Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’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. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Jeff Gaspar, a former corporate and third-party recruiter, knows exactly what employers want from potential hires. So he founded his own service, Veritas Resumés, and has since crafted more than 3,000 resumés in six years. Gaspar oversees a team of certified resumé writers who compose resumés and cover letters for entry-level jobs, professionals, executives, and even students. The team also helps businesspeople develop their social-media profiles, and assists with thank-you letters to send after interviews or first dates.
Students at the Cortiva Institute schools gain a respectful appreciation for the healing potential of massage therapy, which they then pass along to clients in the form of relaxing, massage-shaped memos. Beginning with an initial consultation consisting of a brief interview and verb-conjugation quiz, Cortiva students gain full understanding of the client’s trouble spots and cantankerous knots. Once pinpointed, tense tissues achieve relief with the artful flow of gliding strokes and gentle kneading, resolving aches and Rubik’s cube tattoos to restore a general sense of well being. Clinical and myofascial techniques deepen multilayered sessions by improving postural balance and soft-tissue function to enhance circulation and plate-spinning performances. A supervising faculty member stops by for a few minutes during the treatment to assist student therapists and choreograph stress-relief dances, and post-massage, clients fill out a short form to provide feedback for aspiring muscle-menders.
Boerman Moving & Storage’s family of relocation experts has been facilitating domestic migrations since 1926. An assortment of multisized moving boxes can cradle personal affects as they shuttle from old homes to new ones. Ten small cartons (12"x12"x16") are able to house heavy books and cast-iron nesting dolls, and 10 medium containers (18"x18"x16") can carry hollowed out books and lightweight miscellany. Towels, bedding, and children's toys fit comfortably in five large boxes (18”x18”x24”), and a roll of tape secures all lids, preventing helium-inflated picture frames from taking flight.