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Sarah P.

18 Reviews
Plainfield, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • 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.

About Sarah

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.

Angela C.

18 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College
  • Teaching since 2009
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Angela C.

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Have you always wanted to learn to knit? I can teach you the in's and out's of knitting from beginning to end. Want to learn a new technique and need a little help? I often will take the time to learn new techniques just for the challenge of it. I have taught since 2010 and love knitting anything from washcloths to ornaments to socks and sweaters and beyond. This is a portable and relaxing activity.

About Angela

I learned to crochet in grade school, taught myself to knit and learned to sew from my mother at a very early age. Teaching grade school children/students is my passion. I believe learning to knit and sew can help students learn a level of patience and persistence that will help them in their schoo

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LaMore
Very nice and informative
Devion
My son said the sewing class was awesome.
Louis
Angela was amazing! My son was knitting after his first lesson. She is very patient and kept him on task. Hes already looking forward to next weeks lesson.

Sam C.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Danish, Persian, Swedish, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Sam C.

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My students can expect a lesson that's full of fun, engaging and accompanied by a high level of passion and energy.
I'm result oriented and very dedicated to my students and provide students with a lot of constructive feedback during the lessons.
Lessons will mainly focus on students strength and weaknesses, through many different means. The lessons are supplemented by several materials: work book problems, live game play, analysis of student's own games, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's own background and experience. I am always committed to making each lesson fun and exciting!

About Sam

If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time chess teaching experience and who’s graduated from one of the top university in the country-university of Virginia graduate-look no further! I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ USCF (unite states

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Daniel S
Fantastic teacher, very professional and engaging. Cheers!
Rebecca
My 6 year old son loves chess and when I told him several weeks ago I would get him chess lessons for Christmas, he was extremely excited. He talked about it every day for weeks. I emailed Sam to confirm the lesson and ask him if we needed to prepare. Sam asked us to make sure we had zoom, which I replied that we did. I asked him what link to use to log on for the lesson and he never replied. The day of the lesson, my son was checking the time every hour, waiting for it to start. 40 minutes in advance, he set up his chess board at the dining room table and sat waiting. For over an hour I tried every way I could to figure out how to log on to the lesson. Called customer service twice and no answer. Called Sam multiple times, and his phone went straight to voicemail. Emailed; texted; everything to no avail. The lesson time came and went. My son is still in tears. I have paid for three lessons, and it appears this service is a scam or something. If this is in fact a serious business, I hope I can expect a refund.
Johan
...So had my 3rd zoom lesson online, was awesome!
Have a much better understanding of the game. Sam, is an excellent coach and knows his stuff-highly recommended.

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Nicole S.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
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Nicole S.

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Experienced crocheter of 15+ years available for eager beginning students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of basic stitches. I recommend having the following tools available to use during lessons: Crochet Hook, Yarn, Darning/Tapestry Needle.

About Nicole

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 11 years old, and after taking a few years off I picked up the hobby again in my 20s. Now in my 30s I am an avid knitter - there are always several projects on my needles (I need one I can travel with, one I can do while watching TV, and usually one I'm m

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Cherilyn
amazing helper
Cherilyn
love her
Nada
Nicole is very helpful and offered me great tips! As a beginner I was running into problems with the stitches and she cleared up my errors and questions so quickly and kindly. I will definitely keep Nicole as my knitting teacher. Thank you Nicole!
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Kevin F.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French
  • BA from Harding University
  • Awarded Graduate Assistantship from Azusa Pacific University
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Kevin F.

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This is kind of a broad topic, but I play a wide variety of games and enjoy many aspects of them, from chess to card games to that blasted Minesweeper! Want to know why you never land on Boardwalk in Monopoly? We can talk about that too!

About Kevin

I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance. I have taug

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Jim Atherton
Kevin pays close attention to details and helps you to get it right.
Oscar
thanks a lot.
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Mike C.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike C.

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I have been playing games my entire life. I have spent years playing competitive shooters from Halo to CS:GO to Call of Duty and more. I have even gone as far as to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design where I would receive my BFA in Interactive Development and Game Design. After graduating I started work at Epic Games where I worked on Fortnite seasons 12,13,14,15, and 16. Not only do I play games, but I have a fundamental understanding of how they work. I love sharing my passion for video games with the next generation of gamers and I hope that while you learn you have a fun time.

About Mike

Hey! My name is Mike. I am a game designer and avid player of many many games. I have taught classes on how to 3D model in Maya and in Unreal Engine. On top of all that I also have worked at Epic Games where I was able to work on Seasons 12-16 of Fortnite. I have a passion for making and playing ga

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"Great first lesson, I’m looking forward to many more. Siddharth makes you think and had me write the moves down, which helped me understand better. Highly recommend him."
Dominick
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Enjoyed it and learned a lot—thanks, Athan!"
Cat
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Vena is very knowlegable about patternmaking and haute couture techniques. Besides, that she also helps me to see exactly were difficulties could come up, so that I wouldn't get into the usual beginner troubles!

As a person, she is calm and positiv minded. If you search for someone that knows a lot, has experience in the industry and it super precise- I can really recommend her!"
Meret
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Sam is very engaging and lively. My son is naturally quiet but Sam asked questions to draw him out. We're looking forward to more lessons."
Jäger
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Great lesson! Will definitely be doing more!"
Tai
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"l'm excited l am learning to sew with Sonya She is such a great teacher. Thanks Sonya for your patience."
Carol
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Melisa was super patient with me, as I am a beginner! She praised me when I finally understood and performed the stitches well! I am excited to continue with my lessons with her!"
Donna Warren
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"My daughter loves how fun Ms Erin was!"
Bethany
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Betty is amazing..extremely qualified and excellent instructor!"
Cindy
Took Sewing lessons from Betty E.
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"Rosemary is a really good teacher and very patient. I am enjoying her classes. I’ve added more classes with her because I want to learn from her as much as I can. I totally recommend taking her classes."
Aurelie
Took Sewing lessons from Rosemary O.
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