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.
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.
More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students’ math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method.
Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.
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