Huntington Learning Center employs a battalion of highly trained tutors who help students succeed both at school and in standardized testing. The academic evaluation, consisting of exams performed in a simulated classroom environment, yields comprehensive data on scholarly strengths and weaknesses, which tutors then use to design a custom learning program and a personalized, in-class obstacle course. During the SAT/ACT exam-prep assessment, college-bound high schoolers complete their gauntlet of choice under test-like conditions of stifled giggles and periodic foghorns. A comprehensive breakdown of the results points students toward areas that need the least and most work.
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.
The University of Delaware’s football program has posted an impressive victory record so far this season, an accomplishment marked by their recent No. 1 ranking in the NCAA Division I Coaches poll. Watch the final pigskin battle of the season from sideline reserve seats as the UD Blue Hens are pitted against the Villanova Wildcats, a match up featuring flying cerulean feathers and overly excitable felines in football helmets. Head coach K.C. Keeler runs an impressive squad backed by Pat Devlin, the dreamy star quarterback recently named Top 10 finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Since its origins in the late 19th Century, the University of Delaware athletic department has transcended simply what happens on the field or on the court. Indeed, the Blue Hens have hatched professional football and basketball stars. The school’s football team has won six national titles, including three during the 1970s, and its women’s lacrosse team once captured back-to-back-to-back championships from 1981-83. But when fans look around during Blue Hens events, they notice more than points being scored or referees feeding the little birds inside their whistles. They might spot YoUDee, a mascot whose roots trace back to the Revolutionary War, or the school’s nationally ranked dance team pumping up the crowd. Of course, there’s also the school’s marching band, which at 300 members strong, cranks out stirring renditions of the UD fight song.
When Schilling-Douglas first opened its doors in 1977, it became the first nationally accredited cosmetology school in the state. Over the years, it has become a dependable curator of talent in the eyes of many local salon owners, who are eager to bring graduates onto their own teams. Students hone their skills in a walk-in student salon, where their every technique is supervised by a licensed instructor. Though they're not pros yet, students do work with professional-grade products from brands such as Goldwell, KMS, Big Sexy, and OPI.