Learning in South Houston

90-Minute Makeup Lesson for One or Two-Hour Lesson for Two at Jennifer Bradley Cosmetics (Up to 86% Off)

Jennifer Bradley Cosmetics

Mill Ridge North

$138 $24

Students learn new makeup application techniques during lessons, using products crafted by Barack Obama's makeup artist, Jennifer Bradley

Real Estate or Home Builder Course at Builders Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Builder's Academy

Memorial

$395 $189

Classes teach students ins and outs of real estate and home inspection, or details of framing, roofing, and making energy-efficient homes

$165 for $300 Worth of Singing Lessons — McCulloch Vocal Studio

Mcculloch Vocal Studio

Houston

$300 $165

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$15 for an In-Studio Headshot Photo Session with Images at 2 The T Studio ($250 Value)

2 The T Studio

Northside - Northline

$250 $15

Photographer captures digital headshots for actors, musicians, and other professionals inside a fully equipped studio

One or Two Months of Piano Lessons at Sebastrian's School of Music and Fine Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Sebastrian's School of Music and Fine Arts

Cornerstone Village North

$125 $39

Learn the musical basics or hone specific skills during weekly piano lessons

Four or Five Group Music Classes for Kids or Adults at Joyful Music School (Up to 53% Off)

Joyful Music School

Eldridge - West Oaks

$100 $49

Kids and adults alike take group classes to learn piano, voice, guitar, drums, or strings

$59 for One Beginner Photography Class at Isla Studio ($149 Value)

Isla Studio

Midtown

$149 $59

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

$99 for a Project Management Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($795 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$795 $99

Nationally recognized PMP certification trains projects managers on running projects from pre-planning to completion

One or Two Months of Kids' DJ Classes at LG DJ Academy (Up to 62% Off)

LG DJ Academy

Lazy Brook - Timbergrove

$150 $65

Four classes each month teach young DJs the basics of equipment, software, beats per minute, scratching, and other concepts

Two Tutoring Sessions from Mrs. Jackie's Child Development Program (44% Off)

Mrs. Jackie's Child Development Program

Houston

$70 $39

Our promise: We will teach and reteach your child to master the objectives for their age and learning style.

Two- or Four-Hour In-Home Tutoring Session from Math'A'Matics Tutoring (Up to 62% Off)

Math'A'Matics Tutoring

Redeem from Home

$130 $55

Skilled tutor dispatched to home to aid students of all ages with science, math, english, history, and standardized test preparation

6 Strings Music Academy (Up to 56% Off)

6 Strings Music Academy

On Location

$70 $32

Skilled instructors teach students guitar, piano, voice, drums, mandolin, viola, ukulele and violin

$125 for $250 Groupon — Promise & Possibility Preschool

Promise & Possibility Preschool

Eldridge - West Oaks

$250 $125

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$50 for a One-Hour On-Location Photo Shoot with Three Edited Digital Images from Gayle Therese Photography ($150 Value)

Gayle Therese Photography

On Location

$150 $50

Photographer Gayle Tebon brings her enthusiasm to photo shoots for clients and their pets at an outdoor location of the client's choice

$170 for $339 Groupon — The Tutoring Center of Houston

The Tutoring Center Of Houston

Greenway - Upper Kirby

$339 $170

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

Two or Four 60-Minute Math Lessons from XLN CompuTrain (Up to 59% Off)

XLN CompuTrain

Southbelt/ Ellington

$70 $29

Tutors meet one-on-one or in a small group with students to help them master specific math skills through one-hour lessons

$15 for $25 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Math Tutoring Houston NW

Math Tutoring

Redeem from Home

$25 $15

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$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform 3D 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

One- or Two-Week Academic-Enrichment Program at The Children's Academy of Higher Learning (67% Off)

The Children's Academy of Higher Learning

Oak Forest - Garden Oaks

$300 $100

Academic-enrichment programs lead kids ages 11months-5 years old in classes in music, science, & math in a helpful & encouraging environment

$59 for a Three-Hour Walk-and-Shoot Beginners' Photography Class from Marshall's Photography ($225 Value)

Marshall's Photography

On Location

$225 $59

Three-hour walking tours give photography newcomers a chance to snap photos while learning about camera functions and image composition

$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

One or Three Hours of Math Tutoring at Say Yes To Success In Math (Half Off)

Say Yes To Success In Math

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

Certified math teacher Olga comes to students' homes, or they come to her for tutoring sessions in all levels of math, from pre-alg to trig

