Personal Development in El Cerrito

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

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

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

$60 $30

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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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$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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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

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

$26 $10

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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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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$20

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

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

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

$135 $65

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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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$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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$20 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 $20

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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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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons at Guitar Cities San Francisco (Up to 54% Off)

Guitar Cities

Downtown

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

$70 $33

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Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 57% 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 $32

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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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$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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Mixology 101 Class for One or Two from San Francisco Bartending Academy (54% 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 $89

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$15 for $30 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — First Rate Tutors

First Rate Tutors

Redeem from Home

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

$30 $15

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

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

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

$168.85 $29

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$39 for a Microsoft Office Certification Career Advancement Bundle from IT University Online ($399 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

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

$399 $39

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Four, Six, or Eight Hours of Arabic-Language Lessons from Arabic Language Service (Up to 51% 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 $99

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Digital Photography Basics for One or Two at Image Light Photography (Up to 54% Off)

Image Light Photography

On Location

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

$49 $24

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Online Microsoft Excel Training Course or Business Finance Workshop from Startup Saturdays Online (Up to 93% Off)

Startup Saturdays Online

Online Deal

Video-based online courses give beginners an overview of Microsoft Excel or finance; access to Excel course material for up to one year

$499 $35

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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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$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$3,595 $99

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$12 for an Online Traffic-School Course from BESTtrafficschool.com ($21.95 Value)

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

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

$21.95 $12

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CPR Training with Option for AED and First-Aid Training from Aikane Care (55% Off)

Aikane Care

On Location

Licensed instructors teach onsite safety classes

$110 $49

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Two or Four 30-Minute In-Home Private Guitar Lessons with a RockStarter Materials Kit from University of Rock (51% Off)

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

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

$120 $59

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$22 for $55 Worth of Singing Lessons — Lawley Lessons

Lawley Lessons

Redeem from Home

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

$55 $22

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$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

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

$1,485 $69

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$15 for an Online Driver's Ed Course with DMV Certificate of Completion ($69.95 Value)

igottadrive.com

Online Deal

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

$69.95 $15

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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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$9.95 for an Online Traffic School from EraseMyTicketQuicker.com ($19.95 Value)

EraseMyTicketQuicker.com

Online Deal

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

$19.95 $9.95

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Five-, Ten-, Fifteen-, or Twenty-Hour English Classes at Fill Me In English Language Services (Up to70% Off)

Fill Me In English Language Services

On Location

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

$315 $99

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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 79% 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 $39

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish In Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

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

$100 $50

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

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

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

$140 $70

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Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 64% 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 $50

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

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

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

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

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

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

$55 $25

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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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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 53% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

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

$80 $39

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

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

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

$475 $138

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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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$59 for Tutoring Package with Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Kims Academy ($350 Value)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $59

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Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 53% 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 $85

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Academic Evaluation with Four or Eight Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 82% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

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

$403 $89

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$275 for a Nine-Week Creative Writing Class for Kids Ages 8–15 at Kids Be Inspired ($630 Value)

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

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

$630 $275

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$35 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 $35

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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 $49

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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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One Month of Private Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Music to My Ears (50% Off)

Music to My Ears

Cotati

Instructors with extensive performance backgrounds teach essential skills for playing the guitar, drums, or bass

$138 $69

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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-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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$48 for $80 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Rescue Ready

Rescue Ready

Santa Rosa

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

$80 $48

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$95 for Online Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute ($299 Value)

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

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

$299 $95

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$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

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

$79.97 $29

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$9.95 for an Online California Traffic-School Course from Traffic School 2 U ($19.95 Value)

Traffic School 2 U

Online Deal

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

$19.95 $9.95

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$249 Sonoma Valley Helicopter Tour and Food and Wine Pairing for Up to 3 from Helico Sonoma ($465 Value)

Helico Sonoma

Santa Rosa

During helicopter flights, passengers soak in the view; post-flight, guests enjoy a wine and food pairing at Williamson Wines Healdsburg

$465 $249

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Three Private Music Lessons from Tony Bragano (45% Off)

