When children struggle in math, science, social studies, foreign languages, or other academic arenas, the tutors at MJ Creations come to the rescue, tailoring their instruction to individual needs. Tutoring can take place over the Internet or in person during private or group sessions. Though the subject or venue may change, one aspect always remains the same: tutors help their charges reach their scholastic goals with the proper schedule, materials, and encouragement.
As one of Michigan's largest and oldest brokerage firms, Real Estate One shares nearly a century's worth of knowledge during its educational buffet of training courses. The firm's academy invites aspiring and established sales agents to sharpen their skills at classes held around the state, including a Michigan real estate licensing class for those hoping to sell property or additional locker space to gullible high school freshmen. Computer tutelage keeps students abreast of technological requisites, and continuing education programs help licensed agents meet state requirements. To ensure property apprentices graduate packed with knowledge, Real Estate One appoints experienced, respectful instructors to head each course.
At Rock and Roll Prep School, students of all ages learn how to play instruments and have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. The staff of music industry veterans lead sessions divided by age. Toddlers tinker around with instruments in interactive 45-minute sessions, and older kids spend three hours a week practicing for their end of semester show at a local venue. Group sessions are supplemented by individual lessons, where staff teach the basics of a chosen instrument. Through the combination of these two styles of teaching, kids learn new musical skills, which help boost confidence and teach them how to read music or boxes of love letters from future fans.
Sensei Adam Lux lives and breathes karate, spending six days a week training by day and teaching by night. His seven black-belted teachers mirror Lux’s unflappable commitment to the sport, a contagious enthusiasm that spreads to their students during classes for kids and adults. The karate programs welcome pupils aged 3 or older, progressing from fun, engaging introductions for kids to sessions that give adults a competitive edge against mouthy cinder blocks. Kickboxing emphasizes fitness as well as form, and self-defense courses steel students against potential attacks.
With its rotating cache of handmade accessories, including wooden picture frames, necklaces, and fuzzy scarves, Simply Creative Boutique feels more like someone’s inviting living room than an arts-and-crafts studio. A constantly changing roster of classes taught by owner Jennifer Kaczmarek encourages artists of all skill levels to try their hand at such specialties as creating a piece of jewelry or weaving a basket out of newspapers. Kaczmarek enhances her studio's community vibe with conversational blog posts, informing her customers about upcoming open houses, giveaways, and grudge matches between the warring Decoupage and Macramé families.
Signature service: Tutoring in most subjects K-12
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Brainy Kids math and English curriculum
Pro Tip: Diagnostic testing in math and English K-12 offered to long-term clients at participating centers.