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Preston W.

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Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Teaching since 2010
  • 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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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

Jen T.

Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jen T.

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From learning to cast on and work a knit stitch to understanding techniques like brioche, cables or mosaic, I believe knitting should be fun and enjoyable - not stressful - and is attainable by all!

About Jen

Hi! I’m Jen and I love knitting. I have been knitting on and off since I was a child, daily for about ten years, and designing for over a year. I enjoy working beautifully simple projects and impressively complex projects just the same. I love cables, brioche and other tuck stitches, mosaic and fai

Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sarah L.

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I have been a professional costume designer since 2003 and have sewn everything from everyday apparel to sci-fi outfits to full-body monster costumes. I can teach you basic skills in a step-by-step curriculum fashion or I can help you create a specific project that you have in mind. Do you want something special for an event or do you want to make something out of some fun fabric you found? I am very flexible and enjoy being creative, so bring me your challenge and I will help you give it life!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

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Dawn Z.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dawn Z.

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Ready to move beyond the basic cross stitch? Let me coach you on specialty stitches such as satin, queen, eyelets, Rhodes, French knits and more.
I've been cross stitching since 1983 and teaching it for over 10 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll learn how to organize your material for easier sewing, master basic stitches, and as time goes on you'll be able to tackle complicated stitches and designs. I specialize in counted cross stitch, but also have experience with redwork, drawnwork, Bargello, pulled thread, hardanger, and canvaswork. Typically, I use The Cross Stitcher's Bible by Jane Greenoff but can recommend other helpful resources. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Dawn

High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry. Please note, during the summers my schedule is more flexible when school is not in sessi

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Judith
Dawn is very patient with us in our classes and gives very clear instructions to make us become better at it. She also comes up with new fun ideas for us to do for a sewing project. With her help, you can practically make anything
Spirit Y.
Patient, fun, detail and solution oriented. The lessons are for our 15 year old daughter who is completely engaged in each lesson.
Bridget B.
Wonderful person and great teacher!! Very experienced sewer and very good at explaining how to do different sewing methods to my daughter. Highly recommend!
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Mia S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Mia S.

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Learn the step by step techniques needed to create a variety of beautiful crepe paper flowers and handmade greeting cards. In addition, you will learn some time saving tips to help you along and make your handcrafted paper projects a little easier. I will be supplying a materials list, which includes supplies, incorporation resources and templates to keep for practicing at your own pace.

About Mia

Mia is a paper artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in greeting cards, oversized paper flowers, paper flowers crowns, photography backdrops, commercial storefront installations, and theatrical stage props. Mia has worked with both large and small brands on creative branding, collabora

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Simone
I had so much fun learning how to make cotton paper flowers at Mia’s workshop. She was super patient with me and my flower came out so beautiful! I would highly recommend taking her class, I’m using my new skills to make a photo shoot backdrop for my wedding.

Ainslie F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • PhD in Philosophy and Religion from California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Ainslie F.

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Whether you want to understand how to read your own chart or learn to read the charts of others, with 25 + years of experience, I can teach you the language of astrology, providing a set of tools for enriching your life and connecting with Spirit. The more we know ourselves, the freer we become as individuals. Our deepest soul complexes always impede our vision, however, the study of astrology allows insight and understanding of the universe and of ourselves.

About Ainslie

I am an intuitive, Jungian-based astrologer. A life-long yoga practitioner, I presently run a yoga nonprofit. Daily meditation is essential to me. I had my astrology chart done on a whim in the early 90's and immediately became enthralled with the art. I began my daily blog, featuring Street Ar

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lynn
She's excited and loves it so now I want that too!
Alexandra
Ainslie is equally patient and dynamic in her teaching style. Moreover, the breathe of her astrology knowledge is unparalleled, and she effortlessly imparts a thorough knowledge of the subject in terms that are clear and concise. After my own lessons, I would enthusiastically recommend Ainslie to any student interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of astrology.
Antonia
Ainslie has given me two astrology readings.. both of which have given me a deeper understanding of astrology and myself. She is meticulous with her work and very patient while explaining all the information she gives, you can clearly see this in her weekly blogs. What I loved most about Ainslie readings is that you really feel how passionate she is about Astrology and this makes the experience so much more meaningful and fun! Thank you Ainslie!

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"Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)"
Isabella
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Florin is a very patient, knowledgeable, and kind teacher and our daughter loves her lessons with him."
Lelle
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"A very patient and friendly teacher, both my kids have enjoyed learning how to play chess!.

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Kavitha
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"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 !"
Michelle
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Kelvin was an incredible teacher! He somehow made the very technical art of origami a bit easier to digest and do on our own from home. He was supportive and cheering us on, and his passion for origami was extremely evident. We can't wait to work with him again. Thanks, Kelvin!"
Erica
Took Origami lessons from Kelvin L.
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"He explained a lot stuff"
Ava
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Sonya was very knowledgable, patient and fun to work with."
Miriam-Rachel
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"She had lot of techniques and ideas on how to accomplish various sewing objectives. She also was able to help me navigate the pattern to my coat which was extremely helpful. Together we made very good progress. I am very happy."
Chetana
Took Sewing lessons from Donna Z.
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"Was absolutely perfect for my needs. Rob is super friend, has a keen eye for instruction and was able to tailor things to suit my needs. Would highly recommend him for anyone considering lessons. Much appreciated !"
Avi
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
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"Donna was patient with me which helped a lot, as it takes a couple of examples for me to understand the material. I definitely recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning astrology as she is well experienced. You won’t regret it. :)"
Alexander
Took Astrology lessons from Donna S.
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