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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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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 of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str

ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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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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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

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Karl K.

(22)

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About Karl

Will travel further than listed by special arrangement (call take lessons to inquire) - especially via easy public transit. Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy

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August 15, 2019
Susan
Excellent experience. Persistent getting through technology challenges. Enjoyable lessons. Great teacher.
July 14, 2019
Denise G.
As others have stated Karl is very patient with a new learner. His explanations are thorough and understandable. I make progress from lesson to lesson (for the most part) and look forward to the next lesson.
July 14, 2019
LYNN
Karl explained everything. It was great.

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Karl K.

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Felicia A.

Chicago, IL 60643

(15)

About Felicia

I learned to sew in Vacation Bible School at my church when I was in 7th grade. I made my first pair of overalls and was on top of the world. That began my love of sewing and all things crafty. Today I love working as a special education teacher. But my first love is teaching beginner and intermediate level sewing to kids and adults. I have two children (1 in college and 1 in 10th grade) and when I'm not working or sewing I help my husband at his sports training facility.

My Crafty Table Sewing and Craft Studio teaches children how to use math skills to sew. All of our "leveled" projects are connected to national learning standards and offers a wide range of opportunities for all ability levels for kids 10 years old and up. Our local classes uses a children's sewing curriculum, while our online classes uses commercial patterns. Stud

ents learn hand and machine sewing, sewing vocabulary and techniques, and various equipment and and safety usage. We host a small, friendly, relaxed setting which is what I find allows children to have the courage to explore, make mistakes, and discover their talents.

My Crafty Table isn't just for kids! I welcome adults who are looking to learn to sew or enhance their current skills. Whether you are looking to create something to wear or something to beautify your home, we can teach you how to bring your ideas to reality. Our online and live classes utilize commercial patterns, sewing machines, and a variety of supplies based on projects being completed. We guide you every step of the way from selecting materials to recommending supplies. The only question you need to answer now is: SEW what"s next?
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August 25, 2019
Mandel
Very welcoming. Very patient. Answered all of my questions.
August 18, 2019
Kenya
Knowledgeable and patient teacher
August 7, 2018
larnell
Felicia is an great teacher. Her training room has everything you need and more. When I first started class, she greeted me with a smile that made me feel comfortable. Her knowledge and experience of sewing is remarkable. Great teacher and great class, if you dont take her class, you are missing out on a true talent.

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Felicia A.

Chicago, IL

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Sam C.

(19)

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About Sam

If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time teaching experience, result driven, proven record and highly educated, look no further.
I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ points in approximately 1year!! Please find another teacher online that can make that claim and also prove it! I have not found one yet. In this world you get what you pay for, so if you are looking for value, you have found the right chess teacher- welcome!

I'm a certified teacher and a national ranked chess player, with a 2100+ rating on ICC. During my 10 years + as a professional full-time chess teacher, I have taught OVER 1000 kids from grades K-8 and won many prestigious awards/trophies. Furthermore, I also have extensive experience teaching adults.

I graduated from the # 2 ranked university in the country

on a scholarship. I also served as the president of my university's successful chess club.

For many years now, I have been teaching chess full-time in south Florida to grades K-8. I really enjoy teaching and my school's team has won many prestigious national and local titles/trophies, under my leadership.
Furthermore, in the past few years, my students have placed in the top ranks, at the "Florida States Chess Championship," in section K-8. Additionally, my students have also won several 1st place trophies in many local tournaments.

My passion for chess is really manifested though my teaching style and it's never a dull moment when I teach. As a professional teacher, I’m very patient and focus mainly of each of my students’ individual strengths and weaknesses.
Moreover, I then customize a personalized curriculums for each of my students, once I have assessed them. Additionally, having a degree in psychology, from a #2 university allows me to implement many effective learning/teaching strategies for my students’ lessons.

I know how important it is to keep students engaged, therefore, I bring a high level of energy, dedication and fun to the lessons.

I have the credentials, experience and knowledge to maximize my student's potential.

Please inquire today.
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August 19, 2019
Montel
Fantastic first lesson! I’m enjoying it.
August 8, 2019
Isabella
Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)
July 20, 2019
Daniel S.
Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!

