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These Crafts & Hobbies teachers are highly rated by students in the Crystal Lake area, including La Grange, Elgin, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Woodridge.

Karen J.

Wheeling, IL 60090

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About Karen

I'm a life coach/counselor who'd love to help you get the most out of your life. Rev. Karen J. is an experienced and professional teacher, instructor, and counselor. An expert in Kabbalah, Karen is able to use ancient wisdom with modern techniques to help you to zero in on your issues in a fun, friendly, and helpful manner. She will assist you in resolving problems and gently steer you towards the unique and individual path that is right for you.

As an educator and library presenter, Karen was named one of 2008's "Best of the Best Presenters" at public libraries in the North Suburban Library System. She speaks to groups about Kabbalah, Feng Shui, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Introduction to Meditation for Stress Reduction and Teaches Reading Tarot. She has provided the entertainment and expertise to help raise hundreds of th

ousands of dollars for charities over the years, including University of Illinois at Chicago G.I.L.D. and Hadassah. Karen is also available for Mardi Gras events and Corporate Holiday Parties.
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April 28, 2016
Linda P.
Caring and motivational
April 28, 2016
Linda
Excellent

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Karen J.

Wheeling, IL

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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 Professional, and find great reward in sharing my experience and knowledge with my students.

When the "aha" light goes on, it's truly a wonderful moment for me, and encourages me to drive my students to build towards more of those moments as students, and then ultimately, for themselves as they learn to grow for themselves.

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August 2, 2019
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
March 24, 2019
Rick W.
Richard got me off to a great start with my new camera.
October 27, 2016
Frankie L.
Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie

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Randy S.

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, with a few years behind me; I'm ready to pass on what I have learned. At the risk of tooting my own horn; I am well trained, professionally, both as an actor and a teacher with more than a few credentials to support those claims. I invite you to please peruse my background on the site and feel free to ask any questions you desire.

Regarding Texas Hold 'em (poker), I have been playing and teaching the game, and working for online casinos for over thirty years. My approach is simple, requires extreme discipline, but I can show you how to win mo

re than you lose. And this is true of all subjects I teach whether literal or figurative.

My undergraduate Bachelors is in Acting & Directing I was taught by the same professors who launched the students that formed the now famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago (Illinois State University); I also have a Masters degree in Theatre History and Criticism (Theatrical Critical Theory). I have teaching experience both as a GA and in the private sector. I have been exposed to many different types of teaching styles and locales, (i.e. classroom, studio et.al). I hope that gives you a thumbnail concurrently I hope I didn't bore you to death.

Peace and Kindest Regards,
Randy
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September 16, 2019
kobe W.
August 15, 2019
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July 2, 2019
Enrique
Randy is a first rate coach. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and with an easy going natural style. Was very adaptable to my level of experience and was patient - no question was too dumb. I highly recommend him without any reservation. I have already booked my next session.

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Randy S.

Mount Prospect, IL

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About Vena

I'm a fashion designer and have been working in the fashion industry in NYC for more than 10 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. I worked at companies such as DKNY, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM, Victoria's Secret. My specialty is patternmaking, draping, tailoring, sewing, and fitting. I have a great passion for teaching and extremely patient. The courses provide the best quality and hands-on sewing skills used in the industry. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch or alter your clothes that would fit you, I will show you how to achieve that step by step.

Classes Provide:
- In-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, sewing, and patternmaking
- Flat sketching
- Tech pack making
- Design portfolio building
- Garment production know-how

*** For the students who want to have in-home class,

please note I only travel to the students who live within Manhattan and Brooklyn along R train. I do not travel to Queens and NJ***

*** Due to recent increase inquires about embroidery machine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***
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October 9, 2019
Maggie M.
Vena is a consummate professional. My son wanted to learn some basic sewing skills, as well as learn how to make clothes and accessories. In the first 1.5 hour lesson at our home, he completed a simple zipper bag. Over the course of six lessons he made a messenger bag, dress shirt and started on pants - which he finished while we were on vacation. Vena is an expert and also knows how to tailor her lessons to her individual students work style, needs and goals. I give her my highest recommendation. My son will be working with her again to learn how to design his own creations. Five stars all the way.
October 9, 2019
Marc
I think Vena is wonderful. She is patient, warm, supportive and knowledgeable. She can help you complete specific projects (make a dress or a stuffed animal), help you become a better sewer or teach you the art of pattern making. Also, I should mention, she work professionally in the fashion industry and give lots of great insight into how garments are designed. Love Her!
October 7, 2019
Shahida
I really enjoyed very helpful and knowledgeable!

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Vena H.

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Ryan D.

