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About Rob R.

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Safety Harbor, FL

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I am an easy going, knowledgable and creative teacher. I strive to put the students and their personal needs first. I'm very aware that each student/person learns differently and I incorporate various strategies of learning into my lessons. There is a lot of humor and dialogue with my lessons, allowing my students the freedom to be themselves while playing.

As a school teacher, I have lots of experience in building student confidence and knowledge. If you aren't confident then you aren't progressing!

I like to record my students at different intervals of their education so they can hear the progress! I email a lesson recap after every lesson so that the student can see what we learned that week, including any notes/attachments for the student to review.

I also encourage my students to text/email/ or call with any questi
ons/concerns between lessons. This gives my students the ability to get through a challenging or difficult concept/strategy when its happening and not have to wait till the next lesson.
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Sharon Bailey March 2, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Rob is an amazing teacher! My 6 year old daughter is very energetic, and has challenges staying on task. Rob makes every class fun, and adjusts his style or plan to keep her interested in the guitar lesson. I feel like she has learned a lot in a short period of time. I highly recommend Rob!
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John March 1, 2019
· Billiards · Online
No show. I was set up and ready 10 minutes ahead of time, and 15 minutes after we were supposed to start I gave up. No call. no email, nothing. I called him at 6:20 to be told his day was screwed up by a funeral, and I told him my dog ate my homework. Pathetic. I knew I had a lesson, he must have known he had one to give, and no notification whatsoever. I don't do business like this.
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Gary January 25, 2019
· Billiards · Online
Rob has a great eye for technique and is corrective and not critical.
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Rob R.

Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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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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Fernando February 5, 2019
· Chess · Online
He is a very friendly teacher. He has taught me a lot. I appreciate him taking his time to teach me new moves. Thank you for teaching me Siddarth. I look forward to future lessons.
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Emma G. January 26, 2019
· Chess · Online
Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!
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Dave January 12, 2019
· Chess · In studio
My 7yr old has been going to Siddharth sir since 1yr now. Under Siddharth's sir guidance my son has really excelled in chess, he also took part in a chess competition and won through all the rounds in his age group and got his 1st trophy. Siddharth sir has helped him through learning the game further and building his strategies, he is really patient with him and prepared him well for the next stage.
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Siddharth G.

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About Hans N.

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Topeka, KS

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About Hans
Hello there!
My name is Hans and I am the quintessential do-it-
yourselfer. I’ve loved woodworking for about 20 years now and have finished my first tiny house on wheels (see photos below). It's a beauty if I do say so myself. Before I devoted full time to the design and completion of the tiny house, I apprenticed under an expert cabinet builder and trim carpenter to hone my skills in the trade. My ideal student may be somewhat or completely new to woodworking and wants to dive in with their first project. Maybe you have already gotten your hands dirty with a few projects but want to progress to a more difficult task but need guidance. What would you like to build? Whatever the case, look no further.
At your service,
Hans
P.s. I only teach lessons over the internet through the video classroom feature on TakeLessons platform. I do n
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L.A. Davis March 22, 2019
· Carpentry · Online
Very good instructor.
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Christine January 18, 2019
· Woodworking · Online
very informative as always
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Jim December 31, 2018
· Woodworking · Online
Hans was right on time and in some ways very knowledgeable on subject that he is teaching but I don’t think this is the class for me.He himself stated that he meanly teaches new comers to woodworking. That being said if you're a beginner this is the class for you and Hans will get you started on the right track but for me I was looking for something more in depth.
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Hans N.

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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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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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Pathenia February 5, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
I am having the best experience learning how to sew. Rosemary is very patient with me as I learn to know the sewing machine and the techniques to sewing. She is awesome.
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Rosemary O.

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About Taryn H.

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Tampa, FL
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About Taryn
Taryn studied fashion design and art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for Anna Sui and milliner Tracy Watts.

Taryn first started teaching sewing to displaced youth at Hollywood Arts 10+ years ago. She taught "R'ashion" (recycle fashion/sewing) at Environmental Charter High School for 5 years. She headlines EcoFashion workshops all around the world including Zambia, South Africa, and recently at the Green School in Bali. Jack Johnson has donated leftover Tour T-shirts so she could do upcycling workshops at schools. And she's had the opportunity to teach celebrities how to sew at the EcoDivas Upcycling Lab at Sundance. (DJ Aoki was the most fun.)

She taught “Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM for 7 years. She is the founder of Beyond the Label, a charitable organization that gets people
to think about "What's in my tee?" She encourages people to think of fabric like ingredients and does whatever she can to relate food to fashion including making nutrition label T-shirts to show what's actually in the tee. Due to multiple allergies, you can learn healthy alternatives of what to put in and on your body.

She is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Revolution USA, and the Fashion Department at Santa Monica College AND LOVES TO NERD OUT ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HEALTHY FABRICS.
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Jaimee June 26, 2018
· Sewing ·
My 7 year old daughter had been asking to take sewing lessons for months. She's learned so much in a short amount of time. She’s learned both hand sewing and machine sewing techniques and is looking forward to her next lesson.
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Bonny June 25, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Taryn is incredibly patient, professional, knowledgeable, and fun. She’s answered all my questions and let me learn at my own pace. I get excited to complete sewing projects and then show them off to my friends.
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Taryn H.

