After taking home an illustration BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a masters in art education from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Jodi Manca spent 15 years teaching art at schools and camps. Soon she set down roots and now runs her own studio, where she unlocks the inner artists in kids and adults alike. Jodi specializes in oil and acrylic painting. She also does printmaking, bookbinding, and collage work, a diverse skill set reflected in the classes available at Unlimited Potential. Students choose from classes that cover everything from sculpting and drawing to painting and portfolio preparation. A sprawling, light-wood table dominates the clean, white studio and invites beginners and experienced artists to gather around and hone their skills.
Allen Prep's Ivy League and top-university tutors help students excel at their college admission tests, on their AP tests, or in their high school classes with one-on-one private online tutoring. These tutors work with the student's schedule, and help them master everything from trigonometry and computer science to English literature and Spanish.
Allen Prep also has TestBank, which compiles thousands of sample questions for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE Verbal, and GMAT Math questions—all written by perfect scorers. The frequently updated questions can be downloaded to your PC, MAC, or laptop to make study sessions more flexible, and its Adaptive Learning Technology can re-calibrate, based on your performance. You can retake the entire test or only portions you struggled with for maximum retention.
The 4D Learning Center (4DLC) is an after-school enrichment program that provides the 4th dimension of education that is specifically designed for K-12 students. This program provides enrichment materials and instructions to enrolled students to boost their academic performance at schools, often beyond their grade levels.
Horizon Aviation is one of the largest flight school in Southern New England, offering 16 aircraft and 10 full-time instructors to help clients’ dreams of flying become lucid. Customers let wings of determination float them to either the TF Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island or Norwood Memorial Airport in Boston, whether they are interested in flying for fun, for a career, for transportation, or for decorating acre-wide greeting cards with glitter. Instructors take it from there, and all have hundreds of hours of flight experience as well as the ability to provide peer mediation between frenemy aircrafts. Today’s Groupon provides a lesson with both ground and air instruction, giving customers the chance to fly the airplane with help from their instructor. Additionally, depending on wind conditions, customers’ desire, and the written consent of sun god Apollo, clients may have the opportunity to perform an aircraft take off during their first lesson.
Artist Deenie Pacik, armed with nearly two decades of crafting fused-glass artwork and teaching at schools such as Franklin Pierce University, imparts her expertise during a variety of classes. Working out of Deenie's fully equipped home studio, small groups of students learn to fuse dichroic glass and powder into everything from shiny pendants to new work boots for Cinderella's cousin. Projects transform into translucent objets d?art in the glass kiln, which, as Deenie tells the Warwick Beacon, heats glass at three times the temperature used to bake a pizza, or eight billion times the heat used to glaze an ice sculpture.
At any of Great Place to Learn's five locations, students can attend private or group sessions that focus on test preparation, adult literacy, or special education, among other topics. Students study with teachers who boast extensive educational backgrounds and glowing reviews.