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Glendale, CA

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I cook almost every day. As a German, I am used to homemade food and I am sure there is a lot I can teach my students.

Teaching is more a hobby and pleasure for me than a side job. My students mostly have to remind me that the time is over and I have to let them go. ;)

About Marcel
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching.
I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids.
Have a great day,
Marcel

Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
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Ems H. July 2, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In home
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
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Andy June 2, 2017
· German · Online
I need to improve my spoken German for business and Marcel has been invaluable in helping me improve at a good pace while being incredibly flexible on lesson planning.

I've been working with him for about a month now and I've grown to feel more comfortable speaking with my colleagues who are native German speakers.

If you want a native, professional teacher who can be fun...Marcel is your guy.
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Thia S. January 22, 2017
· Microsoft Word · In home
Marcel is a great teacher, solved all my complicated issues and answered every question with advanced knowledge. He's patient and has a light humorous way of making you feel smart when you need it most!
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Marcel M.

Marcel M.

Glendale, CA 91201
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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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I love cooking and I am very enthusiastic about it. I still get excited over a beautiful cut of beef or the perfume of fresh cut basil. My teaching stems from my natural joy of cooking and using fresh ingredients. I'm patient, fun and I truly enjoy teaching my students to cook.

I also offer small party cooking classes where I teach 3 course dinners. These classes are limited to groups of 3 and are booked by using 3 (60) minute sessions in one evening.

Groups between 4 and 6 are booked by using the 4 (60) minute blocks for one evening.

I cook almost every day. As a German, I am used to homemade food and I am sure there is a lot I can teach my students.

Teaching is more a hobby and pleasure for me than a side job. My students mostly have to remind me that the time is over and I have to let them go. ;)

In my classes you can learn how to make simple Italian family styles dinners for those evenings that you do not have a lot of time to cook or you can learn how to make a ...

About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

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Marci August 7, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lily was great! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much from her. Highly recommend her for any of your sewing needs.
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Meredith Argyris January 23, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lily is great! She knows so much about sewing and is a very patient teacher.
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About Emily A.

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I specialize in alternative diets. Everything from vegan + vegetarian to gluten free, paleo and adhd. I'm a certified holistic health coach and personal chef. I've been cooking and teaching since 2008. My clients have expressed having more energy, less stress and an easier time in their day to day schedule within the first month and more confidence in the kitchen and an overall better sense of wellbeing within the first 3 months.

*My fee includes the cost of ingredients, for each lesson*

About Emily
I'm so glad you're here!

I've been in love with cooking healthy energizing food for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and grew up surrounded by art and music; nurtured by my family, and propelled by my innate need to create.

Whatever my future, the results are sure to be passionate, soulful and sincere. My mission as a certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Personal Chef is turning your kitchen from a place of anxiety and frustration, into a healing, loving environment.

I work with couples and families who want to feed their family healthier meals. I specialize in various diets, from vegan + vegetarian to gluten free, paleo and ADHD. An alternative diet doesn't equal a bland diet. Think of me as your food advisor. We'll work together to create your ideal kitchen environment, setting you up for co
ntinued success, growth and vibrant living!
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Monica April 30, 2017
· Cooking · Online
Emily was a patient & knowledgeable instructor. She was easy to talk to & answered all my questions. She made cooking my first frittata an enjoyable experience! I highly recommend cooking with Emily!
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Monica April 30, 2017
· Cooking · Online
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Eric April 24, 2016
· Healthy Cooking · In home
Emily's teaching exceeded all my expectations for the four lessons she gave me on healthy cooking. She arrived punctually, well-prepared, and brimming with cheerful, well-informed advice that allowed me to gain far more confidence with my efforts in the kitchen! I highly recommend her! I couldn't have been happier.
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Emily A.

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About Tatiana Z.

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Long Beach, CA
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I am a home-maker and I have been practising my home cooking for years. I would like to share my love of cooking with a broader audience. I cook a wide array of dishes, however my speciality is Eastern European cooking. My dishes are perfect for those with sensitive stomachs and low tolerance for spiciness.

About Tatiana
I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now Russian and German.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, formal writing skills, and test taking strategies all in a fun manner.

I have a background as as an experienced lecturer, teacher, and tutor in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, history of linguistics, psycolinguistics, social linguistics, gender studies). Since defending my dissertation, I have continued to do research in gender studies in the field of virtual communication and digital text, especially non-verbal communication, soci
al networks and gender-specific communication. However, I have found that my true passion is helping students in one-on-one lessons.
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Chrystine L. June 5, 2018
· German · Online
Great first lesson! Tatiana made me feel very comfortable and moved at my pace, which I really appreciated! Looking forward to my next one.
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Elizabeth June 3, 2018
· Russian · Online
Taking weekly lessons at the high-intermediate level - Tatiana is a fantastic teacher - very good explanations of grammatical concepts and nuances of vocabulary/language - I've noticed great progress in my Russian since starting a few months ago.
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Orshi K. May 21, 2018
· German · In studio
Fantastic first class!
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Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA 90802
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About Ivette Y.

