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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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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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Josepha Seletz January 16, 2016
· Italian · In studio
Studying Italian with Enrico for a little over 1 year. He is a fantastic teacher; carefully prepares special learning material each week to augment textbook and encourages conversation and culture. He has special talent for teaching that makes grammar and conversation easy to understand
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About Emi O.

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Anaheim, CA
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About Emi
I am an experienced classical music piano teacher, with knowledge of music theory, harmony and musicianship. Can teach beginners to advanced. Pop/classical.

From Japanese decent, I can teach you Japanese cooking techniques as well as other Asian cuisines. In addition, I have experience teaching the Japanese language to all ages.

I am also a natural healer. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25 and healed myself with diet, lifestyle and exercise. No chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. I will teach you everything that I did.
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Emi O.

Emi O.

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$20 / 30-min

About Robin M.

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Lake Oswego, OR
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About Robin
Robin is an avid cook, entrepreneur, tennis, billiard and golf lover. Robin loves creating healthy, satisfying and delectable food.
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Maria April 30, 2016
· Cooking · Online
I am really enjoying working with Robin. He is extremely knowledgable and experienced, and has already taught me a lot. He is assessing what I already know and what direction I want to go in, and he is making this totally individualized to the coaching i am looking for. I appreciate his efforts, expertise and thoughtfulness.
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Zhanna D. April 18, 2016
· Billiards · In home
Amazing teacher.
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Tamara February 21, 2016
· Golf · In studio
Robin is a natural teacher. I have had several golf lessons with him and was impressed by his knowledge of the sport and passion for the game. He often went about and beyond what I expected. I am looking forward to more lessons soon.
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Robin M.

Robin M.

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About Jackie D.

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Chula Vista, CA
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About Jackie
Hi! My name is Jackie, and I have 15+ years of experience in teaching, tutoring, and training. Currently, I am enjoying managing two small businesses while teaching students part time.

All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help ALL my clients reach their goals!

A couple years ago, I returned to San Diego after living in Peru for several years where I taught English as a second language. My students ranged from adult business people and academicians to primary and secondary school students. I really needed to utilize different teaching methods depending on each student’s needs. Some students wanted more business-related conversation, so I had to be able to teach business principles in marketing, communication,
logistics, interviewing, and so much more. Critical thinking was an area that I pushed my business students to improve. Other students needed to work on the basics of grammar, reading, and writing, and we had a lot of fun in class, whether going through the interactive lesson or improvising by playing fun games to emphasize thinking on their feet in another language.

The feedback I often received from my Peruvian students, as well as my students in Mexico and the U.S., was that I made learning an enjoyable experience—they wanted to work harder to advance quickly in their classes. All of my students agree that I have a lot of patience and turn even the most challenging lessons into ones of positivity and encouragement. I provide critical feedback in the most constructive of ways that help the students reach conclusions on their own. I enjoy being there to support and guide their experience!

Before I left for Peru, I worked at St Vincent de Paul Village (part of Father Joe's Villages) in downtown San Diego. There I focused on Health Education. I built the Villages' first Health Education department and helped start its innovative Health & Wellness program. As part of these two programs, I taught homeless and low-income adults with and without learning disabilities, as well as children from preschoolers to high school students. Teaching such a wide variety of students how to improve their health while living in sometimes precarious situations without much income or stability pushed me to think creatively and come up with memorable ways to engage the students and help them apply what they had learned in their daily routine.

In high school, I took all AP and college prep classes. I went to a liberal arts college in Virginia where I focused on social studies and biology. I spent a few years training business people in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, as well as presentation techniques. In grad school, I specialized in applied anthropology and public health. During that time, I tutored students in web design. In between, I've worked in Communications and Training in international health and development, so I have a lot of experience to bring to teaching.

Basically, I love teaching. I'm enthusiastic yet patient, and I absolutely adore helping kids and adults alike learn. It's such a sense of accomplishment when my students show off their terrific grades. I see the same look in my students’ eyes regardless of age—that pride that shines from within, that exuberant smile, like they can conquer anything. I want my students to keep that pride for a long, long time.

