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About Sarah L.

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San Bruno, CA
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About Sarah
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 creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and jewelry designer.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his or her unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustr
ation. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.
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Andy B May 1, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Great instructor
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Miriam April 15, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!
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Jeanine April 6, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Sarah is great! Takes time for things I don’t know and has good materials to look over between lessons
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Sarah L.

San Bruno, CA 94066
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About Atousa P.

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Encino, CA

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About Atousa
Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you.

Despite being a professional chess player since I was 9, I’ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.

Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also, it helps any chess player to improve his/her proficiency. My students range are from beginner to master level.
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Jocelyn C. October 10, 2019
· Chess · Online
Atousa is fantastic!!! What an incredible
teacher/coach. Atousa inspires me and
is thoughtful and understanding. I look forward for another lesson. She is 5 STAR. You are lucky to have her on your team. I will finish my lessons with her and hope to start again with her again in the spring..when my session ends with you. Thank you for too. Terrific on line classes you offer. Will recommend your on line classes for sure!!
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Talar K. September 14, 2019
· Chess · In home
She is very nice girl and knows how to teach professionally. She tries her best to make sure her students master the chess game. She is really an excellent teacher who knows her stuff very well and teach her students great techniques . Try her you will never regret.
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Arvin Parsaei September 11, 2019
· Chess · In studio
Atousa is a great instructor. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to start playing or improve chess skills.
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Atousa P.

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About Jonathan T.

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About Jonathan
Hello there! My name is CM Jonathan FIDE ID 3100650. I am the current blitz and classic chess champion of Puerto Rico (2018-2019). I have been a chess instructor for more than 15 years with students of all levels and backgrounds. As a high level player I have represented Puerto Rico as part of the National Team in the Chess Olympiad twice (2016 and 2018), World Youth Championship (2004), World Open (2006, 2007 and 2016) , Sub-zonal Jamaica 2018 and many others. My current FIDE rating is 2180.

Most of my students are between the ages of 6 and 12 but I have experience with students of all ages. I am also fluent in both Spanish and English. Although my students and I have a lot of fun learning, for me quality is of paramount importance to the process. Teaching chess is truly my passion and i enjoy every second of it. All students can
expect to see a substantial improvement in their understanding of the game as well as their rating.

Contact me and let's get started!!
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Jonathan T.

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$34 / 30-min

About Samuel B.

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Greensboro, NC
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About Samuel
I am a law student currently looking to do some extra work and make a little money on the side. I began to crochet about three and a half years ago, picking up a how-to book, a hook, and some yarn from my local Micheals. I wanted something to do with my hands while watching TV aside from playing Minecraft for the thousandth time, and crochet became the answer.

Crochet is an excellent hobby, especially for a person with ADHD like myself. It allows me to occupy my hands when doing something else, while at the same time creating creative and useful. It can also be a great stress reliever, allowing you to get lost in the repetitive, almost mindless motions of the hook and yarn.

I look forward to meeting with you and passing on the knowledge I have acquired.
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MARC August 24, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
Samuel was patient, knowledgeable and provided me with excellent feedback. I learned more than I could have imagined in just one lesson.
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Samuel B.

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About Kathren L.

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Brooklyn, MD
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I'm a grad student at George Washington University who just moved to the DC area from Chicago, and I'm originally from Texas.

I'm a maker who specializes in sewing but I dabble in many other media. I learned everything I know by choosing a project and learning what I needed to to complete that project in a way that I was satisfied with. I have very high expectations of myself so I'd say I am pretty good at what I do and proud of the work I have done. I've also made a lot of mistakes so I know how to help people work through problems.

I'm a massive nerd who loves helping other nerds realize their nerdy dreams so let me help you!
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Kathren L.

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$25 / 30-min
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About Allison P.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Allison
Allison graduated top of her class from the top design school in the country and has been sewing and pattern making since she was 8 years old. She started her first clothing company at 24 years old which showed for many years on the runway in New York Fashion Week and sold to department stores around the world including Neiman Marcus, Rent the Runway, Harvey Nichols and Fred Segal. She and her companies have been featured in many major publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Women's Wear Daily, The Washington Post and many more.
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Allison P.

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$67 / 60-min

About Melissa G.

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About Melissa
I have a True Love & Passion for Fashion and Sewing! I have been sewing since the age of twelve and have grown my passion into a successful career basically since then. What started out as a Hobby taught by my mother has grown into a lucrative craft and career. If you too have a Love and Passion for Fashion, I would highly recommend that you sign up for my classes quick! Whether your just starting out and looking to have Fun, your interested in improving your current sewing skill level or even thinking about developing your own business through sewing. I can definitely guide you on your brand new SEWING JOURNEY! I'm looking forward to sewing and creating with you!
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Melissa G.

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$35 / 30-min

About Wally M.

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Stanford, CA
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About Wally
Greetings! Teaching has been my profession for 40 years! I have taught all levels of high school, and have always enjoyed working with students in a 1-1 setting where we can focus on your individual questions and needs. As a professional educator, I have completed federal and state background checks for eachnemployment. My students have often commented that I humorous, caring, enthusiastic, patient, and genuine. I believe that true teaching happens best when both parties have a sense of relationship and interest. I will strive to get to know you as a person, and tailor our lessons so that you get what you need most from our time together! My goal is to help you learn, and develop the skills necessary for you to be your best self. I offer a variety of lessons, from academic, to personal growth, to finance and gaming.
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Walter September 24, 2019
· Meditation · Online
Great Guide! Thank you Wally!
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Wally M.

Stanford, CA 94305
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About Heather P.

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McKinney, TX

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I come form a long line of talented seamstresses. My sister and I grew up designing and decorating figure skating dresses for competitions. A lot of my sewing talent comes from growing up around the craft and playing with the sewing machine as a child. My mother would make my sister and myself an Easter dress every year. My Grandmother would make us amazing quilts, dresses and even barbie doll clothing. I remember getting a huge box of barbie clothes, hand made one Christmas from her. Such a great memory!
Later in life I took several quilting classes and enjoyed the art of making quilts so much that I made them as gifts for friends and family.
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Heather P.

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$25 / 30-min

About Blessing S.

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Richmond, TX
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I love learning and also love teaching
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Blessing S.

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$34 / 30-min

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