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Melisa M.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: Not accepting at this time; Female: 12 and up
  • Bachelors Degree - Clothing Textiles & Fashion from Murray State University
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Melisa M.

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Clear, easy instruction and lots of patience. That is what was shone to me over 30 years ago. I love to teach others something new and and bring them to a place of refreshing rest as they learn to create new and wonderful pieces. Adult Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome.

About Melisa

I love to teach. I first learned to knit as a 21 yr old that decided to move to Norway. My mother-in-law taught me how over 35 years ago. Knitting is a great way to relax, it is repetitious so it is great for those with anxiety and other problems related to stress or focusing. I have been teach

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Donna Warren
Melisa was super patient with me, as I am a beginner! She praised me when I finally understood and performed the stitches well! I am excited to continue with my lessons with her!
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Melisa is so patient and great company. A very aspirational teacher.

Kay B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • BA of Music concentration in Voice from CSULB
  • Teaching since 1998
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Kay B.

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I have been crocheting since I was seven years old. I have made hundreds of projects. I specialize in baby apparel but I also make specialty items such as: purses, scarves, beanies, headbands, and blankets. There isn't much I cannot make with a pattern by my side.

About Kay

I have been teaching Piano for 20 years now. I have taught students from age 2 1/2 - Adult. I was self-taught when I was a kid and begun taking formal lessons as a very young adult in my early twenties. I graduated from CSULB with my BA in Music with a concentration on Voice. As a Music major, you

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Mathew M.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Mathew M.

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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew

I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won sever

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John G
I was stuck in a rut and unsure about how to improve my chess game. After a few lesson with Matt I feel a lot better about where I am at, and have been steadily improving over the last few weeks. Matt was able to figuring out why I was stuck, and what I needed to work on to get my chess abilities to the next level. Would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their game!
Emmit
Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Leo
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.

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Dawn Z.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Dawn Z.

31 Reviews
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Learn to machine stitch (not machine embroidery) from an experienced sewing educator. Lessons are customized based on age and goals of the student.

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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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Gina
My first class was excellent; I learned several new things from Dawn. She taught me how to use several of the feet for my sewing machine as well as several straight line designs I can use while quilting. Thank you Dawn for your patience and willingness to share your knowledge.
Yulia
Very knowledgable and patient. Easy to ask questions from. Will help you with whatever problem you are having.
Cheryl
Dawn is an amazing instructor. She goes above and beyond to teach you at your level. She is very patient and kind. She has a delightful personality. After only 4 lessons my quilting skills have improved immensely. I plan on continuing my lessons indefinitely with her.
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Alicia H.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Museum Studies from Tufts University
  • Teaching since 1995
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Alicia H.

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Beginning woodworking for children. I teach young children to build safely with parental supervision. Make geometric designs with string art, a marble maze, a wooden game board, a bird feeder, and more. Kids love to build and use tools and rise to the challenge. See what they can create!

About Alicia

Learning ART at home can be fun, stress free, and exciting. Learn how to create images in photorealism and/or with creative interpretation and expression. I can work with all ages from preschool to life-long-learners in retirement. Find your creative outlet and connect with the vitality of the wo

Cheryl I.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 4 to 50
  • Awarded TESOL Advanced and TESOL Foundational Certifications from VipKid
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Cheryl I.

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In this lesson, students can expect to learn how to plant flowers, peppers, and tomato plants in nice rich soil and pots. We will use seeds for the flowers, pepper plants, and tomato plants. We will start with paper cups and soil. By the end of May, we will transfer our flowers and vegetables to a garden. They will learn what plant food they can use and how much water they will need to make it grow. They will also learn how to weed their plants and clip off any dead part of the plant. I will start this lesson in mid-April and go through the end of May so we can see progress and growth of the plants.

About Cheryl

This is a great time to sign up with me to learn online. I am available to help with your educational needs while schools are taking a break. My name is Cheryl. My talents are to help students with their resumes and interview techniques, basic math skills, writing skills, and reading skills. I

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Candace
This was a first for us completing online cheer training to keep my daughter engaged throughout COVID lockdown. Cheryl was kind and supportive of my daughter as she tried new cheers and movements.
Her daughter was also a great co-teacher!
Looking forward to week 2.
Kristiana B.
Cheryl was great!! She was very knowledgeable and patient. My daughter was able to learn what we would consider a lot on the very first lesson. Despite the technical difficulties we were having with our personal equipment Cheryl was able to work through those issues with us and continue a lesson. She was friendly kind and reassuring to my daughter who doesn’t always have the most confidence in herself. She is helping her learn something that she really wants to do And helping her with her self-confidence as well! Couldn’t ask for anything more! Thank you so much take lessons and Cheryl
Lisa
I was so nervous waiting to get my evaluation, but Cheryl put me at ease. She was so helpful and I am truly grateful. Thank you so much Cheryl.

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Ruth
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"It was really interesting to learn all of the new moves but it was kind of dark, wish there was more lighting"
Hope
Took Hula Hoop lessons from Morgan J.
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"Erin is very patient and does not get flustered even when I had technology problems. I can't wait for my next lesson!"
Pat
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"I’ve learned so much on my first day of sewing lessons. Mrs. Sonya helped me set up my new sewing machine and we started my first sewing project. I can’t wait to continue learning."
Ashley Fleury
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"She was comfortable to work with and patient with me as a beginner. She listened to me and wanted to know what my goals were and she has an open door policy meaning I could text or email my questions and she would respond ."
Dana
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Ryan was very knowledgeable and personable. He was able to meet me at my level and play and explain things in a manner that I could understand. I look forward to my next lesson!"
genie
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Lorena is amazing! Exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend."
caryn
Took Sewing lessons from Lorena G.
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"I can't express how grateful I am to have Felicia as a Sewing Instructor! I've purchased numerous online sewing classes and its not like having an instructor by your side watching and correcting your sewing techniques! Thank you so much!!!"
Tiffany
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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Arwa
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Awesome teacher, very knowledgeable, skillful and has a lot of patience. Looking forward to future lessons and I would highly recommend her as a teacher."
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Took Sewing lessons from Linda S.
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