Personal Development in Germantown

$89 for a Discovery Flight from Washington International Flight Academy ($145 Value)

Washington International Flight Academy

Gaithersburg

After 30 minutes of ground instruction, students pilot and fly an aircraft with guidance from an FAA- certified flight instructor

$145 $89

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$1,648 for $2,997 Worth of Academic Classes — Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Rockville

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

$2,997 $1,648

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$94 for $160 Worth of Singing Lessons — The A Cappella School

The A Cappella School

Rockville

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

$160 $94

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Tutoring, Test Prep, or Early Learning Sessions at SpiderSmart Learning Center of Frederick (Up to 36% Off)

SpiderSmart Learning Center of Frederick

New Market

Tutors work one on one to set long-term goals, build academic confidence, and develop proficiency

$150 $99

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$48 for $80 Worth of Driving Classes — Washington Career and Technical Education Center

Washington Career And Technical Education Center

Hallmark Business Park

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$80 $48

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Two or Four 1-Hour Acoustic Guitar Lessons at NoVa Guitar Lessons (Up to 58% Off)

NoVa Guitar Lessons

Countryside

Learn how to play the acoustic guitar—or refine skills you already have—at your own pace with instruction from an experienced guitar player

$100 $43

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Four Weeks of Tutoring for One or Two Students at Bestbrains (Up to 69% Off)

Bestbrains

Multiple Locations

Certified teachers instruct students across four subjects, including abacus, math, English, and general knowledge for four weeks

$244 $79

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$58 for $115 Worth of Childcare — 360°

360degreesusa.com

Broadlands

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

$115 $58

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$87 for One Private Tutoring Package from Mathnasium ($209 Value)

Mathnasium

Reston

Expert math tutors help students ace tests and homework with assessment and two private teaching sessions

$209 $87

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Four Private Music Lessons from Storm Music Lessons (45% Off)

Storm Music Lessons

Herndon

From the merchant: Private one on one Voice, Piano, Drum, or Guitar lessons, built around the needs and goals of the individual students.

$160 $88

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$243 for $485 Groupon — AliceBeauty LLC

Alice Beauty Llc

Bethesda

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

$485 $243

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Beginners' DSLR-Camera Workshop for One or Two from DSLR Workshops by Okello Dunkley (Up to 55% Off)

DSLR Workshops

Multiple Locations

Workshops teach students to explore the manual settings of their digital cameras, including aperture, ISO, and white balance

$99 $46

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$90 for $180 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services at Capital Tutoring

Capital Tutoring

Mc Lean

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

$180 $90

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One-Day Photography Course at Vickie Lewis Photography (45% Off)

Vickie Lewis Photography

Silver Spring

Not sure how to use that expensive digital camera? Take the mystery out of shooting on manual in a fun, hands-on class.

$149 $82

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Four 30-Minute Private Singing Lessons at Solfedge Studio: Community Music School (45% Off)

Solfedge Studio: Community Music School

Silver Spring

Relax and let your inner artist break free

$119 $65

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Four 30-Minute or Hourlong Private Guitar Lessons or Four Hourlong Group Lessons at The Guitar Lab (Up to 64% Off)

The Guitar Lab

Falls Church

Private and group lessons teach students how to feel confident playing the guitar while imparting theory and encouraging experimentation

$140 $60

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Two or Four Music Lessons at Falls Church Music Conservatory (Up to 55% Off)

Falls Church Music Conservatory

Jefferson

Adults and children with a variety of skill levels are invited to learn instruments at this classically focused music school

$122 $55

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$23 for $40 Toward 30 minute Individual Piano Lesson — Alla's Piano Studio

Alla's Piano Studio

Falls Church

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$40 $23

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Oil Change, Tire Rotation, and Safety Inspection from Choice Automotive (40% Off)

Choice Automotive, Inc.

