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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
My target clientele is moms, or any other women, who would like to learn to play the piano in a relaxed, no-pressure environment, so that they are able to then teach others, or simply in order to be able to play their favorite songs for themselves and their loved ones.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students should bring to their lesson the name of 3 songs which they wish they could play.
If the student decides to continue with more lessons they will need to purchase the Bastien Piano books at a total cost of $20 for four books.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Many moms who sign their kids up for piano lessons say that they wish that they could have had the opportunity to take lessons when they were young.
I would like to encourage them to take advantage of the opportunity that they have now.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching the students progress to the point where they can play their favorite songs with pure joy.
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.
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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