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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

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

$149 $25

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

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

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

$200 $39

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

Young Filmmakers Academy

Baltimore

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$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

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

$3,295 $99

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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

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

$1,188 $99

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

Social Media Academy

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

$497 $59

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Four or Eight 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Victory Tutoring (Up to 54% Off)

Victory Tutoring

Laurel

Professional tutors help students improve test scores in areas such as physics, social studies, and reading comprehension

$140 $69

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

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

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.

$144 $66

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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

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

$180 $89

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

Fundamental Education

Ellicott City

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$100 $44

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Eight-Week Course for One or Two at Coco Libre (Up to 70% Off)

Coco Libre

Hyattsville

Eight-week classes offer introductions to such diverse topics as Spanish, African dance, and meditation

$80 $24

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

Step By Step Music Lessons

Towson

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$60 $36

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Kids' Introductory Music Lessons or Keyboard Class at Maryland Performing Arts Institute (Up to 51% Off)

Maryland Performing Arts Institute

Towson

Kids can learn to play music instruments such as the keyboard

$150 $75

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

Limelight Music School

Sykesville

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

$109 $49

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One-Day Photography Course at Vickie Lewis Photography (45% Off)

Vickie Lewis Photography

Silver Spring

Not sure how to use that expensive digital camera? Take the mystery out of shooting on manual in a fun, hands-on class.

$149 $82

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Four 30-Minute Private Singing Lessons at Solfedge Studio: Community Music School (45% Off)

Solfedge Studio: Community Music School

Silver Spring

Relax and let your inner artist break free

$119 $65

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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

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

$75 $75

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

Dexterity Driving School

Washington

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$98 $49

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

Five Star Learning

Redeem from Home

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$75 $45

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

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

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$80 $45

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$39 for $70 Worth of Language Classes — SCETA

Sceta

Redeem from Home

Learn basic Japanese to visit Japan or understand animes

$70 $39

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

The College Review

Online Deal

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

$399 $199

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

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

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

$39.95 $19.99

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

Language Innovations LLC

Farragut Square

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$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

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

$140 $69

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

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

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$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

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

$95 $39

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

Express Website Course

Online Deal

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

$197 $59

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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

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$60 $36

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

Saboreate Dance Company

Washington

Students learn sensual salsa moves during 60-minute lessons

$60 $30

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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

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

$200 $85

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$30 for a Private Makeup Lesson and Application from Linda Seidel ($136 Value)

Linda Seidel

Owings Mills

Beauty expert enhances features with a custom cosmetics palette while explaining each of her techniques

$136 $30

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Bach To Rock (66% Off)

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

Students can choose from one of 14 instruments, including voice; instructors use a social approach to get kids motivated to practice

$88 $30

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$545 for $990 Worth of Makeup Classes — Spectrum Beauty Academy

Spectrum Beauty Academy

Alexandria

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$990 $545

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One Month of Reading or Math In-Center Tutoring at A Plus Success Quality Tutoring (Up to 61% Off)

A Plus Success Quality Tutoring

Alexandria

Instructors work with K–12 students twice weekly to improve their reading or math skills

$250 $99

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Four Piano or Singing Lessons at Melody Sons Music Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

Supportive and encouraging teacher for kids and adults in piano and vocal techniques at all skill levels

$120 $59

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

The A Cappella School

Rockville

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$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

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$2,997 $1,648

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Affiliates of the American Sailing Association, the instructors at Chesapeake Sailing School strive to keep the Chesapeake's seafaring heritage alive through classes spanning one-day sailing courses to five-day live-aboard cruises. The training fleet ranges from 22-foot boats for basic and intermediate instruction to 38-foot vessels for advanced cruise training. The school's team also assists students obtain their ASA certifications in preparation for careers as Popeye impersonators.

Beyond instruction facilities, Chesapeake Sailing School houses The Tiller Club, which grants members privileges such as unlimited daily use of the school's Tanzer 22 ships. The school’s team also coordinates charter excursions to give vacationers a from-the-water view of the Inner Harbor, St. Michael's the Archangel Church, and the bay's abundant wildlife.

7074 Bembe Beach Rd
Annapolis,
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.

1901 West St
Annapolis,
MD
US

When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.

716 Melvin Ave
Annapolis,
MD
US

SailTime's instructors—each ASA-certified and boasting USCG captain's licenses—pilot Colgate 26 sailboats carrying two pupils out to open waters of the Chesapeake for a six-hour day-sailing lesson. Depending on crew desires, captains can teach sailing terminology and skills such as how to make vessels move by unfurling the sail, steering the rudder, and throwing fistfuls of pepper toward clouds to make them sneeze. Passengers can also opt for a more relaxing route, learning basic boat operations while lounging and gazing out on the city skyline and the bay's verdant shores. Captains may reschedule voyages in case of unsafe boating conditions such as rough winds, storms, or turf wars between rival wakeboarding clans.

7080 Bembe Beach Rd
Annapolis,
MD
US

If the main objective of the glamour photographer is to make the model look attractive, there are probably more challenging subjects than Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera—but that doesn't mean David Blecman is complaining. The Positive Negatives founder and longtime shutterbug—he was named the photo editor of his county newspaper before his 20th birthday more than 30 years ago—has a history of plucking these plum gigs, having snapped pictures of celebrities such as Jimmy Buffett and Gene Simmons and worked for commercial clients including Sears, JCPenney, and Bath & Body Works.

At his studio, Blecman applies his skills toward shooting everything from headshots for models and actors to portraits of kids and teens. He also shares his expertise during workshops that cover both photography and modeling, so students can know what it feels like to be on both sides of a lens without giving their neighbors a turn with the binoculars.

1239 River Bay Rd
Annapolis,
MD
US

The J/Boats sailing vessels at J World Annapolis serve as floating classrooms for students of all skill levels as they improve their sailing techniques under the tutelage of expert coaches. Budding buccaneers can make smooth forays into the sport via one of the school’s many Learn to Sail courses, which range from three-hour group lessons to five-day comprehensives. Up to four students of similar experience levels control the ship from the time they unmoor until they return, rotating through the different onboard positions while the instructor keeps a close eye on safety, expounds upon sailing theory, and warns the team of upcoming whale mouths. From there, intrepid sailors can choose from a variety of courses geared toward continuous improvement, culminating in the advanced racing course for expert speedsters.

213 Eastern Ave
Annapolis,
MD
US