Learning in Downtown St. Louis

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

95% Off CompTIA Certification Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$250 $25

Regular or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

53% Off Photography Classes

Photography Class

Redeem from Home

$300 $141

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

61% Off a Photography Workshop from STLPhotoArt

STLPhotoArt

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

A skilled photographer guides small groups of students through hands-on shooting experiences at a variety of scenic city locations

Sylvan Learning – 81% Off Tutoring

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$495 $95

Assessments determine tutoring approaches for kids in grades K–12

Up to 60% Off Week of Music Summer Camp

School of Rock

Multiple Locations

$399 $159

Kids ages 10+ learn to play and sing classic rock songs in themed summer camps, focused on artists such as Led Zeppelin and The Beatles

50% Off Scuba Pre-Certification Training Course

The Great American Diving Company

Multiple Locations

$199 $99

Scuba lessons in a custom-built indoor training pool heated to 85 degrees

71% Off Child's Learning Assessment

Brain Balance Achievement Centers

Edwardsville

$295 $85

A comprehensive three-stage process includes a sensory motor assessment, an academic assessment, and a report and meeting with parents

Up to 68% Off Skills Assessment and Tutoring

MindsAhead Academy

Saint Louis

$535 $185

Educational organization provides afterschool programs for younger children and a goal-based tutoring service for older children

Up to 61% Off Guitar Lessons

Dave's Guitar Instruction

Saint Charles

$157.50 $65

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Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

55% Off Guitar Lessons

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

$165 $75

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

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On a normal day at Climb So iLL, climbers scale a giant eyeball, a purple elephant, and a giant tulip reaching toward the sky. These structures, inspired by Lewis Carroll and created by an architectural firm, reflect the gym’s unique aesthetic and a whimsical vision. The walls range in color from slate gray to bright purple, and accent lighting adds to snaking mezzanine levels and a well-stocked pro shop. The gym's modern design, which includes countertops and shop displays crafted from bamboo and recycled car hoods, blends into the original brick interior of the old power plant—from which designers salvaged steel and other debris to fashion the interior.

On each guest's first visit, a staff member escorts them around the facility to get them acquainted with safety protocol. Climbers scale 40 top ropes hung down from walls reaching up to 55 feet, along with smooth angles and overhangs across varied bouldering terrain. In a members-only 24-hour training zone open to all climbers during the day, they can practice navigating small overhangs and other problems. On-site personal trainers and instructors also help hone skill and movement techniques through basic belaying and lead climbing classes. An accredited route-setting team regularly tampers with the gym's routes to keep climbers alert and extra gecko-like. An advanced ventilation system circulates and cools the air by maintaining a constant indoor pressure, and tall windows and skylights keep vertical pathways well-lit.

1419 Carroll St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Covering everything from algebra to physics, the lessons taught on Virtual Nerd include all the dressings of a real-world classroom—teachers, whiteboards, note-taking devices—plus the distinct advantage of pause-and-play learning. The site boasts many useful tools, including the Dynamic Whiteboard, which keeps a running list of notes that students can use to review or to dive even deeper into the subject at hand. Students can also examine symbols and formulas as lessons progress. Virtual Nerd offers two distinct types of learning: month-long instruction and online boot camps. The former includes tutorials and study materials that supplement traditional classroom learning. The latter is intended to present students with a grab bag of study materials, including a customized list of tutorials, practice problems, and quizzes. Regardless of subject matter, all lessons support Virtual Nerd’s mission to provide convenient, interactive learning for a fraction of the cost of hiring a tutor or kidnapping a Teletubby.

710 N 2nd St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Capturing True Emotion is driven by a dynamic band of instructors who rove across the continent with cameras and teaching skills in hand. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversize head, the educators provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings. During the hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students convene at a tantalizing location to practice skills such as controlling depth of field by adjusting the aperture, composing a family portrait so there's not always a burning zeppelin in the background, using alternative angles to avoid red eye, and other techniques.

999 North 2nd Street
St. Louis,
MO
US

By working one-on-one with at-risk students throughout the school year, AmeriCorps tutors can effectively identify learning obstacles, target each child's individual needs, evaluate students' progress, and develop strong mentoring relationships. Since 2006, 91 percent to 100 percent of students who participated in the tutoring program ended the school year at their target reading grade levels or higher.

1315 Ann Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

When camped out at a picturesque St. Louis spot—from an old barn to the iconic Arch—Brian K. Owens sees more than just the opportunity to take a pretty picture. The fine-art photographer and owner of STLPhotoArt grasps for stories in each of his photos, stories that he seeks to bring to his clients through commercial shoots and instill in his students during photography classes. The shutterbug guides beginning shooters through Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo, dispensing photography know-how along the way. Owens also lends his talented eye to elegantly capture moments at weddings, engagements, and knight-christening ceremonies.

200 South Front Street
East St. Louis,
IL
US

At Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, instructors guide students through a wide array of suspended workouts, from strengthening trapeze-and-silks classes to ones where pupils use hoops, ropes, or even chains to lift them off the ground. After -spending hours exercising in midair, students can train to be on the next mission to outer space, or stay in this atmosphere and gain the upper-body strength required to be a successful aerial artist.

2200 Gravois Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US