Personal Development in Pleasant Hill

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

Up to 52% Off Tutoring Packages

JEI Learning Centers

Multiple Locations

$190 $95

Weekly common course state standards in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving with workbooks and daily homework

50% Off Singing Lessons

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

$140 $70

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55% Off One tutoring Session

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

$55 $25

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50% Off Language

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 62% Off Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

$26 $10

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

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

$120 $55

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

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ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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Experienced mixologists impart bartending secrets as students shake up classic and popular drinks

Up to 53% Off Musical-Instrument Lessons

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

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

Up to 96% Off Stock-Trading Course

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

C$499 C$29

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

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The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

$135 $65

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

45% Off 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

$820 $451

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

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

$199 $79

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

67% Off Group Spanish Class

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

$60 $20

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

45% Off Music Lessons

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Cities

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

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

Up to 70% Off Online Website Building Class

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

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

$195 $89

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

50% Off Academic-Tutor Services

First Rate Tutors

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

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45% Off Beauty-School Classes

Womack Salon Academy

Excelsior

$999 $549

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

70% Off Tutoring at Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning

On Location

$502 $149

Skills assessment gauges student’s knowledge and study needs, allowing teachers to tailor tutoring classes to build academic confidence

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

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IT University Online

Online Deal

$399 $39

Exercises, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in Microsoft Office certification, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

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Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

$200 $99

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

Up to 54% Off Digital Photography Class

Image Light Photography

On Location

$49 $24

Small classes cover how to use your DSLR to set up a shot, use the manual function, take advantage of the auto functions, and focus

Up to 87% Off Mobile-App Development Classes

Startup Saturdays Online

Online Deal

$225 $35

Online classes give beginners an overview of mobile app development

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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

45% Off Online Traffic-School Course

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$21.95 $12

DMV approved online traffic course helps resolve traffic citations; written by DMV-licensed instructors

55% Off CPR, AED, and First-Aid Training

Aikane Care

On Location

$110 $49

Licensed instructors teach onsite safety classes

51% Off In-Home Private Guitar Lessons

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

$120 $59

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

60% Off Singing Lessons

Lawley Lessons

Redeem from Home

$55 $22

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Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

79% Off Online Driver's Ed Course

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Online Deal

$69.95 $15

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State-certified online course serves as replacement for in-class learning and teaches fundamentals of safe driving

50% Off Online Traffic School 

EraseMyTicketQuicker.com

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Online course allows students to learn the rules of the road, safe-driving practices, and how to improve their driving confidence

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Fill Me In English Language Services

On Location

$315 $99

Students learn to feel more comfortable speaking English at five-, ten-, fifteen-, or twenty-hour language classes with emersion exercises

Concoct Various Kinds of Bloody Marys with Pickled Garnishes

Cocktail-Making Class

San Francisco

$75 $75

Bar owner Gillian Fitzgerald and pickle shop owner Kelly McVicker teach you how to make bloody marys from scratch; snacks provided

Up to 58% Off Chinese Tutoring Sessions

United Education

Union City

$160 $75

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

83% Off Tutoring Package at Kims Academy

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills to prepare for the SAT or ACT

50% Off Language Course - Spanish

Spanish In Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

$100 $50

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50% Off Computer-Skills Classes

Sqa Solution

Daly City

$600 $300

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Up to 82% Off Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

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

56% Off Kids' Creative Writing Class

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

56% Off Academic Tutoring

The Academy of 21st Century Learning

Vacaville

$342 $150

Tutoring sessions in a variety of subjects benefit students in grades from kindergarten through high school

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

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

71% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

$475 $138

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Generations

Rockaway Beach

$15 $7

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79% Off an Academic Assessment and Planning Session

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

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

77% Off SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

$210 $49

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

50% Off Summer Camp at Falcon Learning

Falcon Learning

Milpitas

$250 $125

Kids from grades K to 6 engage in themed activities, learning about such topics as animals, flight, cooking, and world cultures

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Kids Music Lessons

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

80% Off Online Photography Course

Capturing True Emotion

Online Deal

$250 $49

Through online videos and coursework, a professional photographer imparts how to have complete control of a digital camera

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 82% Off On-Location or Wedding Photography

R. Delp Photography

On Location

$325 $59

Choose 2 locations for onsite shoots for up to 5 subjects; capture joyful wedding memories with 6 hours of coverage, plus a print credit

Up to 61% Off Virtual Music Lessons

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

Up to 52% Off Tutoring

JEI Learning Center - South San Jose

South San Jose

$190 $95

Common Core State Standards align with sessions in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving

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Touch To Heal Massage Center

San Jose

$120 $59

Class teaches massage protocol for back, neck, and shoulders; must provide set of twin-sized sheets and pillowcase or rent them for $3

44% Off Kindermusik Playdate

Kindermusik With Miss Andrea

Canoas Garden

$25 $14

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81% Online Programming Course

