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Rebecca S.

Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Rebecca S.

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I started sewing when I was in middle school and still have a few of my first projects. I enjoy teaching new skills to everyone and love when my students "figure it out."

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Hi there! Thank for taking a look at my profile. I started my teaching career as a math teacher 17 years ago and have recently branched into sewing and violin lessons. As a trained teacher, I am well versed at giving multiple examples and giving the student time to figure out and solve the proble

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Kelvin L.

146 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • 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.

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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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Michele K.
Kelvin is a wonderful instructor! He is very patient, personable, and seems very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Kelvin!
Chris H.
Great guy!! Very intelligent
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Angela C.

13 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • 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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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.
Rachael
Excellent teacher very attentive and understanding
Krista N.
Angela is a very knowledgeable instructor! She helped me come up with different ways to construct garments for my unique business and sped up my surging and sewing skills in just 5 lessons. She’s very patient and excellent at explaining things in depth and easy for a beginner to understand. I would definitely recommend Angela!

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Amy N.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie-Mellon University
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Amy N.

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I have a LOT of patience! All you need is the desire to learn to crochet. If you never have crocheted before, I will get you crocheting. If you want to learn, but believe you can’t learn because someone told you can’t learn to crochet, I will prove that you can crochet. If you have crocheted a long time ago, but forgot all of it or most of it, I will bring it back to you. If you already know the basics of crocheting, but don’t know how to get beyond the granny square, I can get you to the next level. If you know crocheting basics, but gave up because you make a lot of mistakes, I will show you tricks to avoid them and show you how to read your work so that mistakes are found sooner rather than later. If you know the basics, but want to learn a different technique such as color work, post stitches, or more, I can teach you. Do you have trouble reading patterns or charts, I can take the mystery out of them.

Because of COVID-19, I only teach online for now. I use Zoom for my teaching ...

About Amy

I am extremely patient and determined to teach anyone with a desire to knit or crochet, no matter how high or low their individual learning curve seems to be. My 25 years or so educational and professional past experience is in industrial, exhibit, graphic, stage and jewelry design. My passion for

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Scarlet
I have to update my review now that I've had a bunch of lessons with Amy. People who can do something well and also teach well are rare and Amy is one of those. Before I started with her, I had been doing crochet using YouTube and had taken a couple of local classes. I was pulling things out and starting over frequently because i'd realize i didn't understand/had totally missed something, which was getting frustrating. Even in the live classes the teachers were nice and skilled but they didn't take the time to make sure we understood certain fundamental facts about crochet and what we were doing, focusing more on just getting it done. Amy makes a point of expressing the basic things one needs to know about the stitches we are doing, as much as helping me get the final result.

I looked up online lessons because the quarantine had started and I had purchased a sweater pattern that I really wanted to make, and thought i should be able to accomplish. Many people on Ravelry had complained about the pattern's shortcomings -- some had given up on it, though the people that did complete it, had great results - over 95 people posted pictures of their results, though some aren't quite like the advertised picture. I really wanted to make that sweater though, so I thought it was time to get some real lessons, and found Amy. The way she talked me through the pattern and other patterns, I totally got how to look at patterns and think about them. She lets you know her thought process so you can think it through yourself. Now, when i rip something out to do something over, it's not because i don't know what i'm doing so much as i now know what i'm trying to accomplish. The sweater is almost done and btw, looks just like the picture!! I've realized that it's a great idea to tell Amy whatever i'm thinking and she will give the best advice. Oh, and from the first lesson, she got me getting straight edges easily (now, it makes so much sense but at the time it seemed like a fluke whenever i had a straight edge!)
Barbara N.
Amy is a very experienced knitter which is what I am looking for. She is patient and answers questions so I can understand. She lets me choose my projects and encourages me to tackle harder patterns. Most important to me is I can call her during the week and ask for help when I need it and don't have to wait until class.
Scarlet
Awesome 1st lesson, Amy is a fount (font?) of information, I can't wait for the next lesson!

Richard G.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Rowan University
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Richard G.

6 Reviews
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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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Thomas H.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Thomas H.

8 Reviews
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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teac

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Michael
I’ve had a number of lessons with Thomas thus far and he is an incredible teacher. He makes it very easy to understand strategy and things I should work on. The screen sharing online style works very well too. He walks through my games with me and provides very personalized insight that is significantly improving my game. I would highly recommend Thomas.
Henry
Thomas was great. My 7 year-old son had a blast. He's looking forward to next week.

I liked that Thomas was able to see right away what level my son was at so that we didn't have to waste time relearning things that he already knew.
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"Lily is excellent for first time beginners such as myself. She's very professional, patient, and her step by step instruction makes sewing so easy!"
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Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Enjoyed it and learned a lot—thanks, Athan!"
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Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Angela is awesome! She is kind, patient, organized, gives clear instructions and very easy to work with. My dogs barked the entire time and my home is less than white-glove clean; but she puts you at ease and you never feel talked down too or judged in any way. You will not be sorry for choosing her as your teacher."
Georgina Kazan
Took Sewing lessons from Angela C.
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"Jane is super knowledgeable and was very helpful."
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Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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"Patient, fun, detail and solution oriented. The lessons are for our 15 year old daughter who is completely engaged in each lesson."
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Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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"We couldn't have imagined a more excellent instructor for our daughter. Lily has such a kind and pleasant demeanor. She is intelligent, patient, and is literally the best teacher that I have seen work with my daughter.

I give Lily my highest recommendation and always look forward to her coming and teaching my daughter. The relationship that they have formed is invaluable, beyond sewing. We are so appreciative and grateful to her."
Isabel
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Lily has a lot of patience, and great knowledge to pass on to her students, I really enjoyed her classes"
Esti Grifel
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Very explicit, easy to understand and to follow. I Have improved my game since JP is my instructor, thank you!"
Marcos
Took Billiards lessons from James (JP) R.
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"Kelvin was an incredible teacher! He somehow made the very technical art of origami a bit easier to digest and do on our own from home. He was supportive and cheering us on, and his passion for origami was extremely evident. We can't wait to work with him again. Thanks, Kelvin!"
Erica
Took Origami lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Our chess lessons have been very productive and Sam’s method of teaching is fun. 5/5 stars!"
Bob Rigs
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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