Tony Bragano

Santa Rosa

Three private music lessons in saxophone, piano, or guitar from professional musician Tony Bragano

$99 $54

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$69 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 $69

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$10 Buys You a Coupon for $75 Off Illustrator Course Fee At Young At Art at Young at Art

Young at Art

Cupertino

For $10, receive a coupon for $75 off illustrator course fee at young at art

$75 $10

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Three or Five Kids' Saturday Classes at Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center (60% 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 $24

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Academic Evaluation and Four or Six Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 83% 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 $85

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$89 for Student Assessment and Four Tutoring Courses at Sylvan Learning Center (Up to $499 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

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

$499 $89

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One- or Two-Hour Couples Massage Class at Touch To Heal Massage Center (Up to 51% Off)

Touch To Heal Massage Center

San Jose

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

$120 $59

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44% off a Kindermusik Playdate at Kindermusik with Miss Andrea

Kindermusik With Miss Andrea

Canoas Garden

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

$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

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

$60 $30

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Online Bartending Course with or without Accessories from Bartending College Online (Up to 67% Off)

Bartending College Online

On Location

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

$74.99 $25

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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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Tutoring in Math, Reading, and More at JEI Learning Center San Jose (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

JEI Learning Center - South San Jose

South San Jose

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

$190 $95

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$10 for $19 Worth of Services at TVSB

Tvsb

Boulder Creek

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

$19 $10

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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.

10612 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito,
CA
US

The experienced coaches at Norcal Youth Football Camps teach players of all skill levels ages 7–14 to safely maximize their potential on and off the field. Entrust a fledgling fullback or young sacking sensation to camp director Ken Peralta and his perpetually Gatorade-soaked coaching staff for four days as they mold raw talent into finely tuned wide receivers, linebackers, and linemen. The first half of the camp, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., involves warm-ups and a defensive clinic before campers break for a half hour lunch. Lunch is followed by offensive clinics, games, and an autograph-perfecting tutorial to round out the day, which concludes at 2 p.m.

1294 Albina Ave.
Berkeley,
CA
US

After graduating cum laude from Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music, violinist Kendra Vernon went on to earn a degree in violin performance at Duquesne's Honors College. In 2002, she took the next logical step: sharing her hard-earned skills with aspiring violinists during private lessons. At Vernon Music Studio, she tailors each lesson to the needs of the individual to help students pick up skills quickly and thoroughly. All lessons are one-on-one and free of distractions, and there's a comfortable waiting area for parents.

1326 Monterey St
Richmond,
CA
US

Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award?winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.

2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo,
CA
US

SF Mixology founder Shawn Refoua blended his experience as program director and a student of behavioral psychology into an academy that brings bartending methodology and cocktail mixology into the 21st century. With an eye toward libation history, the school's interactive classes range from basic and advanced mixology courses to in-depth lessons on specific liquors and the evolution of the cocktail through the 14 years of Prohibition and the decade when swizzle sticks were outlawed. Each class complements the goals of cocktail party hosts, as well as aspiring or continually learning bartenders, who can learn and practice essential behind-the-bar techniques while brushing up on flavor theory and emerging recipe methodologies. Held in a high-profile bar, the laid-back classes include plenty of sample sips and enthusiastic toasts to newfound friends.

124 Ellis Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Alameda Natural Grocery specializes in providing affordable natural and organic foods in a neighborhood-market environment. The store features a produce department that's 99% organic 100% of the time and 25% sentient 1% of the time, fresh dairy products, bountiful bulk buys, and a helpful staff that radiates healthy, edible vibes to nibble on while shopping. Pick a peck of non-pickled pleasantries such as stone fruits from Blossom Bluff Farms for $2.99 or an open pint of strawberries from Yerena Farms for $2.29. All-natural Brown Cow yogurts ($0.99 per cup) are on hand for later spoon feeding narrated by airplane sound effects, while Renew Life fish oils ($15.99–$23.99) are available in the supplements and personal-care departments for diving into the fast track toward improved health.

920 Allston Way
Berkeley,
CA
US