Clients at the med-spa at Canadian Beauty College undergo treatments to help tone their faces and minimize blemishes, but they aren’t the only ones benefitting. That’s because clients can elect to have their services performed by highly trained students, who use the hands-on experience to advance their studies—and charge less at the same time. Like a lioness teaching cubs to hunt for supermarket deals, certified professionals both supervise students and perform services themselves to keep their skills sharp. Students and teachers alike use only professional-grade products in each treatment, including the likes of Dermalogica skincare & Biophora medical skincare.
How Cool Is That? goes to great lengths to ease the mental anxieties of not only students, but also their parents. Their qualified instructors aims to enrich students' understanding while also boosting their marks within a short time frame using hands-on application of math and science concepts. Along the way, instructors teach students study skills that will help them learn without help in the future. Each location teaches lessons that align with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Ontario curriculum.
The instructors at Harmony at Home Music are passionate about music —that's why they earned music degrees, ARCT certifications, and other qualifications, and that's why they each perform musically outside the school. During lessons, they teach students to coax music from instruments or vocal cords, and they also work to foster each student's interest in music. The style of teaching is friendly and flexible, and lessons are held in students' homes for added convenience.
At Art One Academy, a team of practicing painters, sculptors, and illustrators share their expertise with a new generation of artists. Their curriculum, geared toward children and teenagers, includes painting, pottery, comic-book art, and digital-art classes, which can be taken individually or as a 19-week course.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having to scribble them on your hand. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results.
Many modern teenagers face a catch-22: their parents don’t trust them behind the wheel of a car, but they need the driving experience to become more trustworthy drivers. Russ Bond, a 30-year automotive industry vet, decided to remedy this dilemma. He started kartSTART.ca, a traveling, family-friendly go-kart program that reaches beyond the mere thrill of racing in fast gas-powered carts to also emphasize the fundamentals and physics of driving. “What we teach here is how a vehicle works,” says Bond on his website, “…we help teenagers prepare for the daunting task of driving on today’s roads with the masses.”
During full-day programs at speedways throughout Canada, future drivers can hop into a Toyota go-kart for three driving sessions and an array of safety activities and lessons. To simplify matters, the outing includes all of the equipment necessary for a safe and realistic driving experience, including helmets and built-in backseat drivers designed to second-guess every turn you make. Programs also include lunch and beverages.