The staff members at Sylvan Learning'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 pre K 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.
Next Edge's experienced instructors offer a variety of self-defense athletics and mixed martial arts classes, including MMA, judo, combat hapkido, and more (view the full class schedule here). World Championship medalist Bruce Hoyer teaches Jiu-Jitsu using a class structure that combines general instruction with individual training to hone grappling skills and train up formidable ground-fighters. Muay Thai--a stand-up practice that requires full use of all the limbs you can spare--aids individuals interested in pursuing an avenue in mixed martial arts or simply getting in shape, while those looking for a diverse, pounds-shedding workout can attend Next Edge's fitness classes, which employ a combo of cardio, free weights, and body weights to force the unfit fluids out of the body. This Groupon also gets you half off any equipment purchased at Next Edge during your month of mixed-up martial arts.
The 2009 NAIA national champion USF Cougars return to the gridiron as the number-one-ranked NAIA team and the preseason favorite to take the Great Plains Athletic Conference title. New coach Jed Stugart will helm the 2010 squad of helmeted heroes, and he'll transfer his magic-marker strategies to a freshly painted outdoor dry-erase board for the home opener against league rival Doane College.
At its locations in Sioux Falls and Fargo, Golf Addiction invites golfers to get their fix no matter the season. Both facilities feature PGA Tour simulators, which beam some of the world's most renowned courses onto giant screens. That means you can test your skills at places including Pebble Beach, all without ever stepping foot onto its property or tunneling up beneath its 13th hole. Golf Addiction's facilities are flexible, too: you can have long drive competitions, take private lessons from a pro, or even step into a training simulator equipped with video swing analysis. Refreshments aren't far away, either, since Golf Addiction boasts a bar menu with more than 40 beers available.
Rainbow Play Systems’s expansive showrooms introduce kids aged 2 to 10 to a wonderland of gym equipment, all of which is available for purchase. A multitude of swing sets with spiral slides, trapeze rings, and tire swings exercise tykes while preparing them for the physics portion of the SAT.