The staff members at Sylvan Learning Center'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 them tattooed on your chest. 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. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Certified under the Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Academy of New Orleans puts wind under student's wings with professional, structured flight-training programs. Their staff of licensed and FAA-certified aviators instructs small classes that allow one-on-one interaction between students and Certified Flight Instructors for more vigorous training. The team tutors neophyte flyers in a variety of lessons that range in length and topic. The aviators also offer aerial tours that soar over New Orleans' French Quarter, the Mississippi River, and the glistening bayous of South Louisiana.
Taught by native French speakers, Alliance Francaise courses use language immersion plus video, audio, and textbooks to teach communication skills to students planning travel in the French-speaking world, seeking an advantage in the global business world, or craving a deeper understanding of cartoon skunks. Courses are offered at every skill level, which can be determined by taking Alliance Francaise's placement test (required for all new students except beginners). Classes are limited to 10 students to ensure every budding Franco-speaker gets individualized instruction. Today's deal includes the cost of a Connexions textbook and CD (normally $60), though it does not cover the cost of berets or berets stuffed with baguettes. Many courses meet on Saturday and weekday evenings to accommodate busy professionals and full-time students.
Signature service: Spanish Immersion Camp
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Any language level will feel successful in our programs. Team building, sustainability and community service are also pillars of our programs along with health."
A 98% improvement in math skills and understanding. An 89% improvement in attitudes toward math. These are just two of the many positive statistics reported at Mathnasium. The reason for such positive results? A method that includes a thorough evaluation of what each student knows in order to tailor an individualized tutoring plan to their specific needs. Tutors work one-on-one with students to boost their skills and confidence, employing both written and mental math material during lessons. This hard work pays off on report cards, test scores, and any time someone needs to quickly calculate how much it'll cost to replace Mom's favorite vase.
According to ACT Mastery's data, its ACT prep methods help improve the scores of 92% of its students by an average of three points. To do this, the test-prep specialists offer in-person camps and programs and online classes where they teach the skills students will most likely face on the actual ACT. Courses cover math, reading, english, writing, and science topics, yielding overall higher composite scores.
ACT Mastery is the brainchild of Craig Gehring, who achieved perfect scores on both the SAT and ACT in 2003. After news of his scores spread, parents reached out to Craig, and he soon began tutoring fellow test-takers. Since then, he's published SAT ACT Mastery, which explains the methods he used to get his perfect scores, and developed the successful ACT Mastery curriculum.