Personal Development in Castro Valley

$159 for 40-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($535 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$535 $159

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In-Home or Small-Group Classroom Chinese Tutoring Sessions for Grades K-12 at United Education (58% Off)

United Education

Union City

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

$160 $75

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Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Onsite Tutoring Sessions from Kims Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills toward SAT or ACT test preparation

$350 $59

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

$140 $69

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Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$150 $69

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$25 for $55 Worth of One tutoring session — Science Tutor 4 Me

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

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$55 $25

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$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

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$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

$147 $59

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$35 for 3 Drop-In Music and Movement Classes at ABC Do Re ME! (Danville) ($75 value)

ABC Do Re ME! (Danville)

Danville

Children six months to five years of age build motor skills and love of music with practice in tambourines and tom-toms, dance, and singing

$75 $35

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$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

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$140 $70

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Academic Evaluation with Four or Eight Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 85% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

$403 $74

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Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 60% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

$170 $76

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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One Month of Online Graphic-Design Courses at Career Change (45% Off)

Career Change

Oakland

From the merchant: Became a graphic designer in five months; lessons offered by professional senior web and graphic designers

$880 $484

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 65% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$26 $9

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One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$162.50 $79

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Piano or Voice Lessons at Julivanna Music Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Julivanna Music Studio

Walnut Creek

Professional music coach with repertoire ranging from Disney songs to Jazz and Blues, including R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical styles

$140 $49

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

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$60 $30

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Four Dance Classes from Salsa with Tomaj (65% Off)

Salsa With Tomaj

Berkeley Underground

From the merchant: Learn to dance Salsa with popular instructors Tomaj Trenda and Tiffany Wu at our Salsa nightclub every Wednesday

$80 $28

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$49 for $150 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — GoBeyond Advising

Gobeyond Advising

San Mateo

Danielle, a Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley graduate, gives expert advice and offers edits for your college application

$150 $49

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One Month of Private Piano Lessons at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

Seasoned players demystify theory and technique during 30-minute lessons for students ages 5 and up held once per week

$165 $79

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Two or Four Private Drum Lessons with Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

$80 $38

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$138 for $475 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Ivy Goal Education

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

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$475 $138

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Makeup Lesson for One or Two at Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture (Up to 60% Off)

Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture

Lyon Hoag

Makeup artists show women how to get the look they want, whether it's a two-minute morning routine or a smoky eye for a night out

$150 $66

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A Tutoring Session from Alpha College Prep (49% Off)

Alpha College Prep

Albany

Our educators meet students where they are and can address individual needs and goals; we specialize in grades 6–12

$95 $48

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Multiple Locations

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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One or Two Two-Hour Couples-Massage Classes at The Love Lab (Up to 54% Value)

The Love Lab

Palo Alto

Partners learn the essentials of professional back, scalp, & foot massage or the basics of arms, legs, and hand massage as they enjoy treats

$135 $65

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$89 for an Academic Evaluation and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Huntington ($387 Value)

Huntington

Palo Alto

After an academic evaluation, tutoring sessions with one teacher for four students help kids achieve success in exams or various subjects

$387 $89

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$45 for Assessment of Academics and Career Interest with Planning Session at C2 Education ($215 Value)

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

After assessing academics, personality, and career interest, tutors create an academic program designed to address each K–12 student's needs

$215 $45

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$49 for SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning ($210 Value)

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

Certified academic consultant helps students gauge strengths and weaknesses when taking the SAT, and help pupils ace tests with tutoring

$210 $40

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$129 for a Six-Week Total Beginner Language Course at ABC Languages ($270 Value)

ABC Languages San Francisco

The Embarcadero

Beginner classes in your choice of four languages educates 3–10 students in six weekly 90-minute sessions

$270 $129

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off Four 30 Minute Lessons At Studio ($120 Full Price) at Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off four 30 minute lessons at studio ($120 full price)

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off One Month Of Group Or Private Spanish Classes at World in Spanish

World in Spanish

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off one month of group or private spanish classes

$5

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class for One from Acorn Wealth Corporation

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

C$499 C$29

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$79 for an Intro to Filmmaking Workshop at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking ($199 Value)

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

$199 $79

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$18 for a 90-Minute Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish Class at Enjoy Spanish ($60 Value)

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

$60 $18

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Three-Hour Beginners' Photography Class with or without Photo Walk for One or Two at Isla Studio (70% Off)

Isla Studio

San Francisco

Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

$149 $45

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Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 62% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

$70 $29

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Intro Mixology Cocktail-Making Class, Spirits Evolution Class, or Both at SF Mixology (Up to 75% Off)

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

A cocktail guru helms courses in a nightclub setting, teaching the history of cocktails and techniques for mixing and preparation

$199 $69

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Mixology 101 Class for One or Two from San Francisco Bartending Academy (63% Off)

