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About Dawn Z.

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Simsbury, CT
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About Dawn
High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry. Please note, during the summers my schedule is more flexible when school is not in session.

Students will find I'm passionate about all needle arts and want to pass that along to all generations and skill levels.

Learning to sew, knit or hand embroider can be intimidating, but with the right support can become a lifelong hobby that provides joy to your life. Let me show you how to get started.

I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.
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Sara May 31, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
We've had Dawn teach a variety of classes at the Simsbury Public Library (CT). Our most popular is the arm knitting class we open to Teens & Adults. Everyone gets to take home an infinity scarf and they all leave learning a new skill. Dawn works well with all ages, is patient, and really enthusiastic about teaching what she loves. We can't wait to have Dawn back to teach more classes this Fall!
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Aryn May 28, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Dawn is an amazing sewing instructor. She taught my 8 year old daughter to sew her first quilt, which later won first prize at the Terryville Fair. Dawn is punctual, energetic, and patient. My daughter enjoyed every lesson and learned the fundamentals of sewing, cutting, and following patterns. Lessons were effective and fun.
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Dawn Z.

Plainville, CT 06062
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About Julia A.

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New York, NY
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About Julia
Hi! My name is Julia A. I have been tutoring students of all ages and skill levels at learning centers, colleges, libraries and schools since 2008.

My instruction extends nationwide, with students from all corners of the US, utilizing online tutoring services such as Skype.

My main field of study is in MATH (trig, algebra, geometry, precalculus), CHEMISTRY (high school and college), and PHYSICS (high school and college).

I completed my Bachelors in Physics and Mathematics Education at Hunter University and have gained experience with both in-person and online group instruction and curriculum development.

Some examples of the students I have tutored are: Elementary school students preparing for State competitions and exams; High school and College students in preparance for entrance exams, and in subjects such as algebra, geom
etry, trig, precalc, chemistry and physics.

I do Regents and SAT/ACT prep for these subjects as well as the GRE (These are NYS based High School Preparatory Exams - do not hesitate to ask should you need assistance with the ones offered in your state/country).

In addition, I am thorough and meticulous, by paying special attention to how the student grasps information and retains it, I prepare individualized handwritten reviews, with supplemental material found online and in texts.

I assign homework to keep my students ahead of what is going on in class, and a visual and intuitive understanding of the concepts I present is important to me, so I use visual aids (diagrams and interactive models) to help my students integrate what they learn with me in real life situations.

My instruction includes:
1. Tutoring based on the school curriculum
2. Instruction on the home-schooling curriculum
3. Assisting those with a gap in going back to school/university.

I start with an assessment based on what the student has trouble with or last remembers covering in school, and prepare material going from there.

As a result, my students all have improved grades without any need for cramming before tests, and I encourage a stress-free and easygoing learning environment.

My lessons are fun and enthusiastic - these subjects are beautiful and will help open your mind to new ways of thinking - whatever your field of study!
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Elizabeth N. December 12, 2017
· Chemistry · Online
Julia was very organized and well informed about chemistry. She was so much help. I would definitely use her again.
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Oleg September 19, 2017
· Math · Online
Great help to our 9y.o., who is exploring math. Clear explanation, additional materials, and a nice memo after each lesson. Thank you! Will do again!
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Kate July 27, 2017
· Algebra · Online
Julia creates her own curriculum which is better than anything my daughters receive in their schools.
I see marked improvements in their grades for this past year, and my eldest is actually skipping fourth grade as a result of lessons. I am astounded as to my girls' progress, and greatly appreciative of our tutor's expertise.
Her patient, methodical approach to teaching is why I see us remaining with her for all of our educational instruction. She has already taught arithmetic to my youngest (3rd grade), and algebra to my eldest (starting 5th this sept!), and is proceeding with more advanced math with no issue whatsoever. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Julia A.

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About Richard G.

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Las Vegas, NV
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I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love.

Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Professional, and find great reward in sharing my experience and knowledge with my students.

When the "aha" light goes on, it's truly a wonderful moment for me, and encourages me to drive my students to build towards more of those moments as students, and then ultimately, for themselves as they learn to grow for themselves.
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Frankie L. October 27, 2016
· Photography · In studio
Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie
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Rodney September 23, 2015
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Great very informative
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Richard G.

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About Alexandra A.

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Miami, FL
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I love learning and teaching languages and although I studied law I really prefer teaching languages (I speak 5 languages) and sewing (another of my favourite hobbies) love travelling and photography.

I will be happy to answer the questions which arise in between your one-on-one lessons. In short, I will do everything I can to increase your rate of language acquisition.

It goes without saying that I love to teach! I have an easy-going personality and a positive attitude. Learning such a beautiful and multifaceted language as Spanish or Romanian will be fun with me. I love travelling, I have hosted many exchange students, so I have developed good communication and creativity skills.

I will encourage your interest and curiosity into the different cultures by using amusing topics during the session, which will automatically imp
rove your experience.

I am able to communicate with students at a very personal level . I am very passionate and enthusiastic to get them to learn. I will also promote study habits.

