Learning in Cloverleaf

90-Minute Makeup Lesson for One or Two-Hour Lesson for Two at Jennifer Bradley Cosmetics (Up to 86% Off)

Jennifer Bradley Cosmetics

Mill Ridge North

$138 $24

Students learn new makeup application techniques during lessons, using products crafted by Barack Obama's makeup artist, Jennifer Bradley

Real Estate or Home Builder Course at Builders Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Builder's Academy

Memorial

$395 $189

Classes teach students ins and outs of real estate and home inspection, or details of framing, roofing, and making energy-efficient homes

$165 for $300 Worth of Singing Lessons — McCulloch Vocal Studio

Mcculloch Vocal Studio

Houston

$300 $165

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

$15 for an In-Studio Headshot Photo Session with Images at 2 The T Studio ($250 Value)

2 The T Studio

Northside - Northline

$250 $15

Photographer captures digital headshots for actors, musicians, and other professionals inside a fully equipped studio

One or Two Months of Piano Lessons at Sebastrian's School of Music and Fine Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Sebastrian's School of Music and Fine Arts

Cornerstone Village North

$125 $39

Learn the musical basics or hone specific skills during weekly piano lessons

Four or Five Group Music Classes for Kids or Adults at Joyful Music School (Up to 53% Off)

Joyful Music School

Eldridge - West Oaks

$100 $49

Kids and adults alike take group classes to learn piano, voice, guitar, drums, or strings

$59 for One Beginner Photography Class at Isla Studio ($149 Value)

Isla Studio

Midtown

$149 $59

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

$99 for a Project Management Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($795 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$795 $99

Nationally recognized PMP certification trains projects managers on running projects from pre-planning to completion

One or Two Months of Kids' DJ Classes at LG DJ Academy (Up to 62% Off)

LG DJ Academy

Lazy Brook - Timbergrove

$150 $65

Four classes each month teach young DJs the basics of equipment, software, beats per minute, scratching, and other concepts

Two Tutoring Sessions from Mrs. Jackie's Child Development Program (44% Off)

Mrs. Jackie's Child Development Program

Houston

$70 $39

Our promise: We will teach and reteach your child to master the objectives for their age and learning style.

Level-One Microsoft Access, Excel, or Word Class at Computer Job Training (75% Off)

Computer Job Training

Houston

$350 $89

Students spend six hours during introductory-level classes that can add to their value in the workforce

Two- or Four-Hour In-Home Tutoring Session from Math'A'Matics Tutoring (Up to 62% Off)

Math'A'Matics Tutoring

Redeem from Home

$130 $55

Skilled tutor dispatched to home to aid students of all ages with science, math, english, history, and standardized test preparation

Two-Hour Upholstery Class for One or Two at Metamorphose Studios (Up to 60% Off)

Metamorphose Studios

Houston

$125 $59

During two-hour beginner classes, students become acquainted with common materials, tools, and how to create a professional upholstered look

6 Strings Music Academy (Up to 56% Off)

6 Strings Music Academy

On Location

$70 $32

Skilled instructors teach students guitar, piano, voice, drums, mandolin, viola, ukulele and violin

$125 for $250 Groupon — Promise & Possibility Preschool

Promise & Possibility Preschool

Eldridge - West Oaks

$250 $125

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

$50 for a One-Hour On-Location Photo Shoot with Three Edited Digital Images from Gayle Therese Photography ($150 Value)

Gayle Therese Photography

On Location

$150 $50

Photographer Gayle Tebon brings her enthusiasm to photo shoots for clients and their pets at an outdoor location of the client's choice

$170 for $339 Groupon — The Tutoring Center of Houston

The Tutoring Center Of Houston

Greenway - Upper Kirby

$339 $170

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

Two or Four 60-Minute Math Lessons from XLN CompuTrain (Up to 59% Off)

XLN CompuTrain

Southbelt/ Ellington

$70 $29

Tutors meet one-on-one or in a small group with students to help them master specific math skills through one-hour lessons

$15 for $25 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Math Tutoring Houston NW

Math Tutoring

Redeem from Home

$25 $15

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

$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform 3D 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

One- or Two-Week Academic-Enrichment Program at The Children's Academy of Higher Learning (67% Off)

The Children's Academy of Higher Learning

Oak Forest - Garden Oaks

$300 $100

Academic-enrichment programs lead kids ages 11months-5 years old in classes in music, science, & math in a helpful & encouraging environment

$59 for a Three-Hour Walk-and-Shoot Beginners' Photography Class from Marshall's Photography ($225 Value)

Marshall's Photography

On Location

$225 $59

Three-hour walking tours give photography newcomers a chance to snap photos while learning about camera functions and image composition

$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

One or Three Hours of Math Tutoring at Say Yes To Success In Math (Half Off)

Say Yes To Success In Math

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

Certified math teacher Olga comes to students' homes, or they come to her for tutoring sessions in all levels of math, from pre-alg to trig

Children's Enrichment Program for One or Four Afterschool Sessions at Space City Tutoring (Up to 51% Off)

Space City Tutoring

Houston

$45 $22

Whether covering math and science or critical thinking, classes help kids tackle subjects that need fine tuning in a fun, engaging manner

Four Weeks of Argentine Tango Classes for One or a Couple at Tango Cielo (Up to 41% Off)

Tango Cielo

Midtown

$60 $39

Tango classes teach dancers how to perform basic social dance steps and follow a spirited rhythm with a partner

$204 for $400 toward Tuition for accredited High School Diploma — Spring branch academy

Spring Branch Academy

Spring Branch West

$400 $204

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

Hardware- or Software-Upgrade Service, or a Virus- or Spyware-Removal Service at Nerds We Can Fix That! (Up to 56% Off)

Nerds We Can Fix That!

