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$20 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off 5-Day Summer Camps at School of Rock

School of Rock

Bellevue

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 20% off 5-day summer camps.

One-Month Subscription, Assessment, and Supplies and Optional Tutoring at iStar Reading Club (Up to 69% Off)

iStar Reading Club

Multiple Locations

$300 $99

Subscriptions help children improve reading skills with interactive activities; performance data is monitored for more customized coaching

$109 for a Four-Hour Crash Course in Math for One Parent at Redmond Tutoring ($225 Value)

Redmond Tutoring

Bellevue

$225 $109

Seminar designed to help moms and dads assist their kids with their homework by reviewing mathematical concepts; coffee and snacks provided

Four-Hour Comprehensive Photography Class and Wine Tasting for One, Two, or Four at Cork & Click (Up to 55% Off)

Cork & Click

Woodinville

$199 $89

Beginner shutterbugs learn photography concepts, lighting, portraiture, and composition, and then taste wine at area wineries

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off A 1 Day Language Workshop at Alliance Francaise De Seattle

Alliance Francaise De Seattle

Wallingford

$16 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off a 1-day language workshop

$475 for $950 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Fat Envelope Essays

Fat Envelope Essays

Seattle

$950 $475

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

Three Hours of Elementary- or High-School Reading and Writing Tutoring at Apple Tree Achievement (Up to 52% Off)

Apple Tree Achievement

Seattle

$135 $67

Tutors with master's degrees create customized plans around grade-school or more advanced high-school reading and writing content

$117 for $198 Worth of Piano Lessons — Pettijohn Piano Studio

Pettijohn Piano Studio

Seattle

$198 $117

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

30-Minute Back to Beauty School Makeup Class for One, Two, or Four at Love Love Darling (Up to 52% Off)

Love Love Darling

Seattle

$70 $35

Makeup artists teach concealing, blending, and beauty enhancement techniques in a 30-minute hands-on makeup class

$59.99 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Seattle Drum School ($140 Value)

Seattle Drum School

Multiple Locations

$140 $59.99

30-minute private music lessons once a week in drums, guitar, saxophone, and more; a staff of 40-plus instructors available

Five or Nine Weeks of Simply Music Piano Lessons at Rian's Piano Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Rian's Piano Studio

Seattle

$115 $49

Instead of requiring students to read music before they learn to play, Simply Music lessons let them play a variety of music right away

$75 for Four Weeks of English Classes at Speak Method ($150 Value)

Speak Method

Seattle

$150 $75

60-minute English language classes focus on pronouncing common sounds and speaking with natural stresses

$13 for $25 Worth of Music Lessons — McCullough Private Studios

Mccullough Private Studios

On Location

$25 $13

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$13 for $25 Towards a 30 Minute Music Lesson with Taninecz Music Studio

Taninecz Music Studio

On Location

$25 $13

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

$699 for a One-on-One Pro Eyelash Extension Training Course from Pistol Lash ($1,600 Value)

Pistol Lash

On Location

$1,600 $699

Seven-hour course teaches students how to add fluttery, luxurious lash extensions like a professional

One Month of Beginners' Hand-Drum Classes with Optional Instructional DVD at Fremont Drum Shop (Up to 61% Off)

Fremont Drum Shop

Ballard

$75 $29

Students learn basic hand-drumming techniques and tap out a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms

$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

$99 for a Complete CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ IT-Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($2,695 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $99

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

One or Three 60-Minute In-Home Computer Training Sessions from Loyal Leo (50% Off)

Loyal Leo

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

Computer specialist patiently walks clients through technology such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, photo editing, maps, and wireless printing

$59 for an IT-Cloud-Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($2,695 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $59

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

$31 for $70 Worth of Photography Classes — Hildebrand Photography

Hildebrand Photography

On Location

$70 $31

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

$29 for One-Year Access to Online Yoga and Meditation Courses from Yoga Meditation Course ($99 value)

Yoga Meditation Course

Online Deal

$99 $29

Learn yoga and meditation at home to unwind and refocus your energies

$62 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Music lessons

Beth Pardes

Redeem from Home

$120 $62

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Four- or Seven-Week Online Options-Trading Program from Trading Trainer (Up to 82% Off)

Trading Trainer

Online Deal

$97 $19

Four- to seven-week web-based options-trading program helps first-timers dip their toes in the world of Wall Street

$59 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — In Tune Music Lessons

In Tune Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$100 $59

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

5 or 10 Music Classes for 1, 2, or 3 Children from Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones (Up to 60% Off)

Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones

Kirkland

$90 $45

Interactive classes for kids 0–8 years old & their parents or caregivers encourage families to explore the world through international music

Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar, Violin, or Ukulele Lessons at The Melodic Motive: Music Studio (Up to 52% Off)

The Melodic Motive: Music Studio

Highlands

$160 $79

Experienced instructor teaches students to play the guitar, violin, or ukulele

Discover Scuba Experience or a Certification Course at Scuba Shoppe (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Scuba Shoppe

North Auburn

$69 $29

Those who complete their certification can hang on to an underwater scooter, which propels them through the water as they spot fish

$60 for One-Month Membership for Recreational Band Sessions at NW Rockstar League ($125 Value)

NW Rockstar League

Sumner

$125 $60

Essentially a rec league for musicians, NW Rockstar League provides access to fellow musicians, coaching, and a space to jam out.