Chantilly

From the merchant: Changed Motor Oil & Filter, Added up to 5 QTS Standard Motor Oil, Check all Fluid Levels, tires rotation and VA inspect

$65 $39

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A Japanese Language Class from Learn Japan (44% Off)

Learn Japan

Logan Circle - Shaw

From the merchant: All of my classes are designed to meet your needs. Let me know what you want to learn. I will customize the material.

$70 $39

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$49 for $98 Worth of Defensive-Driving Classes — Dexterity Driving School

Dexterity Driving School

Washington

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

$98 $49

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Lifeguard or CPR/AED Training for One or Two from National Lifesaving & Aquatics (Up to 57% Off). Six Options.

National Lifesaving & Aquatics

Van Ness - Forest Hills

Learn life-saving techniques such as CPR, AED operation, first aid, and aquatic rescue

$279 $139

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Georgetown Guitar Academy (Up to 57% Off)

Georgetown Guitar Academy

Georgetown

Award-winning guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin leads guitar lessons that were highlighted by CBS as amongst the best in D.C.

$80 $39

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$94 for Labor & Delivery for Daddy Class at Expertly Crafted Wellness ($189 Value)

Expertly Crafted Wellness

Dupont Circle

Three-hour class imparts massage and relaxation basics so expectant dads can help during labor; give as a baby shower gift

$189 $94

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$25 for $50 Toward Translation Services — Language Innovations, LLC

Language Innovations LLC

Farragut Square

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$50 $25

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$36 for $60 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Simon Studies Educational Services, LLC

Simon Studies Educational Services, Llc

U Street - Cardozo

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$60 $36

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Four or Eight Salsa-Dancing Lessons at Saboreate Dance Company (Up to 51% Off)

Saboreate Dance Company

Washington

Students learn sensual salsa moves during 60-minute lessons

$60 $30

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$79 for $175 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Breathe Life

Breathe Life

Multiple Locations

Two-year First Aid and CPR certification; training meets employment requirements, AHA and OSHA standards, and science guidelines

$175 $79

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Eight-Week Course for One or Two at Coco Libre (Up to 58% Off)

Coco Libre

Hyattsville

Eight-week classes offer introductions to such diverse topics as Spanish, African dance, and meditation

$80 $34

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Four or Eight 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Victory Tutoring (Up to 63% Off)

Victory Tutoring

Laurel

Professional tutors help students improve test scores in areas such as physics, social studies, and reading comprehension

$140 $62

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4, 8, or 12 Private Music Lesson Packages for Kids and Teens at Let There Be Rock School (Up to 55% Off)

Let There Be Rock School

Columbia

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

$180 $89

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$44 for $100 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Fundamental Education

Fundamental Education

Ellicott City

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

$100 $44

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$66 for $144 Worth of Music Lessons — The Maryland Music Academy

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

Four 30-minute private lessons on any instrument. Our expert teachers work one-on-one with students. Anyone over the age of four is welcome.

$144 $66

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Four Private Music Lessons from Sky Music Instruction LLC (41% Off)

Sky Music Instruction

Centreville

Offering comprehensive guitar and voice instruction; lessons include technique, theory, and ear training

$120 $71

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SAT Verbal or Total Test-Prep Package with Practice Tests at Living Stone Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Living Stone Academy

Centreville

High-school students spend hours studying with a tutor and taking practice tests to prepare for the SATs

$420 $112

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$545 for $990 Worth of Makeup Classes — Spectrum Beauty Academy

Spectrum Beauty Academy

Alexandria

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

$990 $545

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Preschool Music Program or Four 30-Minute Private Music or Voice Lessons at CTM Studios (Up to 58% Off)

CTM Studios

Alexandria

During private lessons, expert instructors teach students the fundamentals of singing or instruments; preschoolers learn basics of music

$100 $50

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Mixology or Wine Tasting 101 Course for One or Two from Sugar Rim Bar (Up to 67% Off)

Sugar Rim Bar

Art Whino

Classes teach participants what to look for in a mixed drink, or cover the history of wine-making and tips on storing bottles

$299 $100

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15 or 25 Hours of Tutoring with a Full Academic from Youth Legacy, Inc. (Up to 52% Off)

Youth Legacy, Inc.

