Personal Development in University City

Sylvan Learning – 81% Off Tutoring

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$495 $95

Assessments determine tutoring approaches for kids in grades K–12

92% Off Accounting and Bookkeeping Certification Course

IT University Online

Online Deal

$895 $69

Online modules with reviews and customizable practice exams teach students how to run their company's books efficiently

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

Half Off Four-Week Infant Massage Classes

Baby Time, LLC

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Classes are held in a relaxed environment where parents learn the techniques and many physical and psychological benefits of infant massage.

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

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

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

Up to 71% Off Nutrition Coach Certification

National Association for Fitness Certification

Online Deal

$349 $109

Online certification programs can be the first step towards becoming a professional nutritionist

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

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

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

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

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

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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The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities 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 standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from 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. 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.

453 N Lindberg Blvd
Creve Coeur,
MO
US

A nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning utilizes a personalized tutoring approach to develop students of all ages and abilities into perceptive pupils. During the initial visit, children will partake in one subject test that highlights trouble areas and serves as a base line for future progress. An erudite educator then leads four one-hour tutoring sessions tailored to young minds' particular needs in subjects such as math, reading, writing, and the ethics of alligator wrestling. Fledgling polymaths can use their customized tutoring sessions to prepare for future algebra tests or fine-tune study skills to get a head start on memorizing next year’s phone book.

453 N Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Fire. Hammers. A pottery wheel. Some of humanity’s most elemental and primitive tools, yet into the 21st century they remain. And Craft Alliance Program Director Susan Donahue Yates attests that they’re some of the coolest. With each season’s catalog of classes, some of the most popular, according to Yates, let students play with fire, hammer metal into jewelry, or shape a lump of clay into something as fundamentally beautiful as a baby seal mimicking the Mona Lisa’s wry smirk.

At Craft Alliance, the focus is art in all its forms. Whether the tool is the raw flame fusing cut copper or a Mac loaded with Photoshop image-editing software, the intention to inspire and to create remains the same. Its two locations schedule seasonal terms with four- to six-week classes, as well as intensive workshops and children’s classes. Guiding each student along his or her adventure, skilled faculty instruct from experience. Most are working artists who exhibit their work and who have reaped their experience from the trenches of the art world.

Craft Alliance is not just empowering people with knowledge; they are also helping people make mugs, bowls, wooden spinning tops, rings, rugs, and digital photo albums. Many of these things are practical and serve a functional purpose. But many do not—they’re just beautiful things, like vestigial tails. A good number of these pieces are created by hand and are meant to remind us, as Yates remarked, that everyone can do something different from their everyday, workaday lives by adding beauty to a world that truly needs it.

The student and faculty artists backbone the Craft Alliance community, which in 2014 celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Grand Center location represents a regeneration of an arts district already pillared by the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Powell Symphony Hall, and St. Louis University.

6640 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Salon Cosmetique at Vatterott Career College trains tomorrow’s aestheticians and stylists, giving beauty students practice perfecting their craft. Hair, nails, makeup, facials, waxing, and eyebrow tinting are all offered in this busy teaching salon, and all treatments are completed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.

8580 Evans Ave
Berkeley,
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

For more than six decades, Stanley Steemer has expunged dirt and stains to produce happy, gleaming homes. The clean-centric company’s experienced technicians journey to sullied homesteads, unleashing their dexterous digits on a variety of surfaces to evict dulling debris accumulated from foot traffic, spills, and indoor meteor showers. Degunk a grimy carpet ($42 for rooms up to 300 square feet), or evict the dirty inhabitants from tile and grout work ($0.75 per square foot). Stanely Steemer also upholds the inherently sparkling nature of upholstery, air ducts, and hardwood floors. Clean-seeking homes in the Illinois counties of Madison, Calhoun, Saint Clair, and Monroe and in the Missouri counties of St. Louis, Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, Warren, and Lincoln (except 63019) are all within Stanely Steemer’s scouring, degriming grasp.

222 W Cedar Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US