Students are raving about their Culinary instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Carolyn
"I took several lessons with Vincent while he was here in California as a guest chef at a local vineyard , WOW he had me cooking in no time. Great guy very
funny and passionate, I plan on getting my husband to take a few lessons !!"
Austin, TX teacher:
Review by Remy
"Justin and I cooked for various events at our university, as he was in charge of the cooking club, and I was a member of it. First of all, he is very pass
ionate about cooking, and thus very knowledgeable about common cooking techniques, and also the really fancy ones that you would only use if you had FOREVER to spare and a lot of people to impress (like cooking sou vide, or making home fries or mayonnaise). Justin's also a very friendly down to earth person, so if you decide to take a class with him, you're guaranteed a wonderful experience."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Scott M
"Mojy deserves the 5 stars and even more! Great instructor and Test prep, very pleasant and understanding. Recommend to all, learned a lot from her session
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.
*** Lesson Details *** 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
- B.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.
Elvia G. September 23, 2016
Online Verified Student
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.
Elvia G. March 22, 2016
Online Verified Student
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.
Josepha Seletz January 16, 2016
Studying Italian with Enrico for a little over 1 year. He is a fantastic teacher; carefully prepares special learning material each week to augment textbook and encourages conversation and culture. He has special talent for teaching that makes grammar and conversation easy to understand
Hi, there! My name is Elena and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students in Theatre, language and Italian food. I went to in Florence, Rome and Berlin and earned a degree in Theatre Director and costume design in 2004. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Accomplished and enthusiastic director who has earned the deepest and strongest experience in physical systems of performance, with a particular interest in physical action (latest Stanislavski and Grotowski), Commedia dell’Arte and Mimesic Method (Orazio Costa)
Moreover she studied dramaturgy with professor and dramaturge Andreas Wirth, Dean of University of Arts, Berlin, where she focused on the interpretation process of a text into a performance on stage.
Andrea H. July 27, 2016
Italian Cooking ·
Online Verified Student
She was great! I will book another!
Maddalena May 12, 2016
Elena is an amazing teacher, super professional and talented!
The ideal instructor, you are lucky if you have the chance to study with this European master
Antonio October 20, 2015
I am really happy I'm taking these classes. Elena has a method and an attitude that drive the point so clearly, I feel I am learning a lot. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who really wants to learn.
Hi :) I'm Ash and I look forward to hearing about your goals!
Self-awareness is at the foundation of everything I teach. I have a varied skill set, but no matter what we work on you will receive from me powerful tools to take better care in approaching and enjoying your overall wellness.
Ask me as many questions as you like- I'm here to help YOU :)
I am willing to travel up to an hour for lessons. Let me know if you have location questions and check out my available locations! I also have Skype lessons available.
Teaching groups of kids or adults is what I do too. If you and your
friends want a fun and powerful class in meditation, wellness goals or communication in acting or life let me know :)
" There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. " - Buddha -
Anonymous June 23, 2016
Ash is amazing! I started with her two years ago. I had sever anger issues, and I was all over the place. She taught me really cool tools like "dropping" your mind, light mediation, and more...I really recommend learning from her. She is great at explaining things and has helped me a lot in my meditation journeys. When I look at myself now, I feel more calm and accomplished thanks to her.
Eric Cole June 20, 2016
Ash is an excellent teacher, from what I have seen firsthand. A true expert in communicating and helping others understand the lessons at hand. With her patient and gentle approach, I would think that anybody would be able to learn from her. I have had the pleasure of watching her teach both children and adult, and I have learned a great deal in the process, and consider myself a student of hers aswell. I highly recommend her to teach your children or anyone for that matter.
Kristin M. March 21, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Ash just radiates positive energy and awareness! She is very well versed in a variety of spiritual and religious principles that can help guide you, no matter what your belief system may be. In just one session, I've already learned so much - but I know there's plenty more to discover on the journey to self-awareness and true centering. I am really looking forward to future sessions, and I highly recommend her for anyone looking to improve their awareness of themselves and the world around them.
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.
Madeline September 20, 2016
Marcel tutored my 6 year old daughter in German. He is very friendly and likable, and she enjoyed working with him right away! He even played "Filly's" with her (a German My Little Pony toy!" He is very patient and makes learning fun. He was punctual and also flexible. We had a great experience working with Marcel!
Swathy July 5, 2016
Marcel has been great at teaching stuffs regarding baking. He explains every detail so well that anyone can get confidence of baking. No scope for making mistakes. He's the best teacher I have worked with so far..
Sadie F. April 14, 2016
In home Verified Student
Marcel is very friendly and personable. He made my 6 year old daughter very comfortable. He is patient, and works well with children. He even helped my husband and I practice some German too! I would highly recommend Marcel as a German tutor!
Hi! My name is Miao ( like "meow meow meow" ) I'm passionate about arts. I began to play piano since 9 years old, I majored in musicology in college. I also love to sing, it's one of the best way to express our feeling. I have taught children since I was in college, I love to work with children because simply I love to spend time with them. I love creative lifestyle, that's why I have tons of hobbies: baking, cooking, sewing, hand crafting, dancing ( huge interest and working on it)... I would like to make classes fun and easy to learn. So, if you are interested, please feel free to ask anythi