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Irving, TX
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Latin dishes.
Lebanese dishes.

About Ivette
I have been teaching for long time. I am mother, wife, daughter, sister and teacher...
Teaching is my vocation. When you work with pasion your job is enjoyable.
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Ivette Y.

Ivette Y.

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About Lakenya C.

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Cooking with me, you will learn Culinary techniques, how to build and add flavors and how to multi task your meals. You will learn how to bake and decorate like a pro.

About Lakenya
I studied at Le Corn Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona. I went on to become a 2 time award winning Chef at the Scottsdale Culinary Art Festival. I currently demonstrate delicious food and desserts on Sonoran Living Live on ABC 15
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$50 / 45-min

About Anna P.

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North Hollywood, CA
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Hi there! My name is Anna, I'm 32, a culinary grad, and a working private chef that loves teaching various cooking techniques, with a strong emphasis on PASTRY! If you have always wanted to learn how to make the perfect MACARONS or creme brulee, if you've dreamt of decorating your own cakes, I'm your girl!

I have extensive experience with banquets, wedding cakes, a various plated desserts, and all of my knowledge and experience is at your fingertips!

I also specialize in Italian cooking/pasta, meats, fish, etc. I will teach you the METHODS that you learn in culinary school and from there you can apply those methods to any style of cooking you choose. Become a CHEF, not just a cook!

About Anna
LEARN how to cook ANYTHING from a professional chef/pastry chef with THIRTEEN years of restaurant experience!

GROUP lessons encouraged! Let's make it a party! Affordable group rates available. I especially love teaching groups because it creates such a fun atmosphere. Get the kids in there, get your girlfriends, get the mimosas.

From CAKE decorating to Russian kotleti to French crepes and fresh handmade pasta, I will teach you ALL that I have learned.
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Tony Vincent July 26, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Anna is a former employee and a great human, we miss her already!
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Chelsea July 26, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Anna and her partner catered two of my holiday parties and we loved both of them. Thank You! Highly recommended.
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Elinor July 26, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Chef Anna hosted a handful of dinner parties at my home in Boulder, Colorado. Everything was amazing, of course, especially the delectable confections she whipped up for our daughter's bridal shower. She and her catering partner Carrie came to teach us a French macaron class and it was amazing!
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Anna P.

North Hollywood, CA 91605
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About Barry A.

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Cordova, TN
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I have 46 years in the restaurant and catering field. I am a Chef and a Baker and have extensive knowledge of foods, cooking, execution of all types of cuisine and baking.

About Barry
would like to submit my resume for employment, please call me at your convenience or I will come in at the time designated for a personal interview thank you very much.
 
GOALS AND PROFICIENCIES:
     My goal as an employee is to give my employer the very best that I have to offer, in my knowledge and capabilities and to insure that in the position I am in, that all requirements are met or exceeded.
      I have 44 years in the food service industry and have worked every station in the restaurants over the years. I have also have been an owner and chef of 3 restaurants and 1 bakery. I am also a baker and cake creator.
      I am well experienced in all facets of cooking and running a kitchen in a restaurant or for catering. I am experienced in meats and fish butchering; from breaking down whole carcasses to cutting steaks. I have cooked a
nd am familiar with worldly cuisine as well as special diets. I have always cooked from scratch! I maintain a garden for fresh vegetables and herbs.
      I have a good understanding of nutrition and how foods are used in the body. Cleanliness is important to me as well as proper food rotation. I am current in Servsafe certification.
     As with owning establishments in the past, I have an understanding of what it takes to open a new establishment and the day to day business of running the restaurants. I am well versed in sanitation, scheduling, payroll, food cost, portion control and the other aspects of the business.         
     I have a deep love for cooking and have over the years created many dishes and also learned the many facets of food itself; how it's made, how it is grown, nutrition, the science of cooking and the many other things associated with food and service.
     I believe I have much to offer.
WORK EXPERIENCE:
October 2010 to present:
Owner/Operator of ACHEF4U.COMPersonal Chef and Catering Service.
 
September 2004 to present:
Consultant and Contract Catering Chef at Coletta's restaurant 2850 Appling road. Memphis
 
July 2001 to December 2003
Owner/Operator of Homemade Foods Bakery 708View Parkway Ave. Collierville, Tn. 38017
 
July 1997 to October 2005
Owner/Operator The Eden Cafe
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Barry A.

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