The three Palm Beach Golf Center locations combine almost enough square feet of retail space—more than 40,000—to rival an actual 18-hole course. Within that expansive area, patrons will find golf gear and apparel to furnish frequent trips to the links. As they've done since 1988, the store's knowledgeable salespeople roam the racks helping customers find the right gear for their game. Their wares range from Titleist putters that help roll the ball into the cup to FootJoy golf gloves that provide excellent grip while holding onto the roof of a golf cart for dear life. To ensure that customers walk away with the right equipment, each store also offers professional club fitting and repair.
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.
Florida Nursing Review was created with a single mission: to help nursing students pass the state-mandated NCLEX examination. To accomplish this lofty goal, the organization hired a dedicated team of instructors—all with real-world experience in the field—to zero in on each student's strengths and weaknesses and to share helpful tips for acing the exam. They use a variety of approaches, including one-on-one tutoring, practice exams, and mandatory screenings of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, to help any student make the grade, whether they're taking the test for the first time or the fourth.
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.
"Every garden begins with a seed, and every seed needs a dedicated gardener for optimal growth." This concept poetically sums up the idea behind Playing the Game of Life, a community center that brims with a bevy of preschool, after-school, and adult programs led by motivating teachers. Under their tutelage, younger students combat obstacles such as stress, bullying, and obesity while flourishing in an arts-based education. Through classes such as jewelry making, nutritional education, speech therapy, and ballet, participants learn to build social skills, increase their confidence, and communicate feelings more effectively than stealing someone else's journal and passing it off as their own. Playing the Game of Life also hosts cognitive-therapy classes to aid older pupils suffering from memory loss.
The best way to get to know artist Claudia Groll’s paintings may be to look at one of her paintings. Each of her works evokes some aspect of her spirit, whether expressed in vibrant hues or in layers of tactile mixed-media materials arranged on the canvas. During Claudia’s classes, she encourages students that feel the same urge to transform their feelings as art. In small classes for both kids and adults, Claudia helps students get comfortable with painting before showing how to work with acrylics, oils, and silk. These are some of the same lessons Claudia has perfected in her own work since learning to paint almost 20 years ago, lessons that helped her to produce art worthy of several exhibitions since.