The Ultimate Women's Expo offers women a chance to escape from their lives into a world filled with inspiring talks from keynote speakers, complimentary spa treatments, educational seminars, and more than 600 shopping pavilions. Visitors can also taste wines and creative cocktails, and take home free giveaways.
In the rejuvenation tea garden, surrounded by waterfalls and trees, massage therapists perform complimentary massages, and at the beauty pavilion, aestheticians dole out beauty advice during complimentary facials and makeovers. The cooking theater shows off chefs dicing and flambeing, eager to prove to their parents once and for all that dropping out of law school wasn't a huge mistake. The InStyle stage celebrates fall fashion with a runway show.
Play-Well Pleasanton gives kid the space to learn using over 500,000 pieces of LEGO™ for kids to build and explore the world of engineering. With over 5,000 square feet devoted to fun and learning, Play-Well Pleasanton is one of the premier engineering educational centers in the East Bay. Come Drop-In and play!
Flower Addict decks halls with fragrant flora and blossoming sunshine. Asiatic Lily Pails add a sprinkling of canary yellow to a room ($55), and a Bountiful Blooms arrangement unites fiery gerberas, carnations, and chrysanthemums in the arms of an orange sweetheart vase ($40). Artful herbologists are also happy to consult with the customer regarding a custom arrangement for a special occasion or to simply reflect an individual's unique flower-voice. Add a splash of color to the black and gray backdrop of Thanksgiving, or make November 15th's Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day a sweet-smelling favorite with a variety of the shop's inspired ideas.
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 uses 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. They also adhere to the company's code of ethics, which stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.
Aspire Education believes that education is the cornerstone of community. Aspire trains students to attain it through a dual curriculum of private tutoring for students, regardless of their ability to pay, and afterschool study halls and test-prep classes for groups. Professional tutors work with youth in a variety of subjects, including math, chemistry, writing, and foreign languages. But these lessons go beyond basic study sessions—tutors build relationships with students while teaching them about mitochondria and how to craft a persuasive argument. Their primary mission, along with helping kids succeed in school, is to transform them into lifelong learners and to inspire new educators.
For the past two decades, Aspire's community reading-buddies program has also been leading the charge for education by working to improve literacy rates. Through this program, high-school and middle-school students receive pedagogical training and act as one-on-one mentors for preschoolers, blending reading activities and games into regular lessons.
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