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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About Ryan

I've been playing and teaching the game of bridge for the past 26 years. I love this game, and I love introducing it to others so they can share in the joy of bridge. I've taught people from age 8 to age 88 and everywhere in between. My goal is to make the lessons fun because this is a game, and the only reason to play a game is to have fun.

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September 30, 2019
Judy
Ryan explains things well.
May 13, 2019
Cristina T.
Excellent, Ryan is very patient and has a lot of intuition.
April 29, 2019
Sallie K.
Ryan’s very patient and gives clear explanations.

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Ryan D.

Vernon Hills, IL

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About Edward

Hello, My name is Eddie, I am a PBIA Instructor, I have been playing pool for over 30 years. I offer the latest training aids along with video analysis of your stroke. I can help you learn the game of pool properly and become a better player,proper stance,stroke and proper aiming. I can teach you how to play position with the cue ball to run out racks. Let me teach you how to play pool and you to will become a better pool player.

I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and live in Central Florida now for 16 years. I have been playing pool since I was 14 years old and fell in love with the game. Let me share my knowledge of the game with you.

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March 11, 2019
John
Edward and I had a horrible time trying to connect via the Take Lessons interface. I could see and hear him but he couldn't hear me. This being interactive doesn't work. We futzed with it for about 20 minutes and then went to Skype, which worked perfectly. Take Lessons needs to get their act together on their interface.

Once connected via Skype, we had an almost instant "buddy" connection. Eddie is really pleasant and very good at working with what you have, which in my case is not much. We spent the first ten or so minutes with me hitting simple shots with the cue ball only so he could study my "technique." He immediate spotted about three flaws and we spent the next thirty or so minutes working on grip, alignment, open and closed bridge (left hand use for a right hander) and ball striking for an on line shot. From there he had me shooting a simple cut shot explaining how to aim it, hit the spot and pocket the ball. I must have hit that shot for him 30 times with only ONE miss. The whole time he was giving me feedback on minor corrections and positive reenforcement when I got something right. We finished the hour with him giving me practice instructions for the next week and a brief conversation about sticks and tips. It turns out I lucked out and bought what he called "an excellent entry stick".

I played a match with a friend right after the lesson and applied what Eddie had given me in our lesson. I made a lot of shots I would normally not have expected to make utilizing Eddies instruction. I still lost the match (my friend is highly advanced) but gave him more of a game than normal, and won two out of five. I'm very pleased.
August 14, 2018
David
First lesson. Great start.
July 23, 2018
Melvin
helped my game appreciated his teachings

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Edward A.

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Steve M.

Skokie, IL 60076


About Steve

Provide personalized learning curriculum
Assist in developing strategic and critical thinking skills
Have fun while learning
Learn the importance of patience and discipline

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Steve M.

Skokie, IL

About Kathren

I'm a grad student at George Washington University who just moved to the DC area from Chicago, and I'm originally from Texas.

I'm a maker who specializes in sewing but I dabble in many other media. I learned everything I know by choosing a project and learning what I needed to to complete that project in a way that I was satisfied with. I have very high expectations of myself so I'd say I am pretty good at what I do and proud of the work I have done. I've also made a lot of mistakes so I know how to help people work through problems.

I'm a massive nerd who loves helping other nerds realize their nerdy dreams so let me help you!

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Crafts & Hobbies Reviews

Sherri
"Wow! What a great lesson on sewing! I’m a beginner and Kanesha was so patient with me and I left feeling great! Looking forward to my next lessons!
Th
anks Kanesha!"
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Michelle
"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!"
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William-Wesley
"Awesome teacher, very knowledgeable, skillful and has a lot of patience. Looking forward to future lessons and I would highly recommend her as a teacher."
naomi
"very good teacher! thanks"
Karen
"Sabrina was the most incredibly knowledgeable, patient and helpful teacher. I had just a rudimentary understanding of sewing but with a few short lessons
she helped me so much to do so many things. Her knowledge of everything to do with sewing and fashion is just astonishing and her work is impeccable. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn more about sewing or construction."
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Alex
"Josh is patient, thoughtful , soft spoken and knowledgeable,
He holds my 9 year old son glued to lesson without any interruption
Thank you"
Luce
"It was a great start. Angela answered my questions and helped me understand what my next steps would be. She was assigned homework 😊,"
Nicole
"Mya was an awesome teacher! I am/was a complete novice prior to this lesson and, after an hour, she had me confident enough to go out and buy my own mach
ine and start practicing with easy projects. After I get all set up at home and get some practice in, I will most definitely be returning for more lessons! I also love that she sent me home with notes and the practice samples we did so I can remember them later. Great experience - will definitely be back!"
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Bobby
"Wow. Poker is not so intimidating any more. Athan really put things into perspective and has made my game vastly better."

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