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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

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Judy November 10, 2018
· Japanese · Online
She is great and friendly.
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Dottie J. November 2, 2018
· Microsoft Excel · Online
Lily S. was very professional. An excellent instructor! I highly recommend her! :)
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Brieann September 28, 2018
· French · Online
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About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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About Siddharth
Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years.

I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Aneetha October 31, 2018
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My son loved his first class very much. Would love to see his progress.
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Rob October 30, 2018
· Chess · Online
A lot to absorb for a first lesson.
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Jacob October 21, 2018
· Chess · Online
Siddharth taught my son some very useful principles strategies. We will be arranging for more lessons from him for sure.
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About Erin R.

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Jersey City, NJ

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About Erin
I have been working with knitting and crochet since 2004. I am a craft yarn certified knitting and crochet instructor and have been teaching professionally since 2010. This includes locations such as Michaels Arts and Crafts as well as Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School.

As my student, you can expect to learn basic through advanced skills crochet skills, including making a slip knot, single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, how to make a granny square, crocheting in the round, and how to read patterns. In knitting, you will learn the skills of casting on stitches onto the needle, the garter and stockinette stitch, how to knit in the round using circular or double pointed needles, and how to read patterns.

No matter what your level, my goal is to make you feel confident and experienced enough for you to complete and cre
ate your own projects. Knitting and crochet are my passions and I am excited to help you reach your crafting goals. I look forward to working with you!
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MIRIAM October 11, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
Erin was very helpful. It was a great experience.
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Michelle June 16, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Erin was great, helped me build a pattern from something with no information. From beginner to advanced or an intermediate crocheter like me, Erin’s your girl !
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Michelle June 16, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Erin was extremely helpful trying to reproduce a project with no information to go on...Creative and thoughtful we worked through it with much success. Whether your a beginner or a self taught intermediate like myself, Erin is your go to instructor!
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About Tyra F.

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Washington, DC

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About Tyra
I graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor in Music Education and am getting my graduate degree in Music Education from the University of Maryland.
My primary instrument is clarinet and euphonium but am familiar with most instruments at a beginner to intermediate level.
As a woodwind specialist, I have taught clarinet, flute and saxophone during summer camps and programs for multiple years.
I'm currently the clarinet technique teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC.

I have been knitting and crocheting for 12 years and have made a wide range of products from hair bows to sweaters.

I am patient and willing to teach all levels of students in a variety of subjects and am willing to cater the lessons to your needs.
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Amari June 24, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Great 1st lesson! Tyra was very professional and had a good first interaction with my son. It’s also very clear she enjoys what she does.
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Sarah C. May 5, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
We really like Tyra. She is great with our daughter!
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Rhode December 28, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
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About Cheryl V.

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Imperial Beach, CA

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About Cheryl
Are you excited about learning how to crochet? Are you ready to create great gifts, crafts, projects, and more, to keep, or give away to someone special? If yes, than come learn with me! I have been crocheting for over 10years. I am very passionate, skillful, and successful in this art of work. I will teach you the basic, beginner to intermediate level concepts and techniques of learning how to crochet. I can also teach you how to finger crochet. No crochet hooks needed! How cool is that! Save money, Super fun as well!
Each session, we will focus on a skill, following a small craft, for more practice on the skill. We will move at your pace, so, no need to worry!
Remember, crocheting is a relaxing, fun, skill/technique. If you stick with me, have fun, and continue to practice over a period of time, I can guarantee, that you will eventua
lly master the skill, and off to making beautiful crafty projects fast!
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Becky October 28, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Just had my first lesson with Cheryl. She is so nice to work with, and she was so patient with me!! I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to crochet. I have signed up for more lessons with her, and I can't wait! Thanks, Cheryl, for an enjoyable lesson!
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Kassie October 3, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Very nice and helpful!
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Susan R. August 28, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Cheryl was so patient with me. I have never done crochet and it's very foreign to me. She explains things well and was so sweet!
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About Ashanti L.

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Morrow, GA

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I am outgoing and easy to work with! I full expect and receive improvement after a week! Practice make permanent so practice and take your lessons 1-2/ week minimum and you will get results! You will be very successful and I appreciate all my student! I wish everyone much success!
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Dan September 4, 2018
· Basic Math · Online
This teacher is very patient.
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About Ashton C.

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McKinney, TX
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Hello potential student! My name is Ashton, and I'm a teacher by trade. I teach students with dyslexia how to read and spell, and I've been doing so since high school. I love language; I'm taking classes to learn about the history and function of English. I really enjoy teaching English not as a language with a bunch of flaws, but as a language with a rich history and rules that aren't always obvious. Crocheting is one of my hobbies, and I'm always thrilled to pass it along to the next generation of crafters. I take martial arts because I believe in being an empowered, confident female, and I always treat my students like the capable individuals that they are!
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Ashton C.

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About Jesse T.

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I have a passion for chess. Teaching for almost 15 years. Students ranging from 7 to 60 and from just learning how the pieces move to 1900 rating. Graduate of the remote chess academy (No certificate, but having gone through all modules released except for the last one that was released a few months ago.) Several city level championships from the Fresno area which is local to me. Material is not scripted but can supply related reading materials on request. I focus on thinking process, which helps with finding the right moves in any position. This includes Openings, Tactics, Positional themes, Endgames.
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Jesse T.

Jesse T.

Clovis, CA 93611
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About Sergii N.

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I was born in Ukraine, started playing hockey at 3, chess at 4, still playing chess but not competitively anymore. I'm a junior at University of Houston and working towards my Engineering major, where I feel chess helped me great, especially with logic thinking and analysis. I've been teaching chess in high school library to kids who wanted to learn and then also played and taught chess in university to those who didn't know it yet. When I stopped playing competitively in chess at 15, my ELO was in around 1900. Currently I would say its around 1800-1900 based on chess players/programs that I play with.
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Sergii N.

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