Children's Enrichment Program for One or Four Afterschool Sessions at Space City Tutoring (Up to 51% Off)

Space City Tutoring

Houston

$45 $22

Whether covering math and science or critical thinking, classes help kids tackle subjects that need fine tuning in a fun, engaging manner

Four Weeks of Argentine Tango Classes for One or a Couple at Tango Cielo (Up to 41% Off)

Tango Cielo

Midtown

$60 $39

Tango classes teach dancers how to perform basic social dance steps and follow a spirited rhythm with a partner

$204 for $400 toward Tuition for accredited High School Diploma — Spring branch academy

Spring Branch Academy

Spring Branch West

$400 $204

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Hardware- or Software-Upgrade Service, or a Virus- or Spyware-Removal Service at Nerds We Can Fix That! (Up to 56% Off)

Nerds We Can Fix That!

Northside - Northline

$79 $34.99

Technicians demystify computers as they repair and upgrade them, performing services while explaining to owners how to prevent future issues

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Online Deal

$20 $10

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

$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

$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

Children's Language Lessons at Language and Arts Center (Up to 75% Off). Three Options Available.

Language and Arts Center

Spring

$297.50 $99

Language classes help students develop cognitive and creative abilities in a fun atmosphere

120-Minute Introductory Photography Class at Nathan Moore Photography (55% Off)

Nathan Moore Photography

Northwest Harris

$375 $169

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Two, Four, or Six One-Hour Kids' Science Hands On Lab Visits at Little Beakers (40% Off)

Little Beakers

Cypress

$10 $6

Kids don lab coats and safety glasses while conducting up to 30 hands-on experiments in a lab designed for curious children

$225 for a Six-Hour Photography Class from Jeni Turley Portraits ($450 Value)

Jeni Turley Portraits

Jeni Turley Portraits

$450 $225

Certified Professional Photographer Jeni Turley teaches students how to start a photography business and how to use their Canons or Nikons

Six-Week Beginner Spanish Class or One Month of One-on-One Tutoring at Listo Translating Services (50% Off)

Listo Translating Services

Katy

$420 $210

Students learn Spanish or receive personalized guidance from tutors at a facility dedicated to helping others overcome linguistic barriers

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The Range

For live-fire tests, San Jac CHL's instructors use the range at Pasadena Gun Center.

The Rentals

Instructors rent semi-automatic handguns to students who do not have their own firearms. They also supply safety gear; students can purchase ammo at the range.

At a Glance

San Jac CHL's owner Wes Geddes knows how to safely handle firearms. His career as a deputy constable for Harris County depends on it. When not on duty with the police department, Wes teaches classes that qualify students to apply for concealed-handgun permits. These sessions start in the classroom, where lectures touch on topics such as weapon safety. A live-fire test follows, before students return to the classroom for lessons on gun laws and assistance in completing the required application, with Wes available for help with followup questions.

3490 E Sam Houston Pkwy. S
Pasadena,
TX
US

By engaging children on their own level, the teachers at Kids R Kids childcare center and learning academy recognize their students for what they really are: developing brains trapped inside tiny, perfectly spherical heads. The programs hew to a philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach," meaning they encourage a child's development on an emotional, intellectual, social, and physical level. Also essential to their teaching approach is family involvement—when new skills are introduced, the instructors make sure the parents know about the approach and aren't politically opposed to arithmetic.

They rely on their own curriculum, Brain Waves, which takes a neurologically based approach that combines educational lessons with good nutrition, regular sleep schedules, and secure relationships. Additionally, the Brain Waves curriculum helps develop brains with many forms of language (including sign language) and exposure to technology in a controlled environment.

1820 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland,
TX
US

Pearland Swim Academy’s pool is equipped with a saltwater chlorine generator, which helps cut down on any eye and skin irritation students may experience. In addition, because the generator attempts to match the pH level of human tears, it allows swimmers to think about Old Yeller without anyone noticing. Heated to 90 degrees in an indoor, air-conditioned facility, the pool hosts lessons year-round in the form of two-week camps on a perpetual loop. Coaches are trained in the Pearland Swim Academy curriculum, first aid, and CPR, so they are well equipped to supervise students as they splash around during 30-minute lessons. Kids as young as 6 months can attend classes, and the academy also offers lessons for adults.

