Legacy Tours highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a nationally designated historic landmark building, built by Henry Flagler in 1888. Now the home of Flagler College, this beautiful Spanish Revival structure represents proof that preserving the past is compatible with modern urban life.
As a nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning helps kids catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school with a personalized tutoring approach for students of all ages. During the initial visit, children will partake in a Sylvan Skills Assessment, which highlights any trouble spots and serves as a baseline for future progress. Scholars will then traverse two tailored tutoring sessions, which cover topics such as math, reading, mindreading, writing, and study skills. Sylvan issues regular progress reports, providing parents with a comprehensive look into their son or daughter's ongoing sessions and progress in pronouncing "quinoa."
North Florida Music Academy's music instructors teach more than 15 different instruments—ranging from piano and guitar to tuba and trombone—as well as vocal techniques during private and group lessons. With each instrument, the team employs tried-and-true methods that assist in scaling the learning curve, including the Hal Leonard Guitar Method and the Suzuki Method for the violin. Private lessons take place for 30 minutes, wherein aspiring virtuosoes will demonstrate their mastery of previous material and learn new techniques, while receiving a weekly progress report and recommendations for further advancement.
Sylvan utilizes a personalized tutoring approach to develop a learned legion of students of all ages. During the initial visit, your child will partake in a Sylvan Skills Assessment, which highlights any trouble spots and serves as a baseline for future progress. Your child will then traverse four homework-helps sessions, whether they need extra help in math, reading, writing, or another subject. Sylvan tutors adjust their teaching style to each particular student’s strengths, so sessions (valued at $55 an hour) are as productive as possible. Sylvan is open Monday–Thursday from 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Generations of animal lovers come together to explore the winding trails of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, where more than 75 species inhabit displays that stretch across 10 acres of naturally wooded terrain. Run by a full-time staff, as well as Santa Fe College students, the zoo is home to a diverse collection of both native and exotic creatures, headlined by a lineup of family favorites that includes bald eagles, white-throated Capuchin monkeys, and small-clawed otters. While visiting, zoo-goers can lock eyes with endangered beasts or, instead of diving into a mall fountain to inspect the coins, study actual water-dwelling critters wading through the amphibian habitats. Sawdust trails make the zoo easy to navigate for wheelchairs and strollers, and an onsite playground entertains young'uns during breaks from uninhibited discovery.