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

Students learn how different flavor notes complement each other while creating eight staple cocktails and tasting exotic cordials

$195 $72

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Four, Six, or Eight Hours of Arabic-Language Lessons from Arabic Language Service (Up to 60% Off)

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

Experienced tutors can travel to pupils' homes for in-person Arabic lessons, video chat via Skype, or meet at a Starbucks coffee shop

$200 $80

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Two or Four Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukelele Lessons at Guitar San Francisco (Up to 51% Off)

Guitar San Francisco

Fidi

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$76 $39

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$450 for $999 Groupon — Discovery Center School

The Discovery Center School

San Francisco

Semi-tutorial classes provide sound education in math, writing, science, and more

$999 $450

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Two or Four Private Vocal Lessons for Ages 8–12 or 13 and Older at Alexys Paris Voice Studio (Up to 80% Off)

Alexys Paris Voice Studio

San Francisco

Member of the Institute of Vocal Advancement teaches students how to blend their registers to open up voices without strain

$150 $37

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$451 for $820 Toward 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes at IBEC

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

Pretend you're going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by learning Portuguese in this six-week course.

$820 $451

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$165 for $300 Worth of Music Lessons — Lewis Violin Studio

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

$300 $165

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$549 for $999 Worth of Beauty-School Classes — Womack Salon Academy

Womack Salon Academy

Excelsior

Join the cosmetology field, learn to specialize in haircuts for both men and women, invest your time, and develop a new skill

$999 $549

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Two or Four Salsa Classes for One or Four Salsa Classes for Two at Dance SF (Up to 70% Off)

Dance SF

Multiple Locations

Beginners’ classes focus on basic footwork and rhythm; intermediate classes cover more complex patterns

$40 $12

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Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 68% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

$130 $44

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$300 for $600 Worth of Computer-Skills Classes — SQA Solution

Sqa Solution

Daly City

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

$600 $300

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Music Lessons for Kids Ages 2–5

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

$50 $5

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$120 $55

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Up to 53% Off Language Lesson — Generations

Generations

Rockaway Beach

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

$15 $7

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Two-Day Digital Media Course at Eduvea (45% Off)

Eduvea

Sunnyvale

From the merchant: Our award-winning instructors will teach you the foundations of DSLR and how to excel in portrait photography.

$199 $109

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$62 for One Month of Weekly Two-Hour Math Classes at Aloha Mind Math ($140 Value)

Aloha Mind Math

Santa Clara

Teachers lead students through interactive lessons that increase their ability to solve math problems without a calculator

$140 $62

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$50 for Your Choice of a Photography or Photo Editing Course at McKay Photography Academy ($225 Value)

McKay Photography Academy

Santa Clara

Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings, photo composition, travel photography, or photo editing skills

$225 $50

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$82 for an Initial Assessment with Eight 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Mathnasium ($350 Value)

Mathnasium

Santa Clara

Highly trained instructors strengthen students’ math skills, helping them catch up, keep up, and get ahead

$350 $82

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Three or Five Kids' Saturday Classes at Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center (65% Off)

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

Cupertino

Kids attend classes on Saturday where they can learn Chinese, work on handcrafts, or practice painting in a supportive environment

$60 $21

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Academic Evaluation and Four or Six Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 86% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Cupertino

After a one-on-one evaluation, tutors work with students in small groups to help them grasp new material

$492 $68

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Spanish Basics Workshop ($195 Normally) at Habla Language Services

Habla Language Services

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off spanish basics workshop ($195 normally)

$5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Online Sat Class For $149, Normally $299 at Ivy Review

Ivy Review

San Jose

For $5, receive a coupon for online sat class for $149, normally $299

$5

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44% off a Kindermusik Playdate at Kindermusik with Miss Andrea

Kindermusik With Miss Andrea

Canoas Garden

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$25 $14

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One-Month After-School Program with Class Five, Four, or Three Days per Week at STEMpro Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Stempro Academy

San Jose

The after-school program focuses on STEM curriculum—or science, technology, engineering, and math—as well as homework help and play time

$499 $225

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$30 for $60 Worth of Language Classes — Sokool Learning Center

Sokool Edu

Cambrian Community

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$60 $30

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Two or Four Private Music Lessons at Pacific Piano School (Up to 64% Off)

Pacific Piano School

Pacific Piano School

30- to 60-minute private music lessons cover a choice of piano or voice

$94 $39

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Two or Four Individual or Small-Group Tutoring Sessions at Languages and Math Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

Languages and Math Learning Center

Cory

Tutors lead one-on-one or small-group sessions in math and languages for students preK–12

$80 $39

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Intro to Photography or Intro to Printing Class at Aperture Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Aperture Academy

Campbell

Professional photographers tutor student shutterbugs on digital-photography basics and photo-printing techniques

$135 $59

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$70 for $140 Worth of Guitar Lessons — Ryan Acosta Music

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

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$140 $70

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$10 for $19 Worth of Services at TVSB

Tvsb

Boulder Creek

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$19 $10

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Four, 2hr Sessions ($120 Normally) at Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off four, 2hr sessions ($120 normally)

$5

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$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

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$40 $18

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Two or Four 30-Minute Drum Lessons at Steve Trovao Drums (Up to 54% Off)

Steve Trovao Drums

Napa

A drummer with more than three decades of live-performance experience teaches coordination and technique to students of all ages

$60 $29

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$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

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$60 $34

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Four Tutoring Sessions from Image Changers Church After School Academy (71% Off)

Image Changers Church After School Academy

Lathrop

From the merchant: Children are provided with quality homework assistance followed up with fun and educational enrichment activities.