Right now, I'm writing two textbooks to be used in my Spanish classes. I've also written several academic articles published online. I love traveling, cats, and learning!
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Veronica July 12, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Jackie is wonderful. She is well organized, lessons are fun and challenging, homework assignments are also fun and challenging. Jackie is also a great cheerleader and very encouraging. I would highly recommended her!
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ANNA June 22, 2017
· English · In studio
Wonderful experience!
Jackie it's really patient and I learned since the first class.
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MARK May 16, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Very friendly, patient and helpful. Traveled to many areas and has experiences and knowledge of cultures. Excellent teacher. I would highly recommend her.
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About Dave H.

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Severna Park, MD

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About Dave
I owned my own deli and drop-off catering business for years. I have worked in high end Country Clubs, private schools and large corporations like Marriott and Sodexo. My food philosophy is food tastes best in its natural state and healthy food can be delicious. I am lucky to be able to express my artistic side in the creation of food and I am positive people can learn to eat well, happily. I love all the different classes and events I am able to create and teach as well as the food we get to enjoy doing so! It's so much fun to meet new people every day and watch them learn!
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C. W. Biggs March 16, 2017
· Healthy Cooking · In studio
The class was a blast. My wife and I gave each other a gift to take a cooking class from Dave Hammer. The lessons weren't too complicated and even an old guy like me was able to do it. A great date night for any couple. Highly recommended.
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About Anita O.

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Carrollton, TX

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About Anita
Learning to bake and decorate beautiful cakes is a very satisfying art form. I've spent the last decade mastering iced cookies to wedding cakes. Helping many open successful businesses, from menu creation, brand awareness, to decoration. I've also been featured on the Cooking Channel, Top Pro on Thumbtack and top 20 best wedding cakes in dfw.
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Summer May 3, 2017
· Cake Decorating · In home
She's very hands on and very patient! She's definitely the best first choice for beginners and for anyone who needs touch up lessons!
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Amber May 3, 2017
· Cake Decorating · In studio
I sought out Anita to help me learn how to decorate cakes. Her professional guidance and sweet spirit made my time with her very amazing !!! I walked away feeling much more educated and also like I had made a new friend !!! Anita is a special person and really has a passion for baking and cake decorating !!! Oh and last but defiantly not least her baking is the most delicious I have ever personally tried !!! Highly reccomend !!!
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About Kaz M.

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San Francisco, CA
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About Kaz
Kaz Matsune is a sushi chef, educator, speaker, author and founder of Breakthrough Sushi in San Francisco. Breakthrough Sushi is the first sustainable, team building sushi class company in the US and Kaz is one of only a handful of sushi chefs in the world who insist on using sustainable and organic seafood.

Kaz has taught over 5,000 people and corporate clients how to make and eat sushi in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Kaz M.

Kaz M.

San Francisco, CA 94103
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$99 / 150-min

About Peter L.

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Las Vegas, NV

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About Peter
Hi, I'm Peter and I know a lot about food. More so than most people should, I'm a bit obsessed. My wife and friends have finally had enough of me going on and on about my food passion, so now I'm here to unburden them a bit by sharing it with you as well! I will not only teach you how to make recipes step by step (boring, but sometimes necessary), but I will also teach you flavor theory, technique, history, composition and other fundamentals to make you a better cook and gourmand. This can culminate in assignments to help you create your own recipes that I can help critique and edit. If you don't want or need the full experience, I can also simply help you on a one-off basis to put out interesting dishes for that ever important date, special occasion, or anytime meal.
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Peter L.

Peter L.

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$35 / 30-min

About Kristina Y.

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Austin, TX
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About Kristina
Hi there! I'm Kristina. I've been passionate about cooking since I was a kid and have been sharing this passion with my friends and family for years and now I'd love to share it with you!

I've been teaching cooking classes for over ten years and love opening my student's minds to new flavors, ingredients and methods. I spent most of last year traveling so a key influencer in my cooking is incorporating the flavors I experienced abroad into my recipes.

I specialize in healthy, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan cooking. I can teach you how to make a variety of meals, from a nutrient packed green smoothie to a vegan shepherd's pie to chicken souvlaki with fresh tzatziki. I truly believe that food and cooking are cornerstones of life -- it brings people together, it can heal the body, it allows you to learn about the world around you and i
t is fun!

Whether you're looking to just get a few new recipes under your belt or you're looking to make a dramatic lifestyle change and need some coaching along the way, I'm here to help. I'm excited to begin this journey with you!
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Kristina Y.

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$45 / 30-min

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