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.
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 J Co Review website quotes a study that suggests students who learn something new in a visual manner retain six times more information than those who learned by listening or reading alone. And it’s that tenet—that visual learning is most efficient—that makes the test prep company stand out. Using illustrations and narrated animations, J Co Review hopes to make the learning process more entertaining while helping students recall information more quickly during timed tests. With courses that include prep work for the MCAT and AP science classes, students can learn everything they need to feel ready to take their upcoming tests or paint masterpieces of the endocrine system.
First, you center the clay. Slapping a blob down on the wheel, students learn to find the symmetrical point in the middle of the wheel before pulling the malleable material up and out into a recognizable form. At Clay Art Workshop, newbie students start from the ground up, learning the nuance of crafting a work of art from hunks of smooth earth. After forms have dried, pupils will learn how to glaze their pieces to create a completed work, which is then fired inside the studio's kiln. All levels of potters are welcome, and the cost of the class includes clay and excludes a muse, which costs extra.
Since 1981, Sung Hoon Park and his team of educators in South Korea have taught JEI Learning Centers' signature self-learning method, which they eventually brought over to the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. At each location, trained staff members combine diagnostics, a comprehensive curriculum, and an individually paced, step-by-step learning system to help kids build confidence when it comes to problem solving. In addition to focused Math, English, and Reading and Writing programs, they cater to preschool-age children with their Lil' Genius program that starts with language and numbers.