A classically trained pianist and organist with more than 35 years of experience, Fran Brar passes her musical wisdom onto students during individual and group piano lessons. Her sessions take place in her private home studio or can be held at students' own homes, lest their own pianos start to feel abandoned.
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Learning at AMEC is year round. We offer a stimulating and engaging environment for elementary and middle school kids to gain new experiences and build confidence and leadership skills.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Kids at AMEC have fun while learning. Our activities teach leadership, problem solving, teamwork, perseverance, and conflict resolution.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We have over 20 years of experience in education and love seeing children have fun while learning. A child without education is like a bird without wings.
What do you love most about your job?
When a child sees that “Aha moment” is what we love most about our job!
Though many students come to Mathnasium having fallen behind their classmates, a mathematically advanced child sparked the learning program’s creation. As founder Larry Martinek’s young son, Nic, developed an appetite for higher-level math concepts, Larry found himself developing an entirely new teaching language to explain them in an age-appropriate way. The kind of instincts he sought to build up couldn’t be nurtured by drills and rote memorization. Instead, they required a deeper understanding of the principles at the root of mathematical operations, delivered in a way that grade-school kids could apply throughout their academic careers.
In just a decade’s time, Larry and his team have established Mathnasium centers in most U.S. states and more than a dozen other countries. At each, tutors who earned a 700 or higher on the math portion of the SAT develop custom learning plans for students in grades K–12 based on The Mathnasium Method. The system combines an education strategy of conceptual, tactile, and visual techniques with a curriculum structure that ensures kids can count, think proportionally, and tell the difference between a multiplication sign and a plus sign by scent alone. Tutors allow some time each session to help students with the concepts in their math homework, and the centers regularly check report cards and standardized tests as further measures of progress.
The staff at Dynamic Learning Adventures entertains and engages budding minds with an ever-changing stable of week-long enrichment programs. Students test their skills during five days of strategy games, team challenges, and simulations. All the week’s activities immerse kids in a single historical topic such as ancient China, the Civil War, or the Oregon Trail. Kids in grades four–six pick up problem-solving skills and unleash their creativity as they travel to historical civilizations in their minds. Dynamic Learning Adventure's programs are divided into three-hour a.m. and p.m. modules, and the programs integrates state and national standards so campers can use their newfound skills back at the classroom in the fall. Each class is also limited to 10 students, to ensure low instructor-to-student ratios and plenty of chances to tickle the imagined elbow of Abraham Lincoln.