Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center employs a battalion of highly trained tutors who help students succeed both at school and in standardized testing. The academic evaluation, consisting of exams performed in a simulated classroom environment, yields a comprehensive collection of data that tutors use to design a custom learning program and a personalized, in-class obstacle course.
Roland Omene founded FrogTutoring with the belief that the first and most important step to successful tutoring is to find people who aren't just intelligent, but who are able to inspire their charges academically and personally. The certified and background-checked tutors follow three essential principles to help K–12 through college-age students both learn and grow more confident in their studies. First, the tutors follow the student's school curricula to review subjects that might have been missed. Then pairs work a chapter ahead so that tutees can be a step ahead in class and impress friends by predicting the future. Knowledge coaches will also share effective note-taking and organizational skills so that students will continue to learn more, even without a tutor by their side.
Each tutor is either a current student or alumnus of Texas Christian University or another Fort Worth–area university and has a 3.5 GPA or better in their tutoring specialization to better help students baffled by specific core subjects. During summer breaks, math and science camps in subjects such as chemistry and computer programming bolster confidence, fusing personalized tutoring with camaraderie-building group exercises.
What makes your business stand out?
We take a real-world approach to handguns and handgun safety. We share some "war stories" that shed light on real-life expectations.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
A rise in the amount of gun sales and gun violence. We want the right people using handguns confidently for the right reasons.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
A past customer who was terrified of pistols walked out with a new confidence. She contacted me later to get assistance in buying her own pistol and signed up for an intermediate class.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Teaching good people to defend themselves.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We are trained officers with instructional experience and a long list of satisfied customers.
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 firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids 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 wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
At Front Porch Pottery Studio, beginners and aficionados alike can create and decorate the very mugs, bowls, and plates they use to eat and drink. The tangerine-hued studio hosts classes, where party-goers push up their sleeves and decorate anything from water pitchers to serving trays using a kaleidoscope of colors. At the end of the party, the bedecked clay pieces are left behind and a studio artist glazes and fires them, sealing in swirl and swipe of the paint brush.
The studio also offers all the tools necessary for a seasoned pottery maker to work solo: two electric kilns, a slab roller, extruder, wedging tables, VL whisper wheels, and a pug mill. Master potters can spin their own decorative vase or mold the clay into personal busts of David Hasselhoff.
2 Coupon Divas teaches people how to save the most money in the simplest way possible: coupons. Katana and Jude are the moms-turned-expert-couponers that founded 2 Coupon Divas as a way to share their knowledge with the world. They teach a class on searching for coupons, price matching, and understanding store policies to make each checkout as easy as possible. In addition to their class, they host coupon-swap potlucks and fundraisers. For those who want quick tips, visit their timing page to know when certain items are on sale, such as holiday gifts, back-to-school supplies, and ice cream and candy, which are perfect for luring kids into the school-supplies aisle.