Personal Development in North Adams

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$3,595 $99

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$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$1,485 $69

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$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Springfield

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

$131 $59

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$29.99 for an Online Home-IT Course from Excel With Business ($299 Value)

EwB Home IT Course

Online Deal

Lord over your home's computer and Internet with a course designed by the technology expert who wrote the first ...For Dummies book

$299 $29.99

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One Week of Standard Kids' Classes for One or Four at Kids Corner (50% Off)

Kids Corner

Baypath College

Instructors help kids excel in math, reading, science, music, writing, and dance in engaging and fun classes

$350 $175

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6 Group Sign-Language Classes, 4 Private Lessons, or 1 Painting and Signing Class at SIGNING Basics (Up to 55% Off)

SIGNING Basics

Greenwood Center

Instructors teach students sign-language basics in social painting classes or group sign language lessons with other students

$37 $20

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Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 51% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

$90 $45

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming Session with Health, Addiction, or Emotional Consult at NLP Berkshires (50% Off)

NLP Berkshires

Sheffield

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) sessions are used to unlock pathways in the mind in order to promote overall wellness

$200 $100

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1, 3, or 12 Months of Photoshop, Game Design, and 3D Animation Courses at School of Interactive Design (Up to 92% Off)

School of Interactive Design

Online Deal

In-depth online courses taught by industry experts teach graphic design, 3D animation, and game design

$1,188 $99

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$108 $19

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Two 90-Minute or Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions from Tutor Doctor of the Pioneer Valley (Up to 67% Off)

Tutor Doctor of the Pioneer Valley

Redeem from Home

Tutors provide help in core subjects such as calculus and english

$195 $65

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$79 for an Online Oracle Database Administration Course from e-Careers ($840 Value)

e-Careers

Online Deal

Online course covers skills needed to install and maintain Oracle databases; earn an Oracle-certified professional certificate at the end

$840 $79

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$159 for Introductory Flight Lesson at Connecticut Flight Academy ($400 Value)

Connecticut Flight Academy

South Meadows

During introductory flight lessons, certified flight instructors split the time between ground school and in-air flight time

$400 $159

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Introduction to Motorcycle Experience for One or Two at Motorcycle Safety School (Up to 62% Off)

Motorcycle Safety School

Multiple Locations

Introductory course teaches students the basics of motorcycling through classroom instruction and training on an actual motorcycle

$90 $39

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$50 for Two ACT or SAT Practice Tests and Two Test Reviews at Ivy Bound Test Prep ($150 Value)

Ivy Bound Test Prep

Newington

Practice tests and review sessions prime college applicants for success on SAT or ACT

$150 $50

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$35 for $70 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — RLB Tutoring

Rlb Tutor

On Location

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

$70 $35

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Introductory Flight or Flight Simulation from United Aviation Academy (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

United Aviation Academy

Wappinger

Students take control of Cessna airplane or Schweizer helicopter while FAA-certified instructor looks on safely; simulation flight training

$399 $149

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One-Hour Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson for One or Two at Don's Flying Service Inc (50% Off)

Don's Flying Service Inc

Marlborough

FAA-certified instructors cover ground school basics, and then give students hands-on experience during a flight

$250 $125

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Hair Extension Certification or Full Head of Hair Extensions from Beauty Pros International (Up to 58% Off)

Beauty Pros International

Westborough

Stylists affix flowing strands of hair extensions to natural locks or instruct and certify clients in the art of extensions

$1,000 $425

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$60 for $133 Worth of Services at Mathnasium of Newtown

Mathnasium Of Newtown

Newtown

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

$133 $60

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Half-Hour Scenic Flight for Two or Two-Hour Intro Flight Experience for One from Noble AirVentures LLC (Up to 62% Off)

Noble AirVentures LLC

Stow

Scenic trips fly over Boston, Worcester, or Wachusett Mountain; after ground instruction, novice pilots take control of a Cessna 172

$285 $139

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Creative-Writing Class for One, Two, or Four from Ruth Sophia Herman (Up to 77% Off)

Ruth Sophia Herman

Maynard

Express yourself through creative writing with Ruth Sophia Herman, founder and director of Circle of Writers

$74 $39

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$20 for $37 Worth of Music Lessons — Musique Makers

Musique Makers

Acton

Experienced instructor will show you how to play flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, bass, or piano; any style

$37 $20

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Four Private Tutoring Sessions or Six-Week SAT Prep Course at Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep (Up to 51% Off)

Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep

Wallingford

One-hour tutoring sessions for kids from preschool through 12th grade cover any subject; SAT class includes covered materials

$180 $89

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$119 for a Flight-Instruction Package with a One-Hour Flight from Oxford Flight Training ($265 Value)

Oxford Flight Training

Oxford

The flight-instruction package includes pilot handbooks, a logbook, and an hour of flight

$265 $119

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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 set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere.

Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff uses 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, which stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

7 Southside Dr
Clifton Park,
NY
US

After fighting her way back to a size four following the birth of her third child, Debi Condon earned her personal-training-and-nutrition certification and founded Evolution Fitness. Debi and her crew lead mostly female groups of all ages and fitness levels through indoor and outdoor boot camps, TRX-suspension classes and personal-training sessions. Interval routines leverage mats, free weights, and nearby playground equipment to build up endurance against fatigue and cooties. With an emphasis on supportive motivation rather than drill-sergeant tactics or endless scrimmages against fast-food mascots, trainers strive to build accountability among their students through friendships and unlimited email support.

125 Middletown Rd
Waterford,
NY
US

Brian Leaf has spent countless hours parsing through Family Guy, Twilight, The 40-Year Old Virgin, and myriad other pop-culture phenomena—not for his own amusement, but to pick out SAT and ACT vocabulary words lurking in the scripts, which he's compiled in six books. A seasoned test-prep instructor, Leaf has helped thousands of students surmount standardized tests through his books and workshops, which dole out insider advice for taking the entire tests as well as specific subjects such as math, reading, and dodgeball. Students leave each session with a collection of McGraw-Hill guidebooks, tips on stress management and avoiding common avoidable mistakes, and strategies for each subject.

269 Main St
Northampton,
MA
US

Since taking her first tango class in 2005, Veronika Kruta has immersed herself in the world of argentine tango. She's traveled the country to attend tango festivals, where she learned traditional and modern techniques under the tutelage of famous dancers. Her travels inspired her to found Vktango in 2008, where she teaches a wide range of tango styles. Through Vktango, she shares all the lessons she’s learned, helping each student find their own style to the beat of traditional tango songs, alternative modern tunes, or perfectly timed jackhammering from nearby construction crews. She also draws on her expertise as a DJ spinning tango-ready rhythms for such events as the Boston Tango Festival.

92 Race St.
Holyoke,
Massachusetts
US

A member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League since 2008, the Blue Sox incubates top college players while they stay fresh and limber between seasons in the NCAA. Partially funded by Major League Baseball, the league consists of 10 teams across six New England states, all competing in a summer of hardball that begins in June and concludes with the playoffs in August, just before players trade in baseballs for rubber-band balls and return to school. Originally founded in 1997 as the Concord Quarry Dogs, the Blue Sox wield homefield advantage at Mackenzie Stadium, a venue that can seat more than 4,000 fans or 30 anti-T-shirt missile silos.

500 Beech St
Holyoke,
MA
US

What makes your business stand out?

The driving force behind language acquisition is the communicative bond between the teacher and student, along with an environment that enables the learner to build confidence, in order to, move forward. I am well versed in cultural and academic diversity and my approach to teaching/learning is based on the individual in reference to interests, focus and goals.

What inspired you to start or run this business?

My focus has always been on shedding light and support where there is struggle. In the school system today there are two types of learners: those who are able to flow within the system and those who struggle within it. My inspiration is to help those kids and adults who may have developed a negative inner-dialogue in reference to language learning and life building skills and inspire a positive attitude and connection to language learning by discovering what works in order to move them forward.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

In reference to my adult ESL clients, I like to make them feel comfortable with where they are in their language skills in the moment. Often they know more than they themselves believe and that is why we build language skills from already present strengths. Culture is huge, and therefor it is super important that they integrate their language learning with everyday activities. I help them do that. Also, for my creative students I offer an artistic perspective to learning English—learning English through the arts. For example, poetry, creative writing, painting, drawing, music appreciation, art appreciation, etc. All the above aspects can be interwoven with reading, writing, speaking and listening.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?

"I see!"

What’s your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part about my job is when my clients/students feel validated and satisfied with each lesson; when they feel they are able to connect another part of the puzzle piece and when they walk away feeling good about themselves and their knowledge.

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Schenectady,
NY
US