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Richard B.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Richard B.

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My approach to teaching is that the lessons have to be customized for each student. I start beginner lessons with exercises that help familiarize them with the movement of each piece. They will also develop a sense of the powers and unique abilities possessed by that piece.

My focus on intermediate and advanced students is to help them develop their tactical ability. Chess is primarily an exercise in pattern recognition. I helped them develop that pattern.

We will then customize the lessons based on the student's interests and the topics that I feel will improve their game. We will play over the games of the great grandmasters and develop endgame technique. We will utilize openings that promote tactical situations.

Finally, we will have a lesson on chess etiquette.

About Richard

Chess is an exciting game that provides mental stimulation. It is a good way to increase math and reading ability. It is also a good way to avoid Alzheimer's. I try to make chess instruction as interesting as possible. I will show the student how to build on their knowledge.

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Joshua F.

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  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua F.

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"Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pinholes in night's curtains?" Whatever the case, I will make the celestial bodies work for you!

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua F. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on m

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Joshua was great for my 10 year old son. He enjoyed playing!
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Daniel M.

91 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, Russian
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel M.

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I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru and USA. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame. My Rating is 1500+.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothi

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Karina A.

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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Karina A.

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Welcome to a new experience of knowledge transfer on a warm environment of friendship.
I will be your guide and partner on this exciting experience of bringing yarn to life by crocheting dolls. I will teach you crochet techniques and how to read and understand amigurumi patterns on a variety of languages including english, spanish and some portuguese notations (russian and german is a work in progress).
I totally agree with the idea of self-learning (I did so) as a way on achieving and improving your crocheting goals by following online text, pictures and videos. But I love to think about you as a friend on top of a student, human to human relationships empowers learning and enrichen our souls and hearts.
My main goal is to shorten and soften your learning journey by getting together to share some good quality time while having some social chat about general-interest topics like Disney's parks, Netflix series, latinamerican culture, spanish language and such.

About Karina

In a time where we're all in a hurry going nowhere and everywhere at the same time, being so busy on top of ourselves and constantly being pulled out of reality and humanity by our smartphones. I've found really comforting spending some time on crocheting dolls, I've got bedazzled by the amigurumi

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Salma R.

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  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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Salma R.

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I've been teaching Crocheting for 10 years and my students have gone on to make things as small as bracelets to something as unique as jumping rope. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to make a pencil pouch and as time goes on you'll be able to make your own blankets. I specialize in making gift like ornaments to winter apparel, typically use patterns from books and online, and have the 22 different crochet hooks and yarn available for your lessons. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Salma

Hi, there! My name is Salma Repole. I've been teaching lessons for 5 years. I'm a loving and outgoing person and my teaching style is easy, simple, and effective. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Loudel W.

16 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English, Filipino
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Home Economics from Philippine Normal University
  • Teaching since 2000
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Loudel W.

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I'm a Home Economics teacher with 30 years crochet experience. I have skills and strong foundation in handicrafts and specialize in fundamentals of crochet. I typically use inspirational ideas around me and modify them according to my students' needs. I structure my lessons in a way the students will learn what they want to learn without feeling bored.

I'm available for eager students of all ages and experience levels. I would love to work with you and help you learn to master the basics of this needlework. I will also help you build a crochet portfolio that you can use any time as a quick reference guide (and inspiration as well) so you can comfortably make your very own DIY crochet projects!

About Loudel

Mabuhay! My name is Lou. I'm a teacher from the Philippines and now living in the US. I teach Tagalog to people who wants to understand and speak the language better. Tagalog is the basis of Filipino, the standardized national language of the Philippines. While still living in the Philippine

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Austin R.
Loudel is awesome!! She is so helpful and creates a safe environment that allows you to not be afraid to mess up and correct it. 10/5 rating! Maraming Maraming Salamat po!
Parker S.
My son has truly enjoyed his Tagalog classes with Ms. Lou. He now enjoys watching The Filipino Channel with his grandparents. Such precious moments!
Sean
She's amazing. If you're serious about learning the language and not just memorizing words and phrases to impress people when you visit The Philippines, Loudel is the instructor you're looking for. She teaches the language as if she were teaching a formal class, starting with the basics of the alphabet and the history of the language, and slowly incorporating more advanced concepts and grammar. There is also a huge stress on proper pronunciation. Helpful assignments/homework are provided to reinforce concepts, and she tests both writing and speaking ability at certain intervals as well.

Loudel is a VERY professional and effective teacher. Because of these lessons, I can honestly say that I can not only speak/write/read/understand Tagalog, but I understand how the language works, which makes learning additional content much easier.

I strongly encourage anyone serious about learning Tagalog to choose Loudel as their teacher. She'll make it happen.

P.S. Also, she's really fun to learn from. Loves to joke and insert bits of linguistic and cultural trivia from time to time. Great sense of humor and very friendly!

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"Lily is very kind and knowledgeable. She was able to give constructive advice on projects I was having trouble with. Going to continue with her."
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Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Aaron is the perfect combination...he has a mastery of the game and is able to relate it to you on your level. Something you don't find very often. Best of all, my chess has improved dramatically since taking just a few lessons from him. Friends that used to destroy me in chess are now on the receiving end!! Thanks so much Aaron. I'm looking forward to him working with my son, who is turning 6, as well."
Andi
Took Chess lessons from Aaron C.
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"i don't have any experience but i do want to became a fashion designer and i don't know how to use a sewing machine so i hope we can have a great relationship together."
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Took Sewing lessons from Renee D.
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"David is a phenomenal instructor! He really ironed out my stroke and taught me the proper fundamentals. It’s so easy to pick up bad habits in pool, but David was extremely patient and fixed every flaw. You can tell he’s extremely knowledgeable about the cue stroke and sport. I highly recommend his expertise to polish your game!"
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Took Billiards lessons from David B.
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"Matt is very good instructor. He works with the pace of the student at the same teaching new techniques. Would recommend to anyone learning chess at any level"
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Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"my instructor Felicia was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, patient & extremely helpful. I learned so much in the half hour class. She was able to improvise when I was missing an important component to my machine. She truly is a genius. I scheduled another session at the conclusion of my 1st class, but find I must cancel due to physical problems. I am disabled with severe arthritis & her class is on the 3 rd floor. She carried my machine up for me & I made it up the stairs but when I got home later that evening my knees were so swollen I had to ice them & take pain medication. I know I cannot do that again & will let my instructor know it is not het fault."
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Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Erin was extremely helpful trying to reproduce a project with no information to go on...Creative and thoughtful we worked through it with much success. Whether your a beginner or a self taught intermediate like myself, Erin is your go to instructor!"
Michelle
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"very helpful, patient, and was very encouraging to me. I will use her again,"
Florence
Took Crocheting lessons from Guner A.
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"Lilly has a lot of patience and extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions."
Cinthia
Took Embroidery lessons from Lily Q.
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"SHe was absolutely the best! Kind and patient and definitely went above an beyond the call of duty!"
Melissa
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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