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Preston W.

3 Reviews
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
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Preston W.

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Chess is a beautiful game and has been proven to increase a students mathematic and cognitive skills. Critical thinking, strategy, patience, discipline, and prioritization are but only a few of the many virtues gained by learning this ancient game.

I am an Opening expert in chess rated 2000+. I teach the five animals of chess, (Dragon, Hedgehog, Chameleon, Bird and Orangutan). I can improve your opening middle game and ending!

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Saurav
Amazing teacher! Got me up from 1000 to 1400 in 1 month. Used a principles based approach.
Karen
Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist.
Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide
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Lisa T.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Wisconsin-Stout
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Lisa T.

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Hand Embroidery is a great way to get started in hand stitching. We can start with basic stitches and work up to more difficult skills. I can help beginners start an easy embroidery sampler and can also challenge experienced embroiderers with advanced stitches.

About Lisa

I am a lifelong sewist with experience in Quilting, Embroidery, Mending and many other textile techniques. I have been teaching sewing classes to adults and children for over 20 years at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. In addition to my creative pursuits, I have been studying and

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Cynthia
We had some technical problems to deal with and were anle ro work then out. I found Lisa easy to tapk with and Im sure our lessons will go more smoothly next time. I will contact customer support regarding the sign in process
Sharyn
Lessons are engaging and very informative. Especially like the videos sent for the lesson.
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Kat M.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $120
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kat M.

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If you have felt like youtube videos don't give you enough guidance in folding Origami, I would be delighted to take you step by step taking things at your pace and level as we explore the craft of Origami together.

I was born in Japan and origami was something that came naturally to me as a child. The love of Origami was passed down to me from my Japanese Grandmother who decorated her room with all of her paper creations.

It's been in my blood and comes as second nature to me however I know how complex some of these folds can be and my goal as a teacher is to help anyone be able to fold anything, while throwing in stories from Japan and Origami trivia!

Please feel free to Ask me questions about my workshop pricing, I tend to have to charge more for these than my private lessons because of the way take lessons lesson packages are structured but if you have a limited budget please let me know in your message and I will do my best to accommodate if possible.

About Kat

Playing Music brings me such joy! I want you share that Joy with you by bringing that to our classes and helping you grow in a fun and encouraging way! I'm a singer songwriter and have worked as a full time musician for the last 16 years. I graduated from Auckland University with Bachelor's of P

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Elena Fortuna
Kat is an amazing teacher! Not only does she have a beautiful voice and attitude towards life, she is so knowledgeable about the art of singing. She always finds creative and supportive ways to ensure that I am comfortable to sing. I am excited for my lesson every week and always learn something new. I have noticed my voice strength improving and feel more confident in general. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kat. I am forever grateful to have found her.
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Donna S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Astrology from Private Instruction
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Donna S.

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As a Feng Shui expert with more than 20 years experience I can help you learn how to create beautiful, peaceful interiors that help bring a family closer together. I can help you with kitchen redesign, home office organization, and landscaping projects. I also have experience with commercial design for offices and retail stores for maximizing efficiency, productivity and revenue.

About Donna

Yes, my resume is a bit quirky, not many people go from a career in computer programming to astrology but in essence, what I've done is to take things I'm good at and turn them into a career I'm passionate about. My varied background might make me the right teacher for you. I love teaching and

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Rick
Donna is an expert in her field. I learned so much and look forward to telling all my friends about her.
Five stars.
Ethan
donna gave a very easy to follow and straight forwards lesson, i came in with no editing experience and after about an hour i was well versed in my software and could edit a video alone.
Patricia
Great communicator. I was hesitant about signing up for ‘online’ lessons; however, I was able to walk through the steps guided by a very patient teacher. Donna is fantastic, and I look forward to our next class. I could've easily spent the entire day online with her.
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Joshua S.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 4 to 94
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua S.

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I teach and play poker extensively. Winning at poker is a lot more than luck. It is about the skill of reading people, understanding incentives, math, and storytelling. When this all makes sense, you can win regularly in poker. I'll teach you how to win, and win consistently.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication a

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Michael Cohen
Very knowledgeable. Gave me some good perspectives that I think will help my game significantly.
Johnny
Josh is a professional, well rounded, effective and engaging teacher who is taking my Chess game to the next level!
Rolita
Command of the Art of Speaking. Exactly what I needed for my new role in management.

Thanks Josh!

Artem L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Protection from NAU
  • Teaching since 2015
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Artem L.

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I'm excited o share my knowledge based on a combination of approaches of US CHESS SCHOOL AND SCHOLASTIC CENTERS and SOVIET SCHOOL AND STANDARDS incorporated with Eastern philosophy principles and original ideas that will help you to get a broader chess basis understanding and not only gain an advantage over the opponents but to get better control and understanding of decision-making processes and life flow principles.

About Artem

I have a great opportunity to share my knowledge gained at the Soviet chess club along with US Chess and Scholastic Center education boosting my students from the very beginner to advanced players.

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Jesse S.
Artem- was very patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My kid loved it. Thank you!
Alona
I enjoy working with Artem as he personalized a learning program to my own pace and the best ability to improve my chess knowledge. Very patient and professional, has a great approach to studying. Each lesson is a great experience! Thank you 🙏

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"i don't have any experience but i do want to became a fashion designer and i don't know how to use a sewing machine so i hope we can have a great relationship together."
shanteria
Took Sewing lessons from Renee D.
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"My brother said "Great!""
John
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Karl was just great. Soft spoken yet very clear about the culture and mechanics of the game.
I have a much better understanding of both."
Patsy
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Goes at the student’s pace, and allows them to take their time... Is very patient with them, and is willing to explore their own strategies, so that the student can see their own mistakes. This makes for a more constructive lesson, with the student being able to improve their skills in a tailored like lesson. Siddharth also attempts to understand how the student is thinking, to see it from their perspective."
Bhawna
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I was having issues modifying patterns. Vena helped me understand how pattern making works and how to resolve my issues. She is knowledgeable and a natural teacher. What could have been complicated and difficult to learn was easy and straightforward. I highly recommend her as a teacher."
Kathy
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Great first lesson. Ryan is very helpful and patient"
Mikie
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Lily was very patient and took time to explain everything to me. She made sure to answer all the questions I had. Will definitely book another session."
Tionna
Took Embroidery lessons from Lily Q.
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"Randy is excellent. His character transcends the need for a review like this, but the fact is, he made it awesome to fight for my first poker lesson over the past two weeks. We haven’t gotten in the software yet, but his exemplary stewardship and expertise has proven a greater boon to me than the best intentions of my initial efforts."
Jeremy
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"She was very patient and informative on how to use a machine for a beginner!"
Reagan
Took Sewing lessons from Lisa C.
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"My knitting lesson was wonderful! Rhiannon is a great teacher -- and a very skilled knitter. I highly recommend her."
Rachel
Took Knitting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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