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.
Full-spectrum light is essential to the human body, and Inland Massage Institute gives clients a new way to weather days of darkness with the Sunspectra 9000—a technologically advanced machine that mimics the sun's mood-boosting rays. During your 45-minute photic-therapy session, high-tech shinings will gently restore the delicate corporeal balance of brain chemicals, which run amok when the body is denied its recommended dose of sunlight. Lay back and bask in a bath of blues-banishing, UV-free rays as you're recharged and relaxed by Sunspectra's gentle glances.
At Polka Dot Pottery, you become a work of art. Sure, there's a bevy of paint-your-own pottery and canvas classes to choose from, but the studio also creates clay impressions of your child's?or your entire family's?hands and feet. Whether scheduling one of these commemorative pieces or a pottery party for you and your loved ones, Polka Dot Pottery helps bring the entire clan together.
Colorful flower arrangements and golden-oak wood tones brighten the styling stations at International Beauty Education Center II, where students carefully perform services as they work toward cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetician licenses. With intensive study of the beauty industry and a fresh perspective on new trends, the students are able to avoid accidentally giving clients the hairdos of the Founding Fathers. They perform waxing treatments, manicures, haircuts, and skin-cleansing services. Treatments include anti-aging facials, tangerine-escape manicures, and chocolate-mint-mousse spa pedicures.
Good things come in threes at Trigger Control Training. The instructors split handgun training into three levels, so students can progress through increasingly advanced skills. They also design custom classes in the proper handling of shotguns, knives, AR-15 rifles, and other weapons.
The staff comes from backgrounds in law enforcement and the military, and several instructors also serve as full-time law enforcement officers. That includes Nick Franssen, a shooting-sports expert with more than 15 years of experience, and Steve Harris, who draws on more than two decades as a policeman. In addition to their personal areas of expertise, all instructors hold national training credentials.
Since 1974, Artworks' decorative artisans have been mastering their skills in the decorative arts, transforming boring surfaces into beautiful, multi-dimensional works that dazzle the eye, each with their own style and approach. The staff leads workshops to share insight into their techniques, ranging from simple one-color distress to layered textured finishes.