Michelle Alpern, an avid swimmer and Red Cross-certified lifeguard since high school, is the founder of the Kids and Infant Safety Swim (KISS) Swim Program. Tailoring lessons to each student’s needs, Michelle and staff lead sessions for infants, toddlers, kids, and adults, focusing on the swim-float-swim method in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. She specializes in childhood education, and her training includes more than 175 hours of pool instruction, child psychology and physiology, and CPR and AED certifications.
title: A Chat with Math Monkey
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Math Monkey is known as one of Cleveland's premier after-school math enrichment programs.
Our summer camps promote learning... while having fun.
Choose from Brain Builders, Jr. Lego Robotics, Minecraft Club, Stop Motion Animation and 2D Video Game Design.
Camps ages 5-8 and 8-11
What is the experience customers can expect?
Kids will be challenged at Math Monkey Camps while having a ton of fun.
Our camps are all led by licensed teachers.
Math Monkey camps promote team building skills and encourage the students to stretch their imaginations.What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
So many kids have a fear in learning math, the Math Monkey program creates a fun, game-based atmosphere that really takes the fear out of Math.
There are two kinds of students at Math Monkey, those who love math and those that will learn to love math.What do you love most about your job?
Every time a child learns something new, smiles in class and improves their academic performance!
For 23 years, The College Review’s one-on-one and group classes have prepared students for the standardized tests and other challenges that stand between them and their future. Before high schoolers set out for the college quad's lush lawn of shredded diplomas, tutors help them master the ACT and SAT via prep courses held throughout the year, and college-counseling services aid in the rigorous application process. Current and prospective collegians can find assistance as well, whether by figuring out their loans with financial-aid planning or signing up for private tutoring for the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, or PRAXIS exams.
The fitness instructors at each location throughout Northeast Ohio that offers Body Sculpting classes lead their customers in the fight to stave off osteoporosis, increase lean muscle mass, improve cardiovascular fitness, and lose weight. During results-oriented fitness sessions, they teach visitors the proper form and principles of the Body Sculpting program, which focuses on strength-training exercises that often require only a set of 5-pound dumbbells, an exercise mat, and a stretch band. They augment this central program with a range of other classes that delve into barre-fitness techniques, exercises for the abdominals and core, workouts for the back, and cardiovascular training. To help customers achieve their fitness goals and continue fighting crime past bedtime, they sell products such as stretch bands used by physical therapists, heel-elevation boards, and instructional manuals. Trainers also help customers stay fit with an exercise of the month that draws from techniques such as Pilates.
The ghost hunters behind S.I.G.H.T. of Ohio aren't really hunters in the traditional sense; they're more like good samaritans who do their good deeds on the astral plane. They believe that unexplained phenomenon such as floating lights or slamming doors are caused by deceased spirits chained to the earth by anger, confusion, or hunger for one last Pringle. No matter the root cause, the ghost hunters provide relief, documenting these energies through photographs and audio recordings and resolving the entities' issues with the help of Laura Lyn, a psychic medium.
In 1880, the final fasteners and sleepers on the Valley Railway were tightened into place. It wouldn’t be long before a billowing cloud of steam announced the arrival of the first train running through the Cuyahoga Valley, a territory that had served as a passageway for foot traffic for thousands of years. Over the next century, the railway contributed to the growth of commerce between Akron and Cleveland, changing ownership multiple times, and transforming from a freight train, into a passenger train, back to a freight train, and finally into a UFO.
Now celebrating its 41st year of passenger-rail service, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad transports sightseers over the historic rails through 33,000 acres of land owned by the National Park Service. With a year-round roster of trips, including wine- and beer-tasting excursions, passengers can set forth on morning, afternoon, and evening journeys that sweep past meadowlands, pinery, and rivers and give glimpses of native wildlife, such as fox, deer, bobcat mascots, and owls.