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.
Before joining local law enforcement and becoming a certified NRA pistol instructor, Rob Curran ascended to the rank of sergeant during his four years of service in the US Marine Corps. Meanwhile, his fellow certified instructor, Denis Donovan, earned his sergeant rank in the US Army after tours in Iraq and Kuwait, and then worked as a police officer and SWAT-team operator. Since 2011, the pair has compiled their expertise in teaching fundamental firearms training to beginners and more advanced defensive techniques to operators of carbine rifles, handguns, and shotguns. In addition to in-depth instruction, Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training outfits customers with its handmade and custom-modeled holsters and magazine carriers.
The range and classrooms inside American Firearms School are training grounds for several types of firearms. Instructors here teach more than 20 classes in handguns, rifles, and shotguns?including many NRA programs. They cover everything from basic techniques to advanced skills, such as shooting amid low light.
A pilot skillfully navigates a 1950 L-17 Warbird over the New England landscape, giving passengers an unrivaled view of the lush hills and angst-stricken poets below. Before taking off, a preflight inspection ensures that the cockpit is secure and stowaway clouds are thrown out onto the runway. The pilot then explains each control's functionality while covering the basics of the flight deck instruments. Once airborne, riders can gaze over the lush New England landscape while snapping photos and even snag the altitude stick for a lesson in amateur piloting as the aircraft glides by clouds under the watchful eye of the pilot. Though today's deal is for two, a third passenger may be added at an additional charge.
At any of Great Place to Learn's five locations, students can attend private or group sessions that focus on test preparation, adult literacy, or special education, among other topics. Students study with teachers who boast extensive educational backgrounds and glowing reviews.