Jacques Cousteau had barely slipped the first scuba tank off his back when Pacific Wilderness opened its doors in 1953. Since then, the shop’s staffers have used their collective expertise to outfit divers with high-quality equipment from brands including Aqualung, Oceanic, Scubapro, Seaquest, and Zeagle.
They also teach PADI scuba-certification courses that range from basic open-water training to advanced rescue diving. Lessons start at the on-land facility's heated pool but progress to weekend-long dives in the waters of Redondo Beach. The shop's scuba-philes also arrange journeys to exotic locales such as the Sipadan Water Village Resort in Malaysia and the secret depths of Camp David's presidential bathtub.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning'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.
South Bay CPR Training Center teaches the lifesaving techniques of CPR and first aid to healthcare providers and everyday individuals. With extensive experience in the emergency medical service, its instructors know that mastery of those techniques can mean the difference between life or death. They keep classes small to provide personalized attention, ensuring students fully understand every concept and get to know their practice dummy by name. They can also make CPR and first-aid training convenient by bringing their programs to clinics, schools, and hospitals.
Silver Aviation's discovery flights soar over gorgeous scenery, from the Palos Verdes coastline's cliffs to the sprawl of Long Beach's harbor. However, the passenger don't spend the whole flight gazing out the window: as part of the tour, they try their hand at the plane's controls, supervised by an FAA-certified instructor. The company's aviation instructors lead more rigorous classes, too, prepping budding pilots to earn credentials such as a private pilot's license or a partial ownership of the sky.
College Access Solutions, LLC is a college prep program that prepares high school students in grades 9th - 12th (with a 2.0 GPA or better) to be competitively eligible for college admissions.
Saturday Academies are held on various college campuses one to two times a month.
Led by professionals in the theater and arts world, Performing Arts Workshops? programs invite children of all ages to explore the magic allure of the stage. They invite kids to play and learn during the school year with afterschool programs that include not only theater and movement workshops but also karate classes, photography classes, and guitar classes. Over the summer, kids can truly immerse themselves in their chosen specialties with camps such as musical theater, magic, and filmmaking.