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Karen J.

2 Reviews
Wheeling, IL
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen J.

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Learn to knit basics
Hand Made Washcloths - In this beginners class Karen Jacobson will teach you how to cast on, knit, yarn over and bind off to create a homemade wash cloth. You bring yarn (4 1/2 oz. skein of sugar and cream 100% Cotton yarn) and needles (pair size 7 or 8, short ones are easier to work with) and you leave with the pattern and the know how to begin your own projects. This pattern can be easily converted to make other items, from table runners to scarves.
Hand Made Slippers and Baby Booties - Learn to knit and purl. In this more advanced class Karen Jacobson will review knitting basics (cast on, knit, bind off) and will teach you how to purl and make pom-poms to create a pair of homemade baby booties. You bring yarn (2 oz skein 4 ply worsted weight Cotton yarn) and needles (pair 10 1/2) and you leave with the pattern and the know how to begin making your own slippers. This pattern can be easily converted to make adult size slippers as well.

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, f

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Caring and motivational
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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
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Kelvin L.

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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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My son is enjoying working with Kelvin
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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Schiller Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Omar J.

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As far as chess goes, anyone can learn how to move a piece, control the board, or utilize move patterns. The thing that separates the average from the adept is the understanding of the multiple levels of "playing". Starting with your mind set, moving on to the game board, and ultimately defeating the opponent sitting across from you...

Defeating your opponent is literally the goal of chess. So, it is important to remember to have fun while being competitive.

I am a Chess Player, and have been since elementary school where I joined the chess club and became addicted to the game. That's when found out my younger brother was cheating when he taught me how to play a few weeks before. Needless to say he cant win against me anymore...OK fine, he gets lucky sometimes...at the end of the day we supported each other and our friends at a bunch of chess tournaments!

Now, at this point in my life, it is time to share some chess knowledge and support someone who is looking for that ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

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Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!

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Jovan M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Russian,
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
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Jovan M.

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lessons I do are fun for children. Chess is very interesting game and it is important how it is being presented.
Beginners will learn chess principals and get right foundation for future studies of the game.
Students will improve in all aspects of the game.
Competitive chess players will learn more about importance of endgames chess tactics and openings that will help them win more games.

About Jovan

I am FIDE and national chess master with FIDE rating 2310. I have been teaching chess in New York City schools and individually for past 20 years . Chess game should be fun for kids if is presented the right way. I will bring to students my expertise and understanding for the game; Many of m

Timothy G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1999
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Timothy G.

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We will focus on playing openings correctly, mid-game strategy & understanding basic endgames. We can also study tactics and positional concepts. Let's get you beyond beginner and start winning!

About Timothy

Cellist Timothy Garrett studied at The New England Conservatory Preparatory Program, The University of Southern Maine School of Music & The Bowdoin International Music Festival. His Instructors have included William Rounds, Nathan Stutch, Tsuyoshi Tsutumi, Peter Howard, Andre Emelianoff, Nicholas J

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Brenna
Tim is an excellent teacher. Always looked forward to taking my kid there. Let's you work at your own pace while still remaining structure and a little bit of laughter too! Just wonderful all around! You will not be disappointed to receive lessons from someone with so much talent and passion!
Abi
Tim is a wonderful teacher. My son has been playing since he age 8. Tim is conscientious and thorough; exactly what is needed to lay a strong foundation.

Susan P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Master’s in the Science of Teaching from The New School
  • Teaching since 1994
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Susan P.

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I am fun and entertaining, and I respect every ability level. I have had projects that did not go well and I have figured out how to fix them. I am patient. I know how to meet you at your ability level. I am creative, not only with thread and needle, but also with problem-solving. I have experience with cross stitch, needlepoint, basic hand-sewing, and many embroidery stitches.

About Susan

I was a high school teacher for twenty years, including a few years when I taught basic embroidery and sewing skills to high school students for art credit. I am an excellent teacher, very flexible and accepting, and I know how to make learning fun. I am excellent with a needle and as a teenager, I

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"It was the first lesson. But I think it is going to be great."
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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."
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Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Siddharth was very patient and helped my two kids 8 & 10 a great deal with their chess. Very professional and a great teacher!"
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