Personal Development in Piedmont


Four Dance Classes from Salsa with Tomaj (65% Off)

Salsa With Tomaj

Multiple Locations

From the merchant: Learn to dance Salsa with popular instructors Tomaj Trenda and Tiffany Wu at our Salsa nightclub every Wednesday

$80 $28

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One Month of Online Graphic-Design Courses at Career Change (45% Off)

Career Change

Oakland

From the merchant: Became a graphic designer in five months; lessons offered by professional senior web and graphic designers

$880 $484

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

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

$26 $10

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

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

$140 $69

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

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

$60 $30

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Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$150 $69

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Three-Week Mandarin Language Course at Firsthand Chinese (45% Off)

Firsthand Chinese

Albany

From the merchant: Learn conversational Chinese with a focus on correct pronunciation and useful phrases… and sound like a pro.

$300 $165

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A Tutoring Session from Alpha College Prep (49% Off)

Alpha College Prep

Albany

Our educators meet students where they are and can address individual needs and goals; we specialize in grades 6–12

$95 $48

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One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$162.50 $79

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$159 for 40-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($535 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

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

$535 $159

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

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

$120 $55

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Piano or Voice Lessons at Julivanna Music Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Julivanna Music Studio

Walnut Creek

Professional music coach with repertoire ranging from Disney songs to Jazz and Blues, including R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical styles

$140 $49

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off Four 30 Minute Lessons At Studio ($120 Full Price) at Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off four 30 minute lessons at studio ($120 full price)

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off One Month Of Group Or Private Spanish Classes at World in Spanish

World in Spanish

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off one month of group or private spanish classes

$5

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Two or Four 30-Minute Violin or Viola Lessons at Lewis Violin Studio (Up to 58% Off)

Lewis Violin Studio

Richmond/Seacliff

Professional instructor tailors lessons to students’ abilities, teaching classical technique or refining fiddle, jazz, or pop playing styles

$70 $32

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Two or Four 50-Minute Group Piano Lessons at Exploring Music (73% Off)

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

Talented instructors with international performance credentials teach group piano lessons

$55 $15

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class for One from Acorn Wealth Corporation

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

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

C$499 C$26

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$79 for an Intro to Filmmaking Workshop at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking ($199 Value)

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

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

$199 $79

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$18 for a 90-Minute Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish Class at Enjoy Spanish ($60 Value)

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

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

$60 $18

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Multiple Locations

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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Intro Mixology Cocktail-Making Class, Spirits Evolution Class, or Both at SF Mixology (Up to 73% Off)

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

A cocktail guru helms courses in a nightclub setting, teaching the history of cocktails and techniques for mixing and preparation

$199 $79

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Two or Four Salsa Classes for One or Four Salsa Classes for Two at Dance SF (Up to 70% Off)

Dance SF

Multiple Locations

Beginners’ classes focus on basic footwork and rhythm; intermediate classes cover more complex patterns

$40 $12

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Mixology 101 Class for One or Two from San Francisco Bartending Academy (54% Off)

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

Students learn how different flavor notes complement each other while creating eight staple cocktails and tasting exotic cordials

$195 $89

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Four, Six, or Eight Hours of Arabic-Language Lessons from Arabic Language Service (Up to 51% Off)

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

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

$200 $99

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Two or Four Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukelele Lessons at Guitar San Francisco (Up to 57% Off)

Guitar San Francisco

Fidi

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$76 $35

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$450 for $999 Groupon — Discovery Center School

The Discovery Center School

San Francisco

Semi-tutorial classes provide sound education in math, writing, science, and more

$999 $450

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Two or Four Private Vocal Lessons for Ages 8–12 or 13 and Older at Alexys Paris Voice Studio (Up to 81% Off)

Alexys Paris Voice Studio

San Francisco

Member of the Institute of Vocal Advancement teaches students how to blend their registers to open up voices without strain

$150 $35

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$451 for $820 Toward 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes at IBEC

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

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

$820 $451

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$549 for $999 Worth of Beauty-School Classes — Womack Salon Academy

Womack Salon Academy

Excelsior

Join the cosmetology field, learn to specialize in haircuts for both men and women, invest your time, and develop a new skill

$999 $549

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$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

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

$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

$147 $59

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$35 for 3 Drop-In Music and Movement Classes at ABC Do Re ME! (Danville) ($75 value)

ABC Do Re ME! (Danville)

Danville

Children six months to five years of age build motor skills and love of music with practice in tambourines and tom-toms, dance, and singing

$75 $35

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$129 for a Two-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson at Flying Vikings ($220 Value)

Flying Vikings

Hayward

Instructors with thousands of hours of experience teach students the basics of piloting

$220 $129

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$300 for $600 Worth of Computer-Skills Classes — SQA Solution

Sqa Solution

Daly City

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

$600 $300

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A Private Music Lesson from Matt Germano Percussion Studio (50% Off)

Matt Germano Percussion Studio

Burlingame

From the merchant: Learn to play drums and percussion in a fun environment that yields rewarding results.

