Nelson Molina had just graduated from medical school when a chance encounter
changed his life's path. Every day, he'd stop by a local cafe for lunch, and every day, he'd run into a crowd of fellow customers who seemed astonishingly relaxed and happy. Convinced by their laid-back demeanor that they must be fishermen by trade, he asked—and discovered that they spent their mornings working the stock market, and had the freedom to spend their afternoons hanging out with their families or watching cat videos. He decided then and there to change careers.
He started trading penny stocks, bond futures, equities, and options, and he's been an independent trader since 2010. Wanting to share his success with others, he started McBillion.com, which trains students to read the market's crucial indicators to find their own success.
When she’s not teaching creative writing or crafting award-winning songs, Kate Callahan helps high school seniors channel their own creativity into college essays. A 12-year artist-in-residence in West Hartford public schools, Kate walks students through essay-writing step-by-step, from brainstorming to revision. Along the way, she shows pupils how to incorporate creative elements into their pieces, such as dialogue or building suspense. For students who already have an essay ready, Kate happily makes content or grammar suggestions during her one-on-one Skype or in-person sessions. Along with seniors, she extends her services to juniors, who can develop and refine their pieces a full year ahead of the application grind in senior year.
The owners of Big Z Cleaners, Twin City Dry Cleaners, & Squeeky's Cleaners & Laundromat wash and dry-clean garments with environmentally friendly practices and a keen eye for detail honed over a span of 40 years. After dry-cleaning silk blouses, suits, or dress shirts stained with business-related marinara sauce, specialists press collars and cuffs and preserve their shapes with a customizable dose of starch. The team also carefully executes wash, dry, and fold services that conclude with exemplary folding and placement on hangers.
Ivy Bound Test Prep wants to send students away. To top-ranked schools, that is. During prep sessions, tutors help students identify and conquer academic issues, prepare for the rigors of upper education, and raise SAT and entrance-exam scores before they apply to Hunter high schools and top universities. By the end of the program, students often leave with exam scores boosted by up to 600 points and a better understanding of what major universities look for from an applicant. And if anyone knows what top-tier high schools and universities look for, it’s Ivy Bound's tutors; all of its instructors are licensed high-school teachers or college professors, with some hailing from Ivy League universities such as Harvard and Yale.
The bright minds behind 1337 Institute of Technology believe that education should be a lifelong experience, but also that it shouldn't be a lifelong money pit. That's why the company offers affordable online courses covering a wide range of technological interests. Learn coding and web design, or master Adobe Acrobat Pro all from the comfort of your own home or personal office. At 1337—Internet geek speak shorthand for "elite"—courses are taught by industry professionals, rather than robots still in factory grad school.
Beginning with two brothers, a neighborhood full of spectators, and a helium-neon laser, Mad Science today deploys entertaining educators around the world to inject hands-on science programs with an element of fun. Nearly five million children annually enjoy accessible lessons, which may take the form of a weeklong summer day program or a birthday party that explains the physics of the Earth's revolution around the guest of honor. Schools host afterschool programs every year, which may include a NASA-approved astronomy series, a Rube Goldbergian introduction to simple machines, or an exploration into the science of toys. Living up to their promise of melding education and entertainment, Mad Science's experts have teamed up with scientists of screens large and small to produce live stage shows such as Star Trek Live, CSI: Live, and Movie Magic.