In the late 1970s, career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's particular set of needs. Their success in helping K?12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality, encouraging pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.
Dreams take flight in the most literal of ways at New Horizons Aviation, where professional pilots introduce guests to the experience of flight first-hand. Based in Reading Regional Airport, the flight school relies on a comprehensive instructional program known as Flight Training 101, which unites rigorous training with a flexible approach. The program?s innovative progress tracking system measures students? skills as they advance through basic tasks such as taxiing the plane along the runway and taking off. In addition to flight instruction, New Horizons Aviation offers aircraft rental, aerial photography, and a pilot shop stocked with essential parts and accessories.
The Berks Jazz Fest makes spring sizzle with performances by some of the country's hottest jazz, blues, and R & B artists. With more than 130 ear-pleasing events throughout Berks County, the fest draws more than 50,000 music mavens eager to hear stars such as Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albright or Vital Information, a supergroup of soul, jazz, and funk artists helmed by Modern Drummer hall of famer Steve Smith. Fans of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter will enjoy The Vista All-Stars, watching sax man Houston Person and his six swinging bandmates exchange jaw-dropping riffs and award-winning chili recipes. Seats for each concert are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be picked up at the Sovereign Center Box Office anytime up to the day of the show.
Renowned for rambling country classics such as "18 Wheels and A Dozen Red Roses" and "Where've You Been," Grammy Award?winning Kathy Mattea brings the soot-streaked tunes of her 2008 album Coal to the spacious 34,000-square-foot hall of Schaeffer Auditorium.
Coal is a meticulously picked collection of songs that pays tribute to Mattea's richly detailed coal-mining heritage in Appalachian West Virginia.
Enjoy this cavernous gamut of musical emotion in one of Schaeffer's 850 seats, gazing out the looming, arched windows at bountiful foliage, or simply directing complete attention to the powerful songs being performed on-stage. Melodious motorists can take advantage of the auditorium?s free parking and speedy shuttle service.
• For $35, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (a $70 value). • For $45, you get a seven-hour massage class (a $99 value). Classes are offered two Sundays a month: July 17 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 18 and 25, and October 2 and 16; additional classes may be added as needed.
The Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks imparts budding stress-soothers with the requisite repertoire of strokes to melt away muscular aches and pains. Already-achy backs can submit to the therapeutic effects of a one-hour Swedish massage at the hands of an Academy of Massage graduate student. The massage is fully customizable to each client's needs, targeting shoulder pangs, lower backaches, and other specific ailments such as ingrown porcupines.
Fare Share Ltd.'s flight instructors possess more than 30 years of combined flight experience. With an FAA-approved flight simulator and a fleet of Cessna aircraft, the instructors at Limerick Flight Center impart the fundamentals of flying on students who yearn to soar through the sky but are sick of hailing comets. In addition to launching the careers of future pilots, Fare Share Ltd. also charters flights to anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and Bahamas, and can even arrange ground transportation upon arrival.