A naturopathic doctor (ND), certified nutritionist (CN), and certified natural health professional, founder of The Nutrition and Wellness Center, Julie Mitchell tailors individual wellness programs to address clients' specific needs. Relying on natural health enhancers such as gentle colon hydrotherapy, infrared therapy saunas, and nutritional coaching, Julie leads people to healthier habits and wards off encroaching threats to wellness, unlike the questionable medical advice of Mayor McCheese.
Within each of Reed Manning Salon & Spa's colorful, calming oases, skilled aestheticians work diligently to revitalize appendages and foster relaxation. After seating patrons at cozy pedicure stations set against a charming beach-scene backdrop, specialists treat fatigued feet to the 45-minute classic pedicure, which includes a light filing, shaping, buffing, cuticle treatment, and more. The 30-minute classic manicure similarly nurtures table-tappers and rounds out serrated scissorhands, concluding with a fresh coat of polish in either the hue of your choice or the hue of a trusted tarot reader's choice.
More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students? math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method.
Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.
Romp n' Roll’s energetic instructors inspire parents and children alike to get on their feet and learn in structured play-based educational classes. In small groups, kiddies engage with their peers and their environment during interactive lessons, such as dancing sessions or art explorations, which nurture their physical and mental development. Instructors keep their lessons lively by infusing play into each assignment. Outside the classroom, the staff hosts indoor play time to give kids a place to safely unleash any remaining energy. Parents can attend classes with their kids to spend quality time with their offspring and finger-paint something other than office budget reports.
At The Virginia Beach School of the Arts' "Music Mommy & Me" classes, kids and parents sing together to learn musical terms such as rhythms, notes, piano, and orchestral instruments. These classes work hand-in-hand with "Baby School", another entertaining program to help kids learn things such as sign language, academic information, and mathematical concepts through music and movement.
"Five layers in the Earth's atmosphere," the song begins. "Troposphere from here to 10 miles up. Stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere. Pass these, and then you're in outer space." So goes the song "Atmosphere," set to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It." By setting these easy-to-confuse scientific terms to a familiar song and adding in simple hand motions, kids can absorb knowledge better than a paper towel set on an encyclopedia. This is the concept behind Acadamiacs, one of the programs that combines education and fine arts at The Virginia Beach School of the Arts.
At the school, students learn important educational concepts such as reading and math; fine-arts concepts such as art, dance, and music; and social concepts such as following directions and listening skills. And while most classes are geared toward kids as young as 3 months old, adults are welcome in some courses, including private music lessons.
At MorningStar Music Learning Center, full-time music educator Wesley Stevenson and his finely tuned team of instructors teach students of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. More than music, the center emphasizes music education as a vehicle for self-expression, and as a beacon for exploring the cavernous nooks of individual creativity.