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About Dawn Z.

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Bristol, CT
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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 sew with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry.

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

I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.
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Dawn Z.

Dawn Z.

Bristol, CT 06010
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$25 / 60-min

About Milda B.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Milda
I am located in Los Angeles for in-person lessons , BUT I teach online via Skype all over the U.S. Please indicate the type of lessons + subject you would like to learn when you contact me. I'm best to suited for beginners through intermediate. I am willing to travel outside my travel radius at $35/trip depending on distance. If outside my travel area, you must book at least a 2 hour lesson.

I'm a designer with extensive experience that you won't find elsewhere. I am not a simple sewing teacher- I customize all my lesson plans, prepare our projects to be of most benefit to your specific goals, and have a unique set of skills that the average sewing teacher doesn't. I don't compromise on my rates as I provide an extreme amount of value for what I offer. My resources and tips alone are great ways of to make you excel at your project goal
s a lot more quickly than with anyone else. I believe in a holistic approach to tackling your projects- not just isolating one way of accomplishing it.

I am a former Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) Professor, teaching sewing and fashion art, and in the fashion industry for over 16 years. I have worked at Target Stores, Federated Dept. stores, and Alexander McQueen, and have a very close working knowledge of industry standards and needs. I currently work as a costumer in Hollywood on films and television creating costumes for the stars. I facilitate students and fashion companies in the following areas:

-Sewing
-Patternmaking
-Illustration (computer or-hand-rendered)
- Fashion Portfolio Preparation.
- Hand Embroidery (I DO NOT operate Embroidery Machines)
- Graphic Design FOR BEGINNERS in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop); though I work with general graphic design, my specialty is fashion garment illustration.
- Consulting on how to produce your own clothing/accessories collection.
- Consulting on how to source and produce your Domestic and Overseas collection.
- How to create line sheets.
- How to create technical packets.
- How to create digital art for screenprinting.

OTHER:
-Computer Assistance for BEGINNERS- Learning to use the Computer, Basic Skills in MS Office, using the Web. etc.

REQUIREMENTS:
1.) You will have to have all your materials and most of your tools: sewing machine, computer with all installed programs or services, patternmaking tools and paper, fabrics, etc. I will bring some small materials to our first session to explain what tools to purchase.

2.) You must make yourself available for one 15 minute phone consult before scheduling your first lesson- please plan to do this at least one week to 2 days before you want to schedule your first lesson. We will discuss your lesson goals, and what materials to buy. You do need to allow time to purchase your materials, so please plan ahead. When you purchase your lessons, please email me a time and date (or several) to schedule this phone call.

3.) IMPORTANT:
Please schedule directly with me VIA EMAIL. I do have my general availability listed on schedule for everyday, However, I work with many students and teach classes that might not be reflected in this schedule. I will try my best to honor the time you request, but I cannot guarantee it. Please email me to confirm- I will also reach out to you via phone to confirm or reschedule a time if there is a conflict.

POLICIES:

- 24 hour cancellation policy/ no refunds given after this time.
- All sessions are a 1 hour minimum. Recommended time for sewing lessons is 1.5 - 2 hr increments.
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Jamia J. January 30, 2018
· Fashion Design · Online
Completely Amazing !!! Will definitely be doing my classes with her !!!! Knowledgeable and fun!! Enjoyable personality!!!!
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Cat January 14, 2018
· Sewing · Online
As a beginner, I was nervous. Super unnecessary! Milda is very patient, kind, and encouraging. I feel more confident about my sewing goals and my current progress. Looking forward to my next lesson. Only regret is not signing up ages ago.
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Milda B.

Milda B.

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About Dave M.

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Sayville, NY
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I consider myself a unique choice because I'm a former New York City school teacher. A natural problem solver with a meticulous eye for detail, I have been honing my craft for many years. Bad habits will be sought out, and destroyed! Certified by the Billiards Congress of America, I am an advanced pool/billiards instructor. (That just means I can create new instructors, and get them certified with the BCA.)

I am also a baseball coach, and single father of a wonderful 12 year old boy. Last but never least, I am legal guardian of my brother Michael, a special needs autistic adult.
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Dave M.

Dave M.

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$125 / 120-min

About Jean-Marc J.

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Skokie, IL

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******Update:
I am now offering group lessons for an extremely low price compared to the private lessons cost.

The price is $20 per 1 hour of group lessons
(private lessons are $50 per 1 hour).
So that's $20 vs. $50 (60% discount)

Please use the "Ask Jean-Marc a Question" button to message me and get the details or let me know that you are interested.
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Hi, there! My name is Jean-Marc and I can't wait to meet you! I'm a software engineer. I have been teaching computer technology lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students excel in programming, web development, and productivity programs. I went to The University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Computer Science in 2017. My teaching style is patient, thorough and detail oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Skills:
PHP
JAVA
SQL
Mysql
HTML
CSS
JAVASCRIPT
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Windows
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Kjersti February 20, 2018
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Jean-Marc was very helpful in walking me through SQL queries for a course that I am taking; he helped me to address the questions while also providing insight into the structure of SQL functions.
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Christine B. February 10, 2018
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Super amazing guy!Was soooooo helpful and a complete life saver!
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Betty M. January 23, 2018
· Microsoft PowerPoint · Online
I would highly recommend Jean Marc to anyone. I have used him several times and am back for another time. He is so helpful, patient, considerate, and is a great teacher. I almost don't want to recommend him, so he will be available for me we I need him!!! Ha! You will not be sorry if you hire Jean Marc.
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About Noa B.

