Helmed by Grandmaster Samane, Pro Martial Arts teaches a curriculum of values that goes beyond fighting skills. Whether they're there to get in shape or gain some self-esteem, students also study the intangible arts, building foundations for quiet confidence, self-discipline, and mental focus. When they're not busy helping students tone up and lose weight, the instructors also lead traditional lessons inspired by the Korean arts of tae kwon do, tang soo do, and hapkido, and run bullying prevention programs for children and teens.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The teacher is the owner of the business. Our main goal is the student's progress and success! Service is provided by a certified educator with 7 years of experience. We are a bilingual company (Portuguese and English). We also offer alphabetization courses in both languages.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Brusa Learning center will provide worksheets and any instructional print out when needed. Students need to bring a notebook.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I am Brazilian and a teacher. I have a son who was born here and I thought he should be able to speak, read and write in Portuguese as well. I alphabetized him in Portuguese, and I decided to do the same for others. With the love and experience in teaching, I decided to open my own business.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with children and teaching. With this business I have the opportunity to do what I love and help and connect with people from my two countries - Brazil and US
Coach John "Q" McQueen scored 1,524 points during his collegiate career at Cabrini College, good for second most in school history. His all-around skill set was impressive, showcasing fundamentals to dominate opponents and score at ease. After that, John played and coached hoops in Europe, scouted for a cartoon Martian team, and later wrote a motivational book titled "Living Proof." Today, coach John runs Drillz and Skillz Hoopz, a youth basketball camp and clinic where youngsters learn the fundamentals of the game in addition to learning about character and ethics.
At The Tutoring Center, pages flip and numbers crunch as smiling students reinforce study habits during one-on-one tutoring sessions. Tutors employ the trademarked Rotational Approach to Learning, which was first developed to assist children with ADD and ADHD. The system breaks down material into 15- and 30-minute intervals to boost students’ understanding and retention. Academic subjects include basic overviews of reading, writing, and math as well as advanced programs that teach memorization strategies and stress management.
Eye Level Learning Center’s name draws its inspiration from the story of a teacher with a unique perspective. On a trip to the Smithsonian, a man would kneel down in front of each painting, attracting the attention of other visitors. Finally, when asked what he was doing, he replied, “I am an elementary-school teacher, and I will bring my students here tomorrow. I was wondering how my students would enjoy the paintings from a student’s eye level.” In that spirit, the tutors at this multidisciplinary learning center put the reins in their students' hands with their child-directed learning process, which ensures kids develop the skills they need at a pace they can handle, without getting bored enough to eat their homework and blame it on their dogs.
A menagerie of more than 500 pigment-free plaster pieces such as butterflies, animal figurines, tiny princesses, and popular cartoon characters awaits eager artists of all ages at Plaster Zone. Colorful paints and lustrous glazes enliven each objet d’art, whose decoration process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the size, detail, and any ongoing space-time entanglements. Unlike clay or ceramics, plaster does not need to be fired, and participants get to take their creations home immediately.
The studio hosts birthday parties in addition to its open painting hours that cater to 10-fold groups of children with cupcakes, juice, and their choice of plaster to paint, with shiny veneers of glaze and glitter available for a finish brighter than a Mensa-certified disco ball.