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About Enrico C.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About ENRICO
I am a native Italian speaker with a several years of experience in teaching Italian and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Verona, Italy. I was tutoring English, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching English while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to Los Angeles. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored Italian to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students both on the English and Italian subjects.

I really believe that in teaching, a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker,
I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, writing. I also think that no matter what a teacher should always take into account the needs of the students and subsequently I plan my classes reflecting on the student's demands.

As to the different approaches and materials that I use, I suppose that it is important to change them frequently in order to keep the classes more interesting. Of course, there are some exceptions. For instance, in the past I taught for a while TOEFL and for that type of classes I used more traditionalist and academic methods and materials.

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Customized lessons to the students' needs and goals.

*** Specialties ***
- T.E.F.L. Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

- Italian Native Speaker with a several year experience in teaching Italian

- M.A in Foreign Languages and Literature (English and French)

One of my greatest passion is to cook. I was extremely lucky to be taught and introduced to the art of cooking by my grandmother. She was born at the beginning of the previous century and she lived in different cities so she got accustomed to different traditions and shared them with me. I love to cook for smaller groups, using traditional Italian ingredients to prepare simple, but exquisite dishes that belong to the tradition of my native country. If you want to experience some real Italian food, you are definitely in the right hands. Just sit back, relax sip a glass of Italian wine while I cook for you and I share my art.
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Eunice Freitas January 24, 2019
· Italian · Online
Great conversations, I can't wait for the next class
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Dan O. January 12, 2018
· Italian · Online
Enrico is fantastic!
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Elvia G. September 23, 2016
· Italian · Online
Enrico is a fantastic professor of the Italian language, he's advanced in his teachings, if you like to cook Italian food Enrico shares that in common.
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About Stephanie G.

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Berkeley, CA

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About Stephanie
After 15 years working in high-tech I had enough of the constant stress, demanding work and long hours scrunched at my desk trying to solve other peoples issues. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do next so I started taking classes in anything that sounded interesting. I took my first cooking class at the local community college and loved the way it made me feel. It wasn't until I took my first baking class in this degree program that I knew I was home. After graduating with a hospitality management degree, I transferred to Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island to earn a degree in Pastry Arts

My first job was with the Rhode Island Hospital. This hospital had received great recognition for the quality of food the kitchen produced. The director wanted to create a pastry program to expand the selections even more. Thus starte
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Coming back to the bay area, I wanted a more autonomous position, so I went into business for my self; first with a whole sale bakery which morphed into a catering business. I did this for 12 years, and loved it. All this time I was teaching community baking classes, adult education baking and pastry classes, and teaching part time at Mission College in Santa Clara.

I was then asked by Mission Valley ROP program to create a culinary/pastry program from scratch. It was a real challenge, but I found I really like challenges. From there I went to work for Whole Foods as a Pastry Chef.

After a few years of working for WFM I started teaching at the Art Institute in San Francisco. From there I went to Le Cordon Bleu, Also in San Francisco.

In the middle of all this I got married to a wonderful man.

The Cordon Bleu closed in September of 2016. Which brings me to the present. I am passionate about teaching baking and pastry, and hope to create a program which will allow students to understand baking, not to just follow recipes. My goal is to flame the creativity, and passion in my student, and fuel the desire to keep learning.
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Sandy October 24, 2018
· Baking · Online
I've been having trouble with a recipe and needed to get some advice. Stephanie was very nice and helpful. Explained many things that i didn't know and gave me great tips that i will try in my recipe!
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Ruben July 25, 2018
· Baking · In home
Very informative lesson - Stephanie knows her stuff!
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Marya June 8, 2018
· Baking · In home
We hired Stephanie to do baking classes for my 11 year old daughter and could not be more pleased!! I came home yesterday to not only delicious pastries, but a brightness and pride on my daughter's face that is rare for her. Seeing her shine and develop her passion is priceless! Thank you Stephanie and we look forward to many more lessons in the future!
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Stephanie G.

Stephanie G.

Berkeley, CA 94704
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About Amber O.

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Albuquerque, NM
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About Amber
Hey y'all,

My name is Amber, I am a full time art studio major and I work from home. I really enjoy all mediums of art, however, charcoal and acrylic are my favorite to work with. I am willing to learn what I have to to help my students succeed.

Painting, charcoal work and drawing are my main focus points. I love to do many forms of art and try new techniques.

If there is something you want to learn that i dont have a wide range of knowledge, let me know and I can see what i can do to point you in the right direction.
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Ryann December 28, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Amber is always willing to help with any project and offers great advice, whether you’re just starting out in drawing or you’ve been working at your art for a while. She helps critique with an open mind and doesn’t talk down to you as she offers advice and direction with each piece, or even smaller section. Thank you for taking the time to sit down with me and work on my artwork, even if it was to just offer a few points on technique and style.
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Emily December 28, 2018
· Painting · In home
Amber and I painted together in the summer and it was so much fun! She is a wonderful teacher and friend. She explains things in a way that makes sense to everybody. If you'd like to learn to paint, Amber is the right instructor for you!
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Amber O.

Amber O.

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About Victoria S.

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Gallatin, TN
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Highly skilled cake artist who is very reliable and focused on delivering great cake skill lessons and excellent cake advice. Was featured on Talk of the town tv in Nashville Tennessee. Been in the cake industry for 10 years and is devoted to sculpted 3d cake art, french rainbow desserts and amazing dessert tastes.
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Victoria S.

Victoria S.

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About Kevon G.

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Baltimore, MD

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About Kevon
Are you ready to make delicious, fun and exciting meals, that can impress anyone? Hi, my name is Kevon, and I am excited to see you taking the first step to mastering your craft. Whether you want to learn proper knife skills, different flavor profiles, meal planning or even some nutritional benefits, you have come to the right spot. No matter your current experience level, everyone that makes delicious food.

I have worked in this industry for the last ten years, gaining great knowledge and quality skills, that have allowed me to train under great chefs, such as Michael Mina, and Bryan Voltaggio. I love teaching others my craft, and can't wait to start our first class. Come join me now!
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Kevon G.

Kevon G.

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About Tina R.

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Greensboro, NC
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Hello all, my name is Tina. I am aspiring cook from NC, and love what I do. I am a all around people person and can get along with just about anyone. I am a very humble and loving person who loves to help people. I'm very driven about my passion for cooking. I hope to one day own my own restaurant and continue to serve people with my delicious talent. I am very big supporter for "Women Against Abuse" and women's rights period. I am proud, independent woman who loves herself and the people around her, especially my family.
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Tina R.

Tina R.

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$92 / 60-min

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