The staff members at Sylvan Learning Center's numerous study facilities 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 standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from 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. 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.
At the time Doctor Rotskoff graduated from Washington University, he was one of only 30 doctors in the country to hold dual degrees in medicine and dentistry. He went on to combine his specialty in oral maxillofacial surgery with his expertise in cosmetic surgery, and is considered an authority on facial reconstruction in addition to body contouring and laser skin rejuvenation. When he isn't lecturing to national and international audiences or authoring chapters for leading medical journals, Dr. Rotskoff joins Dr. Timothy Gillum, a board-certified surgeon specializing in both head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Together, they oversee a staff of laser technicians who help patients discover less-invasive ways to turn back the clock. Wielding Syneron laser technology, they usher unwanted stubble off the body's map and help erase signs of aging with microdermabrasion, photofacial treatments, and ReFirme skin tightening. Renew Cosmetic Spa offers complimentary consultations to all prospective patients, encouraging them to visit the center, learn about the treatments from a specialist, and claim a favorite chair in the waiting room.
Bill Blair spent 20 years training franchise owners how to build their businesses. One day he asked, "Why can't I do it for myself?" He knew from experience that one niche market was in need of modernizing more than any other—green cleaning. “That was something that was really important to me,” he says. “So I decided to be the premier residential cleaning company at the forefront of that eco-friendly movement."
NuKastle Cleaning's approach employs Green Seal chemicals and color-coded microfiber cloths and mop heads, which help to avoid cross-contamination. Though the environmentally friendly products are an important part of Bill's mission, he explains why traditional chemicals are always on hand for those who request them: "A lot of green chemicals will sanitize but not disinfect, and some clients really like that chemically fresh smell. I can always do partially green, fully green—whatever fits the needs of the customer." Another important facet of NuKastle's strategy is the ability to tailor services to individual clients. "Companies will quote prices based on the website's stock info,” Bill says. “It doesn’t focus on the needs of customers." So he does things a little differently. "I go meet the homeowner first, spend 15 minutes coming up with a detailed work schedule fitted to their needs. It's about a relationship that I want to establish, a rapport." This desire to form personal bonds is one reason NuKastle partners with Cleaning For A Reason, a charitable organization offering free house cleaning to women battling cancer.
Owned and operated by a mother-daughter duo, the licensed and bonded All About Cleaning has deployed professional cleaners on crusades against household grime since 1975. In three-hour sessions, house-cleaning experts tackle approximately eight to nine rooms, or one to two in-home arboretums, gussying up glass, dusting furniture, and vacuuming carpets. In bathrooms, the professional cleaners disinfect fixtures and vacate trashcans; in kitchens, they scour appliances and mop floors. Upon request, cleaners extend their sanitary scepters beyond standard services to include in-depth refrigerator-interior cleaning, upholstery vacuuming, and clearing out closets left filthy by boogeyman raves.
Speedemissions' technicians are actively rooting for all cars to pass and are invested in administering tests with integrity. Founded in 2001, they employ their 14 years of experience in vehicle emission testing at more than a dozen locations in the Atlanta area alone.
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