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Denver, CO

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I have been teaching for as long as I can remember, starting with tutoring in high school, working as a teacher's assistant in college, and working in a special needs classroom for most of this year. I love teaching, and I want everyone to learn in a fun, exciting way!
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Noa B.

Noa B.

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About Tyler R.

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Springfield, MA

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At the age of 12 years old I came in 3rd place in the VNEA Junior Pool Chamionships out of 500 players and secured a $1,000 savings bond along with a new predator cue. I have played in local billiard leagues, local tournaments, state championships, world pool championships, and have also played on the midwest 9 ball tour. I will teach you how to win in eight-ball, nine-ball, straight pool, one pocket, and bank pool. Lets get Started!
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Tyler R.

Tyler R.

Springfield, MA 01103
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$20 / 30-min

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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Rhode December 28, 2017
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Tyra F.

Tyra F.

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About Olivia G.

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Bainbridge Island, WA
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I began studying astrology in 2010 after moving to a remote area for a change of scenery and received my certification from The School of Evolutionary Astrology in 2013.

On a personal level, I started looking into astrology because I felt my sign didn’t hit every angle of my being. When I read about other signs growing up, I always felt a part of me identified with each of them. I began my studies with the intention of discovering for myself if astrology was “for real” and it lead me to a treasure trove of self-discovery.

A common misconception about astrology is that it will tell you your future and it’s set in stone. In medieval times, when astronomers and astrologers were one in the same, astrology was only practiced with royalty to discern the potential of an heir. Those times were fragile for humanity day to day, and had a ten
dency to view cause and effect on a fatalistic scale.
Centuries later, the understanding of Astrology and its concepts have evolved. Particularly in Evolutionary Astrology, each soul has free will, there is no sealed fate. What it does show us is the potential of each soul. The planets provide the energy to produce the opportunities for the potential, the soul gets to choose to take it and if so, how it takes it.

It is my belief that astrology provides an empowering method of self-discovery. It is a central focus in my teaching to create an encouraging and safe atmosphere that allows students to look at dynamics in their lives and not only understand the root of it, but provide practical tools that help heal and lead to solutions. With this, I maintain a comfortable pace when working with more sensitive topics and areas of experience to prevent overwhelm.

Although astrology is a metaphysical and occult subject, my approach in teaching does not stray from “the real world”, so to speak. My students aren’t left in the fog deciphering whimsical metaphors that they can’t apply to their everyday life. They gain through each lesson a more comprehensive understanding to what they can utilize as a universal language. My rule of thumb is that if you can label opposing themes, hot vs. cold or wet vs. dry, then you can l learn astrology. If you find yourself connecting symbols throughout your day, you can learn astrology.
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Chloe December 24, 2017
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I never knew how deep astrology was! All I knew was that I was a Gemini but idk I guess I never felt like one until you explained it to me lol. So much to think about until next week, you’re awesome!
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Olivia G.

Olivia G.

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About Heather S.

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Newport Beach, CA

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I fell in love with theatre and European history as a young girl and have spent most of my life either on stage or with my head in a book. When I started college, I struggled to decide which one I wanted to pursue in an educational environment and professionally until I realized there was nothing stopping me from doing both. I graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2016 Cum Laude with a B.A. in European Languages and Studies with an emphasis in Early Modern Europe and a B.A. in Drama. Since graduation, I have spent most of my time working in childcare, but I recently decided to take the plunge and pursue acting professionally. Since this means I have a much more flexible schedule, I decided that I wanted to share my love of both European history and theatre here in the form of teaching.

I've been tutoring in various su
bjects since 2012 and love helping my students discover their talents, reach new levels of understanding, and find joy in learning. I am committed to not only helping my students retain and understand the material but also find and master techniques which will allow them to continue successfully without guidance in the future. I am very patient with my students and do my best to create a fun, positive, and encouraging learning environment, but I hold my students accountable and expect a good work ethic as it is a waste more of my students' time than anything else if they are not prepared or engaged. I want them to succeed and flourish, and that only works if both parties are motivated and ready to work.

My schedule tends to be very flexible, and I am happy to offer lessons at your home, at my local library, and online. As a result, lessons are scheduled to best fit the student's needs whenever possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you feel like we would be a good fit. I look forward to helping you reach your goals and flourish!
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Heather S.

Heather S.

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About Vera K.

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Asbury Park, NJ
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Artist, mom, and geek. I’ve loved crafting and comics, sci-fi, animation, and fiber since I was little. I have a chocolate mini/toy poodle puppy, and a 6yo daughter.

I’m a self-taught knitter, and sometimes-crocheter, and have been doing both for about 20 years. I salivate over fiber and fabric alike, and sew smaller projects when time allows. I have a BA in Studio Art, with a concentration in metal and wood sculpture, and fiber.

My goal is to give you a good foundation in knitting, and material and equipment basics, and we can go from there! I can teach you to read patterns, and follow them, as well as drafting your own patterns.
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Vera K.

Vera K.

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