$40 $20

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Makeup Lesson for One or Two at Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture (Up to 55% Off)

Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture

Lyon Hoag

Makeup artists show women how to get the look they want, whether it's a two-minute morning routine or a smoky eye for a night out

$150 $75

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$49 for $150 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — GoBeyond Advising

Gobeyond Advising

San Mateo

Danielle, a Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley graduate, gives expert advice and offers edits for your college application

$150 $49

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for Kids at Scherzo Music Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Scherzo Music Studio

San Mateo

Seasoned musicians inspire kids ages 4 and up with private lessons on a choice of instruments, including piano, guitar, violin, and voice

$88 $44

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One Month of Private Piano Lessons at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

Seasoned players demystify theory and technique during 30-minute lessons for students ages 5 and up held once per week

$165 $79

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Two or Four Private Drum Lessons with Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano (Up to 58% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

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

$80 $35

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$138 for $475 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Ivy Goal Education

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

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

$475 $138

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Four, 2hr Sessions ($120 Normally) at Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off four, 2hr sessions ($120 normally)

$5

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In-Home or Small-Group Classroom Chinese Tutoring Sessions for Grades K-12 at United Education (63% Off)

United Education

Union City

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

$160 $66

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Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Onsite Tutoring Sessions from Kims Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills toward SAT or ACT test preparation

$350 $59

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Up to 53% Off Language Lesson — Generations

Generations

Rockaway Beach

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

$15 $7

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Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 60% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

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

$170 $76

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Academic Evaluation with Four or Eight Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 82% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

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

$403 $89

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One or Two Two-Hour Couples-Massage Classes at The Love Lab (Up to 54% Value)

The Love Lab

Palo Alto

Partners learn the essentials of professional back, scalp, & foot massage or the basics of arms, legs, and hand massage as they enjoy treats

$135 $65

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$89 for an Academic Evaluation and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Huntington ($387 Value)

Huntington

Palo Alto

After an academic evaluation, tutoring sessions with one teacher for four students help kids achieve success in exams or various subjects

$387 $89

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$45 for Assessment of Academics and Career Interest with Planning Session at C2 Education ($215 Value)

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

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

$215 $45

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$49 for SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning ($210 Value)

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

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

$210 $49

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Two or Four 30-Minute Drum Lessons at Steve Trovao Drums (Up to 50% Off)

Steve Trovao Drums

Napa

A drummer with more than three decades of live-performance experience teaches coordination and technique to students of all ages

$70 $35

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Two-Day Digital Media Course at Eduvea (45% Off)

Eduvea

Sunnyvale

From the merchant: Our award-winning instructors will teach you the foundations of DSLR and how to excel in portrait photography.

$199 $109

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$62 for One Month of Weekly Two-Hour Math Classes at Aloha Mind Math ($140 Value)

Aloha Mind Math

Santa Clara

Teachers lead students through interactive lessons that increase their ability to solve math problems without a calculator

$140 $62

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$59 for Your Choice of a Photography or Photo Editing Course at McKay Photography Academy ($225 Value)

McKay Photography Academy

Santa Clara

Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings, photo composition, travel photography, or photo editing skills

$225 $59

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$82 for an Initial Assessment with Eight 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Mathnasium ($350 Value)

Mathnasium

Santa Clara

Highly trained instructors strengthen students’ math skills, helping them catch up, keep up, and get ahead

$350 $82

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Three or Five Kids' Saturday Classes at Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center (60% Off)

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

Cupertino

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

$60 $24

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Academic Evaluation and Four or Six Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 86% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Cupertino

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

$492 $68

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Spanish Basics Workshop ($195 Normally) at Habla Language Services

Habla Language Services

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off spanish basics workshop ($195 normally)

$5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Online Sat Class For $149, Normally $299 at Ivy Review

Ivy Review

San Jose

For $5, receive a coupon for online sat class for $149, normally $299

$5

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Intro to Photography or Intro to Printing Class at Aperture Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Aperture Academy

San Jose

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

$135 $59

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44% off a Kindermusik Playdate at Kindermusik with Miss Andrea

Kindermusik With Miss Andrea

Canoas Garden

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

$25 $14

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One-Month After-School Program with Class Five, Four, or Three Days per Week at STEMpro Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Stempro Academy

San Jose

The after-school program focuses on STEM curriculum—or science, technology, engineering, and math—as well as homework help and play time

$499 $225

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$30 for $60 Worth of Language Classes — Sokool Learning Center

Sokool Edu

Cambrian Community

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

$60 $30

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Two or Four Private Music Lessons at Pacific Piano School (Up to 64% Off)

Pacific Piano School

Pacific Piano School

30- to 60-minute private music lessons cover a choice of piano or voice

$94 $39

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Two or Four Individual or Small-Group Tutoring Sessions at Languages and Math Learning Center (Up to 58% Off)