Tampa, FL 33613
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About Laura S.

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Phoenixville, PA
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About Laura
Want help starting and completing a project? I've got some ideas! Check out my photos for examples of projects I've taught before. We can talk about what you need in terms of prerequisites, supplies, and time! The best part is, you'll have a beautiful, hand-knit project finished and ready to wear or gift!

I started knitting over ten years ago, and I've been crocheting for over fifteen years now! I love learning new techniques and pushing the limits of what I can do! I've made tons of scarves, hats, and mitts, but I've also made blankets, ornaments, and others.

I teach students who have never knitted/crocheted before, or students who have experience and just want help with a specific pattern, or students who want to push the limits and try something new!

I love knitting patterns with interesting textures, and my favorite style is
mosaic colorwork!

Reach out and we can figure out a plan that works well for you!
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Shura February 15, 2019
· Crocheting · In home
Awesome teacher! Patient and kind and really knows crochet and how to teach it.
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Meryl February 7, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
Laura was kind, patient and extremely flexible! A great teacher!!! I would use her again without a double!!
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Cynthia J. December 23, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Laura is great and very patient with me. I got frustrated cause the sound quality was very poor could not hear her too well. But she is great teacher.
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Laura S.

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About Robert S.

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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How you guys doing my name is Robert Squires and I have been gardening for the last five years and I have learned a lot in my gardening now I use three different styles to come up with my own style of gardening first is the square foot gardening method the second is the Back to Eden Garden in style in the third is the Ruth Stout method of gardening now these three Styles combined to make something very special number one we learned about spacing number two we learn about keeping moisture number 3 we learn about compost and compost is very important in any Garden in style so take a journey with me and learn from me and you will grow some of the best tasting fruits and vegetables that you ever tasted in your life
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Robert S.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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$45 / 30-min

About Veronica D.

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Boca Raton, FL
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About Veronica
I have been interested in crafts my entire life. I am a professional artist attaining Signature Level with the Boca Raton Museum of Art The Artists' Guild for over 15 years, and have been the past president for four of those years. My love of crochet started during my high school years. I am currently an Instructor and Teacher Certified through the Craft Yarn Council of America, affiliated with FIT in New York. Crochet has brought peace and joy into my life and I love sharing the skill with others. Please join me in learning how to create heirlooms for family and friends.
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Veronica D.

Online
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$25 / 60-min

About Debi P.

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Valrico, FL
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I love crochet and I think everyone else that tries it will love it too! I've been crocheting since I was a kid and I still love it. It's such a great way to express yourself.
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Debi P.

Valrico, FL 33596
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$15 / 30-min

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Sewing 101 | Essential Sewing Terms and Phrases [Infographic]

When you learn to sew, you're introduced to slew of new vocabulary words and phrases. To help you understand these words and phrases, and be more conversational about your new craft, we've put together this glossary of sewing terms from Columbus, OH teacher Nikki D... “May your bobbin always be full!” ~Author Unknown. Most recognize what this quote means, but you might be thinking, “What on earth is a bobbin?” Bobbin, miter, selvedge – there is an extensive amount of vocabulary in sewing, … Read More

Sewing 101 | Essential Sewing Terms and Phrases [Infographic]
When you learn to sew, you're introduced to slew of new vocabulary words and phrases. To help you understand these words and phrases, and be more conversational about your new craft, we've put together this glossary of sewing terms from Columbus, OH teacher Nikki D... “May your bobbin always be full!” ~Author Unknown. Most recognize what this quote means, but you might be thinking, “What on earth is a bobbin?” Bobbin, miter, selvedge – there is an extensive amount of vocabulary in sewing,
How to Hem Jeans: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners [Infographic]
Looking for advice on hemming jeans? Finding a pair of jeans that fits just right can be a challenge. Sometimes, in order to get the perfect fit, you have to go to a tailor and if you have multiple pairs of jeans, alteration fees can add up! Wearing jeans that are too long or too short is always uncomfortable, and oftentimes unflattering. But there are many easy ways to hem jeans to get the look you desire and in this blog post, we'll share a few of them. Whether you're taking sewing less
The Best Sewing Blogs and Online Resources
Blogs and online resources can be a huge help when you're taking sewing lessons, but which blogs are the best? Here, Glendale, CA sewing teacher Marie B. shares her picks for the best sewing blogs and online resources... In the ocean of information that is the Internet, it can be daunting to find the right information when you need it. One can easily get lost in the myriad of blogs and websites. I have put together a list of some of the best sites for sewing tips, sewing tutorials, sewing
The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]
Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the basic sewing stitches. From hand-sewing stitches to seam finishes, sewing instructor Cathy G. is here to help you master the basics...  Modern sewing machines have all but eliminated the need for hand sewing. Gone are the days of constructing a garment by hand with a needle and thread. That being said, there are still many places where hand-sewing stitches are necessary for a high-qualit
6 Popular Spring Hobbies That Won't Break the Bank
Happy first day of spring! Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it's the perfect time to start a new hobby. And don't worry -- there are tons of hobbies to choose from that don't require expensive equipment or pricey commitments. In fact, many of these cheap hobbies can actually save you money in the long-run. Check out our recommendations below, and see what sparks your interest! 1. Languages Did you know that learning a second language can increase your brain power, ex

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