Personal Development in Daly City

Half Off a First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

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

Up to 96% Off Stock-Trading Course

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

C$499 C$29

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

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

52% Off a Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

$135 $65

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

45% Off 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

$820 $451

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

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

$199 $79

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

67% Off Group Spanish Class

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

$60 $20

(25)

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

45% Off Music Lessons

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Cities

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

$70 $32

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

Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

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

Up to 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 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$250 $25

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

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

$195 $89

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

50% Off Academic-Tutor Services

First Rate Tutors

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

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

45% Off Beauty-School Classes

Womack Salon Academy

Excelsior

$999 $549

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

70% Off Tutoring at Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning

On Location

$502 $149

Skills assessment gauges student’s knowledge and study needs, allowing teachers to tailor tutoring classes to build academic confidence

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

90% Off Microsoft Office Training Bundle

IT University Online

Online Deal

$399 $39

Exercises, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in Microsoft Office certification, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

Up to 51% Off from Arabic Language Service

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

$200 $99

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

Up to 54% Off Digital Photography Class

Image Light Photography

On Location

$49 $24

Small classes cover how to use your DSLR to set up a shot, use the manual function, take advantage of the auto functions, and focus

Up to 87% Off Mobile-App Development Classes

Startup Saturdays Online

Online Deal

$225 $35

Online classes give beginners an overview of mobile app development

70% Off Online Personal-Trainer Certification

National Council for Certified Personal Trainers

$495 $148

An online training manual and videos prepare students for the personal-trainer certification exam

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

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

45% Off Online Traffic-School Course

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$21.95 $12

DMV approved online traffic course helps resolve traffic citations; written by DMV-licensed instructors

55% Off CPR, AED, and First-Aid Training

Aikane Care

On Location

$110 $49

Licensed instructors teach onsite safety classes

51% Off In-Home Private Guitar Lessons

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

$120 $59

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

60% Off Singing Lessons

Lawley Lessons

Redeem from Home

$55 $22

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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

79% Off Online Driver's Ed Course

igottadrive.com

Online Deal

$69.95 $15

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State-certified online course serves as replacement for in-class learning and teaches fundamentals of safe driving

50% Off Online Traffic School 

EraseMyTicketQuicker.com

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Online course allows students to learn the rules of the road, safe-driving practices, and how to improve their driving confidence

70% Off at Fill Me In English Language Services

Fill Me In English Language Services

On Location

$315 $99

Students learn to feel more comfortable speaking English at five-, ten-, fifteen-, or twenty-hour language classes with emersion exercises

Concoct Various Kinds of Bloody Marys with Pickled Garnishes

Cocktail-Making Class

San Francisco

$75 $75

Bar owner Gillian Fitzgerald and pickle shop owner Kelly McVicker teach you how to make bloody marys from scratch; snacks provided

Up to 53% Off Generations

Generations

Rockaway Beach

$15 $7

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

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

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

71% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

$475 $138

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Up to 62% Off Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

$26 $10

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

50% Off Language

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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Up to 70% Off at ABC Bartending School

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

(25)

Experienced mixologists impart bartending secrets as students shake up classic and popular drinks

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

$120 $55

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

50% Off Language Course - Spanish

Spanish In Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

$100 $50

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

79% Off an Academic Assessment and Planning Session

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

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

77% Off SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

$210 $49

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

Up to 58% Off Chinese Tutoring Sessions

United Education

Union City

$160 $75

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

83% Off Tutoring Package at Kims Academy

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills to prepare for the SAT or ACT

50% Off Singing Lessons

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

$140 $70

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

Up to 52% Off Tutoring Packages

JEI Learning Centers

Multiple Locations

$190 $95

Weekly common course state standards in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving with workbooks and daily homework

55% Off One tutoring Session

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

$55 $25

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Up to 82% Off Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

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

56% Off Kids' Creative Writing Class

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

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

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

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

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

Up to 53% Off Musical-Instrument Lessons

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

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

60% Off Kids' Saturday Classes

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

Cupertino

$60 $24

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

Up to 83% Off at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Cupertino

$492 $85

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

50% Off Summer Camp at Falcon Learning

Falcon Learning

Milpitas

$250 $125

Kids from grades K to 6 engage in themed activities, learning about such topics as animals, flight, cooking, and world cultures

47% Off Services

Tvsb

Boulder Creek

$19 $10

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

Up to 52% Off Tutoring

JEI Learning Center - South San Jose

South San Jose

$190 $95

Common Core State Standards align with sessions in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving

Up to 51% Off at Touch To Heal Massage Center

Touch To Heal Massage Center

San Jose

$120 $59

Class teaches massage protocol for back, neck, and shoulders; must provide set of twin-sized sheets and pillowcase or rent them for $3

44% Off Kindermusik Playdate

Kindermusik With Miss Andrea

Canoas Garden

$25 $14

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81% Online Programming Course

Webucator

Online Deal

$149.85 $29

Learn to work with JavaScript and XML with this self-guided online programming course

50% Off Language Classes

Sokool Edu

Cambrian Community

$60 $30

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

Up to 67% Off from Bartending College Online

Bartending College Online

On Location

$74.99 $25

Interactive online course instructs students in masterful barkeeping through self-paced video lessons, quizzes, and professional guidance

Up to 71% Off Nutrition Coach Certification

National Association for Fitness Certification

Online Deal

$349 $109

Online certification programs can be the first step towards becoming a professional nutritionist

