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About Jennifer P.

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Gwynn Oak, MD

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About Jennifer
I am a professional singer-songwriter and have been teaching lessons fulltime for the last 12 years. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience. My current range of students include: kids with learning/developmental disabilities, teenagers who have starred in school musicals, and performing adult singer-songwriters. Whatever your background or desire, I can help you to cultivate your unique musical potential, and to strengthen your creative voice.

As a professional vocalist and pianist, I have worked freelance, in a variety of settings, over the years--including solo, in wedding bands, small jazz and rock/pop groups and with big bands. I have been singing with the Mood Swings Big Band for 6+ years. During that time, we have performed at the White House, the Chamber of Commerce and in Kennebunkport, Maine (at the Bush e
state).

I also have an extensive professional and personal background in meditation (10 years), astrology (5 years) and healing (particularly Reiki, 4 years). I am very interested in the intersection between a healing/mindfulness-awareness approach and singing/playing piano.
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Bri K. September 10, 2019
· Singing · In home
So friendly, flexible, and helpful
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Leah W. April 30, 2019
· Piano · In home
Jennifer was very attentive and worked very well with my 6 year old!
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Yvonda April 14, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I read previous reviews which assisted me in selecting Jen. After connecting with her I realized she had the perfect location (less than 10 mins from my house in Catonsville) and professional patience with my twin 14 yr old sons. They had a little experience before the lessons with Jen, but after only a few lessons, their piano/keyboard playing was much sharper than before. She has a beautiful voice and the boys always felt really positive after each lesson. They were more eager to practice at home to demonstrate the skills she taught them previously. Also, Jen hand writes lessons for the boys, which helped them better understand sheet music. She's a Gem. Well worth the investment!
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Jennifer P.

Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
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About Mya Mya Seinn T.

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Alexandria, VA
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About Mya Mya Seinn
Hello there!

My name is Mya and I am a very patient instructor and understand that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual!

Availability changes every week and please contact me for availability.

I received my degree in Geology from Yangon University in Yangon, Burma in 1993. After I moved to New York City in 2005, I earned a M.A. (Geology) from The City College of New York in 2010. I learned crocheting and sewing from my mother. I also took a bauble, bangle and bead string class, Draping I and II classes, and pattern making I and II classes from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

I’ve been teaching private sewing lesson (since 1998), beading and pearl knotting lesson (since 2009), and Burmese language (since 2014) and I have loved helping my students.
Although trained in
standard teaching methods, I developed my own method to fulfill my students’ needs.

I am looking forward to helping new students to achieve their goals!
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Dominique September 1, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Excellent sewing instructor. Mya is very patient and professional and has taught me so many skills in just one class. Can't wait for my next class!
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Kim H. August 21, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Mya Mya Seinn is a very pleasant and patient trainer. She teaches at a steady pace and allows you to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable before going to the next step. Her studio is a well lit and very nice environment.
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Mika June 6, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Ok...First I have to say, I am so pleased to have signed up for classes with Mya. Choosing to take sewing classes with Mya is hands down one of the best decisions I made and will continue to make. She is intelligent, very knowledgeable in her craft (or rather crafts), friendly, considerate, patient, and a great conversationalist. I hands down recommend taking a class or classes with her.
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

Alexandria, VA 22306
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About David C.

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Takoma Park, MD
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About David
Hello and Welcome to the new year!
My name is David R. Calhoun and I am
private product developer/entrepreneur/founder of short run apparel fashion house based here in the D(M)V area.

I am available any day for a scholar!
Specifying "Applying the basics of Garment Development to the world of apparel".

Although trained in standard teaching methods, David has developed his own methods of teaching, to positively enhance the student€™s creative integrity, visual direction, machine reflex, memorization and constructive techniques.

"We are all one soul living life through varied perspectives"

David is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone THRIVES in their own element.
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Yama S. June 8, 2015
· Sewing · In studio
He is a very pacient teacher and most of he explains everything step by step which is very helpful. I can't wait for my next lesson
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David C.

Takoma Park, MD 20912
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About Poonam J.

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Herndon, VA
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About Poonam
I've been tutoring since high school and thoroughly enjoy helping students understand material and become more passionate about learning. I firmly believe that no student is "bad at Math (or any other subject for that matter) they just need to have the material presented differently.
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Margarita March 29, 2018
· Accounting · Online
Poonam was a wonderful instructor who got me through the class I needed most. I actually learned something in a subject I never thought I would understand.
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Poonam J.

Herndon, VA 20171
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$15 / 30-min

About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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About Siddharth
Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years.

I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Ajit September 7, 2019
· Chess · Online
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Antony T. July 11, 2019
· Chess · Online
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Thiru July 9, 2019
· Chess · Online
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Siddharth G.

Clarksburg, MD 20871
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About Tyra F.

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Washington, DC

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About Tyra
Located in the DC area.

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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Gina Jones August 30, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Tyra is amazing. It was a bit hard to see virtually. We had to do FaceTime because your platform did not work which I believe was not a problem on my side but yours. Nonetheless I am looking forward to my next lesson. She’s a gem
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carla August 21, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
Tyra is a wonderful teacher. My son (10) does lessons once per week. He has struggled in the group setting at school, but with Tyra he looks forward to his lesson every week and loves his time with her. Tyra has great methods of instruction, she knows her stuff, she's funny, kind, straightforward.
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Sarah C. May 14, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
We love Tyra. She teaches in a selective high school for the arts, so is used to getting the best out of kids. And I love that she comes to our home!
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Tyra F.

