy eating by providing organic, healthy spins on comfort foods. The eclectic menu, based on the book Food for Life: Transitional Recipes for Food Combining and Blood Typing, encourages creative, healthy eating and attentiveness to blood type. Stick a fork in the Trinity Salad, a trifecta of red onion, tomatoes, and croutons topped with Twinnette dressing ($3–$5), or sink fork-shaped teeth into the nonigneous Active Volcano sandwich, a preservative-free bread base that overflows with chopped whiting, freedom sauce, grilled peppers, onions, tomatoes, and melted cheese ($7). Entrees include the Croaker dinner, homemade sliced bread topped with bonefish and served with a choice of two sides, such as hush puppies, mac 'n' cheese, or mustard greens ($12).
Owned and operated by dedicated educators, Charlotte Day Camp engages children through cultural immersion and physically active fun and games. Rebekah Goode of In Goode Company developed an interest in education and cultural enlightenment as a high-school student taking mission trips to Mexico, Venezuela, and Poland. She maintained this passion after returning to the United States, teaching English as a second language along with science, mathematics, and social studies at her tutoring center. Charlotte Day Camp, which organizes weeklong sessions around an international theme, is a natural extension of those activities, combining multiculturalism, practical education, and summer fun for kids who are home from school.
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 them tattooed on your chest. 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. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Though many students come to Mathnasium having fallen behind their classmates, a mathematically advanced child sparked the learning program’s creation. As founder Larry Martinek’s young son, Nic, developed an appetite for higher-level math concepts, Larry found himself developing an entirely new teaching language to explain them in an age-appropriate way. The kind of instincts he sought to build up couldn’t be nurtured by drills and rote memorization. Instead, they required a deeper understanding of the principles at the root of mathematical operations, delivered in a way that grade-school kids could apply throughout their academic careers.
In just a decade’s time, Larry and his team have established Mathnasium centers in most U.S. states and more than a dozen other countries. At each, tutors who earned a 700 or higher on the math portion of the SAT develop custom learning plans for students in grades K–12 based on The Mathnasium Method. The system combines an education strategy of conceptual, tactile, and visual techniques with a curriculum structure that ensures kids can count, think proportionally, and tell the difference between a multiplication sign and a plus sign by scent alone. Tutors allow some time each session to help students with the concepts in their math homework, and the centers regularly check report cards and standardized tests as further measures of progress.
The West Cary Tutoring Center promises academic improvement, a stimulating environment and innovative techniques to help your child succeed in school. We can also boast that our students have fun while learning and are motivated not only by success and improvement but also our grab-bag program.