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REACH Professional In-Home Tutoring is California’s premier private in-home tutoring service. REACH provides affordable tutoring that gets results. We are a California based company managed by experienced educators who understand California school standards.

2207 Ringwood Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

Since 1995, KnowledgeQuest's credentialed teachers have been delivering measurable results and increasing children's self-esteem through individualized, multi-sensory tutoring. Our students show an average of more than 2 years of academic growth after just 48 hours of instruction!

6055 Meridian Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

There is now more writing available on the Internet than the sum of all books ever written by millions of monkeys at millions of typewriters. Gird yourself for the coming Reading Wars with today's Groupon to Iris Reading, the speed-reading school that trains literacy samurai. With this Groupon, $60 gets you a one-day, five-hour class (a $199 value), which is ideal for breaking old reading habits across the knee with a spinning, backbreaking bookmark and replacing them with more effective techniques. The courses include strategies for reading technical material and computer-screen speed-reading techniques, making it perfect for business professionals. Iris has taught speed-reading courses to HSBC, one of Europe’s largest banks, as well as other financial and professional firms.

The average person in the United States reads about one Groupon per minute. Iris's website says that most students finish the Iris Reading Program reading two to five times faster without losing comprehension. That means an exceptional student could end up reading five Groupons per minute, which equal one À la recherche du temps perdu per week. Speed reading is great for students who have heavy reading assignments, providing an excellent alternative to hauling massive books at trucker speed, wheelbarrow speed, and crane speed. With your new speed-reading skills, you'll be able to fly through embarrassing backlogs of Twitter and Facebook updates, perhaps discovering to your surprise that your sister is married. The skills and knowledge you'll gain from lightning-fast re-readings of survival manuals and ancient Mayan religious texts will also leave you handily prepared for the galactic alignment of 2012, providing an impressive advantage over business rivals.

Iris is currently working with several public schools in Chicago to help students learn more efficient reading skills, and undergrads at New York University and the University of Chicago have successfully completed Iris courses and now spend less time on textbook reading and more time on dolphin racing. Classes are held in Boston's financial district on Saturdays and Sundays; click here for dates and times.

Your Groupon gets you the five-hour course, which is much more thorough and promises higher results than the one-hour free classes Iris occasionally offers.

Reviews

Check out Iris Reading's website to view customer testimonials. Here are a few:

  • Students have come to the workshops a little skeptical, but they all leave raving about what they learned and how they can use it. We have presented this workshop to all students from 1st years to graduate and professional, and they have all benefited. – Kay Robinson, Assistant Director, Ohio Union, Ohio State University
  • Thank you very much for all your help this year. You truly had a significant impact on my productivity as well as many others in Ariel’s research department. You should feel very proud of your contributions to Ariel. Thank you again. – Jason Tyler, Portfolio Manager, Ariel Capital Management
  • The experience and outcome was phenomenal! The average student in the class began reading 239 words per minute and ended reading 457 words per minute – results were nearly doubled. – Debra Carson, Program Coordinator, Chicago Summer Business Institute
211 South 1st Street
San Jose,
CA
US

The hands-on experience at Camp Fashionista is led by the multi-talented Dori Duncan, a fashion-industry veteran who, among other stylish achievements and degrees, boasts the real-world experience of running her own label. Enjoy Dori's comprehensive instruction with a friend or daughter during her introductory sewing-machine workshop, where you'll learn machine basics including threading, winding your bobbin, selecting your stitches, and more. Bring along a 7-inch zipper and a quarter yard of a favorite piece of cotton fabric for each member of your sewing crew, and you'll each depart with a subtle yet practical zippered bag. In the fashion-illustration workshop, you'll be introduced to industry-standard techniques, including how to sketch a properly proportioned fashion figure and how to generate realistic shadowing on your 2-D runway star. Both the introductory-sewing and fashion-illustration workshops are geared toward two age groups (8–12 and 13 and up). The younger set (ages 5–7) can take a fashion-paperdolls workshop, where kids can make their own fashion figure who can pose in a student-designed wardrobe made from fabric, rhinestones, and fun trims.

2196 Lincoln Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

An official American Heart Association CPR training center, Safety Training Seminars has provided first-aid education in life-saving courses since 1989. Although the center’s American Heart Association instructors possess extensive life-saving skills, they still know how to present their material for the general public. Despite the urgent nature of the techniques they teach, they manage to create a low-stress and casual environment. Catering to those with busy schedules, classes are scheduled year-round across the Bay Area, with many times and locations available.

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San Jose,
CA
US

Signature service: Language and math classes
Established: 2013
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: High-quality, professional, and fun one-on-one tutoring and small-group (up to six kids) classes

749 Live Oak Way
San Jose,
CA
US