Personal Development in Glen Ellyn

$79 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning (a $395 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Personal, detailed help with test prep, math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

$395 $79

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Four Weeks of Tutoring for One or Two Students from Best Brains (Up to 80% Off). Eight Options Available

Best Brains Chicago

Multiple Locations

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

$244 $59

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

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

$25 $10

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One Hour of Flight-Simulator Time or Pilot-Lesson Package at American Flyers (Up to 58% Off)

American Flyers

Dupage Airport (KDPA)

Students learn piloting skills on flight-simulation equipment before optionally hopping in the cockpit for an hour of hands-on flying

$140 $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

Elmhurst

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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Four Weeks of English or Math Tutoring for One or Two at EyeLevel Elmhurst, IL (Up to 61% Off)

EyeLevel Elmhurst,IL

Elmhurst

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

$250 $99

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$40 for $80 toward 60 Minute Massage — Elevated Delights

Elevated Delights

Burlington Northern Industrial Park

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

$80 $40

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$150 for an English-as-a-Second-Language Class at I Speak English, Inc. ($360 Value)

I Speak English, Inc.

Nichols Library

Non-native speakers can brush up on the English language skills in classes that can prepare them for work, school, or just everyday life

$360 $150

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Real-Estate Broker Prelicensing Courses with Optional Exam Prep at Real Estate School of Illinois (Up to 53% Off)

Real Estate School of Illinois

Westmont

Experienced instructors provide the 90-hour classroom education required to obtain a Illinois real-estate broker’s license

$689 $349

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$99 for Skills Assessment and Six Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning Center ($530 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

$530 $99

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$74 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

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

$150 $74

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One, Two, or Three 45-Minute Time-Management Classes at Light Vision Group (Up to 64% Off)

Light Vision Group

Multiple Locations

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

$45 $19

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

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

$140 $69

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 62% Off)

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

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

$70 $29

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Two-Hour Adobe Lightroom Class or Three-Hour Adobe Photoshop Class at Balanced Exposure (Up to 70% Off)

Balanced Exposure

Schaumburg

Learn about digital photo-editing fundamentals, including cloning, masking, layers, and color correction

$195 $59

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30-Minute Introductory Flight Lesson with Ground School for One or Two at Avel Flight School (Up to 47% Off)

Avel Flight School

Schaumburg

Become acquainted with flight in introductory lesson with FAA-certified instructor

$199 $110

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$321 for One Broker Pre-License Course from Inland Real Estate School ($649 value)

Inland Real Estate School

Oak Brook

90-hour course prepares students for the state exam

$649 $321

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Music and DJ Classes at Absolute Music Academy (Up to 68% Off). Four Options Available.

Absolute Music Academy

Geneva

The music teachers all have professional experience and either a bachelors or masters degree in music

$199 $99

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Helicopter Hovering Adventure at A&M Aviation (Up to 43% Off)

A&M Aviation

Bolingbrook

Learn how to get a chopper in the air with instruction from an experienced pilot that takes you through ground and air training

$300 $170

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$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

$88 $40

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$30 for $250 Worth of Automotive Hail Damage Repair at Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Des Plaines

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

$250 $30

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$189 for 32 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School (68% 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

$595 $189

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First Month and Registration Fee for Math or English Tutoring from Eye Level of Arlington Heights (57% Off)

Eye Level of Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights

Kids ages 5—15 learn at their own pace; 5:1 student teacher ratio

$233 $100

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$229 for Teen Driver's-Ed Package at City Xpress Driving School ($475 Value)

City Xpress driving school

Elgin

Your teen can participate in a driver’s-ed course with behind-the-wheel observation

$475 $229

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$149 for a Private Intro Flight Lesson with 1 Hour of Air Time from Modern Flight Instruction ($235 Value)

Modern Flight Instruction

Lewis University Airport

An expert pilot takes beginner flyers into the sky for a 1-hour, hands-on flight with 2 hours of training and debriefing on the ground

$235 $149

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Private Pilot Course for One or Two at Chicagoland Aviation (50% Off)

Chicagoland Aviation

Romeoville

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

$299 $149

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$299 for 90-Hour Broker Pre-License Course at Academy of Real Estate Education, Inc. ($649 Value)

Academy of Real Estate Education, Inc.

