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Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
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Preston W.

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Chess is a beautiful game and has been proven to increase a students mathematic and cognitive skills. Critical thinking, strategy, patience, discipline, and prioritization are but only a few of the many virtues gained by learning this ancient game.

I am an Opening expert in chess rated 2000+. I teach the five animals of chess, (Dragon, Hedgehog, Chameleon, Bird and Orangutan). I can improve your opening middle game and ending!

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

maria J.

4 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts from New York University
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maria J.

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I am a fashion and accessories designer living in Oakland, CA. My company has been in business for 8 years.

I am a trained patternmaker; I graduated from the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion with an associate degree in pattern making in 1997.

I have worked in the fashion industry since then. Vintage clothing is my obsession and I love to be able to design and sew clothing.
I have taught intensive sewing camps to girls and found it so rewarding.

I would love to share my skills and knowledge to budding fashion designers, crafters, and to those who want to learn how to sew!

About maria

Hello! My name is Maria and I love fashion! I have been in the clothing and fashion industry for 20 years. My knowledge of sewing and construction is vast. I have taught since 2010 and love sharing my skills with students who have an interest in sewing and/or fashion. A little bit about my e

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Sophie
Maria was so helpful! She was able to teach me the basics of my sewing machine even though she had not used that type before. I could tell just by talking to her how knowledgeable and passionate she is about her craft. I plan to definitely have more lessons with her in the future. Thanks again! :)
Courtney
Maria is a fantastic pattern maker and sewing teacher! She was able to make a pattern out of my existing garment without taking it apart and walked me through all the steps of re-creating the item. Not only is she very knowledgable, she is also a great teacher and was able to explain things to me so I could retain them and practice on my own. I was completely new to sewing and she patiently answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable with the different stitches. She also taught me how to setup and use my new sewing machine! Maria is a very down to earth and easy going person; it was really fun chatting during our lessons. I will definitely be back for more lessons!
Julia
Maria was a very thoughtful and thorough instructor. I would definitely take another class with her!
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $50
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Sarah L.

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I have been a professional costume designer since 2003 and have sewn everything from everyday apparel to sci-fi outfits to full-body monster costumes. I can teach you basic skills in a step-by-step curriculum fashion or I can help you create a specific project that you have in mind. Do you want something special for an event or do you want to make something out of some fun fabric you found? I am very flexible and enjoy being creative, so bring me your challenge and I will help you give it life!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Toby
excellent!
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Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

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Daniel M.

91 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
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Daniel M.

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I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru and USA. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame. My Rating is 1500+.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothi

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Lily Q.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • BS in Physics, MBA. & AAS in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Univ. of Ghana, Baruch College, Katharine Gibbs school.
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lily Q.

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Embroidery is my favorite subject to teach. It offers the student endless creative possibilities. There are amazing machines that enable you to stretch your imagination beyond just sewing to decorating and personalized branding. You will learn how to hoop and set your machine for the best embroidery experience.

About Lily

I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques. Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclu

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Cinthia
Lilly has a lot of patience and extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions.
Victoria Serrano
I signed up for Lily's beginners course-I literally didn't know a thing about sewing. By the end of the 1st lesson, I know how to thread the machine and sew a bunch of different stitches. Excited for the remaining lessons!
Rose T.
Lily is great! My mother really enjoyed her company and is looking forward to her next session. Thank you Lily!

Elizabeth G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2000
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Elizabeth G.

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I love crochet. I am sure I can help you initiate in this art.

About Elizabeth

Hi, how are you? I am a patient and calm teacher. I like to help people to succeed.

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"David is a phenomenal instructor! He really ironed out my stroke and taught me the proper fundamentals. It’s so easy to pick up bad habits in pool, but David was extremely patient and fixed every flaw. You can tell he’s extremely knowledgeable about the cue stroke and sport. I highly recommend his expertise to polish your game!"
Matt
Took Billiards lessons from David B.
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"Beatrice was fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone."
Olivia
Took Sewing lessons from Beatrice U.
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"My son loves taking lessons from John"
Joey
Took Chess lessons from John H.
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"My kids are enjoying coach Siddharth chess classes. He is a great coach. My kids

are always look forward to going to his classes. Coach Siddharth has helped improve

their chess games greatly. My kids are ready to part in the tournament. I would

highly recommend any parents to send their kids to coach Siddarth chess classes."
ranjana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Had a very good experience with Kyle. Learned a lot in one hour."
Gary Marks
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Have really enjoyed the first few lessons with Sam, he’s energetic and relatable, makes it a fun process-cheers!"
Pamela
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Teacher Loudel is really good with her craft. She is an experienced professional teacher. The quality of work she does shows on all her finished products. Teacher Loudel has the ability to individualize instruction, based on her student's interests, abilities and needs. She possesses strong people skills and she is sensitive to her students' specialized and changing needs. In addition to her proven ability to develop rapport with her student/s, Teacher Loudel is motivated, high-energy trainor with demonstrated track record in fostering student learning. My one-on-one lesson with her in crocheting was amazing. I highly recommend her."
J.Breeze
Took Crocheting lessons from Loudel W.
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"My first chess lesson with Atousa was WONDERFUL! Besides being a chess Grandmaster with a thorough grasp on the entire game, she was also personable, engaging, encouraging, and willing to work with me (although I am not a very good player yet). I thoroughly enjoyed working with her, and am looking forward to future lessons and becoming a better player."
Larry
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"my instructor Felicia was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, patient & extremely helpful. I learned so much in the half hour class. She was able to improvise when I was missing an important component to my machine. She truly is a genius. I scheduled another session at the conclusion of my 1st class, but find I must cancel due to physical problems. I am disabled with severe arthritis & her class is on the 3 rd floor. She carried my machine up for me & I made it up the stairs but when I got home later that evening my knees were so swollen I had to ice them & take pain medication. I know I cannot do that again & will let my instructor know it is not het fault."
Angela R Joned
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"I had my first lesson with Ms. lily love her she is so thorough with her explanations, patient, and kind. She knows her stuff and she makes me even kite excited to learn how to sew. Anywhere Ms.lily goes I'm going..lol"
Zulima
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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