I have a lot of nice material and is interested in what people have to say and their needs. I am friendly and kind; I try to correct students making sure they don't feel embarrassed. I makes people feel comfortable, and encourages them to participate and learn, -even the shy ones. I enjoy the class as much as you.
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Anita Z. October 24, 2018
· Spanish · Online
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Tim August 8, 2018
· Romanian · Online
Alexandra is patient, pleasant and well prepared. I am looking forward to the next lesson!
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Phillip July 2, 2018
· Romanian · Online
Even with the many technical issues we faced in our first session- Alexandra went above and beyond to help. I've already learned a lot and am looking forward to my next session.
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Alexandra A.

Alexandra A.

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About Tyra F.

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Washington, DC

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I graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor in Music Education and am getting my graduate degree in Music Education from the University of Maryland.
My primary instrument is clarinet and euphonium but am familiar with most instruments at a beginner to intermediate level.
As a woodwind specialist, I have taught clarinet, flute and saxophone during summer camps and programs for multiple years.
I'm currently the clarinet technique teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC.

I have been knitting and crocheting for 12 years and have made a wide range of products from hair bows to sweaters.

I am patient and willing to teach all levels of students in a variety of subjects and am willing to cater the lessons to your needs.
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Amari June 24, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Great 1st lesson! Tyra was very professional and had a good first interaction with my son. It’s also very clear she enjoys what she does.
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Sarah C. May 5, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
We really like Tyra. She is great with our daughter!
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Rhode December 28, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
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Tyra F.

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About Cheryl V.

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Imperial Beach, CA

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Are you excited about learning how to crochet? Are you ready to create great gifts, crafts, projects, and more, to keep, or give away to someone special? If yes, than come learn with me! I have been crocheting for over 10years. I am very passionate, skillful, and successful in this art of work. I will teach you the basic, beginner to intermediate level concepts and techniques of learning how to crochet. I can also teach you how to finger crochet. No crochet hooks needed! How cool is that! Save money, Super fun as well!
Each session, we will focus on a skill, following a small craft, for more practice on the skill. We will move at your pace, so, no need to worry!
Remember, crocheting is a relaxing, fun, skill/technique. If you stick with me, have fun, and continue to practice over a period of time, I can guarantee, that you will eventua
lly master the skill, and off to making beautiful crafty projects fast!
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Orna November 16, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Cheryl gave me my first "official" crochet lesson and it was time very well spent. Cheryl explained why every step is important to the whole process and how to ensure I don't make the common mistakes (which I was making) so that my project would come out well. I WILL be back for more lessons!!!
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Becky October 28, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Just had my first lesson with Cheryl. She is so nice to work with, and she was so patient with me!! I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to crochet. I have signed up for more lessons with her, and I can't wait! Thanks, Cheryl, for an enjoyable lesson!
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Kassie October 3, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Very nice and helpful!
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Students will read your bio to see if you're going to be a good fit for them as a teacher, so sell yourself!
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para V.

Online
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About Sara N.

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Olathe, KS
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Stressed out? Learn to Crochet! High blood pressure? Learn to crochet! Can't sit still? Learn to crochet! Creative? Learn to crochet! Just want a relaxing hobby? Learn to crochet!

The reasons to learn how to crochet are infinite!

I started crocheting at 12 years old and haven't quit since! I'd be ecstatic to assist you on your new/returning journey. I've been teaching crochet groups for 2 years with an emphasis in geriatric lessons. I look forward to 1 on 1 lessons with you!

After 2-3 30 minute sessions of my class you should have the skill set to crochet a simple scarf, and we only will create more from there!

Thanks for your consideration,

Sara
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Grant October 26, 2018
· Crocheting · In home
Sara was wonderful! Her patience and positivity helped me understand every aspect of what I was doing better. With deep insight into the background of crocheting and a kind heart I’d defintely recommend her to anyone looking to learn!
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Nicki October 26, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
Miss Sara is so fun to learn from. She is patient, taking the time to be where I am and answer any questions. She always encourages me along the way. She is a happy, humorous person and made our session so fun. I definitely recommend taking crocheting lessons from her!
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Lafaele October 26, 2018
· Crocheting · In home
My wife took one lesson with Sara and now she’s a crotcheting fiend!
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Sara N.

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About Jai K.

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Ithaca, NY

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I am currently a semi-professional poker player as I am pursuing a Masters of Engineering degree at Cornell University. Before attending Cornell I was located in the Las Vegas area where I played poker for a living. I was making $50/hr playing $1/2 and $2/3 with just a few months of study and commitment.

I first developed a liking to Poker while playing with a few friends at parties or casually. This interest slowly developed into an obsession which prompted me to pursue this as a full time career rather than a hobby. Poker is not a Short term oriented game but a game fundamentally based on getting an edge which has fruitful implications over the long term.

One common misconception is that Poker is all about luck! Of course, luck is a major element, but over the long term you can overcome the short term variance and come out as a big w
inner! Being a full time poker player is a realistic career choice. With just a few months of studying and practice you could be making up to $100/hr playing poker online from the comfort of your home.

I teach poker to students of all different ages and experience levels. I can teach students to learn basic poker rules and theory as well as more advanced concepts which include Game Theory. My course will be customized to each student depending on their goals and experience levels.

As a semi-professional poker player I frequently take trips to local card rooms in the New York area as well as Las Vegas when school permits. I love to mentor students who have a strong passion to take their game to the next level. I want to enable poker enthusiasts of all backgrounds to take a shot at understanding this great game of No limit Hold'em and eventually help them achieve their poker dreams.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better poker player!
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Jai K.

Online
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