The Ultimate Women's Expo offers women a chance to escape from their lives into a world filled with inspiring talks from keynote speakers, complimentary spa treatments, casino games, educational seminars, and more than 350 shopping booths. Visitors can also taste wines and creative cocktails and take home free giveaways.
In the rejuvenation tea garden, surrounded by waterfalls and trees, massage therapists perform complimentary massages, and at the beauty pavilion, aestheticians dole out beauty advice during complimentary facials and makeovers. The cooking theater shows off chefs dicing and flambéing, eager to prove to their parents once and for all that dropping out of law school wasn't a huge mistake. The InStyle stage celebrates fall fashion with a runway show.
From its humble beginnings as a startup tutoring company in a Harvard University dorm room, C2 Education has blossomed into a nationwide network of more than 110 teaching centers that together serve over 12,000 students. Its expert instructors tailor lessons to each student, helping pupils reach their highest potential on SAT and ACT tests, master AP exams, and excel in any subject in school.
The instructors at Kims Academy help grade-school and high-school students perform better in the classroom or on standardized tests. With 20 years of teaching experience, director Stephanie Kim—who also codirects the Scorehigh tutoring facility—professionally trains her team of experts. Working one-on-one or in small groups, the instructors provide students with tools for tackling SAT and ACT tests or improving writing and math skills. They answer tough questions on subjects such as grammar, constructing research papers, and whether it’s possible to learn through osmosis by using a textbook as a pillow.
With nine types of after-school classes designed for kids aged 5–18, the staff of Young Artists Club works to enrich local youth, whether helping out with homework or inspiring their inner Van Goghs. Organized by age group, classes cover subjects such as piano or guitar lessons, cartoon-drawing, and painting. The staff also specializes in teaching Chinese and English language courses that cover listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.
In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Unlike other tutoring centers, we employee experienced professionals for whom teaching is a career.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students need to bring books and materials for the class they are working on.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After many years tutoring full time, but being employed as part timers, the founders of Alpha College Prep started a company that employs educators as full time professionals.
This model allows our educators to develop careers and become experts by reducing turnover.
What do you love most about your job?
The students of course!