Palatine

During the six-week course, students spend 45 hours in a classroom and 45 hours of self-study

$649 $299

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (69% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

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

$60 $19

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Four Weeks of English or Math Tutoring Sessions for One or Two at Eye Level of Plainfield (Up to 56% Off)

Eye Level of Plainfield

Plainfield

Knowledgeable tutors help students master English and math concepts, improving academic performance and boosting confidence

$250 $115

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$299 for Eight-Week Broker Pre-License Real Estate Course at Your House Real Estate Academy ($590 Value)

Your House Real Estate Academy

Lincolnshire

Earn an entry-level broker’s license in two months with two 3-hour classes per week

$590 $299

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One, Three, or Six Yoga for Kids Classes on Saturdays at Mosaic Therapy (Up to 56% Off)

Mosaic Therapy

Vernon

Yoga for kids classes help children understand the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga and exercise

$20 $9

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$99 for a Four-Hour ACT Test-Prep Session at Associates for Educational and Psychological Services ($400 Value)

Associates for Educational and Psychological Services

Glenview

An educator with more than 30 years of experience helps his students prepare for the ACT exam during four-hour tutoring sessions

$400 $99

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One or Three Two-Hour Adult Art Classes at Terra Sounds (Up to 48% Off)

Terra Sounds

Glenview

Adult artists of all experience levels pick a media of their choice, such as watercolor, acrylic, or oil paint, while working on a sketch

$27 $15

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$29 for Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds ($80 Value)

Terra Sounds

Glenview

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

$80 $29

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One or Three 30- or 60-Minute Private Piano Lessons at Palos Heights Piano (50% Off)

Palos Heights Piano

Palos Heights

Classical pianist with 20+ years of experience teaches the instrument's fundamentals to students of all ages

$30 $15

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Four Weeks of English or Math Tutoring for One, Two, or Three at Eye Level (Up to 60% Off)

Eye Level

Orland Park

In each one-hour session once every week, tutors help children aged 3–18 master critical-thinking math and English skills

$250 $110

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One or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Evolution Music (Up to 67% Off)

Evolution Music

Orland Park

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

$20 $10

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One Month of Tutoring in Math, English, or Both at Eye Level Learning and Enrichment Center (Up to 60% Off)

Eye Level Learning and Enrichment Center

Skokie

Tutors help students with curriculum aligned to the National Council Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Teachers of English

$165 $75

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Scuba-Diving Course with Option for Certification at Berry Dive Center (Up to60% Off). Four Options Available.

Berry Dive Center

Northbrook/Glenview

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

$75 $30

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Mixology Course for 1 or 2 or Wine Tasting for 2 with Optional Cheese at Haute & Ready (Up to 60% Off)

Haute & Ready w/ Bartend Chicago

West Loop

Learn how to mix four types of cocktails while nibbling on hors d’oeuvres; wine tasting includes five wine samples and four optional cheeses

$125 $65

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$150 for One Basic Rider Course at Motorcycle Riding'sCool ($300 Value)

Motorcycle Riding'sCool

West Town

During 14-hour course, students learn the rules of the road and then hit the closed-circuit course to get a feel for riding motorcycles

$300 $150

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$110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

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

$200 $110

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$300 for $600 Worth of Services at Forte Knowledge

Forté Knowledge

The Loop

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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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drum, or Piano Lessons at Guitar Cities (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Cities

Chicago

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

$80 $33

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Three or Six 3-Hour Multimedia Art Lessons at Rogala Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Rogala Studio

Little Village

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

$450 $219

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A Private Music Lesson from Hoke Academy of Music (44% Off)

Hoke Academy Of Music

Chicago

Focusing on building healthy, beautiful voices through patient and effective instruction; sing better and enjoy music

