Learning in Hartford

1, 3, or 12 Months of Photoshop, Game Design, and 3D Animation Courses at School of Interactive Design (Up to 92% Off)

School of Interactive Design

Online Deal

$1,188 $99

In-depth online courses taught by industry experts teach graphic design, 3D animation, and game design

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

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

Two 90-Minute or Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions from Tutor Doctor of the Pioneer Valley (Up to 67% Off)

Tutor Doctor of the Pioneer Valley

Redeem from Home

$195 $65

Tutors provide help in core subjects such as calculus and english

$79 for an Online Oracle Database Administration Course from e-Careers ($840 Value)

e-Careers

Online Deal

$840 $79

Online course covers skills needed to install and maintain Oracle databases; earn an Oracle-certified professional certificate at the end

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

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

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

One Week of Standard Kids' Classes for One or Four at Kids Corner (50% Off)

Kids Corner

Multiple Locations

$350 $175

Instructors help kids excel in math, reading, science, music, writing, and dance in engaging and fun classes

$50 for Two ACT or SAT Practice Tests and Two Test Reviews at Ivy Bound Test Prep ($150 Value)

Ivy Bound Test Prep

Newington

$150 $50

Practice tests and review sessions prime college applicants for success on SAT or ACT

6 Group Sign-Language Classes, 4 Private Lessons, or 1 Painting and Signing Class at SIGNING Basics (Up to 55% Off)

SIGNING Basics

Greenwood Center

$37 $20

Instructors teach students sign-language basics in social painting classes or group sign language lessons with other students

Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 51% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

Four Private Tutoring Sessions or Six-Week SAT Prep Course at Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep (Up to 51% Off)

Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep

Wallingford

$180 $89

One-hour tutoring sessions for kids from preschool through 12th grade cover any subject; SAT class includes covered materials

$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Springfield

$131 $59

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

$29.99 for an Online Home-IT Course from Excel With Business ($299 Value)

EwB Home IT Course

Online Deal

$299 $29.99

Lord over your home's computer and Internet with a course designed by the technology expert who wrote the first ...For Dummies book

$13 for Two Kids’ Activities from Mad Science of Western New England at The Big E, Sept. 12–28 ($27 Value)

Mad Science of Western New England at The Big E

BIG E

$27 $13

Science enthusiasts help kids make slime, dig for fossils and gems, and crack geodes while piquing interest in chemistry and geology

Two Tutoring Sessions from Total Learning Group,LLC (45% Off)

Total Learning Group

Guilford Center

$150 $83

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$60 for $133 Worth of Services at Mathnasium of Newtown

Mathnasium Of Newtown

Newtown

$133 $60

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$188 for $375 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Bulldog Tutors

Bulldog Tutors

Downtown

$375 $188

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$55 for $100 Groupon — Spanish on the Green™

Employment Resource Team, Llc - Spanish On The Green

New Haven

$100 $55

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$39.99 for Online Web Development from Scratch Course from Udemy ($199 Value)

Udemy

Online Deal

$199 $39.99

More than 220 online videos walk students through learning how to build websites using XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript

$59 for a Year's Subscription to Online Courses for Office Programs from Computer Troubleshooters Danbury ($299 Value)

Computer Troubleshooters Danbury

Brookfield

$299 $59

A year's subscription to online courses that are shot in high-definition video and cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows 8, and Quickbooks

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Amped Music School (Up to 56% Off)

Amped Music School

Wyoming

$40 $20

Instructors teach guitar, piano, drums, or vocals in one-on-one lessons

Tutoring Session from the math helpER+ (45% Off)

The Math Helper+

Westerly

$240 $132

Math levels from kindergarten through Algebra II. Walk-in service by certified math teachers. Come as often as needed

$25 for $50 Groupon — Brain Boost

Brain Boost

Fairfield

$50 $25

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$35 for $70 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — RLB Tutoring

Rlb Tutor

On Location

$70 $35

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One or Two Months of Music Lessons for Any Instrument at The Music Score (Up to 63% Off)

The Music Score

Rocky Hill

$120 $49

Trained musicians teach students age five or older how to play instruments such as the piano or violin; all skill levels are welcome

Select Local Merchants

The owners of Big Z Cleaners, Twin City Dry Cleaners, & Squeeky's Cleaners & Laundromat wash and dry-clean garments with environmentally friendly practices and a keen eye for detail honed over a span of 40 years. After dry-cleaning silk blouses, suits, or dress shirts stained with business-related marinara sauce, specialists press collars and cuffs and preserve their shapes with a customizable dose of starch. The team also carefully executes wash, dry, and fold services that conclude with exemplary folding and placement on hangers.

