Personal Development in South Boston

$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

2 or 4 Vocal Lessons with Optional Studio Time or Audio-Engineering Course at Bristol Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Back Bay

$120 $55

Work with the coaches and producers that have helped develop artists for The Voice and for labels including Sony and Universal Records

$49 for $110 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — OUT SALSA BOSTON

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

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

$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

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

One or Three One-Hour Screenwriting Classes at Jared M. Gordon Screenplay Coverage (Up to 52% Off)

Jared M. Gordon Screenplay Coverage

Redeem from Home

$99 $49

Classes taught by an New York University–trained writer, producer, and director, whose independent films have been exhibited at festivals

$29 for an Online Sales Course from Excel with Business ($299 Value)

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$299 $29

Online course imparts skills of salesmanship with video tutorials, exercises, podcasts, and material by author of Selling for Dummies

$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

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

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$25 for a Lifetime SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT Prep Package from Allen Prep ($149 Value)

Allen Prep - SAT, ACT Test Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

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

$39 for One-Year Membership and 8-Week Online Course ($200 Value)

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

$327 for $595 Worth of Driving Classes — Academy Auto School

Academy Auto School

Redeem from Home

$595 $327

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$95 for ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE Prep at Weston Wayland Success Learning Center ($220 Value)

Weston Wayland Success Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$220 $95

Teachers help students understand general-knowledge questions in preparation for the ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE (a school entrance exam)

All-Day TIPS Training and Art of Mixology Course for One or Two from Harvard Bartending Course (50% Off)

Harvard Bartending Course

Harvard Square

$290 $145

Pro bartender with 25 years of experience teaches students to mix and present drinks, ending with TIPS drinking safety certification

Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 72% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

Cambridge

$100 $29

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

$175 for 40-Hour Real Estate Course Plus Textbook at Metropolitan School of Real Estate ($350 Value)

Metropolitan School of Real Estate

Somerville

$350 $175

Over four 10-hour days, instructors prep students for the real-estate exam, teaching procedures, key terms, and the downtown housing market

$139 for a Construction Supervisor License Course at Massachusetts Construction School ($279 Value)

Massachusetts Construction School

Multiple Locations

$279 $139

Up-to-date course give students the tools they need to pass the construction supervisor exam on their first try

$199 for 40-Hour Real-Estate Pre-Licensing Course at South Shore Real Estate Academy ($350 Value)

South Shore Real Estate Academy

Quincy

$350 $199

40-hour course covers real estate basics, allowing students to earn their pre-licensing requirement and kickstart their sales careers

One or Three 45-Minute Kindermusik Play-Dates at Suzuki School of Newton (Up to 62% Off)

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

Four Group Salsa-Dancing Classes at Stilo, Dance & More (Up to 50% Off)

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

$50 $25

Experienced Latin-dance instructor leads beginners and intermediate dancers through the steps of salsa dancing during one-hour lessons

$175 for a Real Estate Pre-License Course with Textbook ($350 Value)

Professional Real Estate Training Institute

Randolph

$350 $175

40-hour course covers all the topics for the state licensing exam, and a textbook facilitates at-home study

$110 for 5 One-Hour Guitar Labs ($220 value) — Senchant's Art of Teaching

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

$220 $110

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6-Hour Photography Workshop from LiteWriting Photography (45% Off)

Litewriting Photography

Clinton

$225 $124

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$400 for $800 Groupon — Writer's Workshop for Kids

Writer's Workshop For Kids

Framingham

$800 $400

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$50 for $90 Groupon — Yostos translation services

Yostos Translation Sservices

Pembroke

$90 $50

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$14 for $25 Groupon — Guitar Lessons by Jeffrey Nevaras B.M. Berklee College of Music

Guitar Lessons By Jeffrey Nevaras Bm Berklee College Of Music

West Bridgewater

$25 $14

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Half-Hour Scenic Flight for Two or Two-Hour Intro Flight Experience for One from Noble AirVentures LLC (Up to 62% Off)

Noble AirVentures LLC

Stow

$285 $139

Scenic trips fly over Boston, Worcester, or Wachusett Mountain; after ground instruction, novice pilots take control of a Cessna 172

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Piano Lessons with Jack Colombo (Up to 55% Off)

Jack Colombo

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

$55 $25

A pianist for groups including The Drifters and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys teaches students of all ages in styles such as jazz and blues

Creative-Writing Class for One, Two, or Four from Ruth Sophia Herman (Up to 77% Off)

Ruth Sophia Herman

Maynard

$74 $39

Express yourself through creative writing with Ruth Sophia Herman, founder and director of Circle of Writers

$129 for Flight Instruction with Ground Instruction and Photos at King Aviation Mansfield

King Aviation-Mansfield, Inc

Mansfield

$312 $129

FAA-certified instructors guide students through 30 minutes of flight; ground lesson, photo, and Q&A complete the experience

$48 for $95 Groupon — Act First CPR

Act First Cpr

Franklin Town

$95 $48

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Four-Hour Intro to DSLR Camera Workshop for One or Two from Felix Rust Photographers (Up to 56% Off)

Felix Rust Photographers

Chelmsford

$200 $89

Husband-and-wife photography team teaches students to operate their own digital cameras' shutter speed, aperture, and depth of field

$89 for 30hrs of Driver's Ed Classes & 1st Road Lesson at Future Drivers of America ($180 Value)

Future Drivers of America

Chelmsford

$180 $89

Seasoned instructors guide novice drivers through 30 hours of classroom instruction and a road lesson

One-Hour Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson for One or Two at Don's Flying Service Inc (50% Off)

Don's Flying Service Inc

Marlborough

$250 $125

FAA-certified instructors cover ground school basics, and then give students hands-on experience during a flight

$96 for $175 Worth of Makeup Classes — Alicia Makeup Academy

Alicia Makeup Academy

Methuen Town

$175 $96

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Select Local Merchants

Championships and distinguished alumni are both part of Harvard's 150-year athletic tradition that traces back to a wrestling match between sophomores and freshmen in 1780. Beyond their four NCAA championships in men's hockey, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, and fencing, Harvard has produced 141 national team championships and numerous Olympians who have faced off against elite competition and in almost every time zone. The Harvard Crimson women's tennis program accounts for 18 ivy league championships, laying claim to five of them in the past 12 years.

