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Ryan D.

(12)
Vernon Hills, IL
Starting at $22
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  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 6th at North American Pairs Flight B, 2018 from American Contract Bridge League
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Ryan D.

Vernon Hills, IL

(12)

A passion for bridge with extensive knowledge of the game.

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

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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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Kelly N.

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Round Lake, IL
Starting at $34
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  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with a pillowcase and then work up to more and more complicated projects, learning ne

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October 20, 2019
Abby
I absolutely love Kelly's teaching style. She explains things clearly and allows me to do all the steps myself, while overseeing and giving me tips. She also lets me choose my projects so I'm motivated to work on each project. She is also very accommodating with my schedule and kiddos who are sometimes in the vicinity.
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Thomas H.

(4)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 Hodo. 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, t

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May 24, 2019
William C.
Great lesson! He made sure everything was understandable, and easy to remember.
October 17, 2017
Aleah P.
Good teacher
September 29, 2016
Myat L.
I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons.

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Jessica B.

(5)
Sewing
Starting at $25
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  • Speaks English, Italian, German, French
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance from West Texas A&M University
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I started sewing at age 8 (thanks mom!)

I have a degree in technical theatre with an emphasis in costume design and technology. I design costumes for community theatres, opera companies and drag queens.

I helped teach sewing and costuming during my degrees. I believe in starting beginners with familiarizing themselves with their machines and how to read patterns.

I would love to share my years of experience designing, sewing and crafting with you!

About Jessica

Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child. I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin. I have a degrees in Op

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November 5, 2019
Sandi L.
My lessons were based on altering a tunic top for a custom fit. Jessica, is a pro! I learned so much from her instruction that I will continue to take classes for other sewing projects.
September 15, 2019
Elmarie S.
Great experience! Jess was very thorough with identifying my voice type and recommended me the proper repertoire for me to practice. I'm excited for my next lesson with her!
August 10, 2019
Dinora R.
Really enjoyed my lessons with Jessica. She is a very personable and gifted patient instructor. So I never felt intimidated learning how to sew since it was all new to me. Thank you Jessica.
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Chef Stevie M.

(10)
Sewing
Starting at $95
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • A.S. in Culinary Arts from The Restaurant School @ Walnut Hill College
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This beginning sewing course with start with working and setting up your machine. Leaving basic functions, stitches and how to sew straight. The second class will sew a pillow.

About Chef Stevie

Hi! I'm Chef Stevie. I’m a graduate of Walnut Hill College, one of Philadelphia's oldest Culinary arts schools. I loved my classes because every day was a new opportunity to see, touch and learn something new. I've loved cooking for others and teaching the art of cooking is one of my passions.

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October 28, 2019
Evelyn
I loved the teacher, she was amazing and gave great tips. The only thing that wasn’t great was trying to connect online.
October 4, 2019
Debbie
She was wonderful and easy to work with. We had a bit of a problem to get online but she and I stayed calm and got it worked out! She did alot of research on my altitude which I appreciated! The food tasted delicious! I am looking forward to our next lesson!
August 1, 2019
Veronica
Chief Stevie is very knowledgeable and patient. Really enjoy the lesson and learned a lot.
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Jennifer P.

(29)
Astrology
Starting at $30
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  • B.A. (double major: music and psychology) from Goucher College
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jennifer P.

(29)

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Want to learn more about "what makes you tick", what your energetic blueprint/makeup is? Or perhaps you know the basics, but you want to learn "to read" charts, or to work with "moving energy" (transits and progressions) more effectively.

Whatever your desire and current level of knowledge, astrology is a wonderful language and method of learning "how you work yourself" deeply, and how to understand/partner with others (and with the universe!) more effectively.

I can teach you about your chart in a more academic sense (I have 20 years of tutoring/teaching experience!)--OR we can integrate astrology with healing, meditative and/or creative practices, to help you integrate your inherent archetypal expression in a deeper, more impactful way.

About Jennifer

I am a professional singer-songwriter and have been teaching lessons fulltime for the last 12 years. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience. My current range of students include: kids with learning/developmental disabilities, teenagers who have starred in school musicals, and perf

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November 5, 2019
Arina S.
Jennifer is so kind and knows just how to make her home yours. She’s so informative and super personable!
September 10, 2019
Bri K.
So friendly, flexible, and helpful
April 30, 2019
Leah W.
Jennifer was very attentive and worked very well with my 6 year old!

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"Jennifer is great at explaining the chart and how it pertains to me. I am lookong to learning more."
- Annette
Took Astrology lessons from Jennifer P.
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"Erin is very patient and knowledgeable. I'm not new to crochet but learned by way of being shown what to do for a project. I am now learning how to read instructions and how to determine where I made my error (s) and how to correct it. I am very pleased with this instructor."
- Lisa
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Donna was very personable and nice. I learned a lot from her and she made sewing less awkward for me. I went home immediately and tried my new techniques. I was able to complete another project from what I learned earlier that day. Donna’s great!"
- Tony
Took Sewing lessons from Donna Z.
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"Simona is so patient! I don't feel pushed or rushed. Also she is,very pleasant and knowledgeable. I always,look ford ti my next lesson."
- Connie
Took Sewing lessons from Simona B.
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"My first lesson with Josh was great. He is an amazing player and was very patient with me as I have not been playing chess for that long. He is very good teacher! I look forward to my next lesson!"
- Gina
Took Chess lessons from Josh M.
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"Josh makes learning fun. I had a really good time learning chess.

I can't wait until next Sunday."
- Tanya
Took Chess lessons from Josh M.
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"Best experience ever."
- Dana
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"A very patient and friendly teacher, both my kids have enjoyed learning how to play chess!.

Thanks You!"
- Kavitha
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Very friendly and patient Tutor. My daughter was introduced to the game for the first time and she has learned a lot in the last 3 sessions. Curriculum used is very good. Introduces a new idea everyday and winds up the session with practicing what was taught earlier that session."
- Aneekah
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"She is so patient and thorough with her lessons. Things that I’ve had issues with in the past made sense when she went over them. I highly recommend"
- Abigail
Took Sewing lessons from Rosemary O.
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