A child's literacy skills are an early indicator of how he or she will fare in school. Kids whose parents read to them and give them a chance to read on their own at an early age often stand a better chance of succeeding academically and beyond. Page Ahead, in collaboration with local schools and social-service agencies, has distributed nearly 2 million new books to 605,000 children in need. By doing so, Page Ahead aims to foster developing language and reading skills and to ensure that more students will continue reading at or above grade level throughout their school careers.
Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.
In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.
As a nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning Center helps kids catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school by utilizing a personalized tutoring approach to develop a learned legion of students of all ages. During the initial visit, your child will partake in a Sylvan skills assessment, which highlights any trouble spots or unflattering stripes and serves as a baseline for future progress.
Established: Before 1950
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: You may wait a bit for your pancakes, but the wait is worth it.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Delicious, authentic Swedish pancakes.
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Live music for dancing while eating pancakes. Immediately after pancakes, adjourn upstairs to try your hand at weaving (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or visit with our genealogists (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.).
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Swedish pancakes, like meatballs, are iconic to the Swedes. We serve our pancakes Swedish style with real whipped cream and lingonberries.
What special training do you or your staff have?
The Swedish Pancake Breakfast is put on totally by volunteers, some of whom have been helping with the pancake breakfast for 10 years or longer.
Computer support for small businesses and home users, providing training at the customer's computer or in our office, upgrades, sales, and virus removal. Lessons are one-on-one by appointment lastining only an hour. Package rates available. Support for Windows and Mac's available.
In the years that it took him to achieve the national master title, Elliott Neff learned that chess is more than just a game. He found that math competency, critical thinking, spatial reasoning, and other essential skills are honed as one plays. So, when he sits down to give one of his students a lesson, he thinks of it not as a diversion but, as his company's motto puts it, as "teaching life skills through chess." To help him expand the reach of his philosophy, Elliott has assembled a team of more than 35 local and national chess champions. During group classes and private lessons, these coaches motivate students to exercise their mental agility while learning the correct way to outsmart kings.