Personal Development in Santa Cruz


One Hour of Tutoring, One Month of Study-Lounge Access, or SAT-Prep Package at Academic Aptos (50% Off)

Academic Aptos

Academic Aptos Tutoring Center

One hour of private tutoring in any subject; study lounge with a 1:6 tutor-student ratio; SAT prep package with diagnostic & mock tests

$72 $36

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

Forte Vocal Performance Academy

Forte Vocal Performance Academy

Children and adults learn singing techniques, stage presence, and characterization from International performer Audrey McDonald

$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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$3 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Of First 4 Music Lessons at Rockin' Kidz

Rockin' Kidz

Rockin' Kidz

For $3, receive a coupon for 25% off of first 4 music lessons

$3

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

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

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

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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One or Two Weeks of Half-Day Kids' Camp at Camp Captivate (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Camp Captivate

Camp Captivate

Instructors lead kids in hands-on interactive activities focused on art and creativity or robotics, engineering, and problem solving

$269 $129

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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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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

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$25 $14

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Intro Mixology Cocktail-Making Class, Spirits Evolution Class, or Both at SF Mixology (Up to 78% 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 $63

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$64 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 $64

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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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Four Private Music Lessons from Gateway Creative Academy (50% Off)

Gateway Creative Academy

Gateway Creative Academy

From the merchant: Have you ever wanted to play an instrument? Write a song? Here’s your chance to give it a try

$140 $70

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Introductory Flight Lesson in Option of Remos or Cessna 172 Aircraft from Trade Winds Aviation (Up to 56% Off)

Trade Winds Aviation

San Jose

After providing training on the ground, FAA flight instructors let students take the controls of Remos or Cessna planes

$379 $169

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Five- or Three-Week Course in Modeling and Runway Training at UGMX Artistic Program (Up to 58% Off)

UGMX Artistic Program

UGMX Artistic Program

Beauty and wellness class and runway training in three-week course; five-week course also includes a certificate and fashion show

$350 $157

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Two or Four Private Music Lessons at Pacific Piano School (Up to 58% Off)

Pacific Piano School

Pacific Piano School

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

$94 $45

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One or Three Flight Lessons and a Membership to AeroDynamic Aviation (Up to 73% Off)

AeroDynamic Aviation

Multiple Locations

Get behind the controls of an airplane and learn to take off, climb, and descend with an FAA-certified flight instructor as copilot

$408 $112

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Two or Four Individual or Small-Group Tutoring Sessions at Languages and Math Learning Center (Up to 68% Off)

Languages and Math Learning Center

Languages and Math Learning Center

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

$80 $27

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$69 for One Month of Weekly Two-Hour Math Classes at Aloha Mind Math ($140 Value)

Aloha Mind Math

Aloha Mind Math

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

$140 $69

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

McKay Photography Academy

McKay Photography Academy

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

$225 $59

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$79for Eight Tutoring Sessions and Academic Assessment at Mathnasium of Sunnyvale ($350Value)

Mathnasium of Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

From the merchant: We provide customized Math tutoring service that allows your child to gain confidence and excel in school.

$350 $79

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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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$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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$69 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 $69

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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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Flying Lesson Packages for up to Two People at Advanced Flyers (50% Off)

Advanced Flyers

Advanced Flyers

Gain experience in a Redbird FMX-1000 simulator or strap into a real aircraft for a 35-minute flight in a Cessna Skyhawk

$119 $59

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$62 for an Academic Evaluation and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Huntington ($387 Value)

Huntington

Huntington

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

$387 $62

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$41 for SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning ($210 Value)

ThinkTank Learning

ThinkTank Learning

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

$210 $41

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One-Hour Flight Lesson or Starter Pilot Package from Fly Bay Area (Up to 61% Off)

Fly Bay Area

Fly Bay Area

Pilots guide students through sky-high flight lessons or extensive courses for earning a pilot’s license

$250 $113

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

Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

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

$403 $89

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$59 for Tutoring Package with Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Kims Academy ($350 Value)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $59

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In-Home or Small-Group Classroom Chinese Tutoring Sessions for Grades K-12 at United Education (58% Off)

United Education

United Education

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

$160 $75

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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 53% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo Piano

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

$80 $39

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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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$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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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 60% Off)

Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture

Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture

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 $66

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Flight-Simulator Package or Flight-Lesson Package from Hayward Flight (50% Off)

Hayward Flight

Hayward Flight

Ground training helps students fully enjoy a flight simulator or understand the controls of a flying plane

$99 $49.50

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

Flying Vikings

Flying Vikings

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

$220 $129

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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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Select Local Merchants

  • Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel
    The team at Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel teaches classes, repairs equipment, and plans diving trips, all with a focus on building an active scuba community. Seasoned instructors with NAUI and PADI certification lead beginners from the classroom to the ocean, where they meander through kelp forests and master the art of underwater basket weaving. Experts coordinate travel to premier international and local dive sites such as Catalina Island, aiming to make the three to five yearly trips affordable and fun. The crew also recommends new and used gear for purchase or rental, including Oceanic booties, Tusa masks, and radar equipment that helps divers avoid traveling mermaid salesmen.
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    3615 Portola Dr Ste 3615
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Pacific Yachting & Sailing
    Out through the harbor and into the gorgeous Monterey Bay, the skippers of Pacific Yachting & Sailing navigate their sailboats onto the open waters during lessons and chartered boat rides. They lead a variety of classes here, catering to uncertain beginners and seasoned sailors alike. They also leave Monterey Bay on chartered trips to exotic locales, including Greece, the British Virgin Islands, and Tahiti.
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    790 Mariner Park Way
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Cypress Health Institute
    The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine and Chi Center. Though the center doesn't have many online reviews, six Yelpers give it a five-star average rating.
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    21511 E Cliff Dr
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Conscious Educators
    • For $149, you get four cellulite treatment sessions (a $300 value). • For $99, you get one laser treatment for acne and facial redness (a $300 value).
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    436 Effey St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Giggle-Bytes
    A former elementary-school teacher, Robin Brooke harnessed her experiences in the classroom to boot up Giggle-Bytes, a computer-learning program for youngsters. Determined to arm her students and her own four children with the necessary computer skills to use the Internet and instant message the Toys R Us giraffe, Brooke teamed up with Discovery Kids Puterbugs, a program produced by Imagine Tomorrow. The Imagine Tomorrow software is customizable for each lesson and academic level, so that kids who have never touched a computer can learn alongside techno whizzes. In both her traveling classes and her birthday parties, Brooke helps kids to build their social skills and cultivate teamwork while gleaning self-confidence, spatial skills, and the ability to navigate through the digital age.
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    106 Vine Hill Road
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Santa Cruz Surf School
    With a wetsuit, a Safer Surfboard, and the option of girl- or guy-only group classes, surfing newcomers won't have to wait long to stand up at Santa Cruz Surf School. On the gentle, often shallow, waters of Cowell's, instructors not only cover the basics, they also teach their students how to analyze waves and stay safe on the waters.
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    322 Pacific Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
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