A nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning Center utilizes a personalized tutoring approach to develop students of all ages and abilities into perceptive pupils. During the initial visit, children will partake in a Sylvan Skills Assessment that highlights trouble areas and serves as a base line for future progress. An erudite educator then leads four one-hour tutoring sessions tailored to young minds' particular needs, covering subjects that include math, reading, writing, and the ethics of alligator wrestling. Fledgling polymaths can use their customized tutoring sessions to prepare for future algebra tests or fine-tune study skills to get a head start on memorizing next year’s phone book. Sylvan Learning Center gifts proud progenitors with regular progress reports granting comprehensive summaries of their offspring's progress. All four Sylvan Learning Centers are open throughout the week, with hours in the morning and afternoon to accommodate busy schedules.
The student aestheticians and stylists at Vogue College treat tresses and pamper visages under the supervision of experienced instructors. More than 50,000 students have graduated from Vogue College, each learning to perform the treatments that form Vogue College's sizeable slate of salon services. Beauty-seekers can mix and match services with a shampoo, blow-dry, and curling-iron treatment ($10+) plus a bikini wax ($20+) and a spa manicure ($10), or focus solely on sloughing off dead skin cells by indulging in a microdermabrasion treatment ($35). A pedicure ($12), basic manicure ($7), plain facial ($10), and an eyebrow wax ($7) touch up all extremities, leaving the shorelines of the body in pristine condition.
Live-fire training takes place at local ranges, such as A Place to Shoot at 13250 Pleasanton Road.
On Target CHL has 9 millimeter and .40 caliber handguns available to rent.
Four to six hours of training, then qualification at the range. That's what people can expect at On Target CHL, where instructors prepare their students to obtain concealed-handgun licenses.
Signature service: Training in health and wellness coaching
Staff Size: 25–50 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Be prepared to learn coaching skills that can lead to personal and professional transformation.
“It’s the rare visitor who won't discover here that his or her ethnic group has contributed to the history of Texas,” noted the New York Times in its description of the Institute of Texan Cultures. The 26 different ethnic and cultural groups represented at the educational center incline one to agree with the Times. The article went on to list the institute as a top San Antonio attraction due to its “imaginative, hands-on displays” and kid-friendly features, including an adobe home and one-room schoolhouse. Along with heritage festivals and other events, the institute features both long-term and rotating exhibits, as well as a photo archive with more than three million images.
If there was a single store that housed all the boats and campers of 50 companies, it would need to be the size of Arkansas. The Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show precludes the task of building such a titanic edifice by bringing together more than 50 exhibitors—among them Austin Canoe & Kayak and Shoreline Boat & RV Repair—at the Austin Convention Center in mid-January. Here, the exhibitors display myriad pontoons, fishing boats, and truck campers—which are more comfortable than a tent pitched in the trunk of a Pontiac sedan. Area dealers such as Sail and Ski Center and Crestview RV Center join them, flaunting the latest boat and camper models. In addition to hands-on displays, the show hosts seminars that teach students how to properly dock their boats or use marine GPS (seminars are an additional fee).