Personal Development in Cicero

68% Off at ABC Bartending School

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$595 $189

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

Up to 64% Off at Light Vision Group

Light Vision Group

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Instructors help students sharpen their time-management skills for career success

Up to 80% Off Tutoring Sessions from Best Brains

Best Brains Chicago

Multiple Locations

$244 $59

Certified teachers tutor students in English, math, general knowledge, and the abacus

45% Off Piano Lessons

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

$200 $110

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

45% Off BYOB Facial-Scrub Class

Magalie Naturals

Bucktown

$55 $30

Fun, social classes are BYOB and teach students how to make their own luxurious, natural almond-and-tangerine facial scrub

53% Off Voice Lessons at Heart of Singing

Heart of Singing

Lincoln Square

$80 $38

Instructors impart healthy vocal technique to students in half-hour voice lessons tailored to individual goals

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Guitar Cities

Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

Up to 58% Off Private Violin or Viola Lessons

MB Muzik

Chicago

$180 $75

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

Up to 56% Off Multimedia Art Lessons

Rogala Studio

Little Village

$450 $219

Visual artist renowned for large-scale interactive media works leads hands-on lessons in video theater, photography, and sound recording

Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

$250 $25

Standard or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

30% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Tjc Tutoring Services, LLC

Redeem from Home

$50 $35

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

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Chicago

The Loop

$70 $33

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

Up to 77% Off Workshop from Chicago Photography Academy

Chicago Photography Academy

Lakeview

$195 $49

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All-day fundamentals workshop demystifies the settings of your DSLR camera as professionals dole out tips on composition and camera shake

50% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Seam360

Chicago

$50 $25

Small groups of students complete educational activities in a fun, engaging "Power Hour" format

Up to 53% Off a Screenwriting Workshop

Artist Acting Acadmey

Central Chicago

$75 $37

Aspiring screenwriters receive pointers on crafting a script for television or film

97% Off IT Network Cisco Training Package

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

Up to 57% Off Bartending Classes

A List Startenders

Jefferson Park

$159 $69

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Seasoned instructors impart basic mixology skills and bartending techniques using array of spirits, fruits, and herbs in classroom and bar

50% Off CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes

Saving Chicago Cpr

Jefferson Park

$40 $20

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Up to 52% Off Bagpipe or Drum Lessons

Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming

Irish American Heritage Center

$145 $69

In groups of up to five, students hone playing and practice technique and learn about the culture of drums or Scottish bagpipes

Up to 84% Off at Elitte Bartending School

Elitte Bartending School

Portage Park

$159 $39

Bartending school teaches the history, ingredients, and flavor profiles of beer or wine

Up to 60% Off Tutoring from The Mighty Pen

The Mighty Pen

On Location

$100 $49

Tutor specializes in organizational skills, strategies in test prep, writing and editing papers, research projects, AP/honors, and more

Up to 53% Off BYOB Creative Writing Class at Both Sides Art

Both Sides Art

Chicago

$40 $20

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BYOB creative writing classes provide a supportive environment and positive feedback for writers of all experience levels

95% Off CompTIA Certification Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

68% Off Online Personal-Training Certification

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

$299 $95

Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

Up to 65% Off Academic Tutoring

Young Explorers Enrichment Services, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$200 $79

Instructors work with children and their teachers to create a customized series of lessons for each child

64% Off 20-Hour Online Bartending Course

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

70% Off Online Website Building Class

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

Up to 80% Off Music-Production Workshops

The Talent Pros

Pilsen

$75 $29

Workshops cover the basics of the recording industry with insight from an experienced staff that includes a Grammy-winning producer

52% Off Music Lessons

Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Chicago

$50 $24

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

50% Off Digital Media Arts Summer Camps

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

The Loop

$800 $399

High-school students can explore audio, video, and design skills in all-day camps that allow them the chance to work with professional gear

51% Off Music Lessons

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

$140 $69

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 61% Off English or Math Tutoring

EyeLevel Elmhurst,IL

Elmhurst

$250 $99

Students improve problem-solving skills and master mathematical concepts, or strengthen language skills such as reading and writing

67% Off Private Music Lessons from Parker Music

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

50% Off a Kids' Science Exploration Camp

WOW Camps

St. John Lutheran Church

$300 $149

Across five consecutive Mondays, kids spend the day exploring science with hands-on projects and activities

