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Stephen M.

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Oakland, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.Mus. from McGill University
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Stephen M.

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Although a professional musician, Stephen is a passionate chess player with experience working with beginner to intermediate players. My teaching generally revolves around introducing students to instructive and beautiful games of the past, increasing tactical understanding as well as openings and endgames. Prior to the lesson, I like to review the student's recent games to assess which aspects of their game to work on first.

About Stephen

Cellist Stephen performs a wide range of repertoire, from the music of the seventeenth century to contemporary works to American folk music. He began his professional musical career at the age of seven, singing in the Choir of Men and Boys of St. Paul’s K Street in Washington, DC. Stephen has a par

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Ryan C.
Meeting Stephen has been one of the most pivotal moments in my musical life. Stephen is an intelligent, sensitive, and individual musician that has changed the way I view music. I would highly recommend Stephen any day!
Talia
Mr. Moran is a very patient and nurturing teacher. I learn so much every week!
Cathy
I've been working with Stephen to transcribe trad fiddle tunes for cello. He's very patient and helpful!

Rhiannon P.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Rhiannon P.

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As with crocheting, I can teach a range of students, from those with the beginning desire to learn to students wishing to hone specific techniques. My favorite techniques include in the round and double pointed needles, because who doesn't want to learn to avoid more sewing?

About Rhiannon

My name is Rhiannon and I am a third generation crafter. Originally I went to school for art history, all the while crafting. Eventually I had enough of studying other people's work and instead wanted to make my own and empower others to do the same. I consider myself to be the "Swiss Army Knif

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Kate N.
Rhiannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Looking forward to the next lessons!
Danielle
I'm enjoying my classes. I've been bringing Rhiannon stitches I want to learn without any notice, and she is always able to help me on the spot to learn them. Her flexibility (both in what I want to learn and in scheduling) makes private classes a pleasant and worthwhile investment. Highly recommend!
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Richard B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Richard B.

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My approach to teaching is that the lessons have to be customized for each student. I start beginner lessons with exercises that help familiarize them with the movement of each piece. They will also develop a sense of the powers and unique abilities possessed by that piece.

My focus on intermediate and advanced students is to help them develop their tactical ability. Chess is primarily an exercise in pattern recognition. I helped them develop that pattern.

We will then customize the lessons based on the student's interests and the topics that I feel will improve their game. We will play over the games of the great grandmasters and develop endgame technique. We will utilize openings that promote tactical situations.

Finally, we will have a lesson on chess etiquette.

About Richard

Chess is an exciting game that provides mental stimulation. It is a good way to increase math and reading ability. It is also a good way to avoid Alzheimer's. I try to make chess instruction as interesting as possible. I will show the student how to build on their knowledge.

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Dillan
Richard is great! Super clear and to the point. Efficiently helped me analyze my mistakes and positions.

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Thomas H.

24 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Thomas H.

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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teac

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Nolan K.
My grandson is five and loves chess. Thomas is a fantastic teacher! I’m glad I sat in, as I learned a whole lot. Now I’ll be able to play with Nolan and reinforce the lessons taught us by Thomas. Thomas is absolutely perfect for us. I’m really happy I got the ten lesson package. No regrets.
Chuck R.
Very helpful. Exactly what I signed up for. Recommend Thomas highly. Good guy.
Chuck R.
Very helpful and informative.
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Stephen R.

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  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Stephen R.

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I have been in the field of carpentry for the past 30 years. Started when I was 15 working with my cousin building custom homes. We built during a time when the only thing that showed up on a job site was a bundle of wood, no trusses, no pre-framed walls, we had to do it all. This experience was tough but overall taught me lessons of what I feel is a dyeing trade.
I can show you how to frame a house, shed, room addition, how to use a framing square, how to cut crown, cut stairs, how to measure and cut rafters, cutting trim, how to hang a door, install door hardware and overall any other general inquiries you may have on building.
My building experience has had me in the custom construction field where I was the owner from building custom lofts in Chicago to large renovations in the suburbs.
Please let me know the specifics of what you need help with and I would be happy to share my thoughts with you.

About Stephen

Hello, I have been a carpenter since I was roughly 16 years old. During this time we had to learn how to build from literally a pile of lumber that was dropped off on the driveway. As home building got bigger and more complex so did our demands on the trade. I can help you learn how to cut a ro

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Amanda K.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Sculpture from University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Amanda K.

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I offer assistance at any time it is needed through email and am available to give resources to help solve problems. I’m great with beginners and able to help people of all ages learn the art of crochet.

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Hello all! My name is Amanda Kingsley and I am a 23 year old Special Education teachers assistant for third, fourth and fifth grade. I recently graduated college with a bachelors of art in sculpture. I have been crocheting for about 4 years, and doing other fiber arts most of my life! I can do ever

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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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"Myself and a co-worker spent 3 lunch hours with Rhiannon learning the basics of crochet. Rhiannon taught us the various stitches and patiently worked with us until we were comfortable with each one. She also directed us to an online resource to support her instruction that we could refer to as needed. This was our first online lesson of any kind and we were extremely happy with what we learned and the convenience of learning it online. Thank you Rhiannon. :)"
Janet
Took Crocheting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"Absolutely fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be booking her again!!"
Barbara
Took Sewing lessons from Jessica B.
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"I have taken several lessons from JP. It's a rare and pleasant experience to receive more than you were expecting or paid for. JP is not only a coach but a really good player. He was very patient and helped me get a better understanding of position play. Defense is next."
John
Took Billiards lessons from James (JP) R.
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"This was my first lesson and when we got a few bugs taken care of everything went very well...Have to study for next lesson looking forward to it Ryan is a good teacher."
Brenda
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Ms. Renee is very calm and patient with me. I can’t wait to continue more lessons with her"
Shatoya
Took Sewing lessons from Renee D.
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"It was the first lesson. But I think it is going to be great."
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"I enjoy working with Artem as he personalized a learning program to my own pace and the best ability to improve my chess knowledge. Very patient and professional, has a great approach to studying. Each lesson is a great experience! Thank you 🙏"
Alona
Took Chess lessons from Artem L.
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"I enrolled my 11-year old daughter in Felicia's Saturday sewing class. Because the lesson is some distance from our house, I stuck around and observed the lessons. Felicia is unfailingly patient, kind and unhurried. She does not jump in and take over if something goes wrong; she teaches the child to cut, measure, stitch, etc. and expects the child to master and complete the task alone. Her classes are fun and my daughter has taken a real interest in sewing."
Kathleen
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Rob was really good with my son in taking the time to show him new tips and working on basics. We both learned a lot and his approach was excellent. I would definitely recommends Rob for anyone who wants to get better at pool."
Alex
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
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