Red Butte Gardens was recognized in 2009 by ParentsConnect as the best tourist spot in Salt Lake City. With properly mannered gardens as well as natural areas, this verdant oasis charms humans, honeybees, and wood sprites of all ages. Exercise the body's primary olfactory organ on the Floral Walk, which provides exclusive access to such botanical hotspots as the Rose Garden, the Fragrance Garden, and the Children’s Garden. Visitors who prefer nature with its grasses untamed and nails unmanicured should proceed directly to the natural area, where trails connected by less than six degrees of separation lead to canyon overlooks, creeks, and quarry houses.
In crowded classrooms, it's easy for the needs of individual children to be overlooked. Despite the best efforts on the parts of teachers and students alike, all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Sylvan Learning Center's nationwide network of tutors and resources seeks to fill in educational gaps and keep flagging students from elementary to high school up to speed.
Whether children struggle with reading, writing, or solving the complex logarithms necessary to get their jetpacks airborne, Sylvan's learning gurus help them chart a course through learning roadblocks. Initial skills assessments determine where students fit into the Sylvan tutoring regimen with a series of tests, diagnostic tools, and interviews. With a greater understanding of the needs of each student, tutors create custom approaches to keep students engaged and in command of the fundamentals.
Made up of a consortium of more than 300 schools around the globe, Inlingua uses innovative teaching concepts to help pupils quickly master languages. Its Utah branch unlocks the secrets of six languages through Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, or Chinese classes taught by native speakers and American androids who have changed their default language settings. During private and group lessons, instructors follow Inlingua's 10 principles, speaking only in the target language from the first class to teach students how to think in their new tongue. Lessons also focus on verbal structures rather than isolated vocabulary to quickly get new speakers to a conversational level before worrying about seldom-used words.
As a full-body perfecting school, Skinworks and its aesthetic armada of students clear smooth, silky paths with a selection of waxing services. Improve Chunnel swim times with a full-leg ($35 for 60 minutes), arm ($15 for 30 minutes), or back ($30 for 60 minutes) wax, or de-fuzz smaller bodily tunnels, such as noses and ears ($7). Lips, chins, and navels bid strands adieu in one fell yank ($7), and bikinis suit up for competition with a 30-minute procedure ($15).
SkinScience Institute is a site of instruction, but that doesn't mean its services aren't professional quality. The aesthetics students who perform them make use of popular Murad and Image skincare products, and they're overseen by highly trained skin experts. Many of the treatments are clinical in nature, including anti-aging peels and microdermabrasion sessions. Other services emphasize natural skincare methods, such as the clay and seaweed wraps that purge clients' pores of toxins and clients' heads of "The Song That Never Ends."
At Utah Concealed Carry Permit, LLC, NRA-certified instructor Mike Munnerlyn teaches two firearm classes—the Handgun Basics 101 & Gun Safety class and the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit course. During both classes, he keeps the atmosphere upbeat and engaging through a blend of hands-on demonstrations, multimedia presentations, and piñatas filled with MP3 players. When not teaching, Mike continues his interests hunting and sport shooting, as well as casting bullets from reclaimed tire weights.