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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
d my career.

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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Berkeley, CA 94704
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About Chandanbala M.

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Fontana, CA
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About Chandanbala
I have a good teaching experience. Reading, Math, ESL , languages like hindi are few of the areas . I have also worked with kids with special needs. Do give me an opportunity and you will surely be satisfied!
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Patrick March 20, 2019
· Indian Cooking · Online
We LOVE Chandanbala! She is patient, explains things very well, if great at communicating ahead of the class... she's the BEST!
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Claire Schrader March 17, 2019
· Hindi · Online
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David K. February 11, 2019
· Hindi · Online
very good
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Chandanbala M.

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About Mina Awad G.

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Charlotte, NC
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About Mina Awad
Hi Everyone ,
I'm major in instructional system technology concentration in online learning and teaching . I worked as a Math instructor at CPCC I taught Developmental Math from DMA 010-080. I taught also at elementary, middle , high school .I'm looking to help you all and also I enjoy singing too and I like to read poems . I play Tennis , Bowling .
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Silvana Saber A. July 19, 2018
· Basic Math · In home
Mina has a unique technic in his lesson ..I strongly recommend him to everyone need to improve his math <3
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Mina Awad G.

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About Norma J.

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Norwalk, CA

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We all live once in this lifetime, I believe that my way of choosing paths has made become a stronger person.
With handling my problems, I've become a great listener, and make solutions work. I dont just teach. I'm a good learner. I love to learn from people. That's how I am the instructor that I am.
Not everyone is a teacher. But when you do get there.
You're a good inspiration for all that's around you.
My question is, "if you weren't given/shown choices in life, then how can you know you are doing right or wrong?"
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Norma J.

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About Billy H.

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Parkville, MD

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Billy, retired military, USF graduate love helping kids....HUGE history buff and baseball fan
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Billy H.

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About Madeline V.

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Lexington, KY

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As a writer I am continually honing my craft and seeking to improve the manner with which I convey my thoughts, experiences, and emotions. I have a passion for giving others the tools to do the same. In 2018 I completed the Write Story Books for Children course, and I have a self published mini memoir.

Akin to writing, one of my life long passions has always been baking. Though much of my baking knowledge comes from self teaching, I have worked professionally as a pastry chef as well as owning a small in home bake shop.

I believe both writing and baking require repetition and technique to master. Book knowledge alone will not yield proficiency in either art. Mastery requires digging ones hands into the dough or scribbling down notebooks full of words and learning from these experiences.

Whether it's writing or baking, I have found p
ractice, passion, and a lot of patience are the tools to improvement. Thus my goal in teaching is to give students the tools they need to practice and improve their craft. My classes offer instruction as well as constructive feedback to give students the confidence they need to improve in their art.

I look forward to helping you grow your skill as a writer or baker.
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Madeline V.

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