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Four or Eight 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Victory Tutoring (Up to 54% Off)

Victory Tutoring

Laurel

$140 $69

Professional tutors help students improve test scores in areas such as physics, social studies, and reading comprehension

$25 for a Lifetime SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT Prep Package from Allen Prep ($149 Value)

Allen Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

$39 for a Membership and 8-Week Online Course from Rhode Island Photography Workshops ($200 Value)

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

$164 for $299 Worth of Film Classes — Young FilmMakers Academy

Young Filmmakers Academy

Baltimore

$299 $164

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$29.99 for a Beauty-School Online Course from EwB Beauty School Online ($299 Value)

EwB Beauty School Online

Online Deal

$299 $29.99

Online course prepares soon-to-be beauty pros by guiding them through a collection of critical business- and beauty-related curricula

$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

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

$1,188 $99

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

Online Bartending Course with Certification from Professional Bartending School (Up to 80% Off). Two Options Available.

Professional Bartending School

Online Deal

$99.50 $25

Online classes and quizzes designed to prepare students for work behind the bar or help them increase their tips with drink-mixing tricks

Certification for One, Two, or Three Online Courses from Social Media Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Social Media Academy

Online Deal

$497 $59

Social media strategists impart the skills needed to succeed in Internet marketing, with online courses in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

Eight-Week Course for One or Two at Coco Libre (Up to 51% Off)

Coco Libre

Hyattsville

$80 $39

Eight-week classes offer introductions to such diverse topics as Spanish, African dance, and meditation

$99 for One Month of Tutoring at bSmart Learning Center ($230 value)

bSmart Learning Center

Catonsville

$230 $99

Seasoned instructors tutor students in languages, math, science, and standardized tests for up to a month

$66 for $144 Worth of Music Lessons — The Maryland Music Academy

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

$144 $66

Four 30-minute private lessons on any instrument. Our expert teachers work one-on-one with students. Anyone over the age of four is welcome.

4, 8, or 12 Private Music Lesson Packages for Kids and Teens at Let There Be Rock School (Up to 55% Off)

Let There Be Rock School

Columbia

$180 $89

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

$44 for $100 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Fundamental Education

Fundamental Education

Ellicott City

$100 $44

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Master Basic Camera Functions with a Photography Maven

Photography Workshop

Smithsonian Castle

$60 $60

Rachel Lincoln demystifies aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, then shows you how to play with these concepts during a jaunt through the area

$49 for $98 Worth of Defensive-Driving Classes — Dexterity Driving School

Dexterity Driving School

Washington

$98 $49

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Lifeguard or CPR/AED Training for One or Two from National Lifesaving & Aquatics (Up to 57% Off). Six Options.

National Lifesaving & Aquatics

Van Ness - Forest Hills

$279 $139

Learn life-saving techniques such as CPR, AED operation, first aid, and aquatic rescue

$45 for $75 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Five Star Learning

Five Star Learning

Redeem from Home

$75 $45

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$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Turn 2 Notes

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

$80 $45

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$39 for $70 Worth of Language Classes — SCETA

Sceta

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

Learn basic Japanese to visit Japan or understand animes

$199 for an Online SAT Prep Course from The College Review ($399 Value)

The College Review

Online Deal

$399 $199

Experts help high schoolers prepare for their college-entrance exams in an online SAT course

$19.99 for an Online Traffic-School Course from BESTtrafficschool.com ($39.95 Value)

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$39.95 $19.99

DMV-approved online traffic course may lower insurance rates; satisfies court point or fine-reduction requirements for VA citations

$95 for Online Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute ($299 Value)

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

$299 $95

Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

Four 60-Minute One-on-One Online or In-Person Tutoring Sessions from In Class Solutions (Up to 68% Off)

In Class Solutions

On Location

$300 $99

Private tutoring via Skype, in the client's home, or at a public location helps K–12 students grasp difficult concepts or prepare for tests

$25 for $50 Toward Translation Services — Language Innovations, LLC

Language Innovations LLC

Farragut Square

$50 $25

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Two or Four 60-Minute Guitar Lessons from Planetary Music (Up to 54% Off)

Planetary Music

Redeem from Home

$140 $69

Professional guitar instructors arrive at students' homes to teach them how to play one of the most popular instruments in modern music

$39 for 1-Hour Music Lesson $70 — Love Music Lessons

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

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Three-Hour Beginner Photography Workshop for One or Two from Remember Forever (Up to 60% Off)

Remember Forever

On Location

$95 $39

Beginner workshops help you learn the ins and outs of your camera's functions and how to take great pictures in specific conditions

$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

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

$85 for $170 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Eye Level of FairOaks, VA

Eye Level Of Fairoaks, Va

Redeem from Home

$170 $85

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Two Private Music Lessons from Études (44% Off)

Études

Georgetown

$90 $50

With two introductory piano lessons, your child can begin developing a lifelong love of music!