Marlow Heights

Youth boost skills and comprehension during after-school and weekend tutoring sessions in reading, math, and science

$300 $149

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They’re a common food in several Latin countries, including Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, but empanadas are made a bit differently in Argentina. “We have an edge because we actually bake them,” Nicolás Ibarzabal, co-owner of 5411, told the Decider in 2009. ”Here in Chicago there are a couple of places that offer empanadas, but they’re pretty much all deep-fried. We like to think of ourselves as the new healthy frontier of empanadas.”

Along with pals and fellow Buenos Aires natives Mariano Lanfranconi and Andrés Arlia, Ibarzabal makes the flaky baked treats in nearly a dozen varieties. You’ll find traditional hand-cut beef empanadas as well as Americanized versions including barbecue chicken, which Ibarzabal admits is one of his favorites despite chuckles from his Argentine friends. The trio started 5411—a mash-up of Argentina’s country code, 54, and Buenos Aires’s city code, 11—in 2009 as a catering company before rolling out a food truck and finally opening a shop in Lakeview. That shop makes deliveries by the dozen, and the same pale-blue food truck—perhaps the catalyst for 5411’s success—still takes to the streets daily, urging office dwellers to emerge from their cubicles and horses to escape from their buggies.

18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds,
MD
US

Children are best equipped to develop analytical skills for current and future learning between the formative ages of 3.5 and 14. That's why Best Brains sets students off on the right foot by offering focused courses in subjects such as math, English, abacus, and general knowledge. Certified teachers help students develop skills in writing, grammar, critical thinking word problems, and basic computational math, using an abacus counting tool to help develop spatial memory.

19741 Executive Park Circle
Germantown,
MD
US

For more than 20 years, the FAA-certified flight instructors at Washington International Flight Academy have safely guided pupils skyward and imbued them with the skills necessary for numerous licenses and certifications. Under an instructor's watchful eye, guests control a Cessna 172 on a 30-minute airborne trek during discovery flights, which can later be applied toward courses for a private or commercial pilot’s license with optional multiengine rating. A commercial pilot’s license qualifies more seasoned flyers for instructor certification, where they learn how to teach essentials, including how to tell the difference between a landing airplane and a diving roc.

Along with in-depth courses, Washington International Flight Academy accommodates patrons with rentals of its massive fleet, charts and piloting supplies from its fully stocked shop, and lodging for out-of-state students.

7940 Airpark Rd
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Atlantic Edge Dive Center's dive-masters might technically be classified as land mammals, but they spend enough time under water to earn the honorary title of amphibian. They spend days and nights teaching and leading dives, whether they're arming curious beginners with basic skills in one of their on-site swimming pools, or conducting open water certification tests off the coast. They go beyond simply certifying students for adventure: they provide rescue diving, dive master, and instructor training as well.

Their passion for the aquatic pastime draws them to all kinds of watery outposts. They lead excursions to the Florida keys to help rehabilitate the coral reefs surrounding the islands, and dive into the relatively calm waters of the tanks in the Baltimore National Aquarium, where they have a chance to see 53 species of fish feed in the secret underwater cafeteria.

520 N Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Getting in shape after giving birth can be difficult; taking care of the baby takes a lot of time and leaves bodies weary and sapped of energy. Stroller Strides understands these common struggles and has designed exercise regimens with new mothers in mind. All you need to get started is you, your baby or someone else's baby, and a stroller. Classes, which are taught by specially trained instructors, take place outdoors most of the year and consist of a warm-up, a buggy-bandying power walk, and interval stations where participants do a variety of body-toning exercises. Musically enhanced indoor classes are also available if you'd rather spare your body and baby from winter's clammy clutches. Instructors provide everyone with any additional equipment and, in the event of a fussy-baby episode, will show you exercises you can do with your baby.

701 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.

In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.

364 Main Street, #200
Gaithersburg,
MD
US