An innovative, child-focused program pioneered in Korea, E.nopi's educational classes have enriched and enlightened curious kids for 30 years with individualized approaches that strive to understand the child’s point of view. Each class begins with a skills assessment to tailor instruction to children's strengths before launching into a fun and approachable lesson that may use learning aides such as colorful workbooks, whimsical wooden shapes, and entertaining audio CDs. New concepts are continually revisited in a variety of creative contexts to reinforce learned skills and keep ideas from taking their summer escapes to libraries in the Caribbean, and light, consistent take-home work is encouraged to keep intellectual elements flowing. Math classes stress critical thinking and problem solving to engage brainy bambinos in independent thought as they glean a better understanding of arithmetic, patterns, geometry, and more. Meanwhile, English classes streamline skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, resulting in the ability to lull parents to sleep with softly read news articles. Geared toward ages 3–14, each class is aligned to U.S. educational standards and can serve as educational enrichment, a supplement to regular schooling, or preparation for being a contestant on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.
A family-owned-and-operated hub for health, Topanga Training & Fitness and The Spa Loft cast a caring canopy shade over all things feel-good. The club offers challenging group classes in mat pilates ($18 per class) and indoor and outdoor boot camp ($275 for 15 sessions), as well as nutritional counseling ($200) and personal training ($64–$76 per 60-min. session) geared toward each individual and their stage in life. Fitness Over 50 sessions help clients counteract the physical impacts of aging by using training techniques that improve endurance, balance, time traveling, and flexibility. Pregnancy and Beyond sessions (personal training and pilates) follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' guidelines to supply future moms with specialized-fitness advice and supervision, ensuring both the bun and the oven stay at safe temperatures.
The confectionists at Emily’s Edibles cull all-natural, kosher ingredients to craft decadent gift boxes brimming with sweet dessert squares. The chocolate-chip box’s orthogonal treats shellac taste buds with a variation on a classic recipe, and the Chocolate Delight box composes a symphony of flavors with walnuts, raisins, coconut, butterscotch, and chocolate. Meanwhile, the marbled fudge pairs fudge and cream cheese together for a partnership more memorable than Martin Van Buren’s short stint with the Justice League, and the variety box casts its net on a sea of confections to enmesh a combination of sweets. Emily’s sister-in-law founded Emily’s Edibles in honor of the business’s namesake, to help fund research on epilepsy in women.
In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs, and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.
The coaching staff at North Shore Fencers Club has serious pedigree. The three coaches have more than 70 years of combined experience in the sport, marked by career highlights such as coaching the national teams of Russia, Belarus, and Estonia, and winning NCAA championships in 2010 and 2011. The sword-clinking coaches groom students as young as 7 to pursue the same level of success in the weapons of épée and foil—or, to at least improve their fitness, coordination, and confidence.
Lessons range from beginner classes for first-timers to private lessons for ambitious fencers looking to take their skills to the next level. More casual participants can also get in on the action through open fencing sessions and recreational camps.
Ballroom Palace Dance Studio’s team of experienced dance instructors uses their international training to customize dancing regimens for all types of students. Their dancing services include programs for adult social dancing, kids' lessons, and classes geared toward learning a few moves for a wedding or other event.