$36 for $60 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Simon Studies Educational Services, LLC

Simon Studies Educational Services, Llc

U Street - Cardozo

$60 $36

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Four or Eight Salsa-Dancing Lessons at Saboreate Dance Company (Up to 51% Off)

Saboreate Dance Company

Washington

$60 $30

Students learn sensual salsa moves during 60-minute lessons

Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at Limelight Music School (Up to 55% Off)

Limelight Music School

Sykesville

$109 $49

Instructors teach students of all ages to play drums, guitar, piano, stringed instruments, brass instruments, or woodwinds, or to sing

$36 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — Step By Step Music Lessons

Step By Step Music Lessons

Towson

$60 $36

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Kids' Introductory Music Lessons or Keyboard Class at Maryland Performing Arts Institute (Up to 51% Off)

Maryland Performing Arts Institute

Towson

$150 $75

Kids can learn to play music instruments such as the keyboard

$545 for $990 Worth of Makeup Classes — Spectrum Beauty Academy

Spectrum Beauty Academy

Alexandria

$990 $545

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Exterior Detailing for Small, Mid-Size, Full-Size, or Truck-Size Vehicles at We Care Autobody (Up to 79% Off)

We Care Autobody

Alexandria

$280 $59

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ASE-certified techs perform a full exterior detailing service for small, mid-size, and large vehicles

One Month of Reading or Math In-Center Tutoring at A Plus Success Quality Tutoring (Up to 61% Off)

A Plus Success Quality Tutoring

Alexandria

$250 $99

Instructors work with K–12 students twice weekly to improve their reading or math skills

Mixology or Wine Tasting 101 Course for One or Two from Sugar Rim Bar (Up to 59% Off)

Sugar Rim Bar

Art Whino

$299 $125

Classes teach participants what to look for in a mixed drink, or cover the history of wine-making and tips on storing bottles

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Bach To Rock (66% Off)

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

$88 $30

Students can choose from one of 14 instruments, including voice; instructors use a social approach to get kids motivated to practice

$243 for $485 Groupon — AliceBeauty LLC

Alice Beauty Llc

Bethesda

$485 $243

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Four Piano or Singing Lessons at Melody Sons Music Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

$120 $59

Supportive and encouraging teacher for kids and adults in piano and vocal techniques at all skill levels

Beauty-Aesthetics Workshop plus Snacks and Body Wraps for One or Two from Make Up & Shape Up (Up to 60% Off)

Make Up & Shape Up

Owings Mills

$200 $85

Burgeoning makeup artists brush up on their skills at a three-hour workshop that covers important beauty topics and includes a body wrap

$35 for a Private Makeup Lesson and Application from Linda Seidel ($136 Value)

Linda Seidel

Owings Mills

$136 $35

Beauty expert enhances features with a custom cosmetics palette while explaining each of her techniques

$94 for $160 Worth of Singing Lessons — The A Cappella School

The A Cappella School

Rockville

$160 $94

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$1,648 for $2,997 Worth of Academic Classes — Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Hands On Dental Assistant Training

Rockville

$2,997 $1,648

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If the main objective of the glamour photographer is to make the model look attractive, there are probably more challenging subjects than Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera—but that doesn't mean David Blecman is complaining. The Positive Negatives founder and longtime shutterbug—he was named the photo editor of his county newspaper before his 20th birthday more than 30 years ago—has a history of plucking these plum gigs, having snapped pictures of celebrities such as Jimmy Buffett and Gene Simmons and worked for commercial clients including Sears, JCPenney, and Bath & Body Works.

At his studio, Blecman applies his skills toward shooting everything from headshots for models and actors to portraits of kids and teens. He also shares his expertise during workshops that cover both photography and modeling, so students can know what it feels like to be on both sides of a lens without giving their neighbors a turn with the binoculars.

1239 River Bay Rd
Annapolis,
MD
US

The J/Boats sailing vessels at J World Annapolis serve as floating classrooms for students of all skill levels as they improve their sailing techniques under the tutelage of expert coaches. Budding buccaneers can make smooth forays into the sport via one of the school’s many Learn to Sail courses, which range from three-hour group lessons to five-day comprehensives. Up to four students of similar experience levels control the ship from the time they unmoor until they return, rotating through the different onboard positions while the instructor keeps a close eye on safety, expounds upon sailing theory, and warns the team of upcoming whale mouths. From there, intrepid sailors can choose from a variety of courses geared toward continuous improvement, culminating in the advanced racing course for expert speedsters.

213 Eastern Ave
Annapolis,
MD
US

The Chesapeake Boating Club grants members the opportunity to sail open waters on a private vessel without having to purchase their own sailboat. A fleet of sailboats, powerboats, combination vessels, and ships in bottles the size of a 747 stands ready to usher members around offshore Annapolis without springing for maintenance, repair, or docking fees. Chesapeake Boating Club welcomes friends to tag along with members during a day trip, so sailors never have to worry about traveling alone. Annual memberships further increase the voyage possibilities, such as chances to help man a racing boat and attend cruise and rally events.

213 Eastern Ave
Annapolis,
MD
US

Language Advantage's instructors teach Spanish, Russian, or Mandarin through programs tailored to engage young learners through play instead of repetition. Children as young as aged 3 explore new words and languages through stories while playing alongside their parents. Older students learn second languages by acting in imaginary adventures, completing hands-on projects, and singing songs. During lessons, instructors teach functional everyday words and phrases, which help promote future learning as children continue to grow and develop their vestigial tails.

318 Lakeview Avenue
Edgewater,
MD
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

1901 West St
Annapolis,
MD
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

2151 Defense Hwy
Crofton,
MD
US