901 Wethersfield Ave
Hartford,
CT
US

Nelson Molina had just graduated from medical school when a chance encounter changed his life's path. Every day, he'd stop by a local cafe for lunch, and every day, he'd run into a crowd of fellow customers who seemed astonishingly relaxed and happy. Convinced by their laid-back demeanor that they must be fishermen by trade, he asked?and discovered that they spent their mornings working the stock market, and had the freedom to spend their afternoons hanging out with their families or watching cat videos. He decided then and there to change careers.

He started trading penny stocks, bond futures, equities, and options, and he's been an independent trader since 2010. Wanting to share his success with others, he started McBillion.com, which trains students to read the market's crucial indicators to find their own success.

2 Park Place
Hartford,
CT
US

When she’s not teaching creative writing or crafting award-winning songs, Kate Callahan helps high school seniors channel their own creativity into college essays. A 12-year artist-in-residence in West Hartford public schools, Kate walks students through essay-writing step-by-step, from brainstorming to revision. Along the way, she shows pupils how to incorporate creative elements into their pieces, such as dialogue or building suspense. For students who already have an essay ready, Kate happily makes content or grammar suggestions during her one-on-one Skype or in-person sessions. Along with seniors, she extends her services to juniors, who can develop and refine their pieces a full year ahead of the application grind in senior year.

99 Pratt Street, Suite 200
Hartford,
CT
US

Connecticut Flight Academy?s fleet includes a quartet of Piper aircraft, in addition to an FAA-approved flight simulator. The school's air and ground flight training equipment allows certified instructors to help students of all skill levels accomplish their aviation goals, whether they want to earn a pilot's license or figure out which aeronautical terminology to use when talking to pigeons. Furthermore, the school's location at Hartford-Brainard Airport gives students proximity to Boston and New York airspace, making for good practice with high-traffic areas and New England?s swift weather changes.

20 Lindbergh Dr.
Hartford,
CT
US

Today, science lets children as young as 7 years old stand in the eye of a hurricane and fly over the surface of Mars—at least at the Connecticut Science Center. The multi-sensory center encourages all ages to explore the exciting side of natural and man-made phenomena. Whether they're braving gale-force winds in the hurricane simulator or engaging with exotic critters in the live animal touch tanks, visitors play an active role in the center's more than 150 hands-on exhibits. In the Sight and Sound Experience, adventurers feel sound vibrations, experiment with lasers and movement, and hear light, whereas Planet Earth encourages them to probe for fossils in a real seabed core. Exploring Space journeys outside the atmosphere with moon rocks and an up-close visit to a black hole, before Invention Dimension, which features LEGOs, returns to Earth so that fledgling engineers can build their own Rube Goldberg machine without the calculating the effects of zero gravity.

Recently, the center welcomed its newest resident: a sound-equipped animatronic dilophosaurus, whose reptilian movements and noises recreate the goosebumps felt during the species's starring role in Jurassic Park. Robotics also play a central role in Forces in Motion, which introduces the fundamentals of engineering and design through the use of sleek, responsive mechanical flyers. The center's dedication to machine life also extends to its partnerships; working with First Niagara Bank Foundation and scientist Tim Gifford, the center sponsors a teen robotics team for camps and competitions.

Beyond the permanent exhibits, the museum is also a frequent stop for headline-grabbing traveling exhibits from around the country; with multiple exhibits coming through every year, no visit is likely to be the same as the last. The center also houses learning areas suited to even smaller guests: in KidSpace, ages 3–6 splash in a water play area, partake in story time, experiment with a wall of magnetic balls, and test their object recognition in searching activities designed by I Spy author Walter Wick. Beyond the exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theatre screens science-focused films, and four educational labs host special events such as summer exploration camps and experiments in cootie vaccination. An on-site café, meanwhile, keeps visitors fueled with dishes made from organic, locally sourced ingredients. All of this academic adventure unfold in the center's sleek building, which honors its green architecture with a rooftop garden boasting panoramic views of Hartford.

250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford,
CT
US

Equipment: Zebra mats and cage, Combat Sports boxing ring, Precor and Cybex machines
Students should bring: Workout clothing (i.e. sweatpants and a t-shirt)
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11–25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Established: 2002
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Capoeira offers a great workout that is mentally and physically engaging. Aikido is more traditional.

20 Jefferson Ave
West Hartford,
CT
US