Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning?s numerous centers design personalized programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Joe's First-Aid & CPR trains individuals, groups, and healthcare professionals. Classes include certification in CPR and automated-external-defibrillator use, as well as first aid and basic life support. They also ready students for pediatric first aid while learning asthma-control methods.
Created and run by Honda, one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in the world, the Rider Education Center imparts riders of all ages with the skills and education needed to wrangle the handlebars of ATVs, dirt bikes, and motorcycles. MSF-certified instructors guide students through a hands-on curriculum that bestows riding fundamentals, safety techniques, and certifications. At the Colton ranch, the first Rider Education Center ever built, the sound of revving engines dissipates into the adjoining Environmental Learning Center, where 2 acres of traversable trails showcase five ecosystems—from woodlands to desert terrain to ramps made of clouds—featuring more than 2,500 plant species.