Silver Spring, MD 20904
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About Rosemary O.

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Germantown, MD
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About Rosemary
I am the Creative Director for Teddies Afrique and one thing I love to do is to teach sewing lessons. I'm a creative person, flexible and fun loving. I pay attention to details, impacting the lives of my students is part of me.
Connect with me today and have fun while you learn.
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Mercy May 29, 2019
· Sewing · Online
was nice, free and fun. she was also friendly.
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Pathenia February 16, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
I am truly enjoying learning how to sew with Rosemary as my teacher. So far, I have seen a blouse and a skirt that I need to add finishing touches on. I am going to sign up for more lessons. I want to perfect the art of sewing.
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Abigail February 14, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
She is so patient and thorough with her lessons. Things that I’ve had issues with in the past made sense when she went over them. I highly recommend
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Rosemary O.

Germantown, MD 20874
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About Jeff R.

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Arlington, VA
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About Jeff
I'm now in Arlington, VA, and available for in-person teaching in the D.C./Metro area.

*Before purchasing lessons, please send me a private message to let me know what you're interested in working on. I only use TakeLessons.com to book private lessons.

I've been folding origami for over twenty years. I have been affiliated with Taro's Origami Studio in Brooklyn, New York for the past five years, and I've independently taught origami at Manhattan Youth LAB Middle School in addition to workshops and private lessons to students of all ages. I've also been hired as an origami artist for television commercials and live events.

In addition to my origami work, I am an actor, musician, and theatre teaching artist. I trained at George Washington University, New York University, the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre, and Circus Wareh
ouse. Some of my favorite professional credits include summers with the Texas and South Dakota Shakespeare Festivals, composing an award-winning score for Libra Theater's "12th Night," and teaching/directing as an international guest artist with Burgh Healthy Hub in Helensburgh, Australia.
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Eryn March 7, 2018
· Origami · In home
Jeff was such an amazing teacher. He came to our home and even brought the special paper with him. Our son who is 7 and his friends (8-9yrs) thoroughly enjoyed learning how to fold origami and it was a creative fun way to spend the afternoon. We hope to do it again soon.
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Jeff R.

Arlington, VA 22201
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$55 / 30-min

About Jennifer W.

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Bowie, MD
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About Jennifer
Good day. I very much enjoy tutoring students online and in person and have been tutoring students of all ages since 2011 and have provided more than 8,000 lessons. As a former forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a small-group water-testing laboratory supervisor for the US Air Force overseas, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Drew University with a major in chemistry and a minor in French. It would be an honor to aid you or your child in meeting academic and future career goals. Thank you for your time.
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Maggie August 17, 2019
· AP Chemistry · Online
Jennifer has been the biggest blessing to our family by coaching my daughter! Despite my daughter being an all honors and AP student there is still so much that she has learned from Jennifer. My daughter has benefited greatly from how Jennifer explains the concepts with patience and knowledge of the material. My daughter has described Jennifer as “ really nice and easy to talk to and ask questions”. Jeniffer has coached my daughter in AP Chemistry, Precalc and currently AP Calculus and SAT. As a mom, it’s the best thing when you know that your child will do well in a class because Jennifer is there to help her! You will be so pleased if you work with Jennifer and you definitely reach you goal of doing very well in the class! Thanks a million Jennifer for helping my daughter achieve her goal!!!!
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Sheilene August 17, 2019
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Jennifer has tutored me 5 times so far and she is amazing! She has a way of explaining even the most complicated problems and makes them easy to understand. She is very patient and understanding. There has not been a geometry question that I have had yet that she isn't able to break down into simple and understandable steps. I have used other tutors as well prior to using Jennifer and I will never go back. I have already scheduled with her for an additional 4 times! I usually send her my questions the night before our lesson and she is completely prepared the next day. She even has a copy of my textbook for her to reference as well!
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Andrea August 14, 2019
· Pre Calculus · In studio
Jennifer is a wonderful tutor who not only has deep expertise in her subjects but knows how to take that expertise and help her students to become better students. The result is that her students are able to retain what is taught in various subjects. My daughter has been tutored for years by Jennifer and is an honors student. We definitely believe that Jennifer is a major factor in her success. We recommend her highly and as my daughter has matured during her time with Jennifer, she values her insight and advice as she plans to take the next steps toward college admission. We are very fortunate to have a resource in our community that not only we as parents value, but that the students themselves value too.
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Jennifer W.

Bowie, MD 20715
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About Kathren L.

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Brooklyn, MD
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About Kathren
I'm a grad student at George Washington University who just moved to the DC area from Chicago, and I'm originally from Texas.

I'm a maker who specializes in sewing but I dabble in many other media. I learned everything I know by choosing a project and learning what I needed to to complete that project in a way that I was satisfied with. I have very high expectations of myself so I'd say I am pretty good at what I do and proud of the work I have done. I've also made a lot of mistakes so I know how to help people work through problems.

I'm a massive nerd who loves helping other nerds realize their nerdy dreams so let me help you!
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Kathren L.

Brooklyn, MD 21225
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$25 / 30-min

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