No one is born knowing how to take standardized exams, but what isn't intrinsic can be learned with the help of a good teacher. In the case of tne PSAT and SAT exams, S.A.T. Smart founder and former college professor Susan Alaimo has devoted a large part of her career to helping students form their futures through her test-prep programs. For more than 18 years, her company has been an ally to the college bound with classes that include graded practice exams and a review of all the tests' sections, from reading comprehension to the math and writing sections. Since classes use only official College Board materials, students are always taught the most relevant details.
Eye Level Learning Center's tutoring equation is like a math problem its students might study: 1 teaching method + 3 subjects x 16 countries = 2.5 million enrollments worldwide. First developed in South Korea in 1976, Eye Level takes its name from their desire to see things from a student's point of view. Educators customize lessons to fit each pupil, and its self-directed method allows students to move at their own pace.
Children taking mathematics lessons build upon a basic foundation, then learn how to apply critical thinking to math concepts such as geometry and measurement to solve problems. English-session students learn basic grammar skills as well as advanced reading comprehension and writing skills.
The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium entreats attendees of all ages to sit back, look up, and gaze upon constellations and other light-based spectacles. Astronomy shows entertain younger audiences during afternoon showings, with summer gems such as Attack of the Space Pirates or Solar System Odyssey. On weekends, the staff caters to older crowds with laser concerts with music from bands such as Coldplay, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd. After the show, guests can stop into a gift shop filled to the brim with science, astronomy, and star charts, along with freeze-dried astronaut foods such as ice cream or apple wedges. With an eye toward community outreach, the Planetarium also hosts group shows and field-trip programs. The crew also regularly tricks stars into attending the third grade by dragging them to schools via the Starlab Portable Planetarium’s inflatable dome.
ALOHA (Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic) is a mathematics tutoring program that was originally developed for Malaysian children. Small group classes meet after school for step-by-step instruction from a qualified teacher or sentient abacus. The program has more than 3,000 centers in countries such as India, Thailand, Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, and UAE, and it was introduced to the United States in 2006. It also offers tutoring in reading and writing.
Kumon is different kind of after-school learning program designed to help children master the basics of Math and Reading. It gives them the skills and confidence to succeed in school...and beyond. Whether for enrichment or re-mediation purposes, Kumon is beneficial for all students ages 4+.
The team of advisers at Boxwood Learning Center helps middle and high school students develop the necessary skills to succeed professionally and academically. Some of the service they provide include tutoring, SAT preparation, life skills workshops, and counseling sessions for college bound students.