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Preston W.

3 Reviews
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
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Preston W.

3 Reviews
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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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.
Aashish D.

Chris C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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.

47 Reviews
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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
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Home Economics from Philippine Normal University
  • Awarded Certificate of Recognition from DepEd - Manila (Andres Bonifacio Elementary School)
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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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"Very friendly and knowledgeable knitting teacher!"
Treva
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Great patience and positive energy"
Myla
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"So fun and easy! Mya taught me all of the basics and let me practice simple skills to get me started. I brought my own machine but she provided sample fabric to practice on. Lots of hands-on doing. She also has a nice folder with everything you you cover in the lesson so you can remember when you get home. Definitely going back."
Katarina Gray
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Our daughter was able to get lots of questions answered. She said that Lisa's guidance was excellent. We will be signing up for more lessons!"
Lily
Took Sewing lessons from Lisa C.
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"Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! Very knowledgeable and caring! I am so happy! I’m buying a lot more lessons! Hassan is the best!!!!"
Catherine
Took Sewing lessons from Hasaan R.
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"Larianne is a fantastic teacher. She started teaching me back in 2017, and because of her, I have my Etsy job. I make baby blankets, infinity scarfs and kids Hood Hats. My client loves the result. I had the chance to participate in many of her craft shows, and the experience was terrific. Her passion for crochet became an inspiration to me. Now I love to crochet and do many things for my daughter and me. Right now, I am working on a full-size blanket, and Larianne is helping me getting the pattern right. I wish I can show pictures. Thank you very much, Larianne."
Agnes
Took Crocheting lessons from Larianne T.
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"Betty was fantastic. She was very knowledgable and a great teacher. I would highly recommend Betty for all ages and levels."
Darlene
Took Sewing lessons from Betty E.
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"Erin is a very gentle, warm, easy-going instructor which is a welcome change for me as someone who is used to harsher, more pushy teachers (they have their benefits too). Though she is gentle, she remains focused on the task at hand with me during lessons. She also communicates with me throughout the week in email if I have questions. She is willing to work at my pace and teach me patterns for items I'm interested in. I wish her camera had slightly better quality with focus do I could see her fingers and the individual.yarns she's touching with greater clarity. I really like working with Erin (I think we have had around 5 lessons so far) and intend to continue for a while. She's giving me a great support system and basis for crochet ability. I basically knew nothing about crochet before starting with her."
Julia
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Dipankar is an awesome teacher! He is very patient, persuasive, and adept at teaching young kids. He adapts his style based on a child's progress and challenges them to up their game. He is not watching the clock while teaching and goes the extra mile. Our son has made great strides in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!
- Trish"
Hrik
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"I'm a fairly experienced sewer already but with plenty to still learn to hone my skills. Nice first lesson getting to know each other and gauging my level, talking about what I want to learn and accomplish, what tools I don't already have that will really help, etc. Cannot wait to continue!"
Maryanne
Took Sewing lessons from Kelly N.
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