$80 $45

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10-Hour GMAT Test-Prep Course at MyGuru (Up to 62% Off)

MyGuru

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile

In small groups, students gather to learn techniques and key information to help them conquer GMAT standardized tests

$699 $269

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Two-Hour Couples Massage Class for Two or Four at Hands On Couples Massage (Up to 63% Off)

Hands On Couples Massage

Near North Side

Limited to just a few students, classes teach couples massage techniques to use at home

$200 $79

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4-Hour Mixology Class or 10-Hour Basics Course at A List Startenders (Up to 57% Off)

A List Startenders

Jefferson Park

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

$159 $69

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Two Private Music Lessons from Thompson Voice Studio (43% Off)

Thompson Voice Studio

Old Irving Park

During two 30-minute voice lessons, students learn the basics of singing

$60 $34

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Five Weeks of Bagpipe or Drum Lessons with Rentals at Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming

Irish American Heritage Center

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

$145 $69

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Beer 101 or Wine 101 Class for One, Two, or Four at Elitte Bartending School (Up to 84% Off)

Elitte Bartending School

Portage Park

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

$159 $39

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Two or Four Piano Lessons at Heart of Singing (Up to 68% Off)

Heart of Singing

Chicago

Seasoned musician inspires versatile piano moves during lessons tailored to the student’s skill level & goals

$80 $26

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Natural French Handmade Cosmetics Class for One or Two at Magalie Naturals (Up to 45% Off)

Magalie Naturals

Bucktown

In Parisian-inspired boutique,French cosmetic designer leads students hands-on through creating their own natural skin care product.

$55 $30

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$749 for a 12-Week Web- or Mobile-Development Class at Code Chicago ($1,500 Value)

Code Chicago

Pilsen

Twelve-week programs teach students how to produce apps for the web or Android or iOS devices, or how to approach game design

$1,500 $749

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$33 for Three Private Guitar or Piano Lessons or Two Vocal Lessons at The Ultimate School of Guitar (Up to $72 Value)

The Ultimate School of Guitar

Berger Park Cultural Center

Basic to advanced lessons in guitar, piano, and vocals taught by talented instructors with educational and practical experience

$72 $33

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$86 for $320 Worth of Photography Classes — Dom Digital Media

Dom Digital Media

Chicago

In-depth classes on how to use creative camera settings, edit photographs, and either export files to the web or print images

$320 $86

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Notary, Paralegal, or Real Estate Investment Courses at Chicago Investment School (Up to 70% Off)

Chicago Investment School

Lincoln Park

Courses led by Derek McNeal, a licensed attorney and certified public accountant with more than 20 years in the real estate industry

$200 $95

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Three, Five, or Seven Private Violin or Viola Lessons at MB Muzik (Up to 58% Off)

MB Muzik

Chicago

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

$180 $75

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$549 for $999 Groupon — Computer Training Institute of Chicago

Computer Training Institute Of Chicago

Chicago

From the merchant: Microsoft Office 2013 Training - Pick Two from Word, Excel, Power Point or Outlook - Stop thinking and start doing!

$999 $549

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Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Chicago

The Loop

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

$70 $29

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7-Hour "Digital in a Day" Photography Workshop for One or Two from Chicago Photography Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Chicago Photography Academy

Lakeview

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

$195 $49

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Résumé Proofreading and Critique or a Résumé-Writing Package at E.G. Editors (Up to 53% Off)

E.G. Editors

Lakeview

Job seekers have a professional look over and critique their résumé, including design feedback, so they can have a better chance at success

$75 $35

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Screenwriting Workshop for One or Two at Artist Acting Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Artist Acting Acadmey

Central Chicago

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

$75 $37

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BYOB Creative Writing Class for One, Two, or Four at Both Sides Art (Up to 53% Off)

Both Sides Art

Chicago

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

$40 $20

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Music-Production 101 Class or One Full-Day Boot Camp at The Talent Pros (Up to 80% Off)

The Talent Pros

Pilsen

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

$75 $29

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$24 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Chicago

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

$50 $24

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Four Private Music Lessons from Dave Kohut Guitar Instruction (44% Off)

Dave Kohut Guitar Instruction

Crestwood

From the merchant: Guitar, bass, banjo, or Ukulele lessons available. All levels of student from beginning to advanced are welcome.

