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Randy S.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Awarded Dean's List from Illinois State University
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Randy S.

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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. I have worked for on-line sites, played many live tournaments, table play etc...
THIS IS TEXAS HOLD 'EM ONLY.
This class is directed more at the beginner and the "intermediate" player who feels stuck, unable to move to the upper echelon. This class is a stout review of the solid basics required to win more than you lose. That is, to come out ahead in the long run, instead of walking away at the wrong time, or simply playing bad hands or getting pulled into expensive pots on a draw. If you understand any of this description, this class is for you. If not, I would look elsewhere. This is not a class for advanced players. I am an advanced player and such a pairing would be an attempt at lateral instruction and that dynamic rarely works in my experience.

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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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.

Vena H.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Vena H.

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I'm an experienced professional and have been working in top tier fashion companies in NYC for over 10 years. I am offering industry level patternmaking and sewing classes that cater to your needs. Whether you are a beginner who wants to start sewing or advanced level that you want to polish your skills or to start your clothing line, I can help you with all aspects of subjects that you want to learn. I teach hands-on patternmaking and sewing skills used in the industry and garment production know-how if you want to start your line. Classes include in-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, basic and advanced sewing, and production patternmaking. I help my students at different levels to achieve their goals.

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

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Meret
Vena is very knowlegable about patternmaking and haute couture techniques. Besides, that she also helps me to see exactly were difficulties could come up, so that I wouldn't get into the usual beginner troubles!

As a person, she is calm and positiv minded. If you search for someone that knows a lot, has experience in the industry and it super precise- I can really recommend her!
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Kathy
I was having issues modifying patterns. Vena helped me understand how pattern making works and how to resolve my issues. She is knowledgeable and a natural teacher. What could have been complicated and difficult to learn was easy and straightforward. I highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Chris C.

1 Review
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Starting at $59
  • History from Princeton University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris C.

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My teaching style is progressive and tailored to the individual student. Each lesson builds on what was learned before. We go over games that the student has played, especially losses to higher rated players. For beginning players and juniors I teach the fundamentals and build from there. Suggested books are Comprehensive Chess Course, for beginners, and Chess The Easy Way by Reuben Fine, for more advanced players.

About Chris

I'm a patient and experienced chess teacher with 8 years of experience teaching children and adults. My teaching approach is practical and fun. We look at the chess games that you've played, and I teach the fundamentals of chess strategy and tactics based on these games. I have more than twenty

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Scott
Chris is an excellent teacher and he's really helped me improve my game. In one lesson he showed me an opening that I used to win against a strong player. We go over games that I've played and he always has helpful suggestions. I highly recommend Chris as a chess teacher.

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Eli K.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eli K.

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As soon as you get to understand chess well, you'll begin to see it's beauty and depth. Each game is an adventure. I love chess, and that is my perspective of the old and romantic game of kings and queens. I also enjoy teaching it that way, as it makes the game fun to learn and play.

About Eli

Chess can be confusing and difficult sometimes, but really all you need is someone who loves chess to help you love it, and see it for its beauty. We'll play a few games together, so I see where what level you're at, then take you from there. From a beginners level, up to advanced, showing you the

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Colton Y.
Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners.
Nieves
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.
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Jamone L.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BS (Bachelor's of Science), Psychology, Spanish Language and Latino/a and Latin American Studies from Wayne State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jamone L.

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Yu-Gi-OH!, Yu-Gi-OH! Trading Card Game, YGO, Yugioh Trading Card Game. I love the yugioh Trading card game so much I became a YugiTuber known as "Jam1" from Jam1TCG. I am a 90s kid and grew up with the yugioh tv show. I have played the game since the early 2000s and I love it so much I never really stopped playing it. Its hard 1st starting out but that's why you should have a good teacher if you want to learn how to play yugioh.

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I am very organized and have a passion for creating and doing things that give people a new perspective on life. I set plans and goals, and do what it takes to get things done in the most efficient ways possible and I am able to adapt even when things don’t quite work out. As a 2nd Degree Black Bel

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Robert M.
He’s a great person to learn Spanish from. I will continue to see Jamone Thanks 5 star person
Lia
Had to write a separate review for this subject. Jamone taught me step-by-step how to use my Cannon Rebel EOS T5. I am a youtube vlogger, and I was looking to create higher quality videos for my viewers. Jamone gave me tons of camera knowledge to better my videos. Thanks!
Lia
Jamone has been studying Spanish for over 10 years now! He is very dedicated to educating himself on the language and culture, so he teaches those same skills and principles to his students. Plus, he can teach you to count to 1000 in 30 minutes!
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Bridget R.

1 Review
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Bridget R.

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Have the passion for designing/sewing but you don’t know how to sew?.. let me take your to dream to the next level “team work makes the dream work”. Together we can learn how to bring your strengths to a professional level, you will learn from the basics operations of a sewing machine to the industry secrets of a finished garment. Whatever you wish to learn I am here to teach you every step of the way through your journey in fashion.

About Bridget

It's a great day to learn something new! Hi my name is Bridget and I would love to be able to assist you in learning the art of sewing. whether you are a beginner or not, learning is fundamental in everything we do. all you need is a sewing machine, sewing supplies, time, and a big dose of patience

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Candace P.
My daughter loved her first sewing class. Ms Bridget was very professional and knowledgeable of her craft. I look forward to more lessons from her.

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"She is a great teacher. She communicates very well and has a great personality. She makes you feel comfortable and makes learning interesting. Great experience!"
- Calinda
Took Sewing lessons from Betty E.
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Took Crocheting lessons from Loudel W.
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"Eddie definitely has my vote! I have not seen a more complete, detailed and easy to learn instructor as Eddie. I appreciate his perfectionist nature his and attention to detail. He showed me what I was doing wrong and provided easy to understand lessons. Most of all, practice, practice, practice! I'll be taking more lessons until I can become as proficient as the master. You will not be disappointed, I highly recommend Eddie as your next billiards instructor!"
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"Patient, clear, knowledgeable!"
- Rachel Hershberg
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"It was a wonderful experience and I was able to learn so fast. She is a good coach. Will definitely take more classes with her"
- Nyima
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My son goes to beginners chess class and he totally loves it."
- Siri
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient...looking forward to the next class."
- Tammy
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"My knitting lesson was wonderful! Rhiannon is a great teacher -- and a very skilled knitter. I highly recommend her."
- Rachel
Took Knitting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"Xclnt, easy to work with. Very fun experience, can't wait until the next lesson."
- Derrick
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