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Preston W.

3 Reviews
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
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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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Kyle B.

85 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kyle B.

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I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess competitively for the last few years, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess

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Kyle is an excellent instructor. I'm a beginner and have learned so much. My puzzle rating has gone from 500 to over 1000. I'm looking forward to playing some games and feel confident my game will change dramatically too.
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Chris C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • History from Princeton University
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Chris C.

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My teaching style is progressive and tailored to the individual student. Each lesson builds on what was learned before. We go over games that the student has played, especially losses to higher rated players. For beginning players and juniors I teach the fundamentals and build from there. Suggested books are Comprehensive Chess Course, for beginners, and Chess The Easy Way by Reuben Fine, for more advanced players.

About Chris

I'm a patient and experienced chess teacher with 8 years of experience teaching children and adults. My teaching approach is practical and fun. We look at the chess games that you've played, and I teach the fundamentals of chess strategy and tactics based on these games. I have more than twenty

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Scott
Chris is an excellent teacher and he's really helped me improve my game. In one lesson he showed me an opening that I used to win against a strong player. We go over games that I've played and he always has helpful suggestions. I highly recommend Chris as a chess teacher.

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Lily Q.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Framed plaque from Department of Homeless Services, Catherine Street Shelter, NY, NY
  • BS in Physics, MBA. & AAS in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Univ. of Ghana, Baruch College, Katharine Gibbs school.
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Lily Q.

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Hand sewing or needlework is an ancient but durable way of sewing, repairing and embellishing garments. It is also very therapeutic. As a matter of fact most high-end clothing like wedding gowns and designer wear are hand sewn. This gives them the supple elegant finish that we all love. Also, when it comes to clothing repair, especially on knits, hand sewing skills come in handy.

This class is tailored very much to your specific need area or goals. From: hemming a garment invisibly, to fixing a tear or a hole in a sweater to hand finishing a lining in a garment. You can learn to embellish your clothing with hand embroidery too. You will feel empowered by the sheer joy of learning to engage your hands in needlework.

About Lily

I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques. Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclu

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Lisa
Lily is wonderful to work with. I appreciated her extreme patience and lighthearted manner. I will definitely order more classes from her after the beginning four classes are completed.
Mia R.
Loved my first lesson !
Erin
Lily is very knowledgeable and a great instructor. As a beginner, I appreciated the way she explained sewing terms and applications for the skills she was teaching. I also appreciated her well versed understanding of machines. She was able to model skills using a machine similar to the one I was working with and troubleshoot as needed. This was a great help to me. I highly recommend Lily!

Betty E.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $105
  • Speaks english
  • Fashion Merchandising and Design from Bauder Fashion College
  • Teaching since 1995
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Betty E.

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I teach all levels including kids 7 and up.

About Betty

Basic Sewing

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Cindy W.
Betty is amazing..extremely qualified and excellent instructor!
Darlene
Betty was fantastic. She was very knowledgable and a great teacher. I would highly recommend Betty for all ages and levels.
Lorri
Wonderful and attentive to my needs an progress. I’m not really good MissBerry is so patent, I would STRONGLY recommend Betty to any new student.
Thank you,Lorri

Loudel W.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Filipino
  • Awarded Certificate of Recognition from DepEd - Manila (Andres Bonifacio Elementary School)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Loudel W.

39 Reviews
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I'm a Home Economics teacher with 30 years crochet experience. I have skills and strong foundation in handicrafts and specialize in fundamentals of crochet. I typically use inspirational ideas around me and modify them according to my students' needs. I structure my lessons in a way the students will learn what they want to learn without feeling bored.

I'm available for eager students of all ages and experience levels. I would love to work with you and help you learn to master the basics of this needlework. I will also help you build a crochet portfolio that you can use any time as a quick reference guide (and inspiration as well) so you can comfortably make your very own DIY crochet projects!

About Loudel

Mabuhay! My name is Lou. I'm a teacher from the Philippines and now living in the USA. I teach Tagalog to people who wants to understand and speak the language better. Tagalog is the basis of Filipino, the standardized national language of the Philippines. While still living in the Philippin

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jen M.
We love Ms Loudel! My daughter is always excited for her tagalog lessons with Ms Lou. I picked Ms Lou because her profile says she used to be a Filipino/Tagalog teacher in the Philippines and that's important to me. Her being a real tagalog teacher makes perfect sense for my daughter to learn tagalog the way we actually learn it in school. I highly recommend Ms Lou! She is the best!
Kimberly
Loudel is a great teacher. She makes the lessons easy to follow and understand. However, she seems to have a difficult time with scheduling from my experience. I paid for classes on a certain day, but there were some of those days where she has to cancel and reschedule the classes multiple times. We then switched the day to a different day and so far the new day seems to be working out great. Loudel is very knowledgeable on Tagalog and she is a great teacher to learn Tagalog from.
Isabel
Loudel was a fantastic Tagalog teacher! In addition to basic beginner phrases, she taught me about important grammar structures and even imparted mini-history and cultural lessons. She made me feel very comfortable even when I sometimes messed up my pronunciation, and was incredibly encouraging throughout the lessons. I can’t wait to take more Tagalog classes with Lou!

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"Kelly is fun, engaging, knowledgeable and confident. The perfect receipt for a great teacher­čîč. Thanks Kelly"
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Took Sewing lessons from Kelly N.
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"Mya is a very good instructor. She was very patient and gave a lot of good tips. I enjoyed my first lesson. I look forward to my future lessons"
Sharon
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Athan is very knowledgeable in the game of Poker. He has taught me the concepts needed to take my game to the next level. He has guided me in the right direction and I'm looking forward to more lessons with him."
Diego
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Taught me how to finish off a tote bag I was having trouble with. Lily knows her stuff. I would encourage any potential sewing students to take lessons with her!!"
Rikki
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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