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Led by chiropractor, certified sports physician, and jack-of-all-musculoskeletal-trades Doctor of Chiropractic Ben Drillings, the instructors and staff at a2zHealth Massage Schools train students in the principles and techniques of massage. The school is certified by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and is a member of the California Massage Schools Association, allowing it to produce massage technicians, massage therapists, and holistic bodywork practitioners. The massage-technician course requires 300 hours of specialized study, whereas massage therapists engage in 500 hours and holistic bodywork practitioners complete 1,000 hours to graduate. Students also gain firsthand experience practicing their lessons on the public at a2zHealth Massage Schools? student Swedish-massage teaching clinic. After their massages, clients assist in the learning process by giving students valuable feedback.

7620 Lindley Ave
Reseda,
CA
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

13553 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

A tiny splash of Campari can make a world of difference. The sunset-hued bitters are the main ingredient that differentiates a martini and a negroni, two unmistakably dissimilar beverages with a few shared components. Bartenders have to keep track of hundreds of tiny distinctions like this, and the instructors at Bartending World work to supply them with the knowledge necessary to do so.

There, the teachers are all experienced mixologists, but the school itself could pass for a typical cozy watering hole as well. Ranks of bottles line the shelves, their contents running the gamut from electric-blue curacao to caramel-hued whiskey. A strobe light and fog machine help to simulate the sensation of working in an actual bar or sharing a loft apartment with a magician. Behind the gleaming wooden counters, pupils chatter over an arsenal of muddlers and shakers as well as a full contingent of the sleek flutes, bell-shaped goblets, and highball glasses needed to correctly serve beverages.

14418 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

Brain Balance Achievement Centers' brain-based approach has helped thousands of children with ADHD, dyslexia, processing disorders, Aspberger's, and other non-medical disorders improve academically and socially. After an assessment of all areas of the child’s brain and body function, Brain Balance integrates physical and cognitive exercises with dietary change to help correct imbalances between the brain’s hemispheres, also called functional disconnection. Brain Balance also combines these treatments with exercises in reading, math, listening, spelling, and memory.

17323 Ventura Blvd, Ste 100
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Learning is a four-step process at Tutor Doctor. Before students are matched with a tutor, they work with a consultant to devise realistic goals and a plan for reaching those goals. Then they are matched with a tutor based on compatibility in terms of learning style, academic needs, and even personality. It's only then that the tutor and student meet to work on any of a large pool of subjects, from English, math, and science to test prep or college coursework. After sessions, tutors report on progress to parents via email.

4664 Longridge Ave
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

At Good Life Hypnotherapy, certified hypnotherapist Hayuta Cohen attempts to help clients access their own subconscious mind in an effort to effect meaningful change in their daily endeavors. Hypnotherapy sessions can target a wide variety of issues, from weight loss to sleep disorders, addictions, anxiety, and quitting smoking. In addition to her hypnosis services, Hayuta leads guided meditations and workshops.

18719 Calvert St
Tarzana,
CA
US