2503 Old Chocolate Bayou Rd
Pearland,
TX
US

Tanya Gorguraki and Chris Chung bring more than four decades of combined diving experience to the classes at Dive Zone Scuba, a wealth of expertise that help the facility earned a five-star rating from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). The diving duo conducts confined water pool sessions in a heated Olympic-sized indoor pool, allowing students to focus on learning proper dive techniques in a controlled environment away from the ocean’s inconstant currents and heckling fish. Each of their courses equips students with certification in a particular area of diving proficiency, unlocking underwater avenues related to open water diving, rescue, or specialty skills.

2802 Business Center Drive
Pearland,
TX
US

  • Established: 1998
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Staff size: 2–10 people
  • Parking: Parking lot
  • Reservations/appointments: Required
  • Most popular offering: Group and preschool piano classes
  • Pro tip: Group lessons are the best way to introduce your child to an instrument.

Q&A with Victoria Treadway, Owner of The Music Connection of Pearland

Tell us about your business.

We are a family-owned-and-operated music studio. We teach all styles of music, from jazz and blues to pop and classical. We teach individual lessons and group classes, primarily in piano, for ages 2 to adult. Piano is the most sought-after instrument we offer, [but] we also teach drums and guitar.

What makes your business stand out?

[First of all,] we are the only music studio in Pearland to offer group classes. They are more affordable, more fun because of the setting, and create a more independent student. We have our own curriculum, so we are able to give songs that are more well known and fun. [Second of all,] we are the only music studio in Pearland to offer Mommy and Me and preschool piano classes. Our program focuses on the piano and teaches theory through characters and different activities. Once the students have completed the different levels, they'll know the notes on the keyboard [and be able to] identify the dynamics of music, find the rhythm and recognize note values, and play beginner songs.

What inspired you to run this business?

This business has been in the family for 15 years. Once I [the daughter] got involved when I was going through college, I saw the potential to move from a business operating from home to a music studio. The reason we started the classes was for the student that wasn't self-motivated. Some students need a more fun environment than one-on-one lessons. I also strongly believe in starting your children in music lessons as early as you can to help children with their fine-motor skills, developing perfect pitch, and loads of other skills.

What is your most popular offering?

Group piano classes—once a week for 45 minutes—[and] individual piano [lessons, held] once a week for 30 minutes. [We also offer] preschool piano classes [and] Mommy and Me piano classes, [both held] once a week for 35 minutes.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?

One of our students [was] in shock over the amazing progress her son had made over the course of a year. He started as a beginner, and the next year he was playing songs like Solfeggietto and Moonlight Sonata. She recommended so many students to us. We called her our biggest fan.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Watching the students' progress and teaching them different styles of music. It's rewarding to see our students develop a love for music.

Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We care about each and every student that comes through our door. We never give up on someone who takes a little longer than average to develop their musical skills.

2809 Miller Ranch Road Suite 413
Pearland,
TX
US

uBreakiFix CEO Justin Wetherill spoke with Groupon about the importance of protecting your smartphone and the challenges of fixing a phone that has been dropped into a deep fryer.

On the worst thing you can do after cracking your smartphone?s glass screen

?Don?t just put it into your pocket and continue to use it,? Wetherill says. The broken glass can actually cause serious damage to the phone?s inner components and turn a relatively simple fix into a costly repair job.

On the repair process

"Look, this is something we do every day," Wetherill says. "You are not the first person to break a phone.? Collectively, uBreakiFix's highly trained technicians repair more than 20,000 devices a month, drawing from a library of high-quality parts that are tested twice before they ever get used in a repair service. Free diagnostics are a staple at all uBreakiFix locations, so customers understand the problem before any work is done.

On growing his business

uBreakiFix began as a business based out of Wetherill?s living room, and it now boasts more than 60 locations nationwide. ?We are proof that the American dream is alive,? he says.

On unusual repair jobs

Wetherill remembers one fast-food employee who dropped her phone into a restaurant?s deep fryer. ?It smelled pretty bad,? he said; however, the repairs were successful. Another customer lost his phone in a cement mixer. After some serious effort, the technicians were able to safely recover all of the important data, but the phone died a few hours later. As Wetherill pointed out, ?it did go through a cement mixer.? Some miracles just aren?t meant to be.

On the importance of a one-day turnaround time

Repairs at uBreakiFix?s store locations can often take as little as an hour, according to Wetherill. This is a critical part of the shops' focus?something Wetherill personally understands. If forced to choose between spending the weekend without his smartphone or his left arm, he jokes that he would pick the arm. ?Of course, this is assuming that there wouldn?t be any pain,? he laughs.

11200 Broadway Street
Pearland,
TX
US