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.
Coral reefs seem to sway across the ocean floor, where purple starfish rest and large manta rays soar gracefully through the water overhead. When founder of RC Scuba Center Jeanne Whelchel set out on her first dive in 1975, this is the sort of vista she wished to see for herself. Today, with more than 8,000 dives in both cold and tropical waters under her belt, she opens oceanic exploration up to the masses. Her PADI-certified courses have certified more than 2,000 studnets and let the curious take their first breath underwater, the experienced work their way to master scuba diver, and the fugitive live the rest of their lives as fish. Aside from instruction, she and her staff of licensed instructors also organize dive charters, giving adept divers the opportunity to plunge the depths at nearby sites such as San Diego?s Wreck Alley or far-off locales such as the Red Sea.
Creative DJ's Photo Booth Rentals enlivens parties and events with DJ services, light shows, and snapshots of party guests. DJs host dance parties that pair diverse music selections with fog machines, confetti cannons, and flashing lights that pulse along to the beat. Photo booths, meanwhile, snap images of up to 10 people at a time, available on the spot as 2"x6" photo strips or after the event in an online photo gallery.
There's a good change most people have seen Romain Thievin drive a car really, really fast?though they probably haven't realized it. The award-winning stunt and race-car driver has worked on more than 150 films, including appearing as Matt Damon?s stunt double in The Bourne Identity. At Exotics Racing, he hopes to put the general public into the shoes of everyone's favorite leading man.
Thievin and his team designed Exotics Racing's 1.2-mile tracks themselves. A private stretch just outside of Las Vegas tests supercars with 7 turns before they accelerate down a 1,800-ft. straightaway. Their other creation waits in Fontana, California just 45 minutes east of L.A., boasting eight turns and 1,600 feet of straight track.
And those machines? More than 50 of the most powerful supercars on the planet, including models from Lamborghini, Porsche, and Ferrari. Paddle shifters, along with Exotics Racing's attentive instructors, make the cars accessible to drivers with or without manual-transmission experience.
Dr. Larry Lasky wants to see smaller numbers on scales, pant labels, and?most importantly?medical studies regarding obesity-related diseases. He shares this mission with the community through broader-scale initiatives aimed at improving school lunches and the readability of nutrition labels, and through personalized plans for clients at his weight-loss centers. There, he and his team of bariatric specialists guide patients through their medical weight-loss programs step by step. They tailor treatments for individual needs, customizing diet plans, administering weekly injections of methylcobalamin injections, and recommending FDA-approved appetite suppressants and medications.
Over the course of 25 years of dry cleaning, the staff at Boston Cleaners has developed an efficient cleaning regime dubbed The 13 Travels of Your Garment. The process begins with a warm welcome, during which the staff enters each item into a computer system before inspecting and sorting each piece. Then, cleaners apply one of 20 stain-removal detergents, clean garments with eco-friendly machines, and steam them to release wrinkles and cook any long-forgotten, pocketed dumplings. Garments are then given a hand finish, inspected one last time, and delivered to their owners in protective packaging.