The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers 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 a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-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. Camps and 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.
At Jewelry Creations Workshop, carrying a torch for someone doesn't mean you have a crush on them—it means you're actually holding a torch for them while they tie their hair back and prepare to solder pieces of hand-made jewelry together. Named Best Jewelry Maker by the Miami New Times in 2013, the workshop team teaches wide-ranging techniques, from the aforementioned soldering to fold forming and enameling. Owner Steven Brownlee, who leads many of the sessions, has more than a decade of experience in the craft and uses it to teach cutting-edge techniques as well as the basics. In his introductory workshop, students get more than three hours to practice the fundamentals and craft a simple silver ring ideal for spontaneously proposing to a classmate.
Every day, MIY Ceramics' spacious art studio begets a kaleidoscope of one-of-a-kind masterpieces made by students and staffers alike. With a bevy of supplies for crafting pottery, glass pieces, and jewelry, artists of every level can discover a new passion or hone existing skills under the trained guidance of the studio's helpful attendants and in-house Greek muses.
Most Popular Service: Basic through advanced firearms training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: All major manufacturers
Pro Tip: Be well rested. Bring water, snacks or a lunch. No open-toed shoes, V-neck shirts, or tank tops.
Tactical U Firearms Training & Self-Defense operates out of several shared training sites throughout the area, most of which are outdoors and feature tactical ranges.
When describing what Tactical U Firearms Training & Self-Defense has to offer, training director Stephen puts it simply: "We don't reinvent the wheel. There is no cowboy stuff here." The training center ensures students are equipped with more-than-adequate training and skills when completing their course. Tactical U teaches only Criminal Justice Standard techniques, which have been scrutinized, deemed reasonable, and prudent in U.S. court of law. All trainers are law enforcement-certified, licensed, and insured instructors, each with a law enforcement or military background and at least 20 years of experience. The staff feels certain that, if they can train police, they can also train you.
Hollywood Hot Glass founder Brenna Baker took an interest in the ancient art of glassblowing at age 14, launching a journey that took her from Corning, New York, to Murano, Italy, in pursuit of her dreams. Now an accomplished Master Gaffer, Baker passes her passion for the ancient art of glass artistry onto newcomers and experienced glassblowers alike. She and her staff lead a variety of private lessons, group sessions, and walk-in workshops in which visitors create glass artwork such as vases, ornaments, tumblers, and flowers.