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About Enrico C.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About ENRICO
I am a native Italian speaker with a several years of experience in teaching Italian and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Verona, Italy. I was tutoring English, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching English while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to Los Angeles. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored Italian to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students both on the English and Italian subjects.

I really believe that in teaching, a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker,
I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, writing. I also think that no matter what a teacher should always take into account the needs of the students and subsequently I plan my classes reflecting on the student's demands.

As to the different approaches and materials that I use, I suppose that it is important to change them frequently in order to keep the classes more interesting. Of course, there are some exceptions. For instance, in the past I taught for a while TOEFL and for that type of classes I used more traditionalist and academic methods and materials.

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Customized lessons to the students' needs and goals.

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- T.E.F.L. Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

- Italian Native Speaker with a several year experience in teaching Italian

- M.A in Foreign Languages and Literature (English and French)

One of my greatest passion is to cook. I was extremely lucky to be taught and introduced to the art of cooking by my grandmother. She was born at the beginning of the previous century and she lived in different cities so she got accustomed to different traditions and shared them with me. I love to cook for smaller groups, using traditional Italian ingredients to prepare simple, but exquisite dishes that belong to the tradition of my native country. If you want to experience some real Italian food, you are definitely in the right hands. Just sit back, relax sip a glass of Italian wine while I cook for you and I share my art.
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Dan O. January 12, 2018
· Italian · Online
Enrico is fantastic!
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Elvia G. September 23, 2016
· Italian · Online
Enrico is a fantastic professor of the Italian language, he's advanced in his teachings, if you like to cook Italian food Enrico shares that in common.
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Elvia G. March 22, 2016
· Italian · Online
From the get go I knew I had found the perfect teacher,
Enrico is a motivating teacher.
He challenges you to learn what you need by reading and discussing interesting materials he sends .it isn't just not doing verbs exercises and tenses but actually participating in actual situations as if you were in Italy .
Enrico quickly helps you get over the nervousness that students experience when reading out loud and discussing the meaning of words in sentences and their uses.
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Enrico C.

Enrico C.

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About Elizabeth H.

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Charlotte, NC

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About Elizabeth
Hi, there! My name is Elizabeth and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2013 and have loved helping my students learn a new skill and gain confidence in their abilities. I went to UNCGreensboror and earned a degree in fashion design in 2003. I'm a patient and fun person and my teaching style is something I try to tailor to each student's goals and needs on an individual basis. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Marsha February 24, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Elizabeth was AMAZING! She made sure I was comfortable with the skills we went over before she left and she was so full of information! She gave me confidence in my project and made me aware of more tools that will really help me in the future. If you want to learn amything at all about sewing you need Elizabeth!
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Misti September 22, 2016
· Sewing · In home
Elizabeth was amazing! Exactly what I needed and so easy to understand in her instruction and guidance. Very knowledgeable in all things sewing and sewing machines, she was a definite life saver in my struggles! On time and took time in explaining things to me to make sure I completely understood!
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Margo P. February 4, 2016
· Sewing · In studio
Elizabeth was wonderful! Very patient, knowledgeable & an excellent teacher!!
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Elizabeth H.

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About Chef Stevie M.

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Altavista, VA
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About Chef Stevie
I graduated culinary school in 1996 and I have an AS in Culinary Arts and Restaurant management. My mother was a cook for Marriott and some of my fondest memories were spending time in that kitchen with her.

I loved culinary school, I love food and fresh ingredients. I grow my own veggies and herbs. I love creating great dishes and exploring the possibilities of simple ingredients.

I've taught community cooking demos, in home lessons and group demos. I've also worked as a private chef. Over my twenty years in this business; I've worked at a 4 Star Restaurant, as an Executive Chef at a major hotel chain as well as in a Molecular Gastronomy Kitchen. My skills are very diverse.
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Marshall April 15, 2018
· Cooking · Online
I used to eat take-out every night and generally felt overwhelmed whenever I walked into the kitchen.
I never knew that cooking could be fun until I met Chef Stevie. She's highly skilled, passionate, has a great sense of humor, and her classes are easy to follow. My cooking ability has definitely grown in our two semesters together.
Thanks Chef Stevie for your help!
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Jennifer March 29, 2018
· Baking · Online
I had a great time as Chef Stevie and the baking lessons. She had an initial conversation to understand my goals and expertise before creating a plan that was suitable for me. I had previous baking experiences but wanted to push myself beyond the basic comfort levels I was used. The lessons were tailored for me. The lessons became more complex as they progressed but Chef Stevie helped me throughout the entire process. Chef Stevie explained what were doing and to have fun in the process. We made some great baked goods including Buttermilk Biscuits, Whoopie Pies, Double Layer Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling, Lemon Meringue Pie, Apple Blossoms, Chocolate Eclairs, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, and my new favorite Chocolate Molten Cake. My friends and family really enjoyed the results. They can't wait until I make more. I am glad that I took the lessons and Chef Stevie helped me become a better baker.
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Chef Stevie M.

