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Preston W.

3 Reviews
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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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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Saurav
Amazing teacher! Got me up from 1000 to 1400 in 1 month. Used a principles based approach.
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
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Salma R.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Salma R.

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I've been teaching Crocheting for 10 years and my students have gone on to make things as small as bracelets to something as unique as jumping rope. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to make a pencil pouch and as time goes on you'll be able to make your own blankets. I specialize in making gift like ornaments to winter apparel, typically use patterns from books and online, and have the 22 different crochet hooks and yarn available for your lessons. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Salma

Hi, there! My name is Salma. I've been teaching lessons since 2016. I'm a loving and outgoing person and my teaching style is easy, simple, and effective. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Jamil
Thank you Salma for giving me a great introduction to photography! I am looking forward to trying all the concepts we discussed out via lightroom
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Jim T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Awarded SFG Garden Picture Award from Mel Bartholomew
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students Male: 15 and up; Female: 12 and up
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Jim T.

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Food and seed shortages. Quarantines. Health concerns. Talk of food truck strikes. Panic in the stores. Food recalls. Take control of feeding yourself and your family with a gardening method that is 100% organic, safe, and produce delicious and healthy food for you and your family. I lived and interned with the inventor of the Square Foot Gardening (Mel Bartholomew) method over 20 years ago when it was located in Eden, Utah. I've been a certified square foot gardening instructor for over 20 years and have taught hundreds of people in the region and state how to do it successfully. I have a 4 season garden in northern Utah where I grow for my family, a few neighbors, and 3 local restaurants. The SFG system is one which there is no heavy digging, no hard work, no weeding, and no thinning. You'll use only 20% of the space compared to a traditional garden, use 90% less water, save 95% of your seeds, while enjoying 100% of the harvest. These gardens are 100% organic. Take control of your ...

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I've been a SFG'er for over 20 years and have been able to grow delicious, organic, safe food for my family, neighbors and local restaurants. I only have 174 sq. feet of garden space, but with a SFG, you get 100% of the yield in only 20% of the space normally used with a single row traditional gard

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Victor Z.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Victor Z.

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0-15 minutes. Review homework.
16-30 minutes. Learn a new theory (strategy, tactics, endgame, openings, etc).
31-60 minute. Analyze your own games or the ones played by the grand-masters and chess champions and reinforce your knowledge.

About Victor

I am International Chess Master with FIDE ELO 2402. Played more than 100 tournaments and also professionally in the German team championship I did play for Frankfurt for about 7 years. Coaching students on how to play chess for over 20 years.

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Aakriti
Really great teacher.
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I learned a lot of principles in chess that I never learned before from previous chess teachers. Vic is a great teacher and makes the class very interactive.
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Saran E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • BS Economics from Texas A&M
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Saran E.

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• 14+ years of experience with teaching, tutoring, training, education settings, instructional design, and L&D (learning and development) across multiple disciplines.

• Consulting for L&D (HR) programs and elearning contexts (including multimedia content) for cross-sector clients, that include private companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations. Other areas of management consulting, techno-functional consulting, strategic planning, and implementation services, alongside project management, offered as well.

• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, chemistry, physics, social sciences, the humanities, computer science, systems engineering, STEM disciplines, and other subjects / areas.

• Assistance for select graduate courses and post-graduate settings offered as well, for these same knowledge domains and skillsets.

• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT

About Saran

EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 14+ years of experience with teaching, tutoring, training, education settings, instructional design, and L&D (learning and development) across multiple disciplines. • Consulting for L&D (HR) programs and elearning contexts (including multimedia content) for cross

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Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.
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Mary Beth B.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Mary Beth B.

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I am bubbly, outgoing, patient and FUN! I love sewing and teaching. If you have always wanted to learn to sew or take your sewing to the next level I am the teacher for you!

As an Army wife we could not afford certain luxuries like drapes. I learned to sew in order to make each of my houses feel like home. I also made bows and dresses for my daughter. Sewing has become my passion. I am also an early childhood educator, I love teaching.

Teaching sewing classes brings my two passions together.

Let’s start with the obvious first: when learning how to sew, you develop many skills such as understanding a pattern, operating a sewing machine or getting to grips with the specialist terms. But there’s so much more to sewing!

Sewing has taught me so many life skills and invaluable lessons:

Planning
Good things take time
Attention to detail
Sometimes things don't turn out the way you had planned or hoped

If you pick me as your sewing instructor I promise to teach you how to sew and how ...

About Mary Beth

I am a professional early childhood educator and a sewing professional. Sewing students can expect to improve week to week in their sewing technique. I teach beginner sewing students all of the basics of sewing. For the more advanced students we can work on specific projects using a wide variety o

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"Very knowledgeable and easy, friendly manner. Look forward future lessons."
Gloria
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Excellent chess instructor. Very patient and experienced teaching my children 6 and 7 years of age. Always on time."
Elisa
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"I consider myself an experienced knitter so was surprised to find myself stymied by reading a more difficult pattern. Amy is a pleasure to work with as well as an extremely skilled teacher. Her explanations are clear and in one case her diagram clarified my confusion. I learned, laughed, and left Amy having learned what I needed to learn. I am impressed with her and will call her again."
Pat
Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
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"She was fantastic. We all loved her. Very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher."
Francesca
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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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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"The teacher young , but my son likes him. More accessible. He feel he can understand better . When the first lesson finish. My son very exciting!
The teacher know how can let student love chess!"
Derrick
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Sonya is wonderful, she's a natural teacher. I was really happy with my take "take aways" from the lesson and she was able to address my questions and concerns."
Kim
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Sonya is amazing. My teenage daughter could not sew now she can. Sonya has patience and she made my daughter have confidence in herself. My daughter smile during the class with Sonya made me extremely happy. Thank you"
Arianna
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Excellent, thorough and looking forward to more lessons"
Matthew
Took Billiards lessons from James (JP) R.
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"Thomas was great. My 7 year-old son had a blast. He's looking forward to next week.

I liked that Thomas was able to see right away what level my son was at so that we didn't have to waste time relearning things that he already knew."
Henry
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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