Languages and Math Learning Center

Cory

Tutors lead one-on-one or small-group sessions in math and languages for students preK–12

$80 $35

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One-Day Touring or Dyna Motorcycle Rental at Iron Steed Harley-Davidson (50% Off)

Iron Steed Harley-Davidson

Vacaville

Hop aboard a classic touring or Dyna Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a full day of riding, racing, and exploring

$150 $75

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$70 for $140 Worth of Guitar Lessons — Ryan Acosta Music

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

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

$140 $70

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$10 for $19 Worth of Services at TVSB

Tvsb

Boulder Creek

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

$19 $10

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15-Week Musical-Theater Camp at Music to My Ears (Up to 54% Off)

Music to My Ears

Cotati

Youngsters rehearse singing and dancing routines in between backstage prep, culminating in performance of The Aristocats

$129 $59

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$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

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

$40 $18

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$65 for Three Guitar, Piano, or Voice Lessons at Chris Bryant Guitar School ($135 Value)

Chris Bryant Guitar School

Los Gatos

Musicians teach students of all levels how to play the guitar or piano or improve their singing voice

$135 $65

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$48 for $80 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Rescue Ready

Rescue Ready

Santa Rosa

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

$80 $48

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$249 Sonoma Valley Helicopter Tour and Food and Wine Pairing for Up to 3 from Helico Sonoma ($465 Value)

Helico Sonoma

Santa Rosa

During helicopter flights, passengers soak in the view; post-flight, guests enjoy a wine and food pairing at Williamson Wines Healdsburg

$465 $249

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Three Private Music Lessons from Tony Bragano (45% Off)

Tony Bragano

Santa Rosa

Three private music lessons in saxophone, piano, or guitar from professional musician Tony Bragano

$99 $54

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Four Tutoring Sessions from Image Changers Church After School Academy (71% Off)

Image Changers Church After School Academy

Lathrop

From the merchant: Children are provided with quality homework assistance followed up with fun and educational enrichment activities.

$130 $38

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$30 for Two 2-Hour Vocal Performance Lessons at Forte Vocal Performance Academy ($60 Value)

Forte Vocal Performance Academy

Scotts Valley

Professional voice instructors teach students to sing like a Broadway star with two two-hour lessons

$60 $30

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$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

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

$60 $34

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$99 for Two Subject Assessments with Registration Fee at Sylvan Learning ($285 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Manteca

After thorough skills assessments in a choice of two subjects, learning professionals devise a custom study plan

$285 $99

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The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities 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 standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from 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. 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.

1345 Grand Avenue
Piedmont,
CA
US

Lincoln Child Center enables vulnerable and emotionally troubled children and their families to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

4368 Lincoln Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

As you might expect, students at Barefoot Movement aren’t required to bring footwear when they take part in up to 40 weekly yoga classes. Yoga classes range from vigorous to restorative variations, and also include sessions for pre- or postnatal moms, barefoot bodywork sessions, and training for prospective yoga teachers.

455 17th St
Oakland,
CA
US

Aspire Education believes that education is the cornerstone of community. Aspire trains students to attain it through a dual curriculum of private tutoring for students, regardless of their ability to pay, and afterschool study halls and test-prep classes for groups. Professional tutors work with youth in a variety of subjects, including math, chemistry, writing, and foreign languages. But these lessons go beyond basic study sessions—tutors build relationships with students while teaching them about mitochondria and how to craft a persuasive argument. Their primary mission, along with helping kids succeed in school, is to transform them into lifelong learners and to inspire new educators.

For the past two decades, Aspire's community reading-buddies program has also been leading the charge for education by working to improve literacy rates. Through this program, high-school and middle-school students receive pedagogical training and act as one-on-one mentors for preschoolers, blending reading activities and games into regular lessons.

See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.

1904 Franklin St
Oakland,
CA
US

Pairing their civic-mindedness with a strong business sense, a group of University of California, Berkeley, students grabbed a laptop and a borrowed pickup and began delivering school supplies to underserved students across the region. Today, the nonprofit, K to College, distributes the resources students need to excel in school and attain a solid education. This nonprofit approach enables them to provide three dollars of supplies to disadvantaged kids for every dollar donated to K to College. Collaborating with local businesses, K to College creates grade-appropriate supply kits. Packed in a sturdy canvas tote bag, school supply kits of pencils, papers, and dental-care items go to public-school students in the free or reduced-price lunch program; alternatively learning kits are packed in pre-k back-packs. K to College also advertises back-to-school efforts through local TV stations and works with the Folsom State Prison to organize community-service opportunities for inmates as part of a rehabilitation program?an effort that caught the attention of CNN.

7730 Pardee Ln
Oakland,
CA
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.

919 Harrison St
Oakland,
CA
US