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Kelly N.

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Round Lake, IL
Starting at $34
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Karen J.

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Wheeling, IL
Starting at $60
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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April 28, 2016
Linda P.
Caring and motivational
April 28, 2016
Linda
Excellent
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Ryan D.

(12)
Vernon Hills, IL
Starting at $22
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 6th at North American Pairs Flight B, 2018 from American Contract Bridge League
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Kevin F.

(26)
Gaming
Starting at $20
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Graduate Assistantship from Azusa Pacific University
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Kevin F.

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This is kind of a broad topic, but I play a wide variety of games and enjoy many aspects of them, from chess to card games to that blasted Minesweeper! Want to know why you never land on Boardwalk in Monopoly? We can talk about that too!

About Kevin

I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance. I have taug

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October 5, 2019
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May 4, 2019
Thomas
I waited after a few lessons to give feedback. Very pleased. Kevin is full of knowledge -both relevant to music and other random fun facts! He is patient and will move at whatever pace you prefer. I look forward to continuing to improve my skills under his direction.
May 19, 2017
Emily B.
He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.
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Richard G.

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Gaming
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Rowan University
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Starting in September 2018, will be offering courses in Epic's Unreal Engine UE4 - please check back for a breakdown of topics and training offerings. Thank you!

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 Profession

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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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Omar J.

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Chess
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
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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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February 13, 2019
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:).
February 6, 2019
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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"Ryan’s very patient and gives clear explanations."
- Sallie
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Excellent!!!"
- Natasha
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"My kids are enjoying coach Siddharth chess classes. He is a great coach. My kids

are always look forward to going to his classes. Coach Siddharth has helped improve

their chess games greatly. My kids are ready to part in the tournament. I would

highly recommend any parents to send their kids to coach Siddarth chess classes."
- ranjana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)"
- Isabella
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Ok...First I have to say, I am so pleased to have signed up for classes with Mya. Choosing to take sewing classes with Mya is hands down one of the best decisions I made and will continue to make. She is intelligent, very knowledgeable in her craft (or rather crafts), friendly, considerate, patient, and a great conversationalist. I hands down recommend taking a class or classes with her."
- Mika
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"I enrolled my 11-year old daughter in Felicia's Saturday sewing class. Because the lesson is some distance from our house, I stuck around and observed the lessons. Felicia is unfailingly patient, kind and unhurried. She does not jump in and take over if something goes wrong; she teaches the child to cut, measure, stitch, etc. and expects the child to master and complete the task alone. Her classes are fun and my daughter has taken a real interest in sewing."
- Kathleen
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Very good experience."
- Nora
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Had my first lesson with George. Very professional and friendly. He gave me a few tips and advises that definitely improved me skill. If you're looking for some lessons, George is your guy!"
- Vadim
Took Billiards lessons from George D.
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"Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners."
- Colton
Took Chess lessons from Eli K.
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"Sarah was great! She was very patient & helped me with specific alterations I’ve been struggling with forever!"
- Krista
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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