Chef Stevie M.

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About kalissa P.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About kalissa
i have a bit of culinary schooling but my best teacher was my grand mother who has owned many restaurants over Jamaica ..i have decided to Teach how to cook this food it is very expensive to buy at restaurants its way lower low in calories than the regular every day for here its tasty and easy to make
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kalissa P.

kalissa P.

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$25 / 30-min

About Shailee D.

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About Shailee
I love living this life!! I'm passionate about teaching yoga, meditation, life coaching, cooking and school English. Find brief introduction of each below,

1. YOGA and MEDITATION :
I am yoga teacher and emotional stress counselor with expertise in meditation, sleep issues, anxiety, depression, motivation, hear-out mind therapy.
For yoga, I focus on pain management, healing yoga, flexibility along with weight loss.
Physical pain can be shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, neck pain, sciatica pain, stiff spine, ankle pain, calf pain, tight hamstrings etc.

2. Indian Cooking
Who can deny savory Indian food?? Growing up in India, I have an expertise in cooking. I love teaching delicious and healthy version of Indian cooking to enjoy tasty food while watching the weight :) come join me and learn this flavourful dishes!! Happy Tu
mmy!

3. English
I teach school English to students as per their needs. I have years of experience in it. Let me help your child score the best!!

4. Life Coaching
Stressed about anything?? Take lessons on how to calm your mind and do what you need to do. Stress can be from your work, personal life, medical condition, financial condition, bad habits etc. Whatever your condition is, I'm here to help you!!
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Pankti April 20, 2018
· English · Online
Took speaking English Lessons from Shailee. She's fun to learn with and she understands students' needs and is very patient in teaching. My English is far better now.
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Zarna April 20, 2018
· English · In studio
It has really improved my skills. I was able to learn all the concepts well. Know I have no fear of either writing or speaking fluent English as I know , I am not going to make mistakes.
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Sair April 19, 2018
· Yoga · In home
Very knowledgeable
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Shailee D.

Shailee D.

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About Stefano Z.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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About Stefano
Ciao! I was born in Sardinia, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean sea. After completing my masters I obtained a PhD in Neuroscience. During the past 10 years I have traveled a lot and lived between New Mexico, Bordeaux (France), and Japan. These experiences allowed me to meet amazing people, understand and appreciate different cultures, and try new flavors, while sharing the regional specialties of my native island. I practiced formal teaching in the University setting and during workshops.

I love the outdoors, and of course preparing and enjoying a delicious meal!
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Stefano Z.

Stefano Z.

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$40 / 30-min

About Ivette Y.

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Irving, TX
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About Ivette
I have been teaching for long time. I am mother, wife, daughter, sister and teacher...
Teaching is my vocation. When you work with pasion your job is enjoyable.
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Ivette Y.

Ivette Y.

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About Stephanie G.

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Berkeley, CA

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About Stephanie
After 15 years working in high-tech I had enough of the constant stress, demanding work and long hours scrunched at my desk trying to solve other peoples issues. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do next so I started taking classes in anything that sounded interesting. I took my first cooking class at the local community college and loved the way it made me feel. It wasn't until I took my first baking class in this degree program that I knew I was home. After graduating with a hospitality management degree, I transferred to Johnson and Waled University in Rhode Island to earn a degree in Pastry Arts

My first job was with the Rhode Island Hospital. This hospital had received great recognition for the quality of food the kitchen produced. The director wanted to create a pastry program to expand the selections even more. Thus started
my career.

Coming back to the bay area, I wanted a more autonomous position, so I went into business for my self; first with a whole sale bakery which morphed into a catering business. I did this for 12 years, and loved it. All this time I was teaching community baking classes, adult education baking and pastry classes, and teaching part time at Mission College in Santa Clara.

I was then asked by Mission Valley ROP program to create a culinary/pastry program from scratch. It was a real challenge, but I found I really like challenges. From there I went to work for Whole Foods as a Pastry Chef.

After a few years of working for WFM I started teaching at the Art Institute in San Francisco. From there I went to Le Cordon Bleu, Also in San Francisco.

In the middle of all this I got married to a wonderful man.

The Cordon Bleu closed in September of 2016. Which brings me to the present. I am passionate about teaching baking and pastry, and hope to create a program which will allow students to understand baking, not to just follow recipes. My goal is to flame the creativity, and passion in my student, and fuel the desire to keep learning.
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Stephanie G.

Stephanie G.

Berkeley, CA 94704
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$59 / 30-min

About Ruhi A.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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About Ruhi
I believe necessity brings the best in you.i will try my best to help you with improved healthy cooking.
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Ruhi A.

Ruhi A.

Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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$34 / 60-min

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