Northside - Northline

$79 $34.99

Technicians demystify computers as they repair and upgrade them, performing services while explaining to owners how to prevent future issues

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Online Deal

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

$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

$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

One Month of Children's Group or Preschool Piano Lessons at The Music Connection of Pearland (53% Off)

The Music Connection of Pearland

Pearland

$85 $40

Music education can help with patience, coordination, self-discipline, sensitivity, and the ability to concentrate and memorize

Children's Language Lessons at Language and Arts Center (Up to 75% Off). Three Options Available.

Language and Arts Center

Spring

$297.50 $99

Language classes help students develop cognitive and creative abilities in a fun atmosphere

120-Minute Introductory Photography Class at Nathan Moore Photography (55% Off)

Nathan Moore Photography

Northwest Harris

$375 $169

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

Two, Four, or Six One-Hour Kids' Science Hands On Lab Visits at Little Beakers (40% Off)

Little Beakers

Cypress

$10 $6

Kids don lab coats and safety glasses while conducting up to 30 hands-on experiments in a lab designed for curious children

$225 for a Six-Hour Photography Class from Jeni Turley Portraits ($450 Value)

Jeni Turley Portraits

Jeni Turley Portraits

$450 $225

Certified Professional Photographer Jeni Turley teaches students how to start a photography business and how to use their Canons or Nikons

Six-Week Beginner Spanish Class or One Month of One-on-One Tutoring at Listo Translating Services (50% Off)

Listo Translating Services

Katy

$420 $210

Students learn Spanish or receive personalized guidance from tutors at a facility dedicated to helping others overcome linguistic barriers

One Month of Wee Rock Music Classes or Four Private Music Lessons at Rockology Music Academy (Up to 76% Off)

Rockology Music Academy

Katy

$80 $19

Wee Rock is designed for early childhood development in musical concepts for kids 7 and younger; private lessons offer one-on-one attention

Four Private Music Lessons from Farland Music (51% Off)

Farland Music

Conroe

$100 $49

Learn to play the guitar, bass, drums, or piano; one 30-minute lessor per week for students of all ages

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PADI instructor Bob Henry dove in the Caribbean, South America, and other tropical locales, but he always returned to his home base—B & W Dive Co., a scuba shop he founded in 1991. Since the ‘90s, his children Amber and Warren have taken the reins, carrying on their dad’s legacy by organizing dive trips and helping students earn their PADI certifications. The shop’s classes cover topics beyond open-water diving, though; they can introduce pupils to scuba basics, such as breathing underwater without trading in their ability to breathe on land, or focus on snorkeling and swimming. Visitors can also outfit themselves for solo underwater journeys with dependable aquatic gear, culled from makers such as Oceanic, Tusa, and Sealife.

16222 East Fwy
Channelview,
TX
US

The Range

For live-fire tests, San Jac CHL's instructors use the range at Pasadena Gun Center.

The Rentals

Instructors rent semi-automatic handguns to students who do not have their own firearms. They also supply safety gear; students can purchase ammo at the range.

At a Glance

San Jac CHL's owner Wes Geddes knows how to safely handle firearms. His career as a deputy constable for Harris County depends on it. When not on duty with the police department, Wes teaches classes that qualify students to apply for concealed-handgun permits. These sessions start in the classroom, where lectures touch on topics such as weapon safety. A live-fire test follows, before students return to the classroom for lessons on gun laws and assistance in completing the required application, with Wes available for help with followup questions.

3490 E Sam Houston Pkwy. S
Pasadena,
TX
US

Chris Green's passion for basketball has led him from the courts of his high school to the major arenas where he played with the ABA West All-Star Team. Though he was bestowed with many awards and accomplishments throughout his career, Green realized that his life's calling was not with basketball, but with helping people improve their lives through fitness. Eager to use his athletic talents to make a difference, he graduated with a degree in kinesiology and became certified in personal training through the International Sports and Science Association.

Today, Green combines the athletic prowess he cultivated on the basketball court with a positive, yet intense style of training during six-week boot camp programs, personal training sessions, and motivational coaching sessions. Dedicated to propelling students towards their fitness goals?whether those goals include losing weight, toning muscle, or squeezing into child-sized giraffe costumes?he supplements training sessions with regular motivational videos. Green also conducts regular self-improvement seminars on nutrition and body image.

11955 Blackhawk Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.

14703 Park Row
Houston,
TX
US

By engaging children on their own level, the teachers at Kids R Kids childcare center and learning academy recognize their students for what they really are: developing brains trapped inside tiny, perfectly spherical heads. The programs hew to a philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach," meaning they encourage a child's development on an emotional, intellectual, social, and physical level. Also essential to their teaching approach is family involvement?when new skills are introduced, the instructors make sure the parents know about the approach and aren't politically opposed to arithmetic.

They rely on their own curriculum, Brain Waves, which takes a neurologically based approach that combines educational lessons with good nutrition, regular sleep schedules, and secure relationships. Additionally, the Brain Waves curriculum helps develop brains with many forms of language (including sign language) and exposure to technology in a controlled environment.

16325 W Lk
Houston,
TX
US

Maximum Scuba's team of PADI-certified instructors caters to all levels of aquatic adventurer with a wide roster of name-brand equipment and all-inclusive classes. PADI open-water certification courses employ textbooks and at least four open-water dives to acquaint underwater neophytes with the joy of subaquatic breathing, enabling them to finally explore timeshare options in Atlantis. The PADI advanced open-water certification course sends previously certified divers on five adventure dives, plumbing watery depths to discover ocean-floor wrecks. Other specialty classes deepen underwater adventures and arm explorers with the know-how to defeat Blackbeard's ghost by teaching skills in spearfishing and technical or cave diving.

6423 Richmond Ave
Houston,
TX
US