Learning in Mill Valley

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

$120 $55

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

Half Off a First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

Up to 96% Off Stock-Trading Course

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

C$499 C$29

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

45% Off 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

$820 $451

Pretend you're going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by learning Portuguese in this six-week course.

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

$199 $79

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The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

67% Off Group Spanish Class

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

$60 $20

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Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

45% Off Music Lessons

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Cities

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

Up to 70% Off Online Website Building Class

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

50% Off Academic-Tutor Services

First Rate Tutors

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

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70% Off Tutoring at Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning

On Location

$502 $149

Skills assessment gauges student’s knowledge and study needs, allowing teachers to tailor tutoring classes to build academic confidence

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

90% Off Microsoft Office Training Bundle

IT University Online

Online Deal

$399 $39

Exercises, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in Microsoft Office certification, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

Up to 51% Off from Arabic Language Service

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

$200 $99

Experienced tutors can travel to pupils' homes for in-person Arabic lessons, video chat via Skype, or meet at a Starbucks coffee shop

Up to 54% Off Digital Photography Class

Image Light Photography

On Location

$49 $24

Small classes cover how to use your DSLR to set up a shot, use the manual function, take advantage of the auto functions, and focus

Up to 87% Off Mobile-App Development Classes

Startup Saturdays Online

Online Deal

$225 $35

Online classes give beginners an overview of mobile app development

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

45% Off Online Traffic-School Course

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$21.95 $12

DMV approved online traffic course helps resolve traffic citations; written by DMV-licensed instructors

51% Off In-Home Private Guitar Lessons

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

$120 $59

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

60% Off Singing Lessons

Lawley Lessons

Redeem from Home

$55 $22

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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

79% Off Online Driver's Ed Course

igottadrive.com

Online Deal

$69.95 $15

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

50% Off Online Traffic School 

EraseMyTicketQuicker.com

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Online course allows students to learn the rules of the road, safe-driving practices, and how to improve their driving confidence

70% Off at Fill Me In English Language Services

Fill Me In English Language Services

On Location

$315 $99

Students learn to feel more comfortable speaking English at five-, ten-, fifteen-, or twenty-hour language classes with emersion exercises

50% Off Computer-Skills Classes

Sqa Solution

Daly City

$600 $300

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50% Off Language

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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Up to 62% Off Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

$26 $10

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

Up to 53% Off Generations

Generations

Rockaway Beach

$15 $7

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Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

Up to 52% Off Tutoring Packages

JEI Learning Centers

Multiple Locations

$190 $95

Weekly common course state standards in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving with workbooks and daily homework

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

71% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

$475 $138

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50% Off Singing Lessons

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

$140 $70

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Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

55% Off One tutoring Session

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

$55 $25

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Up to 58% Off Chinese Tutoring Sessions

United Education

Union City

$160 $75

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

83% Off Tutoring Package at Kims Academy

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills to prepare for the SAT or ACT

50% Off Online California Traffic School

Traffic School 2 U

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Eight-hour online course lets students get traffic violations off their records if passed

79% Off an Academic Assessment and Planning Session

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

After assessing academics, personality, and career interest, tutors create an academic program designed to address each K–12 student's needs

77% Off SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

$210 $49

Certified academic consultant helps students gauge strengths and weaknesses when taking the SAT, and help pupils ace tests with tutoring

Up to 82% Off Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

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Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

56% Off Kids' Creative Writing Class

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

Up to 53% Off Musical-Instrument Lessons

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

56% Off Academic Tutoring

The Academy of 21st Century Learning

Vacaville

$342 $150

Tutoring sessions in a variety of subjects benefit students in grades from kindergarten through high school

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Kids Music Lessons

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

50% Off Summer Camp at Falcon Learning

Falcon Learning

Milpitas

$250 $125

Kids from grades K to 6 engage in themed activities, learning about such topics as animals, flight, cooking, and world cultures

60% Off Kids' Saturday Classes

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

Cupertino

$60 $24

Kids attend classes on Saturday where they can learn Chinese, work on handcrafts, or practice painting in a supportive environment

Up to 83% Off at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Cupertino

$492 $85

After a one-on-one evaluation, tutors work with students in small groups to help them grasp new material

47% Off Services

Tvsb

Boulder Creek

$19 $10

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

Up to 52% Off Tutoring

JEI Learning Center - South San Jose

South San Jose

$190 $95

Common Core State Standards align with sessions in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving

44% Off Kindermusik Playdate

Kindermusik With Miss Andrea

Canoas Garden

$25 $14

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81% Online Programming Course

Webucator

Online Deal

$149.85 $29

Learn to work with JavaScript and XML with this self-guided online programming course

50% Off Language Classes

Sokool Edu

Cambrian Community

$60 $30

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94% Off Online DIY Home-Improvement Course

EwB

Online Deal

$299 $19

Award-winning home-improvement author Jo Behari leads video tutorials that cover a huge range of home-improvement projects for DIY novices

Dale Carnegie – Up to 94% Off Online Training

Dale Carnegie Self-Improvement Online Training

Online Deal

$276 $25

Online courses cover such topics as argument resolution, leadership, and communication skills, supplemented by podcasts and animated videos

Up to 59% Off Photography or Printing Class

Aperture Academy

Campbell

$135 $59

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Professional photographers tutor student shutterbugs on digital-photography basics and photo-printing techniques

