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Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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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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Karen
Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist.
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 students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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!
Andy B
Great instructor
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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Trivia D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded The ugly sweater reward from Radi Thomas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Degree in Fashion from AIU
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Trivia D.

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I've graduated from AIU University for Fashion Design and Marketing. I Design most of my on clothes when I can't found what I'm looking for in stores. I love sharing my creations with others. Ive taught students at my home one on one. I've taught at Joan's fabrics for a year. I've had classes as large as 15 students at one time. They where all beginers.

About Trivia

Hello future students! I'm a designer with a BA degree in Fashion. I've taught students at Joan's Fabric. I’ve also taught students in my home. I love Designing my own look! And i know you would too! Im looking foward to having you as my student. Thanks!

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Ramona
Ok I literally just ended my lesson with Trivia and I wanted to make sure I wrote this review before I forgot. She is AMAZING. Her personality is so fun to start. No question is stupid and she REALLY knows her stuff. I had a project in mind that I've been wanting to work on for cosplay but I just had no idea how to approach the concept. I had messaged Trivia in advance to see if that was something she could help me with since this wasn't exactly a typical sewing lesson. She responded incredibly quick and said it was something we could do. She was able to fit me into a short notice class and broke everything down for me making what I thought would be an overwhelming project seem so much more simple now. I can't wait to start and I will definitely be in touch with her again the further I progress.
And just one other cool tidbit. I am in California and she is in Texas which I thought just added a little something more special to the lesson.
Thank you Trivia! Can't wait to talk again soon.
Toni
Really takes her time to explain ever detail from beginning to end highly recommend her for anyone
Simone
Thanks again for providing such clear & concise instructions. I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson & am feeling more confident about sewing.
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Filipina L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Tagalog
  • Masters in Biblical Studies Major in Teaching and Exposition from International Graduate School of Leadership
  • Awarded Literary Award in Filipino from Divine Word Academy of Dagupan
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Filipina L.

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I find rest in creating wearable arts such as polymer clay charms and wired jewelries. Beautiful and cute things inspire me. It is very therapeutic and rewarding. Whether you want to engage in art therapy, customize tokens for gifts and give-away, earn extra by selling handmade crafts, I can help you learn. :-)

About Filipina

As my name indicates, I am passionate about the Filipino (Tagalog) language. I was conferred a Literary Award in Filipino when I graduated. I am a Language Interpreter by profession, bridging communication between Filipino and English speakers. I have a Masters Degree with an emphasis on Teaching,

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Daria D.

105 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French, English, German, Russian, Czech
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daria D.

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I offer intuitive coaching using tarot and oracle cards as well as my knowledge of various healing modalities ranging from reiki through astrology to Buddhism.

About Daria

Hi! My name is Daria. I live in the always sunny and beautiful Los Angeles, California, I am an intuitive life coach as well as a language teacher. In my role as an intuitive life coach, I use my intuition, tarot cards and oracle cards, as well as my knowledge of various healing modalities to prov

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Snehadri
I Just want to thank Daria one more time to take ample time to offer me a tarot reading. As most of us know that, the answer that we seek, we already have the innate ability to get it, for part of us already knows the right answer.
I am grateful to Daria because she talked with me throughout the whole process with such great care and got me to the root of my situation.

It was a positive vibrant and productive session.
I wish her a very happy and healthy spiritual journey! 🙏
Barbora S.
Daria read tarot cards for me the other day as I've asked her a question whether me applying in a new career field was a good idea? I've finished college in 2018 and couldn't find employment for over a year, then I finished a qualification course for teacher assistants and soon after I was given my first stable employment (been freelancing before). Full of optimism but with a grain of doubt I asked the stars/cards/higher power whether me choosing this career was a good move. Daria was able to confirm my own observations plus she added wise words of her own.

The reading doesn't give you a clear yes/no answer but if you've done a fair bit of introspection beforehand, the cards' advice may calm you down or offer you a new perspective you haven't considered before.
Kate K.
Daria gave me an online tarot reading about a month ago, and I came away with an experience that was enlightening and empowering. What I found unique about her approach as a psychic is that she combined her skilled intuition with practical advice that I could actually use to improve my life and find a measure of calm. She begins her sessions either with a specific question her client has in mind (whether it's related to relationships, family, career, aspirations, spiritual life, etc.), and if you do not come to her with a specific question, she is more than willing to do a general reading for you. (In my case, I sought advice related to my anxiety issues and their impact on my relationship with my fiancé, and over the past several weeks, things have really improved! So thank you!) If you are looking for someone who can help you see your circumstances more clearly and put you in touch with a spiritual sensibility, then Daria is someone to go see. She is not one of those charlatan psychics who will charge you excessively and then cloud your mind with bizarre, hazy predictions. She's an open-minded person and a great listener, and she's there to give you the tools to find joy and meaning.

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"Rhiannon is a really great instructor. She's patient and knowledgeable. I took a slip stitch knitting class with her and it was a lot of fun. I highly recommend Rhiannon for any crafting classes she's offering; you'll learn a lot!"
Kate
Took Knitting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"Melisa is a professional knitter. She is very talented in many ways, from knowing about the yarn, the weight of the yarn, and the best yarn for the pattern. Melissa's teaching technique is easy going and easy to understand. I highly recommend Melissa as a kniiting instructor."
Cynthia
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Thanks again for providing such clear & concise instructions. I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson & am feeling more confident about sewing."
Simone
Took Sewing lessons from Trivia D.
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"Very helpful. Clear explanations. And went above and beyond to make sure I understood. Thanks"
Lina
Took Sewing lessons from Tracy B.
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"We are happy with Siddharth"
Divya Kestur
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Rob was great. Very flexible on scheduling, knowledgeable, and engaging. He was able to customize the lessons to my goals and interests. I highly recommend him!"
Gerry
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
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"Was absolutely perfect for my needs. Rob is super friend, has a keen eye for instruction and was able to tailor things to suit my needs. Would highly recommend him for anyone considering lessons. Much appreciated !"
Avi
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
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"Been playing billiards incorrectly all my life<body stance, holding of cue stick, end of stroke>...David not only spotted same but corrected the errors....now up to me to implement......."
Herb
Took Billiards lessons from David B.
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"My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙"
Brittany reichenau
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Billards is my new favorite hobby thanks to great instruction from David. He is super patient and gets excited when he sees progress. I'm looking forward to many more lessons."
Mary
Took Billiards lessons from David B.
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