$130 $38

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One-Day Touring or Dyna Motorcycle Rental at Iron Steed Harley-Davidson (58% Off)

Iron Steed Harley-Davidson

Vacaville

Hop aboard a classic touring or Dyna Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a full day of riding, racing, and exploring

$150 $63

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$99 for Two Subject Assessments with Registration Fee at Sylvan Learning ($285 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Manteca

After thorough skills assessments in a choice of two subjects, learning professionals devise a custom study plan

$285 $99

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One Hour of Tutoring, One Month of Study-Lounge Access, or SAT-Prep Package at Academic Aptos (65% Off)

Academic Aptos

Aptos

One hour of private tutoring in any subject; study lounge with a 1:6 tutor-student ratio; SAT prep package with diagnostic & mock tests

$72 $25

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$129 for a PADI Open-Water Scuba-Certification from Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel ($424 Value)

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

After hours of practice in pool and in Monterey Bay’s open waters, receive PADI open-water certification and celebrate with barbecue party

$424 $129

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$50 for Four Piano Lessons from Studio 3 Piano ($100 Value)

Studio 3 Piano

Lodi

Piano teacher with over 15 years experience helps students of all ages learn and master the piano

$100 $50

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The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities 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 standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from 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. 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.

3200 Castro Valley Boulevard
Castro Valley,
CA
US

The Range
  • Live-fire training at San Leandro Rifle & Pistol Range, which has indoor and outdoor ranges
  • Laser Shot simulator training with interactive high-definition video scenarios
At a Glance

The backgrounds of Gun Kraft's instructors include the military, law enforcement, executive protection. With these diverse backgrounds, the team can accommodate almost any type of firearm training. They even offer a You Call The Shots class, wherein students drive the day's agenda and curriculum. Of course, the instructors also teach predesigned firearms classes?including NRA FIRST Steps Pistol and Basic Pistol classes.

301 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley,
CA
US

When you turn the key in the ignition of a motorcycle, the engine that rumbles to life below you has the power of a hundred horses. That’s a lot of force to handle, which is why the teachers at Motorcycle University take their training so seriously. They aim to create safe, responsible riders, starting with extensive basics classes taught on their closed, off-road practice range. They cover even the simplest steps of riding a motorcycle– from switching it on to basic turns – during three-hour classes, providing plenty of opportunity for students to hone their skills in the saddle of the school’s own bikes. They also know that some students require more practice than a single class allows, so they welcome those students back again to repeat the same course at no charge, based on the instructor's recommendation.

15715 Mission Boulevard
Hayward,
CA
US

When you turn the key in the ignition of a motorcycle, the engine that rumbles to life below you has the power of a hundred horses. That’s a lot of force to handle, which is why the teachers at Motorcycle University take their training so seriously. They aim to create safe, responsible riders, starting with extensive basics classes taught on their closed, off-road practice range. They cover even the simplest steps of riding a motorcycle– from switching it on to basic turns – during three-hour classes, providing plenty of opportunity for students to hone their skills in the saddle of the school’s own bikes. They also know that some students require more practice than a single class allows, so they welcome those students back again to repeat the same course at no charge, based on the instructor's recommendation.

25715 Mission Blvd
Hayward,
CA
US

The instructors at Kims Academy help grade-school and high-school students perform better in the classroom or on standardized tests. With 20 years of teaching experience, director Stephanie Kim—who also codirects the Scorehigh tutoring facility—professionally trains her team of experts. Working one-on-one or in small groups, the instructors provide students with tools for tackling SAT and ACT tests or improving writing and math skills. They answer tough questions on subjects such as grammar, constructing research papers, and whether it’s possible to learn through osmosis by using a textbook as a pillow.

33507 Western Ave.
Union City,
California
US

Aloha Mind Math's certified teachers lead students through weekly after-school classes that increase mental processing abilities through fun, interactive lessons, keeping classes small to ensure all students receive ample attention. Though primarily focused on math, teachers also host reading and writing classes that increase literacy, reducing the chance students will accidentally sign contracts to forever trade their chocolate milk for pieces of chalk.

4966 Paso Padre Pkwy.
Union City,
CA
US