Personal Development in La Jolla

79% Off Online Driver's Ed Course

Online Deal

$69.95 $15

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

96% Off CompTIA IT-Certification Bundle

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $99

Expert lectures, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in three courses, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

83% Off Master Beer-Brewing Course

Mixology Training

Online Deal

$595 $99

In online course, master brewer Bob Sylvester delves deep into the beer-brewing process, from sanitation and hop variety to equipment setup

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

50% Off Flight Lesson from San Diego Beach Flights

San Diego Beach Flights

Otay Mesa

$149 $74

Flight lesson over the beach from veteran pilot with 30 years of experience as an FAA-certified flight mechanic

56% Off a Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab

The Love Lab

Hosted inside Yoga One

$135 $59.99

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

Up to 51% Off Two-Week Bartending Certification Course

School of Spirits Bartending College

San Diego

$199 $98

Professional bartenders instruct 10–30 students in mixology, free pouring, and making garnishes during two-week certification courses

66% Off Lesson from Learn To Fly San Diego

Learn To Fly San Diego

Kearny Mesa

$592 $199


Introductory flight lesson with necessities for beginner pilots

Up to 50% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Fly with Mark

San Diego

$399 $199

Students and friends climb into a four-seater plane with a pilot who has been flying for two decades and teaching for three

Up to 60% Off In-Home French Tutoring

Et Voila French Tutoring

Redeem from Home

$100 $49

Skilled instructor creates individualized plan to help students of all levels with grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation

45% Off Photography Classes

John Cocozza Photography

On Location

$400 $220

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

Half Off Online Traffic-School Course

Online Deal

$21.95 $10.99

DMV approved online traffic course for traffic citation dismissal; written by DMV-licensed instructors, masks driving-record citations

Up to 56% Off Group Spanish Classes

Saber Spanish Language Cultural Center

Kearny Mesa

$100 $49

Skilled instructors aid students of all levels in Spanish vocabulary and grammar, as well as oral and written communication skills

96% Off Leadership and Communication Webinars

Dale Carnegie

Online Deal

$1,089 $49

Over 3 months, participants enlist in online courses that cover such topics as personal effectiveness, leadership, and communication skills

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

Half Off Kids’ Intro to Robotics Class at Robolink


Sorrento Valley

$300 $149

Using a beginner kit, students learn robotics fundamentals as they build bots that can trace lines or play games

40% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Tutorial World

Redeem from Home

$30 $18

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

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

46% Off Digital-Media Classes

Media Arts Center San Diego

San Diego

$150 $81

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With a 12-to-1 student-teacher ratio and curriculum aligned with California's Gifted & Talented Education standards, Keystone Academy supercharges children's education. Instructors urge students to take a big-picture approach to their subjects as they learn critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. The school's hybrid K–8 program restructures the typical school week to let students engage with their community: students participate in four daily hours of accelerated classroom learning for the first four days of the week, followed by home study on Friday. But even students who don't attend Keystone Academy during the school year can benefit from its unique educational approach. Summer camps immerse kids in fascinating lessons on photography, baking, robotics, or smartphone-app programming. Afterschool enrichment classes buttress classroom learning with in-depth programs on science or foreign languages. And themed Super Saturday events invite kids from the community to spend a day experimenting with hands-on educational activities.

722 Genevieve Street
Solana Beach,

In the three decades since he left his job as the COO of a multimillion-dollar development company, Brian Tracy has delved into the study of success, honing his own experiences with insights from the masters of fields including economics, business, and psychology. Confident in his own research, Tracy now travels through countries across the globe, delivering seminars and leading workshops for more than one million people in 58 countries, including for companies such as Toyota, Bank of America, and Verizon Wireless. He’s also condensed his wisdom into a slate of at-home courses, with DVDs and Web videos serving as virtual coaches until technology allows for the creation of miniature Tracys who deliver lectures from shoulder perches. Available lessons help pupils best personal hurdles by optimizing their time management, jump-starting their personal development, or honing their leadership abilities.

462 Stevens Ave
Solana Beach,

Founded and owned by Lindsay Pomeroy, a wine educator certified advanced by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, The Wine Smarties educates skilled vintners and aspiring novices alike with an array of classes and comprehensive tools. In the chocolate-making course, students will learn how to stimulate the taste buds and defuse explosive sweet teeth with velvety gourmet chocolates. Boutique chocolatier Michael Von Euw teaches his students how to create artistic truffles of their own using hands-on instruction and high-quality ingredients. Following your confectionary construction, a wine aficionado will dole out insightful advice as to what wines pair well with the truffles, and why white wine pairs best with chocolate chicken and red wine with chocolate beef. Classes meet on Fridays from 6:30–8:30, and themes change every month, with the first three being Valentine's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day; additional classes will be added upon demand.

8662 Avenida De La Fuente
San Diego,

  • For $35, you get an adult stand-up comedy workshop (a $50 value) plus two tickets to any show at The Comedy Store (up to a $40 value; up to a $90 total value). Workshop length varies; workshops last up to three hours
  • For $25, you get a two- to three-hour teen stand-up comedy class for students ages 13–20 (a $50 value).

916 Pearl Street
San Diego,

Our courses are specifically designed to maximize your training time and give you the best chance of passing the exams. You will learn the skills necessary to administer a Linux Operating System, both using Graphic and command line techniques.

6920 Miramar Road
San Diego,

“I can’t even color in the lines of a coloring book, so if someone’s telling me I can actually shape a surfboard, I guess right now it’s just a matter of proving it. I’m not really sure I can. We’ll see how it goes.” These were the words of a tool-averse student just before starting one of Shaper Studio’s board-shaping classes. But with the help of a professional shaper, she got the hang of using a crosscut hand saw, an electric paner, and the other necessary equipment for shaping her very own board.

It might seem like an impossible task, but the founders of Shaper Studios knew that if anyone would welcome the challenge of shaping their own boards, it would be the San Diego surf community. Here, on the shores of the Pacific, they’ve set up a public workshop space where surfers and SUPers can come by for private or group lessons on shaping and glassing their own boards. Those totally averse to shaping their own can leave it to one of the staff pros, but are still welcome to come to the artist stage to paint their own board design or just to see what a paintbrush looks like.

6310 Riverdale Street
San Diego,