Breanna Clifton keeps busy. She's still in school, majoring in education with a focus in child development—a field in which she already has a degree—but she's found time to work with kids, receive professional awards, and stay active in her community. And, of course, she's even managed to found her very own company: BEE Smart Learning, which links students with Breanna for one-on-one tutoring sessions in an extensive array of academic and career-oriented subjects.
BEE Smart Learning started as an outreach program designed to serve at-risk youth and children with disabilities. But after Breanna started tutoring a few family friends, her college classmates got wind of her teaching skills and wanted in. Breanna started tutoring them, too. The rest is history.
Though the goal of golf is to keep scores low, David Stephens’ golf résumé is chock full of big numbers. As a player, David won more than 100 tournaments. As an instructor, he’s conducted more than 50,000 lessons over the span of more than 27 years. All that experience has helped David formulate his own philosophy: fundamentals are the pillars of a dependable golfing game. He shares that wisdom with his students during lessons, recognizing along the way that every golfer has a unique swing. Of course, David helps them master the physical aspects of that swing. But, he also guides students through golf’s always-present mental challenges, such as when a caddy becomes entranced by the inner workings of a ball washer.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
BEE Smart Scholars aims to stand out with every scholar they teach. We have a simple , but robust mission that is : changing lives , one scholar a time. With that said , we take on a holistic approach to education to ensure long lasting success for each and every one of our students. Join Us Today!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
BEE Smart Scholars provides all instructional materials. Yet , scholars will have to bring their academic planner , course syllabus/welcome letter , recent copy of their grades/test scores and a positive and eager to learn attitude.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
BEE Smart Scholars initially started off of as an outreach educational company servicing just special needs and at risk learners. After the demand grew for other services , we expanded to service all scholars regardless of age and/or skill level.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to not only educate , but empower every single individual that walks into our company. The greatest reward is seeing that mental light bulb go off during every academic session. What's better than changing lives everyday? Nothing.
Oodles kids' gym and learning center aims to help students of any age improve their physical or scholastic abilities in a fun, structured environment. Youngsters new to standing on their own two feet can fine-tune their gross motor skills in gym classes that combine games, songs, swings, and rides to induce smiles and confident movements. Older students in need of scholastic aid pair up with an Oodles tutor to tackle challenging homework assignments or arts-and-crafts projects. The learning center's curriculum also includes other brain-boosting classes, such as Korean languages, Bollywood dance, SAT study groups, and art-academy sessions. Classes run no longer than 45 minutes, which is long enough to help students grasp the day's lessons without reaching the limit of their attention span or jello-powered battery pack.
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