Personal Development in Santa Monica

3, 5, or 10 Men's Haircuts at Toni&Guy Academy (Up to 58% Off)

TONI&GUY Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the supervision of an instructor, student hairstylists create face-flattering looks

$54 $25

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Beginner Photography Classes and Photo Walks at Isla Studio (Up to 70% Off). Four Options Available.

Isla Studio

Downtown Santa Monica

Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

$149 $59

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$129 for a Hands-On Discovery Flight for Two at South Coast Aeronautics ($258 Value)

South Coast Aeronautics

Marina Del Rey

After a 30-minute basic lesson on the ground, an instructor supervises while students take the controls of an actual aircraft

$258 $129

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Four or Eight Piano or Keyboard Lessons at The Piano Studio (Up to 64% Off)

The Piano Studio

Pacific Palisades

The Simply Music program of piano instruction helps new pianists build repertoire and skill sets in classical, blues, and contemporary

$179 $64

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$20 for $40 Worth of Computer-Skills Classes — Level Exa LLC

Level Exa Llc

Pico

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

$40 $20

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$106 for $220 Worth of Computer Programming Education — CodeRev Kids

Coderev Kids

Santa Monica

From the merchant: Eight sessions at our creative programming center in Santa Monica; learn to program robots, apps, games, and websites

$220 $106

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$99 for Two 60-Minute Private Creative-Writing Sessions at Write For Recovery ($200 Value)

Write For Recovery

The Writer's Junction

Writing Course relies on creative-writing techniques to help participants recover from writers block, grief, or addiction

$200 $99

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The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers 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 a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-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. Camps and 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.

2814 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy?s salons, where skilled students snip away, continue a four-decades-old hair-taming legacy that began at a single salon in London. The academy sorts stylists by specialty, allowing them to focus on the latest trends and techniques in their respective fields and preventing quick-draw blow-dryer shootouts. Hair artisans snip hair into the proper shape before adding a wash and style according to client preferences uncovered during a complimentary consultation. Specialists apply full-coloring treatments, adding nonnative tints.

1358 5th Street
Santa Monica,
CA
US

With a dedicated team of online and in-person instructors and sophisticated adaptive learning technology, Kaplan Test Prep's GMAT- and GRE-preparation courses provide students with the tools needed to succeed and a higher-score guarantee. On Demand courses grant students access to a vast online repository of video instruction, simulating a classroom environment from the comfort of a home office or underwater laboratory, whereas practice tests are adapted to the student's skill level, pushing their brains to operational capacity. Heightening classroom-like reality even further are the Classroom Anywhere courses, which stream live video of Kaplan's expert instructors providing interaction complete with audio chat, a virtual white board, and class-wide polling. For those who demand more corporeal instruction and real-life consequences for chewing gum in class, Classroom On-Site courses provide personal attention, with in-person classroom sessions led by test-mastering instructors.

2951 28th St
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Using experience gleaned over years as a broker and educational consultant, Kartik Subramaniam and Adhi Schools have been guiding students toward real-estate licensure since 2003. With detailed online and in-person courses, Adhi helps prepare each pupil for the California license exam via included textbooks, three preparatory exams, and a guide to garage-door whispering. The school also assists graduates by placing them in contact with brokerages to start their new careers. The Adhi Schools' curriculum is recognized by leaders in the real-estate field, from large brokerages including Century 21 and Prudential to national training companies.

2701 Ocean Park
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Nestled in the cockpit of a Socata TB 10 Tobago?a single engine aircraft with a luxurious leather interior?fledgling pilots soar over Los Angeles and the ocean with a South Coast Aeronautics instructor by their side. These teachers lead on-the-ground training as well as hands on Discovery Flights to teach new pilots the ins and outs of flying. In addition, they provide training for full on private pilot licenses, which enable holders to legally fly their own plane or ride their pet albatross to work. After earning a PPL, students can also garner an instrument rating and commercial pilot certification to seek a career in the skies.

13836 Bora Bora Way
Marina Del Rey,
CA
US

Working with clay is both deeply meditative and creatively stimulating for Antara, who has been ceramic artist for 41 years. A skilled teacher with a masters degree in art therapy, she helps others access their own creative reserves at her pottery school, Earthstone Pottery. During wheel-throwing and hand-building classes, students work clay into both functional and abstract pieces, and those who opt for a six-week pottery series can follow their creations from conception to firing. Specialty classes that are centered around Native American pottery styles and honor traditions from the past, are also available.

2651 Main St
Santa Monica,
CA
US