Personal Development in Matthews

Four One-Hour or Six One-Hour Tutoring Sessions or ACT/SAT Prep at Carolina Education Center (Up to 67% Off)

Carolina Education Center

Mint Hill

$200 $79

K-12 students brush up on math, English, and science with tutoring, or prepare for the SAT/ACT with practice exams and classroom instruction

$149 for an All-In-One Mega Software-Training Package of 227 Online Courses from e-Careers ($5,000 Value)

e-Careers

Online Deal

$5,000 $149

More than 200 online courses cover basics of software ranging from Adobe Photoshop to Final Cut as well as skills such as podcasting

$83 for $150 Worth of Photography Classes — Letia Ramsey Photography

Letia Ramsey Photography

On Location

$150 $83

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$849 for a 32-Hour Certificate Course in Aire Yoga at Advanced Therapeutics ($1,950 Value)

Advanced Therapeutics- Yoga

Charlotte

$1,950 $849

32-hour certification course features in-depth instruction on aerial yoga, which blends traditional yoga poses with acrobatic techniques

$80 for $159 Worth of Academic Classes — Academic Advantage Tutoring Center

Academic Advantage Tutoring Center

Charlotte

$159 $80

Choose the art (6/9-6/12 or 6/16-6/19) or drama (6/23-6/26 or 6/30-7/3) summer camp

$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

$39 for Lifetime Access to an Online 18-Module On-Demand Course from iPhotography ($849 Value)

iPhotography

Online Deal

$849 $39

The 18 modules hone students' skills with an array of learning tools, including real-world assignments, video tutorials, and simulations

$75 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Spencer Wallace Music

Spencer Wallace Music

Redeem from Home

$150 $75

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One or Three Months of After-School Services at HOPE: Helping Others Pursue Excellence, Inc. (52% Off)

HOPE: Helping Others Pursue Excellence, Inc.

Charlotte

$155 $75

Students in grades K–6 take part in educational activities and tutoring after school for their parents' convenience

$99 for a Project Management Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($795 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$795 $99

Nationally recognized PMP certification trains projects managers on running projects from pre-planning to completion

One Month of Math or Language-Arts Tutoring at Eye Level Carowinds (Up to 67% Off)

Eye Level of Carowinds

Charlotte

$190 $69

Over the course of four meetings, tutors help students improve their math and/or language arts skills

$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

$69 for French, Chinese, German, Spanish or English Classes at Simply Language Academy ($190 Value)

Simply Language Academy

Baxter Village

$190 $69

One month of language classes covers a choice of French, Chinese, Spanish, German, or English

$45 for $100 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Elks Academy

The Elks Academy

Belmont

$100 $45

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$220 for $400 Groupon — Blooming Kids Learning Center

Blooming Kids Learning Center

Rock Hill

$400 $220

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Discovery Flight Experience or Private Pilot Starter Package from Alpha One Air Service (Up to 57% Off)

Alpha One Air Service

Multiple Locations

$297 $149

Share control of Diamond aircraft during a discovery flight; six-month ground course gives aspiring pilots solid foundation in basic flight

$67 for $120 Worth of Singing Lessons — T3 Talent

T3 Talent

Spartanburg

$120 $67

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Two, Four, or Six Two-Hour Photography Classes at Michael Lamb Photography (Up to 54% Off)

Michael Lamb Photography

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Skilled photojournalist and portrait photographer instructs on topics ranging from SLR basic functions to sports photography

One Month of Piano Classes at Keyboard Kidz (51% Off). Two Options Available.

Keyboard Kidz

Clemmons

$120 $59

Combining traditional music concepts with technology, instructors help kids master the piano

$43 for $100 Worth of Web-Design Classes — Indatainment Media Consultants

Indatainment Media Consultants

Winston Salem

$100 $43

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One Month of Preschool or Kindergarten at Smart Start International (50% Off)

Smart Start International

Columbia

$400 $200

Qualified tutors and personalized lesson plans help improve your child’s academic performance

$25 for $50 Worth of Language Classes — Language Buzz

The Language Buzz

Robert Mills Historic

$50 $25

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$100 for $200 Worth of Film Classes — South Carolina Film Institute

South Carolina Film Institute

Columbia

$200 $100

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CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification Course for One or Two at The CPR ASAP Center (58% Off)

The CPR ASAP Center

Columbia

$85 $36

Get CPR, AED, and first aid certified in one day during this two-hour course

$55 for $100 Worth of Piano Tuning at Patterson Music Studio

Patterson Music Studio

Greensboro

$100 $55

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Photo Walk for One with Optional Photo Class or Photo Walk for Two from The House of NyghtFalcon (Up to 60% Off)

