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About Marlisa J.

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Bethesda, MD
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About Marlisa
I am a potter who specializes in functional tableware. I teach in my studio and also at local art centers. I teach throwing on the potter's wheel and hand-building. My work has been exhibited in national juried shows.

I also am a textile artisan. My love is doll-making, in the Waldorf style. I teach knitting (Continental style), crochet, and sewing.

My other love is gardening. I grow tree and herbaceous peonies. My cottage style garden is planted for fragrance and naturalness. I emphasize growing perennials because their beauty increases each year.
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Freyja May 1, 2016
· Pottery · In studio
I have had nothing but the best experience working with Marlisa. She is patient, she takes the time to verify that you've grasped a concept you're struggling with and works to find the best way to communicate with YOU. I don't think anyone would regret spending an hour or two learning and chatting with Marlisa. I feel so inspired and more confident each time I leave a session. If you're on the fence about trying this; don't hesitate!
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Heidi January 3, 2016
· Ceramics · In studio
Marlisa is a very kind, patient and knowledgeable teacher. I took my granddaughter to her for a pottery lesson and she was very happy with Marlisa's teaching, resulting in her being able to throw a bowl on the wheel that she can actually use. I would highly recommend Marlisa as a teacher for students of all ages!
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Soraya January 2, 2016
· Ceramics · In studio
Marlisa is an awesome teacher. I took a pottery class at Glen Echo years ago and was very disappointed, but with Marlisa's excellent teaching skills and enthusiasm for the art, I left her studio feeling like I wanted to buy a wheel and start throwing. I appreciate her hands-on approach and always felt taken care of attended to. Marlisa is a true artist and excellent teacher!!! I highly recommend her.
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Marlisa J.

Marlisa J.

Bethesda, MD 20817
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About Josh M.

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Rockville, MD

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About Josh
Hi!

I have been working with students for several years in formal and informal settings. I have a degree in psychology, with a minor in statistics. I recently began coaching chess at several local DC area schools, and tutoring private students. I love to help people learn a new subject, and I am especially passionate about engendering the joy of learning in young people.

Thanks!
Josh
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Tomi February 10, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · Online
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Liam B. January 17, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · In home
great experience so far
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Ben B. January 17, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · In home
We had our first lesson and the kids loved it! they can wait for next week. They were very happy. Josh was on time, professional and everything went smooth.
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Josh M.

Josh M.

Rockville, MD 20850
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About Valentina X.

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Washington, DC

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About Valentina
Please take a look at my LinkedIn profile for more information: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/preview?locale=en_US&trk=prof-0-sb-preview-primary-button

I have been teaching various subjects for almost a decade. I am also currently a chess coach in after-school programs in Maryland. I really enjoy seeing students improve in their analytical and critical thinking and in turn gaining confidence in themselves and their abilities!
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Joseph June 5, 2016
· Chess · In studio
Valentina is a skilled chess player with patience beyond measure. Her ability to teach goes far beyond chess, she has that innate skill for teaching that cannot be learned but arises from passion.
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Yee June 4, 2016
· English · Online
Valentina is a great instructor. Always patient and great at tailoring her explanation to her student.
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Vijay June 3, 2016
· Chess · Online
Fantastic tutor! Lots of patience and extremely skilled!
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Valentina X.

Valentina X.

Washington, DC 20010
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About Sean D.

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Washington, DC

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About Sean
Hi, I'm Sean! I have always loved helping people realize their potential and have mentored, tutored, and taught in many contexts.

I teach educational skills that I learned during my studies at Harvard College and Berkeley Law School, and test taking skills that I learned earning very competitive scores on the SAT, SAT II, APs, the LSAT, and the GRE. While at Harvard, I also tutored students in sociology, statistics, and writing.

I also teach athletic skills I gained rock climbing for the past decade and competing as a national finalist on NBC's American Ninja Warrior. I have taught count
less children and adults climbing and ninja related skills as an instructor at gyms around the country, and at Primal Fitness here in DC.

I look forward to working with you to help you realize your potential!
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Valentina X. January 23, 2017
· Parkour · In studio
Sean is by far one of the most enthusiastic and naturally talented parkour instructors. He has taught me many movement-based skills in parkour/ninja warrior gyms as well as outdoors. He is great at gauging your skill level and helping you improve in precise and consistent ways. I have also seen Sean work with young kids at competitions and workshops. Kids love his enthusiasm and goofiness. It's like he never gets tired, which is exactly the quality you need to work with young kids!

Thank you, Sean!
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Sean D.

Sean D.

Washington, DC 20010
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$40 / 30-min

About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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About Siddharth
Hi there, My name is Siddharth Galliara I have been teaching Chess in public schools and private schools as well as private lessons since last three years.
I love helping students accomplish their goals. I have helped students reached from beginner lessons to tournament level in chess.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England. I earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1997. Since then I have traveled worldwide.

I enjoy teaching to children of all ages as well as adults and always make it a fun loving learning experience

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Siddharth G.

Siddharth G.

Clarksburg, MD 20871
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$35 / 30-min

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6 Popular Spring Hobbies That Won't Break the Bank
Happy first day of spring! Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it's the perfect time to start a new hobby. And don't worry -- there are tons of hobbies to choose from that don't require expensive equipment or pricey commitments. In fact, many of these cheap hobbies can actually save you money in the long-run. Check out our recommendations below, and see what sparks your interest! 1. Languages Did you know that learning a second language can increase your brain power, ex
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