Personal Development in River Grove

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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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    400 Lathrop Ave.
    River Forest, 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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    7217 Madison St.
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Steam Educational Services
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We focus on subject mastery, not just homework completion. A study plan is tailored to your student. STEAM will help your student build confidence and develop independent learning skills. We focus on STEM related topics to ensure that we are subject experts in the topic we are teaching. Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? Students need to bring mechanical pencils and a binder with paper that is ONLY for STEAM study sessions. They will also need to bring any course books. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? This business was started by a former engineer who started creating STEM programs for after schools and tutoring on the side. She started to notice that she had a passion for building confidence in students with subjects they once found difficult. Her passion is to help student succeed. What do you love most about your job? I love meeting passionate students every day and giving them strategies that will make learning easier. I also like working with discouraged students and helping them realize that they can excel. It is rewarding to see their confidence rise.
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    414 South Lombard Avenue
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Wordplay
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Wordplay is the only literary studio in the Western Suburbs. Our program fosters and celebrates creative expression in young and old, at a completely accessible price. Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? You don't need much to write. Students should bring paper, a fast-moving pen, and a commitment to be themselves! What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Creativity is an undervalued force and skill, especially to those who don't think they possess it. It's worth working at. Creativity is entertaining, restorative, and powerful. I'm lucky to have been born with a love for it and a passion for sharing it. What do you love most about your job? Coaching someone to have confidence in their voice gratifies beyond words.
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    496 West Wrightwood Avenue
    Elmhurst, IL US
  • International Open Academy
    More than 85,000 students across over 113 countries have turned to International Open Academy on their path to a better career, be it in animal care, psychology, sports management, or just about any other area of focus. Every IOA course is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES), and each one is accessible around the clock via PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Beyond quality and convenience, IOA courses keep subject matter interesting by presenting course material through text, Flash animations, multiple-choice activities, and more. Each course is also broken down into two sections—study and exam—and some feature practice sections so students can learn from their mistakes, just like that time in drivers' ed you learned how not to steer a car into a lake.
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    Elmhurst, IL US
  • GetAFive
    GetAFive helps young scholars achieve the coveted top score on their AP exams with easy-to-use online resources, from diagnostics and study materials to practice versions of the main event. After a quick assessment zeros in on what areas students most need to study, pupils train with more than 150 practice questions, as well as a series of 15-minute online reviews led by a professional teacher. Each of GetAFive's certified educators brings to the table decades of classroom experience and a mastery of his or her field. Equipped with the knowledge of these experts, as well as the peace of mind of completing an AP-style practice exam, students venture forth to dazzle college-admissions boards with impeccably argued American-history essays written with period-perfect sheepskin parchment and quills.
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    Chicago, IL US