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.
Classically trained in piano and French horn, David Rothschild showcases his skills in ensembles throughout Southern California, including the Los Angeles Police Department Band. But when he's not onstage, David focuses on nurturing budding pianists and brass players during in-home lessons or sessions at his eponymous studio.
Drawing on more than 20 years of tickling the ivories, David trains piano players of all ages in everything from finding notes on the keyboard to playing short sonatas. He takes a similar approach to brass, helping horn and trumpet players master proper fingerings and trombonists refine their slide positions. Regardless of their instrument, David also teaches pupils to read music, a more convenient alternative to hiring someone to whisper every note to you.
Held on the Anaheim Hilton Hotel's lanai and sunset decks, Kids Help Children is a fundraiser that will benefit the CHOC Children's Hospital. Celebrities such as Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical, Chelsea Staub of Disney's Jonas, Chyler Leigh from Grey's Anatomy and many others are scheduled to make red carpet appearances, giving kids photo and autograph ops with the young stars who will be within reach of a very long arm. They'll even see performances by Ariana Grande of Nickelodeon's Victorious, as well as Savvy & Mandy from Radio Disney and others. During the event, kids can win prizes for themselves and CHOC patients, chat with Sea World reps, conquer obstacle courses filled with wild animals, and eat their fill of refreshments.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule).
From garnishing a perfectly poured martini to doling out rounds of drinks quickly and efficiently, the experienced instructors at National Bartender School possess all the tips, tricks, and tools to succeed in the bartending trade. With years of industry experience under their belts, these knowledgeable spirits sages guide pupils through certification courses that cover every aspect of the job. Under their supervision, students learn to craft more than 200 cocktails, handle transactions, and practice the art of the upsell without breaking a sweat or bottle of 50-year-old scotch. Free refresher courses and job-placement assistance keep students on track even after school is through. For more focused pursuits, National Bartender School also hosts classes in specialty fields such as flair bartending and bar management.
The instructors at Haleh Art Studio can turn a blank canvas into a work of art. They regard each new student with the same sense of limitless possibility, realizing that the right instruction and motivation can help turn anyone into a skilled artist. During drawing and painting classes, with special expertise in acrylics, instructors nurture artistic talents with structured lessons that slowly build technique and confidence. The difficulty of the work increases over time, until students can create their own photo-realistic self-portraits to replace lost driver’s licenses.