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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.

75 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood,
NJ
US

As America's largest charity rater, Charity Navigator serves more than three million unique visitors each year, impacting approximately $10 billion of charitable donations. The organization’s rating methodology focuses on not only the financial health and analysis of a charity's performance, but also on each charity's accountability and transparency. The system helps donors make knowledgeable, empowered decisions about how to invest their philanthropic dollars, while in turn helping charities maximize their social impact and fundraising efforts.

139 Harristown Rd
Glen Rock,
NJ
US

Signature service: Brain exercise for seniors with dementia

Established: 2009

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

164 Franklin Tpke.
Waldwick,
NJ
US

Taking classes at The Art of Self Defense Mixed Martial Arts is a fast-paced, exciting, and rewarding endeavor. The modern system teaches a wide range of styles, from muay thai kickboxing to jujitsu and judo. Participants of all experience levels are welcome.

430 Market St
Elmwood Park,
NJ
US

An online company, Big B World has a vast video game library stocked with the latest games, systems, and accessories. In addition to new games and top sellers such as Fast and Furious Showdown and Nintendo Dance 2, there's a healthy collection of vintage classics for sale, including Space Invaders. Game systems?ranging from Genesis to portable DS Lites?are available in a range of colors. Gamers can also dress up their systems with accessories, such as carrying cases and Donkey Kong's capri pants.

In addition to stocking video games, Big B World repairs screens for tablets and smartphones.

815 Broad Avenue
Ridgefield,
NJ
US

Custom collages from Pixtac bring unadorned walls to life with clean, borderless personal photos printed on acrylic glass. After uploading favorite wedding, baby, or other personal photos to the design site, customers choose a template to piece together collages, using simple editing software to resize, crop, and filter pictures for the perfect look. Once submitted, user creations are then digitally printed and mounted to acrylic glass panels that create a floating appearance when hung.

346 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell,
NJ
US