$80 $45

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The Chicago White Sox have some truly dedicated fans. In 1994, the team decided to reach out to the youngsters who worshipped their footwear. They sought to provide kids with the same conditioning and training they honed their skills with, so they started a sports-training summer camp. In a mere seven years, demand for the trainers' services necessitated that the program conduct year-round sessions in all types of sports, and the Bulls/Sox Academy was born.

Taught by the trainers who spend their life making sure that the Sox and Bulls are ready to hit the field or court, Bulls/Sox Academy's lessons bring professional techniques to aspiring athletes. Baseball programs teach functional speed movements for high-speed base stealing and help kids build the upper-body strength to knock balls out of the park and through the windshield of their least favorite neighbor's minivan. The basketball course divvies up training between shooting, skills, and defensive play. The fast-pitch softball teachers—both former professional players and longtime coaches—arm students to beat back high-velocity pitches without hurting the ball's feelings.

800 West Saint Charles Road
Lombard,
IL
US

A Chicago Tribune reporter visiting a Stepping Into Etiquette class admitted that students seemed reluctant at first. "But less than an hour later, somewhere between delivering a firm handshake and choosing the right fork, the 8- to 12-year-olds began smiling, raising their hands to be called on, and begging to help set a proper table in a meeting room at the Naperville Public Library."

The company has also appeared in publications such as Chicago Parent, but the classes are not just for youngsters. There are also sessions for professionals, who can often use a crash course in fundamental etiquette such as eye contact, a firm handshake, and what food is appropriate to juggle. As the Tribune reporter noted, all of the courses are intended to be fun. The school has brought that entertaining spirit to classes for a wide range of organizations, from the Girl Scouts to Barbizon Modeling and Acting School to Chicago State University.

1188 Royal Glen Drive
Glen Ellyn,
IL
US

Featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, BenchPrep's educational network prepares students to undertake difficult exams with confidence through innovative and interactive online content. Students can enlist in a field of study from BenchPrep's courses, forged with the aid of McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley, and photocopies of Athena's classroom cheat sheets, to gain access to the site's comprehensive content, reporting, and score-analysis tools. Students cultivate their academic knowledge with content-specific reading material, videos, notes, bookmarks, customizable quizzes, and practice tests.

BenchPrep's innovative cross-platform technology allows online students to begin their studies on a web-based computer and continue their lessons in transit via iPhone, Android, or iPad. Lesson plans can also be downloaded to a smartphone device through the BenchPrep app to facilitate on-the-go learning without an Internet connection, handy for studying in signal-destroying subways or while time traveling to pre-WiFi locales. Upon completion, students receive a digital completion certificate.

501 College Avenue
Wheaton,
IL
US

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.

300 E Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton,
IL
US

Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.

410 N Cross St.
Wheaton,
IL
US

The culture connoisseurs at Wheaton College coordinate public exhibitions every month to explore the human experience through the lens of music, visual art, and dance. Meander through the majestic soundscapes of Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven performed by the Opole Philharmonic of Poland, Poland's leading orchestra and sausage juggling consortium. These masters of regal reverberation have performed with notable virtuosic soloists throughout the world and tour extensively abroad to critical and audience acclaim. Horn hounds can choose to lubricate auditory valves with the glossy harmonies of Empire Brass, boasting an international reputation as North America's finest brass quintet. These five superstar scale climbers hail from major orchestras across the United States, perform more than 100 concerts a year in metropolitan areas all over the world, and are known for a vast repertoire of material, ranging from Gabrieli's composition for St. Mark's Cathedral to Andrew Lloyd Webber tunes about Gabrieli haunting an opera house in a Technicolor cat suit.

501 College Ave
Wheaton,
IL
US