The biggest change Carl Chambers sees in his students is a surge in their self-confidence—a feeling that prompts many of them to say, "I never thought I could do that." Carl knows the feeling. His father passed when he was 8, leaving him as the youngest son of four with a mother who didn't have time for much discipline. He finally found the discipline he craved by enlisting with the British Army. By training to be a sniper and honing escape and evasion techniques, Carl learned to feel at home in the outdoors during deployments that took him from Kenya to Norway and many destinations in between. When a motorcycle accident led to his discharge in 2006, Carl moved to Canada, whose rugged wilderness had kindled his imagination since his first visit 7 years previous. Today, Carl and his fellow instructors share this passion for the outdoors in wilderness courses that range from single-day workshops to immersive, multiday training camps. These courses acquaint both youth and adult students to basic outdoor and bushcraft skills—such as how to start a fire, build shelter, and whittle a log into a working telephone—as well as hone the expertise of experienced outdoorsmen. With this training, students have gone from having no outdoor experience to embarking on adventure trips in Greenland and the Yukon. As someone who also once suffered a disability due to a motorcycle accident, Carl also culls from his own experience to teach other individuals with disabilities how to enjoy the outdoors.
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 to scribble them on your hand. 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.
Signature service: Individualized after-school tutoring programs for Math and English
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Eye Level Math, Eye Level English, and Eye Level Play Math
Pro Tip: While your child studies, browse the web in our WiFi lounge or enjoy shopping at Winners and Walmart.
KMT The Learning Group's licensed educators, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, and business professionals help students of all ages—including adults in the professional world—through academic tutoring, workshops, and technology training. They specialize in helping children with learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, and autism, and they pay particular attention to clients dealing with big life changes, such as divorce or trauma.
No Limits Martial Arts' blue floors have seen a lot of action. From the karate classes to the Darth Vader drop-in appearances at birthday parties, No Limits' activities hold true to the studio's name. The instructors also offer weapons classes and fitness sessions for all ages and skill levels.