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Bill L.

36 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
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Bill L.

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Self-taught software engineer with experiences in high-frequency trading and autonomous vehicles/machine learning.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or trying to change careers, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have 10 years of tutoring experience to both children and adults alike. As a result, most of my students get comfortable with programming after 4-6 sessions, and become more independent in programming, being able to troubleshoot issues with their own code.

For intermediate developers, I can tailor my lessons to your specific goals, and focus on more engineering topics, such as software architecture, design patterns, performance/efficiency/scalability considerations, and interacting with external components, such as hardware/networking/operating systems/databases. In addition, I can help with technical whiteboard interviews, having extensive experience on both ...

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I have always been a self-studier my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have. However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
Anthony
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Wesley D.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $145
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Awarded National Semifinalist from National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Teaching since 2014
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Wesley D.

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Emerging Opera and Musical Theatre Performer

Experienced Voice and Music Educator

Versatile Theatre Director

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About Wesley

The voice can be fickle, mysterious, and deeply frustrating. I know this because I struggled to connect to my own voice for a long time. However, with the right direction and commitment, our voices can be fulfilling, powerful, and free. When I feel connected to my voice, I feel exhilarated.

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Dave
Wesley is an excellent instructor. He is patient, guiding and very supportive. He is fantastic about giving praise and building confidence and provides very helpful feedback when needed. I feel I am advancing more quickly that I thought I would which I credit to Wesley, his instruction and the encouragement he consistently provides. You will not find a better piano teacher!
Nooshin F.
I found him knowledgable, patient, and very understanding
Ellen N.
Awesome. Fresh, young, knowledgeableand good at teaching...very impressive.
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Val K.

42 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, French, Italian, German
  • Awarded Crescendo Award from Bel Canto Competition, Chicago
  • Teaching since 1999
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Val K.

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I've helped a lot of musical theater singers to get in the best shape. All of them are doing great in terms of getting roles. I've been teaching this subject for over 15 years and know how to make most dramatic results out of connection between the character and singing!

About Val

My name is Val and I am an expert in teaching voice. I have been enjoying helping singers and musicians for over 15 years and so very proud to have clients who have already climbed to #1 on Billboard charts and are successfully developing their careers with major labels such as Columbia Records and

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Sabrina C.
With Val i don't hap to look no farther Which was a worry for me but no more worry, when
i first Saw Val i Know he would be the Coach
for me look at that out going face what Stand out is Val know and do Studio and theater per-formance in Person and on-line, before Class i
heard Val do a on-line Class i ask him then he
told me he Sound great i throught some one else was in his Class as i went in i saw nobody Come out , i throught to my self i want Val to teach me what he teach to that on-line student, what i need is to be able to do a full range voice then Come back into my Chest Voice. my lesson With Val today i see he Can take my Voice where it need to go i did a full range with Val and it was what i was looking for in a Vocal Coach, i have Confident in Val he Know what y're Voice need and With out a doubt he will get u there, ty val
Maurice
Has adapted well to my unorthodox & rebellious learning style.... Definitely feeling the support
Mike N.
I'm a beginner and Val was very patient. He started me out with some great basics for me to practice and enforced that I should make it fun!
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Maia S.

Oak Park, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • MFA glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Maia S.

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Glass is an amazing material that will inspire and challenge you. As an experienced teacher holding both a Bachelors of Fine Art and Masters of Fine Art specializing in glass I have the training and experience to teach you whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. Working with me I will cater my lessons and project content to fit your interests, experience, and style. I love to work on contemporary non-traditional designs but I also have a special places in my heart for the traditional patterns. Additionally I specialize in 3D stained glass constructions. I specialize in Tiffany copper foil technique so that will be the emphasis of my standard course. Lead cane technique is also available. If you choose to come to my studio to take lessons I have a vast variety of materials and tools for your use. This will allow us to explore further techniques that require kiln firing. Rather have me come to your home? No problem, I can bring with me materials and necessary ...

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Hi! I’m Maia and I love using my hands to create beautiful things! I started to work with glass when I was only 12 years old. Glass is my number one passion it lead me to work in studios throughout high school and college teaching people of all ages and backgrounds to manipulate glass and bring th

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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
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Phil C.

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I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.

About Phil

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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Norman S.
very helpful
Norm
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Portuguese, Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Chinese, German, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature from Colorado College
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Yuexin C.

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I prepped for TOEFL exam myself 5 years ago and scored 109/120.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Digital Humanities. I studied Comparative Literature and Music as an undergraduate student at Colorado College. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18. I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have an un

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Sadie B.
Great first lesson with my 7 year old daughter, She was very patient with her expanding the 4 tones of speaking mandarin....we have another lesson tomorrow :)
Victoria H.
It was amazing she is great.
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"Erin took the time to make sure I didn't have any more concerns."
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"Felicia teaches very well she is very very explanatory and patient to teach you to your understanding I Am giving her Five stars."
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Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Like many, I found a new craft during the Covid Shut Down: machine embroidery. I’m a seamstress, but embroidery presented a new learning curve that required expert assistance... & then I found Lily!!! Personable, patient, and so very knowledgeable! I look forward to my weekly classes and learning a new skill - stitching “like a BOSS” - because of my new teacher Thank you Lily!"
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Took Embroidery lessons from Lily Q.
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"The two hour lesson was perfect for me. I needed a refresher course and Sarah reviewed all the areas of concern. At this time I do not have a follow up appointment set. I want to take what was discussed today and apply it to my sewing projects. I would definitely recommend Sarah for any of your sewing needs."
Kristi
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Atousa is EXCELLENT! She is incredibly kind, patient, encouraging, and really knows her stuff! I've had one lesson with her and seriously look forward to my others with her in a big way. If one wants to learn chess - I'd highly recommend Atousa. She's really good!!"
Jason
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Very knowledgeable. I think my knitting problem is solved."
Tracey
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Amy is a very helpful teacher. She made sure to answer all my questions and concerns.
I appreciate how she collected all the necessary information beforehand in order to be fully prepared for the class. Thank you Amy!!"
Maryam
Took Crocheting lessons from Amy N.
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"Lisa is great. She’s so patient and with someone like me who knows literally nothing about sewing, she walked me through the basics of literally just turning my machine on all the way to completing my first stitch. She even cheered when I cheered for myself ;) :D"
Emily
Took Sewing lessons from Lisa C.
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"Great first lesson. Eric was very knowledgeable and helpful!"
Larry
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"Mya is very patient with novice learners. Both my 12 year old daughter and I have attended class and we both walk away learning new things each time!

Mya has also been very accommodating with my schedule, allowing me the flexibility to adjust my lesson time on several occasions. She has a dedicated space to give lessons that is open and welcoming!

I definitely recommend Mya. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her."
Jessica
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