The instructors at Kims Academy help grade-school and high-school students perform better in the classroom or on standardized tests. With 20 years of teaching experience, director Stephanie Kim—who also codirects the Scorehigh tutoring facility—professionally trains her team of experts. Working one-on-one or in small groups, the instructors provide students with tools for tackling SAT and ACT tests or improving writing and math skills. They answer tough questions on subjects such as grammar, constructing research papers, and whether it’s possible to learn through osmosis by using a textbook as a pillow.
The physician-supervised subscription weight-loss plans offered at GreenLite Medicine are designed to help clients shed excess pounds and embrace a healthier lifestyle. Medical director Dr. Sooji Rugh, who comes board certified in both Internal and Obesity Medicine, oversees plans that promote participant accountability in the hopes of yielding real results. Plans may include diagnostic lab work, vitamin injections, and FDA-approved appetite suppressants, if needed.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
All Seasons Retractable Screens provides homeowners with window dressings that let them embrace fresh breezes without being inconvenienced by obstructed views. Customers can adorn single ($395) and double ($675) sliding doors of up to 8 feet with durable and practical screen doors that retract into an attractive aluminum housing when not in use. In addition to concealing the screen, the aluminum housing helps to maintain home aesthetics with powder-coated, rustproof color options. The housing attaches to the existing doorframe, allowing homeowners to deploy bug force fields as needed. All screens are American-made and come with a 90-day limited warranty against any mesh screen defects and a lifetime limited warranty against any other component defects.
Operated by Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, Sharks Ice skating centers professionally maintain solid-water rinks and facilities to accommodate a full range of activities. Each Friday night (7:30–9:30 p.m. in San Jose; 7:15–9:15 p.m. in Oakland) customers have full run of the centers' Olympic-sized rinks for public skating and fashionable displays of warm, Cosby-inspired outerwear. In addition to skating amenities, each Sharks Ice center features a full-service pro shop that sells NHL athletic apparel and other skate supplies and accessories. The centers also feature public snack bars and spacious public areas for socializing and frigid recitations of 18th-century Russian poetry. Sharks Ice San Jose also houses Stanley's Sports Bar, a full bar and restaurant overlooking the three rinks. Skate rental is included, but if you prefer to bring your own foot-blades, the general admission price without today's Groupon is $8, which still makes the Groupon the better deal. Hours are subject to change, so please call ahead to confirm.