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.
At fully stocked facilities, Mix 'em Up Bartending School's TIPS-certified instructors ready students for a career mixing drinks in a nightclub setting. Real taps, sinks, and machinery offer each pupil hands-on training, all overseen by potable professionals boasting the experience and chiseled biceps acquired during a minimum of seven years manning the taps. Music and disco lights foster a true-to-life atmosphere aimed at granting graduates the confidence needed to work in real bar conditions. Showing a commitment to helping all types of students succeed, Mix 'em Up pours out its curriculum in both full- and part-time classes and encourages graduates to take advantage of lifetime access to job-placement databases.
GT Dream Cars unleashes its elite fleet of exotic, automatic sports cars on a temporary basis to help add a touch of luxury, beauty, and raw power to an afternoon. The lineup of swanky steeds includes the powerfully sleek Aston Martin Vantage, the luxurious Bentley Continental GT, the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, the Maserati GranTurismo, or the Lamborghini Gallardo, with the power of 550 horses or 78 furious mastodons. Inside car cockpits, conquer the 2.7-mile road course, blasting down the straightaway and deftly maneuvering the mini corkscrew with the ease of a bobsled team weaving down a water slide.
Sphericality’s team of female trainers cultivates a motivating and nonintimidating workout environment where everyone is on a first-name basis rather than an AOL-username basis. During the diverse range of classes, the friendly instructors aim to work the entire body through yoga poses. In addition to classes, they host regular workshops to supplement workouts with advice on nutrition.
Solberg Aviation combines FAA-certified flight instructors and a fleet of top-notch Cessna aircraft to provide hands-on flight instruction to aspiring aeronauts of all skill levels. Each introductory flight lesson begins by acquainting would-be wingers with the flying fundamentals during a short preflight briefing. Once students have absorbed the preflight curriculum, they'll put their knowledge to the test during a 15- or 30-minute assisted-control flying lesson, during which they'll take the controls, navigate the skies, and behold nearby formations of rocks that spell out “Help: Cannot say ‘no’ to rocks salesmen.”
Renaissance Studio proprietor and artist-in-residence Michael Straub produces commissioned works of art, showcases a roster of artists throughout the year, and teaches drawing, web design, app development, and cartooning classes for kids and adults. Over his career Straub has mastered a number of painting styles including trompe l’oeil (photorealism) and what he calls Lemurian style, his own blend of Japanese prints and medieval stained glass. In addition, he has been a professional DJ in New York City and heads a production studio that develops interactive applications, two endeavors that inform his web and DJ classes.