Personal Development in Monroe

$89 for Math Tutoring with Assessment at Mathnasium The Math Learning Center ($259 Value)

Mathnasium The Math Learning Center

Centerville

$259 $89

Comprehensive oral and written math assessment forms the basis for personalized tutoring sessions designed to build ability and confidence

Four 30- or 60-Minute Guitar Lessons at The Music Salon (50% Off)

The Music Salon

The Music Salon

$80 $40

Students of all ages and experience levels can learn the guitar in one-on-one lessons

DSLR Basic-Training Class or a Semi-Private Training Session at Michael Zero Photography (Up to 51% Off)

Michael Zero Photography

Kenwood Classroom

$120 $59

Classes led by a respected photographer who has spent more than 7,000 hours teaching 4,000-plus students

One or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Fairfield Music Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Fairfield Music Academy

Fairfield Music Academy

$25 $12

Instructors with nearly 10 years of experience offer private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to pro

$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

$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

$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

$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

Photo-Shoot Package for a Family or Child at Cleary Creative Portraits (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

Cleary Creative Portraits

Riverside

$125 $39

Professional photographer with a quarter century of experience in the field chronicles kids and families in artistic in-studio shoots

Three or Six 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions with Diagnostic Exam at U-Learn Academy (Up to 57% Off)

U-Learn Academy

Riverside

$225 $99

After an initial exam assesses a student's current level of academic performance, tutors can customize sessions to fit individual needs

$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

$5 for a One-Month Online Guitar-Lesson Membership from JamPlay, LLC ($19.95 Value)

JamPlay, LLC

Online Deal

$19.95 $5

Burgeoning rock stars learn to play guitar in the comfort of their own home by using JamPlay, LLC's library of online videos

Three or Six Flute or Piano Lessons at Price Music Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Price Music Studio

Vandalia

$70 $35

Students learn to play the flute or piano during private lessons

Two-Hour Beginner or Intermediate Photography or Photo-Editing Class for One or Two at Fotoskool (Up to 59% Off)

Fotoskool

Vandalia

$70 $34

Designed for beginner and novice photographers, classes cover holding the camera, taking pictures in manual mode, and basic editing

Four or Eight 30- or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons, or Guitar Restringing at Sound City Music (Up to 56% Off)

Sound City Music

Troy

$176 $79

Students improve their musical skills under the tutelage of experienced instructors; guitar restringing gets instruments back in top shape

Nail-Specialty or Cosmetology Course at Posh Beauty Academy (50% Off)

Posh Beauty Academy

Hilliard

$3,000 $1,500

Available part time, full time, and nights and teach pupils to cut, color, and texturize locks, or to work with natural and acrylic nails

$199 for 40-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($495 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Knolls West

$495 $199

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$49 for $85 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Premier Choice Health Services

Premier Choice Health Services

Columbus

$85 $49

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

$64 for a Three-Hour Basics of Photography Workshop from Desired Focus Photography ($150 Value)

Desired Focus Photography

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

Workshop teaches participants photography basics, including how to use different camera modes

$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

60-Minute Introductory Flight Lesson at New Flyers Association (Up to 50% Off)

New Flyers Association

Northwoods

$198 $99

A nonprofit aviation school whisks students skyward under the tutelage of certified flight instructors

$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

$59 for Skills Assessment and Tutoring at Sylvan Learning Center ($147 Value). 11 Locations Available.

Sylvan Learning Centers

Multiple Locations

$147 $59

Skills assesssment maximizes personal, detailed help with math, writing, reading, or study skills

Four or Eight Weekly 30-Minute Guitar, Electric Bass, or Beginner Piano Lessons at Stylie Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Stylie Studio

Old Worthington

$72 $35

Seasoned performer and composer Matt Steidle teaches students the ins and outs of guitar, electric bass, or piano at weekly lessons

Grooming for a Small, Medium, Large, or Extra-Large Dog at Central Ohio Dog Grooming Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Central Ohio Dog Grooming Academy

East Columbus

$50 $25

Dogs ranging from 5 to 50 lbs. are properly pampered with grooming services that leave them washed, brushed, and smelling fresh

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Shannon Campbell specializes in preparing clients for armed self-defense, with an emphasis on safe practices when within the home. At an outdoor range that more closely elicits the feel of a neighborhood backyard than a shooting gallery, Shannon demonstrates proper firearm operation before supervising clients as they apply what they've learned. In addition to this coaching, he leads a Refuse To Be A Victim seminar, which teaches participants how to maintain awareness in threatening situations, such as a world ice-cream shortage, and how to prevent a criminal confrontation. He also hosts Little Sportsman sessions, which educate youths on how to responsibly handle a firearm while building community.

6600 Trenton Franklin Road
Middletown,
OH
US

Helmed by a team of local artists, Your Artistic Spirits holds informal visual-arts consortia in local venues such as Bier Brewery, Black Swan Brewpub, and Bodega. At each location, they welcome participants of all skill levels and disciplines to sip wine, beer, or spirits as they make art focused in a range of artistic styles, from neoclassical busts to avant-garde booms. Instructors guide attendees through step-by-step instruction to create original works in one chosen medium, such as acrylics, watercolors, sculpting clay, or papier-mâché. When not conducting public classes and private parties, artistic staffers lead team-building workshops and art-therapy programs for children and adults.

1105 Central Avenue
Middletown,
OH
US

University Admissions Prep Coach's tutors all scored within the 95th percentile of SAT test takers. The whip-smart team shares their test-taking strategies and skills during a six-part program designed to prepare students for the rigors of the SAT with practice tests and 30 hours of in-class instruction. Tutors help guide their students through a battery of mental exercises, familiarizing them with standardized test fundamentals such as math, reading, and pencil anatomy.

9286 Schulze Drive
West Chester Township,
OH
US

More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students’ math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method.

Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.

9225 Floer Dr.
West Chester,
OH
US

The Range

Instructors use the outdoor range at Paul's Marine, located in Lewis Center.

The Rentals

Classes include the use of safety gear and a .22 LR handgun with ammunition.

At a Glance

The instructors at Justified Tactical Defense, LLC train everyone. That includes experienced firearms owners as well as people who have never even held a handgun. They help each of these students meet the requirements for CCW permits trough live-fire training and classroom time?during which Derek DeBrosse, Esq. covers Ohio gun laws.

6140 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center,
OH
US

Gary Hopkins can divide his mid-20s in two parts: the time before he discovered self-healing, and the time after he discovered self-healing. Before, overwhelming stress and overworking caused him to suffer from anxiety, insomnia, spinal misalignments, and gout. Then, he started meditating, practicing tai chi and energy healing, and taking natural supplements. Not only did these practices help remedy his ailments, but they also led him to a new career as an intuitive healer. Continuing these studies into his 30s, he added such holistic healing methods as Thai massage and reflexology to his regimen.

For more than 10 years, he’s shared his knowledge through a private practice and at Light Path Discovery Center. He is dedicated to helping others conquer physical, psychological, and emotional issues with carefully honed skills and several bodywork methods he developed on his own. For those unable to visit him personally, Gary has penned two books— The Master Within and Axiatonal Integration —that guide readers as they attempt to unlock their happiness, which is usually kept in a safe and buried under their childhood home.

5207 Madison Road
Cincinnati,
OH
US