The House of NyghtFalcon Photography

Downtown

$49 $24

Equipped with 24 years of experience, photographer leads scenic photo walks and classes, explaining basic photographic skills along the way

$99 for An On-Demand ITIL Foundation Course at IT Training Zone ($299 Value)

IT Training Zone

Online Deal

$299 $99

While studying at your own pace, learn everything from ITIL terminology to concepts and processes

$99 for a Business-Certification-Course Package from Management and Strategy Institute ($449.90 Value)

Management and Strategy Institute

Online Deal

$449.90 $99

Online certification courses for leadership and project management help professionals prove to employees they have valued skills

$39 for 12-Month Access to Adobe-Library Online Training from Total Training ($229.99 Value)

Total Training

Online Deal

$229.99 $39

Students learn the ins and outs of design programs in the Adobe suite, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

$108 for $250 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Sprinter Learning Center

Sprinter Learning Center

Greenville

$250 $108

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$39 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Distinctive Music Studios

Distinctive Music Studios

Wade Hampton

$80 $39

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$56 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Moonlight Piano Studios

Moonlight Piano Studios

Berea

$100 $56

Children aged 0-9 years sing, dance, and play instruments in fun-filled educational classes

$56 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — BACH Greenville

Bach Greenville

Greenville

$100 $56

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Chalk Paint Workshop for One or Two at Vintage Now Modern (50% Off)

Vintage Now Modern

North Main Area

$95 $49

The workshop covers five painting techniques using Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan and finishes with clear and dark waxes

$119 for Eight Twice-Weekly Tutoring Sessions at Mathnasium of Burlington ($415 Value)

Mathnasium of Burlington

Burlington

$415 $119

Tutors help students improve their math skills with custom-tailored instruction and lots of encouragement

Select Local Merchants

Led by two ACE-certified personal trainers, Carolina Adventure Boot Camp takes men and women of any age or fitness level through regularly scheduled 60-minute outdoor cardio romps. Groups are limited in size for each session, helping students get to know one another and allowing trainers to personalize each exercise to individual abilities. The bare-bones structure of each class builds routines around body-weight resistance, running, yoga, and obstacle courses, requiring each participant to bring only water, a yoga mat, and a pair of dumbbells. When not providing positive reinforcement, instructors counsel students on nutritional matters, helping craft nutritious meal plans and sharing healthful cookie recipes that replace chocolate chips with Flintstones vitamins.

200 McDowell St
Matthews,
NC
US

The teachers at Marlyvia Academy of All Stars Today, Inc. know that learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom. That's why their tutoring programs cover both spheres. Within the realm of academia, they tutor kids in K–12 or help them get ready for the SAT or ACT using techniques custom-tailored to each student's learning style. In the extracurricular enrichment courses, they focus on the nuances of socializing, from etiquette and manners to resisting peer pressure.

1958 Wilrose Place
Matthews,
NC
US

At Howren Piano Studio, Miss Howren teaches piano in a supportive environment that favors group lessons and one-on-one instruction alike. Group lessons let pupils learn together by taking turns playing songs. This allows for more camaraderie and multiple perspectives on piano techniques. Private lessons are also very effective and available, and Miss Howren encourages parents to be present for kids’ lessons so that they can assist during practice at home. Both private and group lessons are available for all ages.

11201 Hallmark Drive
Matthews,
North Carolina
US

Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.

Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.

2501 Oxford Pl
Charlotte,
NC
US

The mixologists at ABC Bartending School divulge saloon secrets during certification-based and recreational bartending classes. During two-week certification courses, burgeoning bartenders mix classic and popular drinks while learning about alcohol laws, responsible liquor service, and stocking and inventory. Alternatively, an entertaining mixology course lets amateurs shake up drinks and take cover from projectile champagne corks behind an ornate bar with mirrors and gold trim. Once finished imparting their knowledge, the instructors set students up with ABC’s job-placement program, which puts certified graduates to work everywhere from restaurants and nightclubs to the zero-G sports bar where astronauts celebrate successful trips to the moon.

5633 Monroe Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

HandPicked's bauble boutiques brandish original, elegant adornments and sterling-silver jewelry handcrafted by artisans from around the world. HandPicked originals such as the Tiny Twinklers studs ($12) grant wishes for lonely lobes, and bare wrists find themselves encased in the turquoise globes of the For The Nurturing Center bracelet ($32), which pleases its parents by donating a percentage of proceeds to its namesake, a local therapeutic treatment center for child abuse.

8040 Strawberry Ln
Charlotte,
NC
US