Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center employs a battalion of highly trained tutors who help students succeed both in school and standardized testing. The academic evaluation consists of 3.5 hours of exams performed in a simulated classroom environment. The result of this marathon screening is a comprehensive collection of data that tutors will utilize when designing a custom learning program. Accompanying the evaluation is a detailed review for the student, family, and on-duty pets.
Sunday classes at the McBirney Mansion cultivate 5- to 10-year-old dignified darlings via interactive life, etiquette, and social lessons. During Basic Table Manners, children learn to chew with their mouths closed and use napkins to avoid unsightly juicestaches. Instructors instill gratitude with gentle lessons in composing thank-you notes and constructively criticizing mom about the moon rocks in her casserole. Little ones experience the look and feel of paper invitations, attain a nondigital understanding of the RSVP, and learn practical applications for cursive and feather quills. Friendship lessons teach children the responsibilities implied by silver-plated BFF jewelry.
The University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane will enter the grassy amphitheater known as H.A. Chapman Stadium to engage in four quarters of battle against the Bears of the University of Central Arkansas. With Damaris Johnson—who led the nation in all-purpose yardage and most blades of grass trampled in 2009—at wide receiver and kick returns, the Hurricane have been one of the nation's top offenses in recent seasons. This year's squad of pigskin patriots is packed with players from the state of Oklahoma, all joining together to showcase a high-energy style of football loaded with tosses, tackles, touchdowns, and tap-dancing routines.
Designed by Dr. Cindy Helberg Ed.D.—an educator with 28 years of experience in the field and a doctorate in education leadership—the Reading for Kids program promotes literacy for children of all ages. While each tutor follows a tried and true curriculum, they also adapt the specific exercises to each child's needs. For example, they tailor their lessons to suit visual or auditory learners, as well as kids who suffer from dyslexia or ADHD. These 55-minute sessions typically take place once or twice a week, and rely on parental support. This ensures that students do their practice activities between classes, whether it's a reading exercise or spelling the word "vegetable" every time they eat one.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: reading tutoring
Pro Tip: individualized lessons in a fun environment
Believing that learning and behavioral disorders stem from improper communication between brain hemispheres, Brain Balance Centers offers a drug-free, multi-faceted system to boost brain function. Physical and cognitive exercises combine with easy-to-follow dietary changes to improve social, academic and behavioral issues associated with ADHD, Asperger's, and other social and learning disorders without the use of medication. Now more than 50 Brain Balance Centers practice this Hemispheric Integration Therapy, with professional teams tailoring programs to help kids improve focus and behavior, academic performance, communication, and social skills.