Webucator

Online Deal

$149.85 $29

Learn to work with JavaScript and XML with this self-guided online programming course

50% Off Language Classes

Sokool Edu

Cambrian Community

$60 $30

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Up to 67% Off from Bartending College Online

Bartending College Online

On Location

$74.99 $25

Interactive online course instructs students in masterful barkeeping through self-paced video lessons, quizzes, and professional guidance

Up to 71% Off Nutrition Coach Certification

National Association for Fitness Certification

Online Deal

$349 $109

Online certification programs can be the first step towards becoming a professional nutritionist

64% Off 20-Hour Online Bartending Course

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

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

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

Dale Carnegie – Up to 94% Off Online Training

Dale Carnegie Self-Improvement Online Training

Online Deal

$276 $25

Online courses cover such topics as argument resolution, leadership, and communication skills, supplemented by podcasts and animated videos

60% Off Kids' Saturday Classes

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

Cupertino

$60 $24

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

Up to 83% Off at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Cupertino

$492 $85

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

Up to 59% Off Photography or Printing Class

Aperture Academy

Campbell

$135 $59

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

50% Off Music Lessons

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

$140 $70

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Tvsb

Boulder Creek

$19 $10

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40% Off CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes

Rescue Ready

Santa Rosa

$80 $48

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68% Off Online Personal-Training Certification

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

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Traffic School 2 U

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Eight-hour online course lets students get traffic violations off their records if passed

Up to 50% Off High School Science Camp

California Northstate University

Elk Grove

$600 $299

Campers learn about DNA, forensics, and toxicology in this set of fun classes focused on biology, ethics, and healthcare

Sylvan Learning of Elk Grove – 72% Off Assessment and Tutoring

Sylvan Learning of Elk Grove

Multiple Locations

$320 $89

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student's learning needs

42% Off Academic-Tutor Services

A+ Learning Cetner

Elk Grove

$125 $73

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Each season, the gifted student thespians of Diablo Valley College dazzle audiences with moving productions of classic works and contemporary plays. Satisfy your dramatic hankerings with a trio of the 2011 to 2012 season's artfully staged offerings, starting with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , a moving tragedy inspired by the classic musical West Side Story (October 21–30). A striking, challenging contemporary piece, The Skriker fills the stage with magical realism, shape-shifting, and unearthly characters (February 3–12, 2012; restricted to adults 18 years and older). Diablo Valley's young stage stalkers also tackle Arthur Miller's The Crucible, a stirring depiction of the Salem witch hunts of the 17th century and a poignant allegory for the anticommunist hysteria of the 1950s, when Americans were required by law to consume at least three apple pies a day (March 23–31, 2012).

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill,
CA
US

Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.

2150 John Glenn Dr
Concord,
CA
US

With five branches and over 80 franchised learning centers in the United States and Canada, JEI Learning Center has found international success, including an educational TV station, thanks to its model of self-paced learning.

Prospective students begin with a diagnostic test to determine their ability level, at which point they'll be placed in groups with a maximum ratio of five students to one instructor. Sessions are held weekly, one hour per subject––there are Common Core State Standards aligned with curriculums in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving––with provided workbooks and daily homework exercises.

1850 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

Technology literacy is essential, whether you're trying to find a job or correspond with your granddaughter via email. Thankfully, the experts at Tutors of Tech specialize in demystifying everyday gadgets and applications during group and private tutoring sessions at clients' homes or public locations with Internet access. Their instruction can cover email basics such as sending messages and uploading photos, as well as the fundamentals of tablets, smartphones, online shopping, and social networking.

1241 homestead ave suite 184
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

The Preschool Prep Company's award-winning line of DVD's and books are designed to teach children basic concepts such as letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. Founder Kathy Oxley has good reason to believe that toddlers’ can easily learn these concepts. After exposure to the alphabet, Oxley’s 14-month-old daughter began to recognize letters on signs and in books. Within a year, the two-year-old could read simple words on her own. Preschool Prep aims to provide children with a basic set of tools they'll be able to use when they're ready to learn how to read. In the end, it's a philosophy very similar to other educational approaches. "We teach toddlers to identify dogs, elephants, unicorns and dinosaurs," Oxley said in an interview with EW.com. "Letters are no different. They are just animals of a different kind."

858 El Quanito Dr
Danville,
CA
US

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." This simple motto on Spectrum of Science Foundation's website encapsulates the way the foundation's teachers help children learn to love science. Instead of being subjected to dry lectures and tiring moonwalks, students develop solar-powered craft, build geodesic domes, and raise their own carnivorous plants, thereby discovering for themselves how awe-inspiring science can be. After-school science labs, class visits, and summer camps use these fun-filled techniques to explore the hard sciences, including physics, chemistry, biology, aeronautics, and marine science. To ensure every student has a chance to learn about their world, Spectrum of Science Foundation also offers scholarships.

317 Barton Court
Danville,
CA
US