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

Dale Carnegie – Up to 94% Off Online Training

Dale Carnegie Self-Improvement Online Training

Online Deal

$276 $25

Online courses cover such topics as argument resolution, leadership, and communication skills, supplemented by podcasts and animated videos

Up to 59% Off Photography or Printing Class

Aperture Academy

Campbell

$135 $59

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

50% Off Music Lessons

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

$140 $70

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

55% Off Musical Instrument Course

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

$40 $18

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58% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Chris Bryant Guitar School

Los Gatos

$225 $95

Musician bases his curriculum on simple chords and chord progressions, teaching students in whatever genre of music most interests them

56% Off Academic Tutoring

The Academy of 21st Century Learning

Vacaville

$342 $150

Tutoring sessions in a variety of subjects benefit students in grades from kindergarten through high school

40% Off CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes

Rescue Ready

Santa Rosa

$80 $48

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

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

50% Off Online California Traffic School

Traffic School 2 U

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Eight-hour online course lets students get traffic violations off their records if passed

70% Off Scuba-Certification Course

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

$424 $129

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

Up to 71% Off Voice Lessons at Forte Vocal Performance Academy

Forte Vocal Performance Academy

Downtown Santa Cruz

$60 $19

Children and adults learn singing techniques, stage presence, and characterization from accomplished international performer Audrey McDonald

80% Off Online Photography Course

Capturing True Emotion

Online Deal

$250 $49

Through online videos and coursework, a professional photographer imparts how to have complete control of a digital camera

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

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6676 Mission Street
Daly City,
CA
US

Kiteboarders skim across the tops of ocean ripples, propelled by the wind, seemingly free of gravity. But a lot of science goes into each ride, and Ovi Banuta founded KITE415 to help aspiring boarders learn to manage their multipart excursions. He and a crack team of instructors—all of whom are certified to teach by the International Kiteboarding Organization and the Professional Air Sports Association—begin lessons on land, teaching students how to read wind direction, control their kites for optimum power, and use divining rods to locate the ocean. The instructors focus on a logical, from-the-ground-up education in the science of kiteboarding to eliminate the learning curve that often stymies beginners. Once students master the basics, instructors throw them into the ocean’s deep end to take on the waves. Ultimately, Ovi and his team aim to quickly produce kiteboarders who can safely hop onto any sea in the world for a high-flying ride without the hassle of lassoing a seagull.

425 Marina Boulevard
South San Francisco,
CA
US

The instructors behind U.S. Training Group use their experience in law enforcement to teach clients how to responsibly protect their homes. The defense experts lead courses—including women's-only classes—that cover skills from cultivating the proper mindset to learning self awareness. Additionally, a FAQ page covers basic information to prepare students for training.

1 Appian Way
South San Francisco,
CA
US

During Simmer and Sear’s themed cooking classes—which won fifth place in SFGate’s 2010 Best of the Bay—chef Anna Hadley unravels the secrets and steps to creating quality cuisine. By combining choice ingredients and time-tested methods, she demonstrates that proper technique and flavor balance can transform any ordinary dish into a culinary delight or beautiful fruit hat. Working out of professional kitchens a variety of locations, including her own home in Nob Hill, as well as nearby loft spaces, converted firehouses, and suburban mansions, classes can include everything from creating swordfish kebabs from Morocco, India, and France, to culinary competitions where students design their own meals from surprise ingredients.

Chef Anna’s work at Simmer and Sear fulfills her decades-long search for the perfect career. After working for 10 years in the highly competitive world of fashion design, she merged her creative whims with her passion for cooking, eventually opening her own business where she helps others unleash their own culinary talents. Her fun, food-focused classes have even earned attention from the New York Times for their popularity among bachelorette parties, as well as other group events such as birthday parties and loosely interpreted square dances.

1451 Taylor St. Suite 12
San Francisco,
CA
US

Named Best Honey in 2008 by the Dallas Observer, Round Rock Honey's 100% natural local wildflower honey is harvested from more than 90 sites by owners Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard and their crews of trained beekeepers. With precision, they remove the liquid gold from hives by centrifuge, ensuring that pollen, trace minerals, and complex sugars are never compromised during the honey harvest. They then pour the honey through a stainless-steel sieve to remove potential bee legs and wings, wax caps, and miniature tiaras before bottling it and selling it to specialty stores, farmer's market visitors, and online customers.

A similar procedure happens in other parts of the country at Round Rock's beekeeping schools. During classes, Konrad Bouffard and Beekeeping Academy teachers impart their beekeeping knowledge upon suited-up students while they extract honey from a live beehive. Along the way, novices learn about the finer points of raising bees and keeping them healthy, as well as bee handling and lullaby-buzzing.

330 Ellis St.
San Francisco,
CA
US

To propel students feet-first into the industry, the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking has designed a project-based curriculum that combines traditional classroom study with real-world training. The school's one-year program covers the filmmaking process from start to finish, including independent filmmaking in different genres such as fiction, commercials, documentary, and straight-to-Internet shorts of cats completing three-act emotional arcs without ever leaving their boxes. At the end of the project-based program, each student comes away with more than five completed projects that include a 30-second commercial and an 8- to 12-minute thesis film, plus crewing on an additional 25 or more student films. The school also leads shorter programs and workshops designed for the active student, film enthusiast, or veteran filmmaker. Workshops include one-day, two-week, five-week, and three-month filmmaking courses, and a six-month documentary filmmaking program, though few humans can stay awake for a full six month-long movie.

925 Mission St
San Francisco,
CA
US