65 N Harvard St
Boston,
MA
US

Fluent City's campuses train tongues in the basics and nuances of up to 10 languages, depending on location, through interactive group classes. Experienced teachers introduce groups of students to vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in a student's chosen language. Languages are divided based on students' incoming level of proficiency, and group courses run for a total of 20 hours. Although not included with the class, students can also meet with instructors in flexible private lessons tailored to each pupil's individual needs.

1 Faneuil Hall Sq
Boston,
MA
US

Professional bartenders teach in classrooms set up as fully functioning bars. The facilities present lifelike conditions for students to learn skills such as the proper shake and pour for a variety of cocktails, muddling raw ingredients, and getting the right amount of head on a draft beer. Courses also cover the technical elements of bartending, which may include setting up drink stations, understanding liquor laws and board-of-health requirements, and operating payment systems that accept both credit cards and gold ingots.

41 Winter St
Boston,
MA
US

Step 1. Purchase the Groupon using the Buy button above.Step 2. Visit the page that corresponds to the product specified on your Groupon:Step 3. Select 'Add to Cart' and select 'Checkout' in the Shopping Cart bar on the right side of the page. Step 4. Enter the redemption code located in the center of your Groupon into the 'Enter coupon' field at checkout and select 'Update' then fill out 'Billing/Shipping Info.' Your redemption code differs from the Groupon number, and can only be found on the mobile app or on a printed voucher.Step 5. Enter delivery date. If none chosen, shipments will start on 11/7.Step 6. Enjoy!

700 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US

There is now more writing available on the Internet than the sum of all books ever written by millions of monkeys at millions of typewriters. Gird yourself for the coming Reading Wars with today's Groupon to Iris Reading, the speed-reading school that trains literacy samurai. With this Groupon, $60 gets you a one-day, five-hour class (a $199 value), which is ideal for breaking old reading habits across the knee with a spinning, backbreaking bookmark and replacing them with more effective techniques. The courses include strategies for reading technical material and computer-screen speed-reading techniques, making it perfect for business professionals. Iris has taught speed-reading courses to HSBC, one of Europe’s largest banks, as well as other financial and professional firms.

The average person in the United States reads about one Groupon per minute. Iris's website says that most students finish the Iris Reading Program reading two to five times faster without losing comprehension. That means an exceptional student could end up reading five Groupons per minute, which equal one À la recherche du temps perdu per week. Speed reading is great for students who have heavy reading assignments, providing an excellent alternative to hauling massive books at trucker speed, wheelbarrow speed, and crane speed. With your new speed-reading skills, you'll be able to fly through embarrassing backlogs of Twitter and Facebook updates, perhaps discovering to your surprise that your sister is married. The skills and knowledge you'll gain from lightning-fast re-readings of survival manuals and ancient Mayan religious texts will also leave you handily prepared for the galactic alignment of 2012, providing an impressive advantage over business rivals.

Iris is currently working with several public schools in Chicago to help students learn more efficient reading skills, and undergrads at New York University and the University of Chicago have successfully completed Iris courses and now spend less time on textbook reading and more time on dolphin racing. Classes are held in Boston's financial district on Saturdays and Sundays; click here for dates and times.

Your Groupon gets you the five-hour course, which is much more thorough and promises higher results than the one-hour free classes Iris occasionally offers.

Reviews

Check out Iris Reading's website to view customer testimonials. Here are a few:

  • Students have come to the workshops a little skeptical, but they all leave raving about what they learned and how they can use it. We have presented this workshop to all students from 1st years to graduate and professional, and they have all benefited. – Kay Robinson, Assistant Director, Ohio Union, Ohio State University
  • Thank you very much for all your help this year. You truly had a significant impact on my productivity as well as many others in Ariel’s research department. You should feel very proud of your contributions to Ariel. Thank you again. – Jason Tyler, Portfolio Manager, Ariel Capital Management
  • The experience and outcome was phenomenal! The average student in the class began reading 239 words per minute and ended reading 457 words per minute – results were nearly doubled. – Debra Carson, Program Coordinator, Chicago Summer Business Institute
821 Washington Street
Boston,
MA
US

After acing the SAT, students head to college and enter a huge variety of careers, from comedy to computer programming to creative design. Several of these former students sought to help others conquer the feared test at Boston Test Prep’s online-only study center. The staff designed the program to appeal to kids of the digital age—students can log on anytime, anywhere, and direct their own studies. Some might read through all the lessons and then work on practice quizzes, and others might leap right into the quizzes, pausing to link to lessons and slideshows on questions that stymie them, such as, "How many bears are there?" They’ll also learn tips on taking the test, such as mastering common question types, identifying tricks, and making smart guesses. As students work, a points system motivates them to hit a high score, much like in a video game.

2807 Summer St. 9th Floor
Boston,
MA
US