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Stephen R.

Aurora, IL
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephen R.

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I have been in the field of carpentry for the past 30 years. Started when I was 15 working with my cousin building custom homes. We built during a time when the only thing that showed up on a job site was a bundle of wood, no trusses, no pre-framed walls, we had to do it all. This experience was tough but overall taught me lessons of what I feel is a dyeing trade.
I can show you how to frame a house, shed, room addition, how to use a framing square, how to cut crown, cut stairs, how to measure and cut rafters, cutting trim, how to hang a door, install door hardware and overall any other general inquiries you may have on building.
My building experience has had me in the custom construction field where I was the owner from building custom lofts in Chicago to large renovations in the suburbs.
Please let me know the specifics of what you need help with and I would be happy to share my thoughts with you.

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Hello, I have been a carpenter since I was roughly 16 years old. During this time we had to learn how to build from literally a pile of lumber that was dropped off on the driveway. As home building got bigger and more complex so did our demands on the trade. I can help you learn how to cut a ro

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Kelvin L.

154 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelvin L.

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Learn how to grow your own organic vegetable at your backyard. Join my exclusive program that explore all the phases of creating and enjoying an edible garden, from designing, composting and plant care to harvesting and preserving.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Kelvin is a wonderful instructor! He is very patient, personable, and seems very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Kelvin!
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Sarah P.

18 Reviews
Plainfield, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
  • B.A. in Music Performance and Psychology from North Central College
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Sarah P.

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Crocheting is all about enjoying what you create with your own two hands. So you will learn all the basics and beyond while creating actual items: from scarves to hats to crowns, stuffed animals, decor, whatever interests you!

My grandmother taught me how to do a basic stitch back in high school and I taught myself the rest! Fast forward years later and I have actually opened up my own crochet shop focusing on children's crocheted creations.

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Due to current pandemic, lesson are offered both in person or virtually (via Google Duo, Facebook messenger, or Facetime) with the intention of moving to in person lessons when student deems it safe enough to transition. Classically trained pianist and singer. When it comes to piano, I have ove

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Joy H.
Great teacher! My 3 yo daughter loved her music lesson with Sarah.
Patricia G.
Sarah was energetic, positive, and kind with my daughter, age 11, who was really struggling to get a handle on a song for a play she has been trying to train for. This was her first voice lesson ever. My daughter was drawn in immediately by Sarah’s practical and happy approach and felt more capable and comfortable at the end of the session and is definitely looking forward to the next one. Hard to ask for more than that in a first lesson!
Jason F.
Very friendly atmosphere great teacher.

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Sonya M.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sonya M.

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Fun and entertaining

About Sonya

I have been sewing for over 30 years. I absolutely love sewing and want to share sewing with all who are interested. I have taught quilting, sewing clothing, sewing home decorating goods, and more. I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced sewers who want to learn a

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Jennifer L.
Ms. Sonya is very skilled, intuitive, and patient. I have no idea how she does it. She always knows what’s going on on my end of the video. I couldn’t teach like this. She is very skilled. I am learning a lot from her.
Elsa B.
She is very knowledgeable and professional.
Carol
great lesson as usual thanks Sonya
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Eli K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Winner of the City of Sydney Chess Championship from NSWCF
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Eli K.

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As soon as you get to understand chess well, you'll begin to see it's beauty and depth. Each game is an adventure. I love chess, and that is my perspective of the old and romantic game of kings and queens. I also enjoy teaching it that way, as it makes the game fun to learn and play.

About Eli

Chess can be confusing and difficult sometimes, but really all you need is someone who loves chess to help you love it, and see it for its beauty. We'll play a few games together, so I see where what level you're at, then take you from there. From a beginners level, up to advanced, showing you the

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Dimitri
Eli was great! Related well with my 10 year old son and taught him a few things in just the hour lesson. We will book more lessons with Eli for sure.
Colton Y.
Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners.
Nieves
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.

Richard G.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Rowan University
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Richard G.

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Starting in September 2018, will be offering courses in Epic's Unreal Engine UE4 - please check back for a breakdown of topics and training offerings. Thank you!

About Richard

I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love. Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Profession

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Doug B.
Very knowledgeable, I hope I can retain what he has taught me !!
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Teresa B.
Richard is so patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy with our lessons. Because of my background with classical guitar he wondered if the fact that he doesn't read music and I am renewing my mind back into it would not be a good teaching set-up. Not at all. I now have an electric guitar and the five years spent playing classical, now fifteen years ago, did not give me a good foundation for understanding music theory unfortunately. I have a genre I had already picked out fingerstyle electric and now with some thinking my way through the basics I did have I still need to learn just basic strumming etc. I understand what he is referring to in music so we still speak in the same key. Also and lastly my daughter has a severe seizure/dementia disorder that is very unpredictable and our caregiver's mom just passed away so there will be times when I just can't do a week/day. He has been very understanding. I am smiling from my soul because music is my healing path for difficult stuff I couldn't pay any doctor/therapist to even call me back for. Thank you so much for your assistance. Sincerely Teresa

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"Very professional and knowledgeable!"
Rasmus J.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"I'm having so much fun..with just a few classes I've already made a skirt and a drawstring bag. Thank you so much!"
Missy
Took Sewing lessons from Tracy B.
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"Best experience ever."
Dana
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Vena is an amazing teacher! She is always in a great mood and makes it easy to ask as many questions as I have. Then she takes the time to make sure that I completely understand what she’s teaching before we move on to the next step. From sewing to pattern making, Vena’s skills and concepts are truly at a professional level leaving me feeling confident in my own skills after each lesson. Vena is awesome!"
Avery
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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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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"Kyle does a great job teaching and explaining concepts. I learned a lot of valuable fundamentals about end game that are really going to help me going forward. I would highly recommend him!"
John
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"My first lesson was super exciting!! I have zero knowledge about sewing machines. Dawn went over the parts and was very patient with me. I’m really looking forward to learning how to master this new skill!!"
Donna
Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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"Miss Barbara provides online knitting instruction for my 9 year old granddaughter. Her patience and encouragement has helped my granddaughter appreciate knitting. She looks forward to her weekly lesson."
Michelle
Took Knitting lessons from Barbara A.
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"She is the best teacher"
Janet
Took Sewing lessons from Jessica B.
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"Instructor was on time, patient, and very professional"
Regina
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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