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.
Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages and skill levels. At Sylvan, our warm and caring tutors tailor individualized learning plans that build the skills, habits and attitudes students need to succeed in school and in life.
Green Clean kicks dust, crust, and cobwebs to the curb without afflicting the home’s inhabitants or the health of the planet with harsh chemicals. Using only Green Seal–certified products, Green Clean erases the crud that coagulates around sinks, tubs, and toilets—and also sweeps away kitchen flotsam and jetsam with a countertop cleanse, microwave wipe-down, stovetop sterilization, and exterior refrigerator scrub. Flitting from room to room, the Green Clean crew vacuums carpets, furniture, curtains, and dozing roommates. Beds get made, trash gets emptied, and baseboards and ceiling fans get dusted. By the time the cleaners vanish in a puff of potpourri, the windows will sparkle and the floorboards will be smooth enough to facilitate celebratory triple axels during football games.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room plannerhelps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
Mattress1One's immense inventory brims with top-quality slumbering surfaces from renowned brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster. At multiple locations throughout Florida, knowledgeable staff members roam showrooms that brim with an array of mattresses forged from such materials as memory foam, high-tech innersprings, silk, and cashmere. They also curate an online Mattress 101 guide, which includes handy tips on selecting the ideal mattress size, keeping the mattress in tiptop shape, and mounting a rock-solid legal defense in case you accidentally rip the tags off.
Established in 1992, The Royal Maid Service has grown to be the largest maid service in Florida as a result of their continual philosophy: "large enough to cope and small enough to care." Dressed in their signature white-and-blue uniforms and armed with industrial-strength cleaning products, the Royal Maids team customizes each and every job to the client’s needs, be it a scrubdown for the bathroom and kitchen, a tidy up for living rooms and bedrooms, or a dust and polish for a collection of "No. 2 Dad" trophies. All jobs are performed without contracts or commitments and come backed by a 24-hour satisfaction guarantee. Royal Maid Service also rewards referrals to friends and family with $10 vouchers.