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Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
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  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

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"If you love the look of Origami but were worried that it seems complicated to make, then this course is for you
Origami should be enjoyable! With the help of these lessons, you’ll see that it’s easy to create complex and elegant Origami models! Each lesson is between 30 and 45 minutes and gets you from the flat piece of paper to the completed model!
You get a great sense of satisfaction from being able to pick up a simple piece of paper and making it into a piece of art!

About Kelvin

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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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.
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Angela C.

(12)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
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  • Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Angela C.

Chicago, IL

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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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August 23, 2019
Rasha
Very lovely and welcoming teacher. She asked my daughter about her goal and worked with her patiently to achieve it. We might come back again next year.
July 31, 2019
Margie DeTour
Angela was patient and very helpful.
Can’t wait to learn more
What a wonderful experience. Thank You!!
June 27, 2019
Dawnielle J.
Angela was a an excellent instructor! She was very engaged with staff as we had zero experience! Angela was able to incorporate mindfulness practices into our knitting session with my management team. I would highly recommend her!

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Randy S.

(23)
Mount Prospect, IL
Starting at $25
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded Dean's List from Illinois State University
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Randy S.

Mount Prospect, IL

(23)

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I have played a lot of on-line Texas Hold-Em. My biggest take was a 12k win. I understand the game from the basics to the more advanced techniques. THIS IS TEXAS HOLD 'EM ONLY.

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, w

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September 16, 2019
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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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Athan S.

(13)
Poker
Starting at $150
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Athan S.

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Yale MBA and Cornell BA and former professional poker player. I paid my way through undergrad and grad school playing and teaching poker (both online and live).

About Athan

- Yale MBA and Cornell BA - Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world - Former professional poker player - Former Cornell Varsity tennis player - Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!

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November 5, 2019
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August 15, 2019
Allen
Athan is an excellent teacher. Very enthusiastic about the subject.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the lessons.

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June 25, 2019
Susie E.
Athan was great. Can’t wait for next lesson
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Renee H.

(19)
Sewing
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Bachelor degree in Music Therapy , Minor in Pschology from University of Dayton
  • Teaching since 1986
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Renee H.

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About Renee

Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grad

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June 26, 2019
Jordan S.
Ms. Renee was intentional about meeting my son’s needs. She is very professional and I can tell she will nurture his talent. He is already looking forward to his next practice!
May 4, 2019
Sharon
Renee is excellent with my elderly brother she helps him so much.
March 14, 2019
Andrea
Renee was amazing! She is a great teacher who matches her lesson to her learners style
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Paige B.

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Weaving
Starting at $20
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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I love making rugs. And would love to teach someone my method of weaving. The only tools you'll need are scissors and fabric.

About Paige

My name is Paige. I'm 26 years old. I have 2 beautiful children and I'm a homemaker. I started making rugs 2 years ago. And I would love to be able to share my knowledge with someone else. The method I use is fairly easy and easy to pick up. And needing less tools makes it easier to get started wit

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"Anne-Louise has a very intuitive approach to teaching which matched my kinesthetic learning style. She helped me learn how to use my machine and I will work on a project so she can help answer any questions at the next lesson. We were definitely a fit. Thanks."
- Wynndi
Took Sewing lessons from Anne-Louise M.
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"Atousa is an amazing instructor! You can tell right away she is a very strong player, and a very thoughtful, experienced teacher. Can’t recommend her enough for players of any skill level."
- Kyle
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Mr. Siddharth is an excellent chess teacher with great patience and experience! My son has been enjoying the chess classes he teaches online."
- Kevin
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Angela was great with my son, he really enjoyed his lessons. We will be using her again"
- Ian
Took Sewing lessons from Angela C.
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"Great Teacher !
Anne-Louise explained everything I wanted to learn. Prior to the class I stated what topics I would like to cover and she did just that. she used examples and drawings to make my understanding much vivid. I look forward to having more classes with her."
- Janai Gumbs
Took Sewing lessons from Anne-Louise M.
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"She is awesome!"
- Nicollette
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Mya Mya is helping my daughter alter her prom dress. Obviously, my daughter was anxious about it, but with her calm and relaxed personality, Mya Mya immediately put my daughter at ease and now my she feels happy and empowered about this project.

The sewing studio is beautiful, quiet, clean and welcoming. Perfect for immersing yourself on your sewing adventure. We are truly fortunate to have found Mya Mya."
- Monica
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Was referred to Athan by a friend- Alot of fun to work with- a patient teacher that knows how to build your strenghts. A pleasure to work with."
- Michael
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Athan is patient, professional and really knows the game. His input has been invaluabgle and I am winning!"
- Robert
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"I learned a lot from Marcel and liked his vision of how to redo the garden. The original garden was cluttered with overlapping plants and we discussed how to improve it. He pulled out his iPad and made several garden sketches that were helpful. The original garden was cluttered with overlapping plants and we decided to remove several of them and re-"orchestrate" the remaining ones. (We only bought new plants if they were needed to realize the new garden vision.) He is also a very hard worker, helping me (physically) transplant and add plants as required. For example, we transplanted a 100+ (?) pound Sago palm across the front yard. I would never have done that on my own (too heavy for me) but together we did it! Highly recommended. Bill"
- Bill
Took Gardening lessons from Marcel M.
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