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The staff members at Sylvan Learning Center's numerous study facilities 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 standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from 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. 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.

1350 W Centre Ave
Portage,
MI
US

The Training Locations

The instructors combine classroom lectures with training at an outdoor range.

The Classes

AZO's team trains men and women in the use of pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Their curriculum starts at the beginner level with NRA First Step courses, then goes all the way up to advanced levels. Other firearms classes include CPL courses and a hunters' safety course. Beyond firearms, AZO also hosts Refuse to be a Victim classes and first-aid classes that cover topics including CPR and AED.?

At a Glance

AZO Civil Services was started in 2010 with a noble mission in mind. The instructors wanted to train average citizens in different life-saving skills so that they could protect themselves and others. Today, they are still thoroughly committed to these goals. When not leading classes, the instructors often hone their own skills while at the range or out hunting for wild game.

8135 Coxs Drive
Portage,
MI
US

The Range

ASR Group utilizes its own private range facility located in Scotts, MI. (Kalamazoo County)

The Rentals

ASR Group rents free pistols in .380 ACP, .357 Magnum, .38 SPL, and 9 millimeter calibers from brands such as Glock.

At a Glance

There is a long list of bullet points on the résumé of each one of ASR Group's instructors. They're all NRA-certified range instructors and are certified in firearms instruction and have served in either law enforcement or the military. This experienced team teaches NRA classes and their own firearms curriculum in handguns, rifles, and shotguns.

5817 S Westnedge Ave.
Portage,
MI
US

Believing that learning and behavioral disorders stem from improper communication between brain hemispheres, Brain Balance Centers offers a drug-free, multi-faceted system to boost brain function. Physical and cognitive exercises combine with easy-to-follow dietary changes to improve social, academic and behavioral issues associated with ADHD, Asperger's, and other social and learning disorders without the use of medication. Now more than 50 Brain Balance Centers practice this Hemispheric Integration Therapy, with professional teams tailoring programs to help kids improve focus and behavior, academic performance, communication, and social skills.

6778 S Westnedge Ave
Portage,
MI
US

Mad Science will bring the party to your home, or you can book a shindig at the Mad Science Lab, opening April 29 on West KL Avenue.

6811 W Kl Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Open 365 days a year, Southwest Michigan’s premier climbing gym functions as a 10,500-square-foot climber’s sanctuary. The state-of-the-art climbing center, which touts 30-foot walls and routes up to 65 feet in length, offers beginning belayers and skilled shale shimmiers alike the chance to reach the summit of impressive rock formations. Using hands and prehensile carabiners, climbers support their own weight and engage upper and lower body muscles for the ultimate endurance test. Whether pass holders are aiming to enhance current scaling skills or aspiring to rescue a few more tree-cats this season, Climb Kalamazoo can satisfy desires in a safe, comprehensive manner.

136 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo,
MI
US