ALOHA (Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic) is a mathematics tutoring program that was originally developed for Malaysian children. Small group classes meet after school for step-by-step instruction from a qualified teacher or sentient abacus. The program has more than 3,000 centers in countries such as India, Thailand, Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, and UAE, and it was introduced to the United States in 2006. It also offers tutoring in reading and writing.
Since 2010, the scene at Hub City Fencing Academy has been the same. An instructor gives the signal and students leap into action, foils and sabers flashing as they lunge and parry. Head Coach Rich Beischer and his team of decorated coaches – most competed at the D-I collegiate level – lead lessons and training camps for all levels of fencer, including kids, active competitors, and those who just want to press elevator buttons with more panache. The instructors make it their goal to not only teach the physical techniques of fencing, but also the discipline and maturity that come from committing to a sport. Parents can get their children started in the healthy, mind-sharpening sport at a young age through the private Mommy (or Daddy) & Me lessons, which teach duelists up to age 7 basic skills alongside a participating parent.
H. W. Bressaw has been teaching karate, specifically as a prominent instructor of Kimura Shukokai, since 1966. That's nearly half a century of correcting stances, building self-confidence, and demonstrating effective self-defense techniques. His unique style stresses technical aspects of physical techniques, which helps make it possible for a person of any size, age, or gender to defend themselves. Today, he leads a highly experienced team of instructors trained to carry forth the mission he started so long ago. H. W. Bressaw and his team specialize in a timeless art known as kata, which builds karate skills while quieting the mind. They also teach a sparring technique known as kumite to their most adventurous students, who learn respect and attention to detail through the ancient art.
With more than 350 videos across three scientific disciplines, Biology, Chemistry, Physics gives students a self-guided way to prepare for classes and tests such as the SAT and MCAT. The courses cover an extensive list of topics in each field, such as the pathways of cellular respiration, the periodic table, and the law of conservation of energy, which means turning off all the lights when you leave the physics lab. Each narrated video contains slideshow notes and hand-drawn figures, which serve as visual aids for the complex subject matter.