Sylvan Learning utilizes a personalized tutoring approach to develop the skills of students of all ages. During the initial tutoring visit, your child partakes in a Sylvan Skills Assessment, which highlights any trouble spots and serves as a baseline for future progress. Your child then traverses four tailored tutoring sessions, which can include math, reading, writing, study skills, test prep, and more. Sylvan also issues regular progress reports, providing parents with a comprehensive look into their son or daughter's ongoing sessions.
Many modern teenagers face a catch-22: their parents don’t trust them behind the wheel of a car, but they need the driving experience to become more trustworthy drivers. Russ Bond, a 30-year automotive industry vet, decided to remedy this dilemma. He started kartSTART.ca, a traveling, family-friendly go-kart program that reaches beyond the mere thrill of racing in fast gas-powered carts to also emphasize the fundamentals and physics of driving. “What we teach here is how a vehicle works,” says Bond on his website, “…we help teenagers prepare for the daunting task of driving on today’s roads with the masses.”
During full-day programs at speedways throughout Canada, future drivers can hop into a Toyota go-kart for three driving sessions and an array of safety activities and lessons. To simplify matters, the outing includes all of the equipment necessary for a safe and realistic driving experience, including helmets and built-in backseat drivers designed to second-guess every turn you make. Programs also include lunch and beverages.
International Language Institute's instructors help students—whether new to the English language or proficient orators—elevate their understanding of the language. Classes meet 24 hours each week with an additional 10 hours a week scheduled for studying and informal instruction. Classes are designed for those seeking to complete the TOEFL exam, enter university, or simply better themselves.