Up to 53% Off Tumbling Classes

Illinois Allstars

Addison

$100 $50

Experienced cheerleading coaches and choreographers teach kids the fundamentals of tumbling

88% Off Automotive Hail Damage Repair

Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Des Plaines

$250 $30

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Technicians massage out the dents and dings left by hail without damaging paint or resorting to sanding

Up to 75% Off Tutoring

iLearn Academy

Glenview

$209 $59

Professional tutors lead students one-on-one through English, Math, Science and ESL classes, or help small groups ace the ACT

64% Off Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds

Glenview

$80 $29

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

62% Off English or Math Tutoring

Eye Level

Orland Park

$550 $210

After an initial assessment, students attend two classes per consecutive week to receive English or math tutoring tailored to them

Up to 67% Off 30-Minute Guitar Lessons

Evolution Music

Orland Park

$20 $10

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

53% Off Music Lessons

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

$60 $28

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

50% Off a Project-Management Course

I'll Show U Technologies

Oak Forest

$8,000 $4,000

Working adults enroll in live-instructor courses to earn certification in Cisco and project management, opening up advancement opportunities

50% Off Tutoring Sessions

Mccree Tutoring Services

South Holland

$70 $35

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

51% Off Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

$150 $74

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

Up to 56% Off Weekly Private Music Lessons

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

Up to 55% Off Tutoring at Mosaic Tutor

Mosaic Tutor

Northbrook

$100 $45

One-on-one tutoring sessions help individuals in areas where they might struggle; valid for any age, from preschool to adult

Up to 60% Off a Scuba Course at Berry Dive Center

Berry Dive Center

Northbrook/Glenview

$75 $30

Scuba instructors lead students in diving techniques during weekend lessons inside classrooms, pools, and open water

50% Off Metaphysical Courses

Elevated Delights

Burlington Northern Industrial Park

$80 $40

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

Up to 93% Off at Avel Flight School

Avel Flight School

Schaumburg

$400 $199

Learn to fly under an FAA-certified pilot’s supervision, or fulfill the requirements for a private license in a six- to eight-week course

Up to 63% Off Intro to Crime Scene Processing

Balanced Exposure

Schaumburg

$100 $39

Students try crime-scene processing methods that real forensic experts use, such as developing latent fingerprints with brushes and powder

Half Off Private Pilot Course

Chicagoland Aviation

Romeoville

$299 $149

Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

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Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

7217 Madison St.
Forest Park,
IL
US

The Riverside Theater Guild's cast of performers aged 8 to adult playfully recreates the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale in its production of Princess and The Pea. Audience members of all ages will hum along with Princess Mabel of Mudville as she sings, dances, and develops an unnerving obsession with legumes en route to the Kingdom of Snob Hill, where her prince awaits. Along with sparking smiles throughout the community, the Guild aims to instill storytelling skills in youngsters by casting local stars-in-training and holding theater camps during the summer.

160 Ridgewood Rd
Riverside,
IL
US

The Dominican University Performing Arts Center's creative spirit swells in a season highlighted with multicultural music, dance, and drama. As a string quartet, Ethel's Juilliard-trained musicians pluck a viola, a cello, and a pair of violins to their own original compositions and those of contemporary composers. These skilled performers join with Grammy–winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal for a cross-cultural mélange of melody-making inside the Lund Auditorium, whose acoustics are regularly tested by opera-singing mimes.

7900 Division St
River Forest,
IL
US

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 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 and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

400 Lathrop Ave
River Forest,
IL
US

On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.

Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci protégés study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.

3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

After years of research and exercise, Dr. John Spencer Ellis felt he'd hit upon a premium fitness formula for producing athletes. Inviting Kelli Calabrese, a master trainer, to help him develop a curriculum, the two pooled their exercise knowledge—which amounted to 45 years of industry experience and 35 fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle certifications. From this wealth of training and education, they created Intense Mixed Performance Accelerated Cross Training, or IMPACT Fitness Boot Camp.

Their formula requires that each workout begin with a sports-conditioning-style dynamic warm-up, before proceeding into speed, agility, and quickness training, which allows patrons to more effectively chase cars down the highway. They then challenge students with full-body-strength conditioning, which focuses on all the muscles versus only the muscle group you want to train, and a high-intensity session of cardio training. Though the formula always remains the same, the exercises vary from session to session. One day, patrons might heave medicine balls and sprints, the next, they might jump rope and stretch TRX bands.

6216 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago,
IL
US