Personal Development in Saint Charles, IL


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  • Mathnasium The Math Learning Center
    More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students’ math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method. Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.
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    902 South Randall Road
    Saint Charles, IL US
  • Language Stars
    Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.
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    40W451 Fox Mill Blvd.
    St. Charles, IL US
  • sweat.stc
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Sweat, hard work, and sweat. It's that simple. Going back to the basics of what works. Movement with purpose. Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? Constant change and consistent challenges in each workout. Focusing on each individual's goals. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? To help as many people as possible in our community get fit and healthy in a fun, family environment. What do you love most about your job? Changing the fitness trajectory from a trend of obesity to a trend of overall health and fitness.
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    303 W Main St, # 209 (above Rocket Fizz)
    Saint Charles, IL US
  • American Music Institute
    Taking an all-inclusive approach to music instruction, American Music Institute offers group and private lessons for all ages, experience levels, and styles of music. College-educated teachers lead lessons for voice as well as instruments ranging from guitar and percussion to violin, oboe, and flute. Group classes are available for popular instruments—such as beginning violin and guitar—as well as music theory. Private lessons, meanwhile, provide weekly one-on-one instruction at the institute or in students' homes.
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    307 Cedar Avenue
    St. Charles, IL US
  • Tai Chi Chuan Shaolin Chuan
    Saint Charles' Tai CHI Chuan Shaolin Chuan is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter. Tone your body and strengthen your core with a group kickboxing class. These mixed martial arts classes incorporate self-defense, discipline and fitness. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    3720 Illinois Ave
    Saint Charles, IL US
  • Sylvan Learning
    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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    586 Randall Rd.
    South Elgin, IL US
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