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Music Lessons at Pro Music Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Pro Music Academy

Redeem from Home or In-Studio

$160 $49

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

$65 for $130 Groupon — Eye Level Learning Center

Eye Level Learning Center

University Place

$130 $65

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

$78 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Sound Lessons

Sound Lessons

Fircrest

$150 $78

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

Online-Only or In-Class and Online Leadership Certification Course at Leadership Training Institute (62% Off)

Leadership Training Institute

Spanaway

$259 $99

Learn new leadership skills while adapting them to suit your business during a 37-class course; includes a certificate of completion

Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Box School of Music (Up to 51% Off)

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$96 C$49

Private music lessons provide one-on-one instruction for piano or voice

$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

C$449 for a BC Real Estate Exam Test Prep Course from Real Estate Prep (C$899 Value)

Real Estate Prep

Online Deal

C$899 C$449

Live and interactive webinars led by experienced industry professionals help students prepare for BC real estate exams

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An approved FAA part 141 flight school with an option for part 61 training, AcuWings bestows certifications and ratings for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters upon trainees who have passed their gauntlet of training curricula. The outfit operates its fleet out of Renton Municipal Airport, a full service airport with an operational control tower that allows aspiring aviators to practice radio communication. The school's instruction comprises hours logged both in the cockpit as well as in ground school, where students study aviation topics such as flight theory, chart navigation, and aircraft systems, in a one-on-one setting with the instructor. Potential pilots interested in an initial taste of flight before signing up for a full-blown certification regimen can take advantage of the introductory flight. Flyers share control of the aircraft with the instructor for approximately an hour and log their time spent aloft in a logbook.

760 W Perimeter Rd
Renton,
WA
US

In addition to teaching amateurs the ways of the camera, the photographers at Hudson's Photo Workshops have been coaching professional photographers for over 25 years. They create portraits on location or at the Tukwila studio, which is replete with low lighting, plush couches, and neutral-toned walls. The final images look wholesome and classic, ideal for a large custom wall display in your home. In addition to capturing portraits, the photographers outfit clients with prints and digital slideshows that facilitate online sharing. Classes elucidate photography techniques, including the rule of thirds and how to capture a 20-story human pyramid without a wide-angle lens.

16627 Benson Rd S
Renton,
WA
US

Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.

In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.

4820 Northeast 4th Street
Renton,
WA
US

Before Sandy Horvath retired from his career as a sales manager, he spent his spare time chronicling the lives of his loved ones and documenting his own travels throughout the world. Over time, his love for his craft blossomed into a thirst to become an admired photographer, so Sandy started submitting his action-packed sports photos to newspapers and magazines. With the publication of his work came professional status and a desire to share his knowledge with others. His first opportunity arose in 2009 when the Si View Metropolitan Park District asked him to teach a class. Soon after, the Issaquah Parks District clamored for Sandy's expertise; he now has over 1600 Club SnapShot students and more joining every day.

Today, Sandy teaches students of all ages and skill levels how to transform snapshots into high-quality pictures with lenses, settings, and exposures during his basic, advanced, and creative classes. He loves helping novice shutterbugs abandon automatic settings?the training wheels of photography?and create memorable images with nothing but manual settings and high-tech freeze rays. Sandy also transforms his own work into high-dynamic-range photo art and gallery-wrapped canvases. Students may do the same to decorate their homes, give as gifts, or hang inside windows to hide nature's flaws.

125 W Sunset Way
Issaquah,
WA
US

At Flat Iron Grill, executive chef Jeff Olsen puts an international twist on traditional steak-house staples made with locally sourced organic ingredients. Small doses of chorizo, chimichurri, or chili-spiked truffle sauce lend distinctive Latin and South American flavors to the menu?s grilled steaks, black cod, and clam pappardelle. To accompany the rustically roasted entrees, the bartenders pour tipples from their selection of more than 180 whiskeys, which include rich bourbons, smoky scotches, and locally distilled creations.

Echoing the menu?s rustic elegance, the Western-themed dining room surrounds guests in warm-colored walls and metal work from Gagnon Welding. A spotlighted longhorn skull hangs on a terra-cotta red wall alongside local artists' black-and-white photographs of Washington landscapes. Patrons can also dine on an outdoor patio shaded by light-tan umbrellas and clouds lassoed into place by helpful cowboys.

317 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah,
WA
US

In the late 1970s, career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's particular set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises nationwide.

Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality, encouraging pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

1460 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah,
WA
US