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Bulldog Tutors

Downtown

$375 $188

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New Haven Academy of Performing Arts

New Haven

$70 $35

Vocal coach teaches Mix-True Bel Canto style of singing to help students build range; pianist gets people playing piano after one lesson

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Employment Resource Team, Llc - Spanish On The Green

New Haven

$100 $55

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Kids Corner

Multiple Locations

$350 $175

Instructors help kids excel in math, reading, science, music, writing, and dance in engaging and fun classes

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Ivy Bound Test Prep

Newington

$150 $50

Practice tests and review sessions prime college applicants for success on SAT or ACT

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Newtown

$133 $60

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Online Deal

$149 $25

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Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

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Redeem from Home

$195 $65

Tutors provide help in core subjects such as calculus and english

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e-Careers

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$840 $79

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Online Deal

$200 $39

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

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Manchester

$130 $65

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Fairfield

$50 $25

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Brookfield

$299 $59

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Greenwood Center

$37 $20

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East Longmeadow

$140 $65

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East Longmeadow

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Lake Ronkonkoma

$100 $43

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Springfield

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Stamford

$140 $77

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Glenbrook

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Learning a new language will expose you to new cultures and experiences, but the task may be more challenging for some. Read on for a few tips on mastering your chosen tongue.

Learning a New Language: How to Think Like a Child

It wouldn’t be unusual for a toddler to ask for a cookie in two, or maybe even three languages. That’s because children as young as 2 are hardwired to internalize and mimic whatever languages they hear. With regular use, those skills can last a lifetime.

After a certain point, though, around age 12 or 13, something in the brain—we’re not quite sure what—shifts, and language acquisition becomes markedly more difficult. Straight-A students can find themselves struggling in Spanish class, and even the most persistent adult language learners may never acquire perfect fluency. Although adult brains will never return to their former sponge-like state, there are a few strategies that can ease the language-learning process.

Listening: Children absorb the sounds around them for months before ever uttering a word. This “silent period” is spent internalizing vocabulary and sentence patterns. Adults, too, can benefit from focused listening, whether through movies, music, or podcasts in their target language.

Multiple Methods: Some language classes focus on rote memorization and discussion of grammar, and others use total language immersion to mimic the state of childhood learning. Ideally, language learners should combine elements from both methods. Immersion is a great strategy for practicing vocabulary and conversation, but an adult’s advanced understanding of grammar can make it easier for them to learn new verb tenses and sentence structures.

Motivation: Just as kids approach their first words with enthusiasm, attitude is a critical factor for adult language learners. Students can often stay motivated by setting specific goals, such as holding a conversation with a native speaker or ordering off a French menu using only past participles.

Fearlessness: There’s no getting around the fact that adults have a harder time mastering new pronunciations. However, a fear of mispronunciation shouldn’t stop someone from practicing their new language aloud. Many cultures are used to hearing their language spoken with a foreign accent, and even imperfectly structured sentences can still convey their meaning through context. In short, practice makes perfect—even if it isn’t perfect in practice.

88 Kondracki Lane
Wallingford,
CT
US

Signature service: Proven Speed-Reading Training
Established: 1988
Pro Tip: Your past does not reflect your future. You can learn to read better and faster.

Q&A with Abby Marks Beale, Course Creator

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
The Rev It Up Reading online course is the result of 25 years of in-person training experience and extensive study on how people learn. It is highly interactive, challenging you to think about who you are as a reader and to begin incorporating the proven strategies into your reading workload. You are supported the whole way with 24/7 access to [me] via email.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
This can be your first online course. It's easy to follow and engaging. We have great customer service if you need any help.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
How personal we are. [I], the course creator and speed-reading expert, am accessible via email (and by phone when needed). We are very customer-service oriented.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Having the 10 Days to Faster Reading ebook included in the course is a great resource to keep when you are done with the course.

5 Dogwood Lane
Wallingford,
CT
US

Head instructor Camila Gabriel first fell in love with teaching before she even went to college, when she worked as a swimming instructor at the YMCA. She fell in love with her students and while at school, did everything she could to get back into the classroom. Today, Camila and her fellow teachers help students of all ages succeed in the classroom through tutoring and classes.

60 Church Street
Wallingford,
CT
US

Inside a renovated bank vault, stylists in training cut, color, and style the manes of their clients with Paul Mitchell products and techniques. In addition to foil color and highlights, the student stylists provide services such as chemical relaxers, deep-conditioning treatments, and perms.

97 Washington Ave
North Haven,
CT
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary dancer himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form using their expert eyes. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

2165 Dixwell Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

Arthur Murray's experienced instructors and owners, including some who have worked with shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars, stand ready and waiting to teach students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your two private lessons or fly solo and dance with your instructor. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness seeker looking for a fun new way to get in shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, private lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits. This Groupon also allows dancers to stop in for two group classes to put their newly acquired skills to the test.

2838 Old Dixwell Ave
Hamden,
CT
US