Personal Development in Oak Lawn


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  • Huntington Learning Centers
    In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey. Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.
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    5000 W 95th St.
    Oak Lawn, IL US
  • Sylvan Learning Chicago
    Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
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    10338 South Cicero Avenue
    Oak Lawn, IL US
  • Your Artistic Spirits
    Helmed by a team of local artists, Your Artistic Spirits holds informal visual-arts consortia in local venues such as Bier Brewery, Black Swan Brewpub, and Bodega. At each location, they welcome participants of all skill levels and disciplines to sip wine, beer, or spirits as they make art focused in a range of artistic styles, from neoclassical busts to avant-garde booms. Instructors guide attendees through step-by-step instruction to create original works in one chosen medium, such as acrylics, watercolors, sculpting clay, or papier-mâché. When not conducting public classes and private parties, artistic staffers lead team-building workshops and art-therapy programs for children and adults.
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    4801 W 77th St.
    Burbank, IL US
  • The Joseph Sears School
    Whether your life in Kenilworth revolves around biking or you're more of an amateur with an interest, The Joseph Sears School is the spot for you. Find parking easily in one of their many available spaces. So when you need a new and improved bike you can rely on, turn to the staff at The Joseph Sears School to help you find a good ride for your personal preference.
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    542 Abbotsford Rd
    Kenilworth, IL US
  • Academy of Self Defense
    Trapped against the ropes? Pinned on the ground? Faced with multiple opponents? It doesn't matter the scenario, the instructors at Academy of Self Defense teach ways to defend yourself in any situation. Some of their classes, such as Thai Boxing or MMA, focus on the skills adults need to succeed in the ring. Others, such as Systema—a martial art form developed by the Russian special forces, train students how to rely on natural instincts to ward off attackers in the real world. Kids' karate classes, meanwhile, not only cover self defense moves, but also character building techniques that carry over into schoolwork and home life. The coaches also lead a fight team, which includes two professional fighters, ten amateur fighters, and one guy who knows where to score really colorful shorts.
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    3753 W 95th St.
    Evergreen Park, IL US
  • Shadow 300
    The Range The live-fire portions of Shadow 300's firearms classes take place at local gun ranges. The Rentals Depending on the course, participants may be able to rent handguns and purchase ammunition at the range. At a Glance Security is the end goal for everything Shadow 300 does. The staff installs video surveillance systems, dispatches security officers for special events, and runs pre-employment background checks—among many other services. The team also includes instructors in self-defense and firearms, who teach NRA-certified courses in handguns and shotguns and cover the finer points of gun use and maintenance.
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    8859 South Kedzie Avenue
    Evergreen Park, IL US
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