50% Off Music Lessons

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

$140 $70

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55% Off Musical Instrument Course

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

$40 $18

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58% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Chris Bryant Guitar School

Los Gatos

$225 $95

Musician bases his curriculum on simple chords and chord progressions, teaching students in whatever genre of music most interests them

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

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 82% Off On-Location or Wedding Photography

R. Delp Photography

On Location

$325 $59

Choose 2 locations for onsite shoots for up to 5 subjects; capture joyful wedding memories with 6 hours of coverage, plus a print credit

Up to 61% Off Virtual Music Lessons

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

70% Off Scuba-Certification Course

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

$424 $129

After hours of practice in pool and in Monterey Bay's open waters, receive PADI open-water certification and celebrate with barbecue party

Up to 71% Off Voice Lessons at Forte Vocal Performance Academy

Forte Vocal Performance Academy

Downtown Santa Cruz

$60 $19

Children and adults learn singing techniques, stage presence, and characterization from accomplished international performer Audrey McDonald

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Having shot more than 30,000 subjects throughout his career as a photographer, including many Silicon Valley business figures, Eric Gould understands how to create a good photo in any setting. His adeptness at communicating with subjects carries into his photography workshops, where he conveys difficult concepts clearly and methodically, saving students from such rookie mistakes as shooting with the lens cap on or turning the flash on while taking pictures of your imaginary friend's third grade graduation. In his own photo sessions, he frames professional clients in business portraits and headshots, high-school seniors in youthful poses, athletes in midaction, and a wide spectrum of people and places encountered on international travels.

300 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley,
CA
US

Nestled in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Area Discovery Museum draws children's inquiring minds with a host of exhibits modeled after the surrounding sea and city. The Wave Workshop lets kids explore the San Francisco Bay's ecology and test their own boat designs against simulated wind and waves. In the 2.5-acre Lookout Cove which overlooks the bay itself, a 23-foot-tall Golden Gate Bridge entices children to put on hardhats and help construct a giant model.

557 McReynolds Rd.
Sausalito,
CA
US

Owned and operated by parent-and-child coaching expert Robin Briskin, the Ark Row Center enriches families through hands-on classes that foster confidence and self-expression. Kids learn to transform wet earth into bowls, vases, or family-dinner-suggestion jars under the watchful eyes of an experienced ceramics artist. These instructors can ensure that kids are creating their crockery correctly since small classes of about 10 kids facilitate individual instructor-child attention. Classes are offered on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for kids ages 4 through 6 (a $100 value), and from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. for kids ages 7 through 10 (a $140 value), with the first class session on the first Thursday of each month.

122 Main St
Tiburon,
CA
US

At In The Kitchen (ITK) Culinary, down-to-earth restaurant chefs introduce cooks of all ages and skill levels to new techniques and cuisine. They offer a wide variety of classes, teaching everything from gourmet sauce making to cupcake decorating to knife skills. Chef Scott Davis, whom youngsters affectionately call The Culinary Dude, has degrees in both culinary arts and early-childhood education, and he created the kids' cooking program for Whole Foods. He teaches kids aged 4–14 how to follow recipes, safely cut and peel vegetables, or roll and bake patty-cakes.

Students learn how to create meals in an elegant kitchen with a flat-panel TV with surround sound, a subzero fridge and freezer, two six-burner Wolf cooktops, and two Wolf double ovens. Clients can rent out this space for private parties or private cooking classes.

300 Turney St
Sausalito,
CA
US

Run by Stanford University's coaches' education trainer Mike Legarza and boasting a camper return rate of 90%, Legarza Basketball Camp develops young dribblers in a structured environment of positive support and fundamental basketball instruction, valuing hard work and effort. Morning camps focus on shooting and ball handling, as orb-bouncers will learn the basics of scoring and protecting the basketball. Players will be divided into teams for the week and play one game per day with a tournament at the end of the week. Afternoon camps concentrate on gameplay, as youngsters will be introduced to gamesmanship and strategy, such as when to feed the ball to the 7-footer in the post and when to feed the ball to the siberian tiger spotting up for a three-pointer.

120 King St
Larkspur,
CA
US

Healdsburg Golf Club carves through Wine Country, loping over undulating terrain marked by mature fir trees and views of Dry Creek Valley. Before taking the course, limber up on the all-weather driving range, with 18 stalls spread over three tiers that allow golfers to smack 300-yard drives or attempt to sink a two-story practice putt. The nine-hole course wraps well-manicured fairways around doglegs and surrounds greens with an entourage of bunkers and rolling mounds. Though suited for beginners, the course is a test for players of abilities, challenging golfers to hit a variety of shots, from long drives down par 5s to bicycle kicks past the goalkeeper on the eighth green. Golfers can relax after their rounds with a relaxing meal at the club’s bar and outdoor patio. The elevated patio overlooks the course as it fades into a sea of trees, misty mountains lining the horizon, and a wormhole leading to a secret nine-hole course on the moon.

Course at a Glance

  • Nine-hole, par 35 layout
  • Three sets of tees
  • Length of 2,622 yards from farthest tees
  • Course rating of 65.4 from farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 114 from farthest tees
350 Smith Ranch Rd
San Rafael,
CA
US