Personal Development in Pittsburgh

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

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

92% Off Accounting and Bookkeeping Certification Course

IT University Online

Online Deal

$895 $69

Online modules with reviews and customizable practice exams teach students how to run their company's books efficiently

Up to 77% Off Online Reading Lessons

Red Apple Reading

Online Deal

$169 $39

Children improve their reading and writing skills with an online series of educational games and videos aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds

96% Off Leadership and Communication Webinars

Dale Carnegie

Online Deal

$1,089 $49

Over 3 months, participants enlist in online courses that cover such topics as personal effectiveness, leadership, and communication skills

Up to 67% Off ITIL Foundation Course at IT Training Zone

IT Training Zone

Online Deal

$299 $99

While studying at your own pace, learn everything from ITIL terminology to concepts and processes

94% Off Online DIY Home-Improvement Course

EwB

Online Deal

$299 $19

Award-winning home-improvement author Jo Behari leads video tutorials that cover a huge range of home-improvement projects for DIY novices

50% Off a Kids' Robotics, Film, or Design Camp

Instant Robotics

Pittsburgh

$130 $65

Campers develop an online game, 3D-print objects, build and program robots, create short animated films with Legos, or design a mobile app

54% Off Kids' Summer Camp

Mad Science of Pittsburgh

Etna

$150 $69

Young scientists and engineers can bend light, spark chemical reactions, alter voices, or create a small-scale storm

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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 particular 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 and New Jersey.

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.

4721 McKnight Rd
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do was founded in 1968 and has a deeply rooted history in the art of Tae Kwon-Do. The two brothers who opened the training facility are both ninth-degree black belts who studied in Korea and have been practicing Tae Kwon-Do for more than 50 years. Check out the different schedules to determine which classes you can attend.

527 Lincoln Ave
Bellevue,
PA
US

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts acts as both the patron and the glittering stage for the local arts community, raising awareness of Pittsburgh's visionaries-in-residence with a host of educational programs and exhibitions. Its members scamper freely through galleries stuffed with canvases and sculptures by local artists such as Brian Dean Richmond and Gregory Witt. Prospective Picassos and vicarious Velazquezes, meanwhile, can pour their inner outsider artist into bright and bold Plexiglass prints, hand-hammered metal jewelry, and subtle Chinese brush paintings during a day of three hour-long studio sessions at an Arts Crash Course. If you're still suffering from excess inspiration afterward, burn off the rest before it curdles into images of poker-playing dogs with a $25 member discount to sign up for ongoing classes in watercolor painting, ceramics, and other crafts. Admission to the galleries at local cinema and media center Pittsburgh Filmmakers is also included with your membership benefits, as well as a 10% discount on colorful blown glass vases and funky jewelry in the gift shop and assorted discounts on art supplies at three area stores.

1047 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Students who come to Gaynor’s know to expect more than an evening of culinary theater; the ingredients and utensils are foisted into the eager hands of all who enter. Choose a class from the Interntional Cooking Series and dabble in the cuisine of Thailand, Indai, Morocco, or Spain. Learn how to make pierogies both traditional and exotic in the pierogie-making class. Brush some butter on your piecrust game in a beginners' pastry class. And when the Easter Bunny climbs down the chimney this year, greet him with extra-savory ham after taking copious notes at the holiday-themed dinner class. The full schedule of classes is available online, with new classes added regularly.

309 E Carson St
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Three Rivers Fencing Center’s head coach Iana Dakova, a national champion fencer, and her foil-wielding staff enable deft swordplay during Wednesday-evening fencing lessons. Coaches outfit fencers in modern safety gear before covering basic footwork and blade work, such as parries, ripostes, and using sabers to skewer fresh vegetables. En garde students reap the additional benefit of included instruction in the noble history, safety rules, and health benefits of fencing. In the event of classes reaching capacity, alternates should check back often for additional classes and advice on how to appear more swashbuckling.

7501 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Sorin Achim is a master of robotics. After gaining a degree in electrical engineering from the Romanian Department of Defense, he served as a robotics research engineer at Carnegie Mellon University and received the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence for his contributions to the design of mobile robots.

With these accomplishments in hand, Achim founded Instant Robotics with one mission—"to translate robotics language into plain English." He teaches adults how to implement robotics into a variety of fields ranging from industry to the military. His advice touches on using medical automated systems in health care, blending robots with artistic media, preventing the robots from taking control, and engaging with robotics as a teaching tool in schools.

For a more hands-on environment, Instant Robotics' summer camps bring advanced technologies to children. In one-week sessions, students can build their own robots, create their own animated films using Legos, print three-dimensional objects, design a video game, or develop a mobile app. The camps conclude with a mini movie festival or a robotic battle for the last can of WD-40.

PO Box 38461
Pittsburgh,
PA
US