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$25 for a Lifetime SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT Prep Package from Allen Prep ($149 Value)

Allen Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$39 for a Membership and 8-Week Online Course from Rhode Island Photography Workshops ($200 Value)

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

$164 for $299 Worth of Film Classes — Young FilmMakers Academy

Young Filmmakers Academy

Baltimore

$299 $164

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$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

1, 3, or 12 Months of Photoshop, Game Design, and 3D Animation Courses at School of Interactive Design (Up to 92% Off)

School of Interactive Design

Online Deal

$1,188 $99

In-depth online courses taught by industry experts teach graphic design, 3D animation, and game design

Certification for One, Two, or Three Online Courses from Social Media Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Social Media Academy

Online Deal

$497 $59

Social media strategists impart the skills needed to succeed in Internet marketing, with online courses in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

$66 for $144 Worth of Music Lessons — The Maryland Music Academy

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

$144 $66

Four 30-minute private lessons on any instrument. Our expert teachers work one-on-one with students. Anyone over the age of four is welcome.

4, 8, or 12 Private Music Lesson Packages for Kids and Teens at Let There Be Rock School (Up to 55% Off)

Let There Be Rock School

Columbia

$180 $89

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

$44 for $100 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Fundamental Education

Fundamental Education

Ellicott City

$100 $44

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Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at Limelight Music School (Up to 55% Off)

Limelight Music School

Sykesville

$109 $49

Instructors teach students of all ages to play drums, guitar, piano, stringed instruments, brass instruments, or woodwinds, or to sing

$36 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — Step By Step Music Lessons

Step By Step Music Lessons

Towson

$60 $36

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Beauty-Aesthetics Workshop plus Snacks and Body Wraps for One or Two from Make Up & Shape Up (Up to 60% Off)

Make Up & Shape Up

Owings Mills

$200 $85

Burgeoning makeup artists brush up on their skills at a three-hour workshop that covers important beauty topics and includes a body wrap

Intro-to-Day-Trading Course, Seminar, or Both at Trade to Win (Up to 75% Off)

Trade to Win

Parole

$299 $99

Those looking for guidance in advancing in diverse markets will find just that in courses designed to teach day trading

$94 for $160 Worth of Singing Lessons — The A Cappella School

The A Cappella School

Rockville

$160 $94

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$1,648 for $2,997 Worth of Academic Classes — Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Rockville

$2,997 $1,648

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Boost Your Photo Skills with a Veteran NYT Photojournalist

Hands-On Photography Class

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery

$75 $75

Sam D'Amico, a veteran of 500 assignments with the New York Times, helps you master composition and camera functions at the Kogod Courtyard

$49 for $98 Worth of Defensive-Driving Classes — Dexterity Driving School

Dexterity Driving School

Washington

$98 $49

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$45 for $75 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Five Star Learning

Five Star Learning

Redeem from Home

$75 $45

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$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Turn 2 Notes

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

$80 $45

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$39 for $70 Worth of Language Classes — SCETA

Sceta

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

Learn basic Japanese to visit Japan or understand animes

$199 for an Online SAT Prep Course from The College Review ($399 Value)

The College Review

Online Deal

$399 $199

Experts help high schoolers prepare for their college-entrance exams in an online SAT course

$19.99 for an Online Traffic-School Course from BESTtrafficschool.com ($39.95 Value)

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$39.95 $19.99

DMV-approved online traffic course may lower insurance rates; satisfies court point or fine-reduction requirements for VA citations

Four 60-Minute One-on-One Online or In-Person Tutoring Sessions from In Class Solutions (Up to 68% Off)

In Class Solutions

On Location

$300 $99

Private tutoring via Skype, in the client's home, or at a public location helps K–12 students grasp difficult concepts or prepare for tests

$25 for $50 Toward Translation Services — Language Innovations, LLC

Language Innovations LLC

Farragut Square

$50 $25

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Two or Four 60-Minute Guitar Lessons from Planetary Music (Up to 54% Off)

