Sabounchi Safety Services teaches first-aid and CPR skills during on-location sessions in schools, offices, and clinics. Certified practitioners emphasize hands-on activities rather than pure lecturing, giving participants a chance to test their skills as they learn. Lessons are available in languages including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Arabic.
There are many ways to spend 20 hours in front of a computer, but few could potentially set one on a new career path. Express Bartender's 12-part course digitally prepares its students to cross behind the bar and pour 125 popular cocktails. The course, which includes lessons on garnishes, liquor history, and pouring techniques, can be taken at the student's own pace. Upon completion of the course, newly minted mixologists are entitled to aid with job leads, resumé reviews, and a printable origami mortarboard.
The instructors at California Survival School impart decades of wilderness-survival know-how during outdoor, hands-on courses. Participants prepare themselves to live self sufficiently off the land using both modern and primitive techniques, which can come in handy when lost in the woods or the year 1412. During the Core Survival Skills Adventure Clinic, up to 30 students spend five hours learning to create fire using only sticks, build shelters with natural materials, purify water, and feed themselves off the land. The Ancient Artisans Workshop teaches novices how to fashion crude implements from scratch with materials found in nature, and how to use them while out in the wilderness. California Survival School also offers team-building workshops and private events.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.