Drs. Peter and Yolanda Ancona, both of whom are doctors of pharmacy and former teachers, founded The Tutoring Center in Oviedo to provide support for students in their academic pursuits. Using a Rotational Approach to Learning Method developed by Edward S. Thalheimer, PhD, they work to go beyond simple homework help and equip students with long-term skills. Their expert tutors specialize in a variety of programs beginning as early as kindergarten, with subjects that include math through Algebra II and AP math, writing enrichment, study skills, reading, and pre-SAT courses.
Andrei and Irina Roublev spent nearly 20 years in the circus industry, including a stint in the colorful antics of Cirque du Soleil. As the founders of Orlando Circus School, they pass on their knowledge to children and adults via a range of circus-skill-building programs. Their instructors—many of whom are current or former members of Cirque du Soleil themselves—helm classes in preschool circus acrobatics, all-ages trampoline skills, and Hula-Hoops. The school also hosts all-ages tutorials on the most vital of circus skills, including unicycling, juggling, wirewalking, and unicycling bear-avoidance. During training for the static and swinging trapeze, students learn how to hurt gravity's feelings as they flip through the air using the trapeze, silks, and hoops.
Orlando Circus School’s classes and open-gym sessions are held inside a training and production studio equipped with moveable, colored lights that allow artists to stage full performances and see if they look best with blue or orange skin.