Planetary Music

Redeem from Home

$140 $69

Professional guitar instructors arrive at students' homes to teach them how to play one of the most popular instruments in modern music

One or Two College-Essay-Writing Consultations at Lucille Education Solutions Consulting (Up to 54% Off)

Lucille Education Solutions Consulting

On Location

$105 $55

Students get the expert help they need on their entrance essays, possibly increasing their chances of acceptance to their college of choice

$39 for 1-Hour Music Lesson $70 — Love Music Lessons

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

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Three-Hour Beginner Photography Workshop for One or Two from Remember Forever (Up to 60% Off)

Remember Forever

On Location

$95 $39

Beginner workshops help you learn the ins and outs of your camera's functions and how to take great pictures in specific conditions

$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

Four or Eight One-Hour Study Skills Tutoring Sessions from Learn 2 Learn (Up to 78% Off)

Learn 2 Learn

On Location

$200 $49

Tutors help students of all levels learn to study smarter, not harder, with test-taking strategies such as memory training and note taking

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$85 for $170 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Eye Level of FairOaks, VA

Eye Level Of Fairoaks, Va

Redeem from Home

$170 $85

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$36 for $60 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Simon Studies Educational Services, LLC

Simon Studies Educational Services, Llc

U Street - Cardozo

$60 $36

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Four or Eight Salsa-Dancing Lessons at Saboreate Dance Company (Up to 51% Off)

Saboreate Dance Company

Washington

$60 $30

Students learn sensual salsa moves during 60-minute lessons

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BD Creative Images' primary goal is to collect and preserve cherished memories. The photographer, Brant Squirrel, captures those memories in stylistic images that employ unique angles and postproduction editing to create one-of-a-kind pictures. He works closely with families, kids, couples, and moms-to-be during shoots to ensure he adds the exact right polish to each image. Family pets can even get in on the action with pet portraiture. His skills can also be applied to special events such as birthdays and wedding receptions. Those celebrations can be enlivened with by including one of the company's photo booths, replete with a photographer, assistant, and studio lighting.

1609 Cantwell Road
Woodlawn,
MD
US

Technicians pull up in Carpet Boss Restoration's truck, which houses the hot-carbonated steam cleaner that blasts away dirt from carpets and upholstery. Though carpet cleaning is their specialty, it's just one of the tools in the crew's arsenal, all of which are better restorative treatments than giving rugs a Swedish massage. The team can also repair or replace worn carpets, renew upholstery, and clean dust-ridden air ducts.

2002 Woodlawn Dr F
Baltimore,
MD
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers 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 a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-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. Camps and 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.

5725 Richards Valley Rd
Ellicott City,
MD
US

While other children were playing outside Charlene Randolph's bedroom window, she was buried in her coloring books, scribbling intently with her crayons. This passion for two-dimensional art led her to take a slew of illustration classes in high school, but it wasn't until college that she discovered the clay medium and the world of functional, three-dimensional art. Tossing her canvases and drawing pencils to the side, Charlene became the primary instructor at The ClayGround Studio & Gallery, a BYOB workshop that provides novice potters with all the tools, materials, and fire-breathing abilities needed to craft stoneware art. Charlene's own masterpieces are available for purchase through the studio's website or at various boutiques and galleries across the country.

8320 Main St
Ellicott City,
MD
US

Backslash technical workshops and Online Live! course offerings provide you with the knowledge to stay on the cutting edge of iPhone mobile app development

5106 Golden Leaf Court
Ellicott City,
MD
US

Children are best equipped to develop analytical skills for current and future learning between the formative ages of 3.5 and 14. That's why Best Brains sets students off on the right foot by offering focused courses in subjects such as math, English, abacus, and general knowledge. Certified teachers help students develop skills in writing, grammar, critical thinking word problems, and basic computational math, using an abacus counting tool to help develop spatial memory.

8455 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City,
MD
US