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About Enrico C.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About ENRICO
I am a native Italian speaker with a several years of experience in teaching Italian and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Verona, Italy. I was tutoring English, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching English while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to Los Angeles. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored Italian to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students both on the English and Italian subjects.

I really believe that in teaching, a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker,
I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, writing. I also think that no matter what a teacher should always take into account the needs of the students and subsequently I plan my classes reflecting on the student's demands.

As to the different approaches and materials that I use, I suppose that it is important to change them frequently in order to keep the classes more interesting. Of course, there are some exceptions. For instance, in the past I taught for a while TOEFL and for that type of classes I used more traditionalist and academic methods and materials.

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Customized lessons to the students' needs and goals.

*** Specialties ***
- T.E.F.L. Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

- Italian Native Speaker with a several year experience in teaching Italian

- M.A in Foreign Languages and Literature (English and French)

One of my greatest passion is to cook. I was extremely lucky to be taught and introduced to the art of cooking by my grandmother. She was born at the beginning of the previous century and she lived in different cities so she got accustomed to different traditions and shared them with me. I love to cook for smaller groups, using traditional Italian ingredients to prepare simple, but exquisite dishes that belong to the tradition of my native country. If you want to experience some real Italian food, you are definitely in the right hands. Just sit back, relax sip a glass of Italian wine while I cook for you and I share my art.
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Dan O. January 12, 2018
· Italian · Online
Enrico is fantastic!
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Elvia G. September 23, 2016
· Italian · Online
Enrico is a fantastic professor of the Italian language, he's advanced in his teachings, if you like to cook Italian food Enrico shares that in common.
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Elvia G. March 22, 2016
· Italian · Online
From the get go I knew I had found the perfect teacher,
Enrico is a motivating teacher.
He challenges you to learn what you need by reading and discussing interesting materials he sends .it isn't just not doing verbs exercises and tenses but actually participating in actual situations as if you were in Italy .
Enrico quickly helps you get over the nervousness that students experience when reading out loud and discussing the meaning of words in sentences and their uses.
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Enrico C.

Enrico C.

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$100 / 60-min

About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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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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Olivia (6) & Katie (10) R. September 20, 2018
· French · Online
Julie is very patient and has a great teaching curriculum for kids.
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Maren R. September 19, 2018
· French · Online
Super engaging and fabulous, very thankful for all of her help
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Alexandra September 6, 2018
· French · Online
Lily was great! Patient and kind and adapted it to fit the needs of my child.
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Lily S.

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$25 / 60-min

About Andrea V.

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New York, NY
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About Andrea
Bassist and composer Andrea Veneziani performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians. Based in New York City, his work as an instrumentalist and composer can be regularly heard at the top jazz clubs in the city and around the globe.

As a current faculty member of the New York Jazz Workshop, Andrea Veneziani is a dedicated educator. He has taught master classes at the National Institute of Music and the National University of Costa Rica, at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey and at the Olav Duun Videregående Skole in Namsos, Norway. He also served as an adjunct professor at New York University, where he graduated i
n 2011 with a Master of Music Degree in Performance with a Concentration in Jazz as a Fulbright scholarship recipient.
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Ayaka September 22, 2018
· Upright Bass · In studio
I’m a super beginner on upright bass. But he is so kind and his teaching is so nice!
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Laura July 9, 2018
· Italian · Online
Great first lesson with Andrea! He is knowledgable, patient, and easy going. I look forward to many more lessons to build my Italian language!
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Emma S. June 16, 2018
· Italian · Online
Andrea is a patient, and very good Italian language teacher. He is teaching my 6 year old and keeps the lesson very engaging and easy to follow. She learned a lot in just 30 minutes and had fun doing so. I highly recommend him for children and adults.
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Andrea V.

Andrea V.

New York, NY 10039
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$35 / 30-min

About gabriella R.

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Ridgewood, NY
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About gabriella
I am extremely passionate for all kinds of food especially healthy food and sweets I have worked in restaurants as the pastry chef and as a line cook , I love teaching what I have learned in culinary school and in professional kitchens . Any one can cook and be proud of their skills in the kitchen as long as they have basic knowledge of what works together. I also have worked with disabled children in schools teaching basic things such as cookies and simple cake. I absolutely love seeing how someone can grow so fast in the kitchen making beautiful creations with some guidance, I have trained dish washers to become line cooks its incredible to show someone how amazing they can be as long as they believe that they can.
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Brian A. May 21, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Gabriella gave a great lesson, really easy to follow, and the food was great. Would definitely book another lesson
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Ridgewood, NY 11385
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$30 / 30-min

About Candy V.

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Sparkill, NY
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Candy V.

Sparkill, NY 10976
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About Stephanie A.

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Deer Park, NY

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Hi My name is Stephanie. I am a Chef/Author. I just published my 1st children's book called I am Listening. Cooking is my first passion. I have been cooking since the age of 12. I am now 30. I went to culinary school at Suffolk Boces in Dix hills from 2005-2006. I can cook almost anything but I specialize in Caribbean Cuisine. My dishes will leave you licking your fingers. I promise! I look forward to meeting and cooking with you!
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Stephanie A.

Stephanie A.

Deer Park, NY 11729
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$24 / 30-min

About Amanda J.

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Bridgeport, CT
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About Amanda
Hello 😬 My Name is Amanda Johnson and as a single mother of two boys I love to do everything with my boy especially cook and have dinner together. We enjoy cooking a healthy meal together every night and just having the mess to clean up after make the night much better. My two year old is more into making the most mess but he love to clean up and love to help.
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Bridgeport, CT 06604
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$50 / 30-min

About Barry A.

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Cordova, TN
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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.

Barry A.

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$84 / 60-min

About Catherine D.

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Philadelphia, PA

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About Catherine
I am a professional meal prep expert, nanny, and nutrition minor. I have been following a home-based "healthy alternative" diet for three years. Students will learn to turn their unwanted cravings of 'munchies' to cravings of veggies!

I can help you to create a meal plan for the week, or just daily. Students will learn simple recipes, as I have been focused on saving time as a college student. Mothers of children with autism, gluten sensitivity, dairy intolerance, and beyond all praise my aide in their kitchen.

I spent six months living with a family in Rome to broaden my knowledge of the kitchen. Turning the Italian diet of carbs, cheese, and more carbs into a weight loss opportunity was no easy feat! With my lessons, you too, can go to bed without bloating or heartburn, or knock off those pesky pounds.
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Catherine D.

Catherine D.

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$15 / 30-min

About Mercedes V.

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Houston, TX
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About Mercedes
I've been cooking about as long as a can remember.. I had a catering business and soon hope to have a food truck. I have a fun personality and I know u would enjoy receiving lesson from. I have many different styles.. soul food, Cajun, Mexican, Italian, Asian, party foods, finger foods just to name a few..
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Mercedes V.

Mercedes V.

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$25 / 30-min

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