Children are best equipped to develop analytical skills for current and future learning between the formative ages of 3.5 and 14. That's why Best Brains sets students off on the right foot by offering focused courses in subjects such as math, English, abacus, and general knowledge. Certified teachers help students develop skills in writing, grammar, critical thinking word problems, and basic computational math, using an abacus counting tool to help develop spatial memory.
Eye Level of Arlington Heights eschews a one-size-fits-all approach to education. Instead of tutoring children based on their age or grade level, they teach them based on what they know and how they learn. Their lessons help kids develop critical thinking skills, while building up their self-confidence and imbuing them with a passion for learning.
title: Spanish Language Center
html_text: Creator of the conversational Cortez Method of Spanish lessons, Juan Guillermo Cortez started the Spanish Language Center in 2001 to expand the lessons he learned as a private Spanish teacher. With a stable of trained instructors, the school guides students of all skill levels through the intricacies of Spanish speaking during conversational group classes. Conversation-focused classes range from introductory courses that lay out Spanish-language basics, such as grammar and how to roll an r with the confidence of an archaeologist playing Operation, to advanced-level lessons on commands and the subjunctive tense. Each class hosts an average of 6–12 students and, like a sturdy soapbox, includes ample opportunity to practice speaking skills. In addition to providing all necessary materials, teachers also unlock access to an online class system full of updates and information.
The faculty of Jane Addams School is proud of the environment it fosters. Focusing on instilling knowledge, skills, and independence, it educates elementary-age children for the 21st century. And that student population hints at the diversity the future will likely hold. From various neighborhoods and socio-economic backgrounds, the student body is roughly two-thirds hispanic and one quarter white with significant populations of black, asian, and Native American children. Together, they learn about the world and academics in a safe setting, participating in academics, a Lego robotics league, and sports teams.
Richard Montgomery brings an impressive resume onto the firing range. IL Gun Training's resident instructor spent eight years serving with the US Marine Corps Crash Fire Rescue teams, and he also has a background participating in firearms competitions. With those skills, Mr. Montgomery works with people of all levels in concealed-carry courses as well as NRA classes, the latter of which can focus on pistols, shotguns, rifles, or personal protection. And for a change of pace, IL Gun Training also hosts wilderness and survival training seminars.
In order to keep IT professionals ahead in the digital world, IT University Online cultivates instructor-led training courses in the latest programs and operating systems. The online school bypasses the milk-chugging contests and pop-culture courses of traditional universities and focuses instead on material that is relevant to the current job market. Courses include Microsoft Office, Windows, Cisco, Oracle, (ISC)2, EXIN, and ISACA.