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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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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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Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

maria J.

4 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts from New York University
  • Teaching since 2010
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maria J.

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I am a fashion and accessories designer living in Oakland, CA. My company has been in business for 8 years.

I am a trained patternmaker; I graduated from the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion with an associate degree in pattern making in 1997.

I have worked in the fashion industry since then. Vintage clothing is my obsession and I love to be able to design and sew clothing.
I have taught intensive sewing camps to girls and found it so rewarding.

I would love to share my skills and knowledge to budding fashion designers, crafters, and to those who want to learn how to sew!

About maria

Hello! My name is Maria and I love fashion! I have been in the clothing and fashion industry for 20 years. My knowledge of sewing and construction is vast. I have taught since 2010 and love sharing my skills with students who have an interest in sewing and/or fashion. A little bit about my e

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Maria was so helpful! She was able to teach me the basics of my sewing machine even though she had not used that type before. I could tell just by talking to her how knowledgeable and passionate she is about her craft. I plan to definitely have more lessons with her in the future. Thanks again! :)
Maria is a fantastic pattern maker and sewing teacher! She was able to make a pattern out of my existing garment without taking it apart and walked me through all the steps of re-creating the item. Not only is she very knowledgable, she is also a great teacher and was able to explain things to me so I could retain them and practice on my own. I was completely new to sewing and she patiently answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable with the different stitches. She also taught me how to setup and use my new sewing machine! Maria is a very down to earth and easy going person; it was really fun chatting during our lessons. I will definitely be back for more lessons!
Maria was a very thoughtful and thorough instructor. I would definitely take another class with her!

Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
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Taylor G.

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Sculpture or throwing, I can teach the basics to masters in sculpture!

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.

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Tokia C.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts from Auburn University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Tokia C.

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Scarves? Hats? Oh, why of course! I can assist you with making some basic essentials and I can help you elevate your creations to personalized levels. Ever see a scarf with a design or words crocheted within it? Well, I can teach you how to do that as well!

In my course you will learn
How to start a chain
Single Stitch
Double Stitch
Triple Stitch
Reading Patterns
Inlay Patterns
Crochet in the Round
Changing Yarn Colors
Ridged Patterns
Keyhole Patterns
Shirts & More
You will love what you can create once you leave my courses! Each lesson will with tangible creations that you will get to take home and practice.

Note: Please bring a jumbo ball of yarn, and basic crochet needle kit to each class. Supplies are not provided. Patterns, and techniques are taught and given during each lesson. Please inquire if you have concerns about which crochet needle kit to obtain

Please contact me BEFORE purchasing a course so that we can ensure I am able to provide

About Tokia

With over a decade of snatching microphones and captivating audiences, Tokia's (2Deep’s) resume reads like Who’s Who travel guide. From Cornell University to Ottawa University, American University to Penn State, United States to Australia, this German born-Alabama raised entertainer has spoken to c

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I've made huge strides since we've started working together.
Very friendly, knowledgeable, and she was able to immediately relate to the goals and vision I have for my lessons. Can't wait to dig my heels in.
Great first lesson! Looking forward to many more!

Richard B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Richard B.

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My approach to teaching is that the lessons have to be customized for each student. I start beginner lessons with exercises that help familiarize them with the movement of each piece. They will also develop a sense of the powers and unique abilities possessed by that piece.

My focus on intermediate and advanced students is to help them develop their tactical ability. Chess is primarily an exercise in pattern recognition. I helped them develop that pattern.

We will then customize the lessons based on the student's interests and the topics that I feel will improve their game. We will play over the games of the great grandmasters and develop endgame technique. We will utilize openings that promote tactical situations.

Finally, we will have a lesson on chess etiquette.

About Richard

Chess is an exciting game that provides mental stimulation. It is a good way to increase math and reading ability. It is also a good way to avoid Alzheimer's. I try to make chess instruction as interesting as possible. I will show the student how to build on their knowledge.

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Dipankar G.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Dipankar G.

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Learn from an International Chess Coach who has coached more than 80 students from ages 5 to 65! Specializes in teaching beginner and intermediate students.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured chess curriculum based on the Soviet chess school which will ensure there are no gaps in your understanding of the game.

Lessons will consist of the following :

->Analysis of the student's recent chess games with detailed feedback on all stages of the game
->In-depth discussion of openings, middlegame tactics and strategy, endgame technique
->Analysis of model games by World Champions and Grandmasters
->Anwering all chess-related questions of the student and filling in any gaps in understanding
->Homework assignments to reinforce the topics covered during a lesson

If you have always wanted to learn chess but never did, or you are an avid chess player but are tired of being stuck in a ...

About Dipankar

Learn from an experienced International Chess Coach (Taught over 80 students ages 5 to 65). If you want to learn chess in a fun, engaging way and want to see improvement in your game, you have come to the right place. I am an Class A Chess player (USCF 1873) and an experienced chess coach. I

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Jordan H.
He was very good with my son who had never played chess before. He can’t wait for next weeks lesson.
Richard Blinkoff
I can't say best instructor ever, since he was the first I ever had. But he was clear and smart and taught me a great deal in our session. I can't wait to take the second lesson.

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"Matt as my first chess coach and has greatly increased my understanding of chess. My games are now competitive with players 400 to 600 rating points above me and I feel I am improving every week. Funny how much I can learn quickly after playing for forty years, with just a few lessons."
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"Lily was great! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much from her. Highly recommend her for any of your sewing needs."
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"Very explicit, easy to understand and to follow. I Have improved my game since JP is my instructor, thank you!"
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"My kids are enjoying coach Siddharth chess classes. He is a great coach. My kids

are always look forward to going to his classes. Coach Siddharth has helped improve

their chess games greatly. My kids are ready to part in the tournament. I would

highly recommend any parents to send their kids to coach Siddarth chess classes."
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
"Felicia was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I couldn't be happier with my experience and I look forward to my next lesson!!!"
Tiffany Gunn
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
"Florin is a very patient, knowledgeable, and kind teacher and our daughter loves her lessons with him."
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
"Love her. Great lady and very patient."
Took Sewing lessons from Simona B.
"Mya is very patient with novice learners. Both my 12 year old daughter and I have attended class and we both walk away learning new things each time!

Mya has also been very accommodating with my schedule, allowing me the flexibility to adjust my lesson time on several occasions. She has a dedicated space to give lessons that is open and welcoming!

I definitely recommend Mya. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her."
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
"Rosemary is a really good teacher and very patient. I am enjoying her classes. I’ve added more classes with her because I want to learn from her as much as I can. I totally recommend taking her classes."
Took Sewing lessons from Rosemary O.
"I am so happy that I found Mya! I had a very enjoyable lesson with Mya at her home. Mya is a very good teacher, with sensitivity to the particular needs of the student. Mya taught me pattern-making. She did so in a way that allowed me to first observe, then practice what I had observed. I came away with a usable pattern to make an item no longer available in stores.

Whether you are new to sewing or need help in developing new skills, you will find Mya able to meet you at your sewing level and you will end the lesson with enthusiasm for sewing and looking forward to your next lesson!!"
Mercedes Gilliom
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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