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Sam C.

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Thomas H.

Chicago, IL 60605

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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, teach (k-8) afterschool lessons for Chess Wizards, head instruction for the youth/adult program Rebuild Knights, and I am a member of team Illinois. My lessons include worksheets, gameplay vs. Myself, and a tablet for cpu play and analysis. If you have any questions feel free to ask! Let's schedule your lesson today!

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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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Thomas H.

Chicago, IL

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Angela C.

Chicago, IL 60643

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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 school work.
In October, I retook and passed the NCLEX, and I have restored my nursing license to active status. I would love to tutor nursing students of all levels. My professional background is in Pediatrics - especially Pediatric Critical Care. I'm especially passionate about helping nursing students that need help with basic math/algebra.

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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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Angela C.

Chicago, IL

(12)
About Salma

Hi, there! My name is Salma Repole and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and I enjoy helping my students speak Arabic. I'm a loving and outgoing person and my teaching style is simple, effective, and easy. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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February 20, 2019
Yasmina P.
I enjoy my class with Ms. Salma Ruqaiyah
February 13, 2019
Yasmina P.
excellent..we look forward to her class every wednesday
February 6, 2019
Yasmina P.
It was so much fun learning with Ms.Salma-- Ruqaiyah

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Salma R.

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Cheryl V.

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About Cheryl

Are you excited about learning how to crochet? Are you ready to create great gifts, crafts, projects, and more, to keep, or give away to someone special? If yes, than come learn with me! I have been crocheting for over 10years. I am very passionate, skillful, and successful in this art of work. I will teach you the basic, beginner to intermediate level concepts and techniques of learning how to crochet. I can also teach you how to finger crochet. No crochet hooks needed! How cool is that! Save money, Super fun as well!
Each session, we will focus on a skill, following a small craft, for more practice on the skill. We will move at your pace, so, no need to worry!
Remember, crocheting is a relaxing, fun, skill/technique. If you stick with me, have fun, and continue to practice over a period of time, I can guarantee, that you will eventua

lly master the skill, and off to making beautiful crafty projects fast!

I am a full time online English Teacher, and a previous daycare owner for 10+years. I have tutored many of preschool and elementary students, with math, reading, phonics, writing etc for years and my students academic grades have improved tremendously; within the first few lessons. My teaching philosophy, is that learning requires more than just educating someone or acquiring new knowledge. In my opinion, I feel, that it is more so rather, are entire inner and outer circle of well being; which is why my approach to teaching is from an aural, visual and curiosity perspective. Clay Patrick Bedford, once said: “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives” My teaching techniques are always challenging. However, very exciting, interesting, with a blast of fun and lots of activities; very suitable and appropriate for your child's grade level. I always assess, recognize strengths, weaknesses, and structure my lessons accordingly. This helps me to monitor the students’ progress and provided insight to their expectations. Whenever my students learn something new, I stress how much they have achieved so far, rather than pointing out how much more they need to learn. During my teaching experience I have observed that a confident learner progresses more quickly than a discouraged one. My number one goal, is your child's success. Let's aim for the stars!
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July 30, 2019
Faith HoSang
Cheryl is an excellent teacher. Not only was class informative but fun. She’s a great teacher not only for beginners but for anyone wanting to bush up on their skills.
July 23, 2019
Cleronel Austrie
I learnt alot ... she is very patient kind and upbeat.. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
May 28, 2019
Shawn
My son enjoys taking lessons with Cheryl. His reading pace has improved. She is very patient with him. I would recommend her to others who may be struggling with reading.

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Avalon
"Mya was awesome! My 11 yr old daughter really enjoyed her lesson. I
appreciated her patient teaching style, pleasant demeanor and clear
instructions. I
also liked that her home was neat and she made parking
accessible in her driveway. My daughter is looking forward to her next
lesson!"
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Megan
"Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics"
Aurelie
"Rosemary is a really good teacher and very patient. I am enjoying her classes. I’ve added more classes with her because I want to learn from her as much a
s I can. I totally recommend taking her classes."
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Sabrina
"He is professional and very knowledgeable! He has a gift for teaching."
Alice
"Shannon is very knowledgeable about all aspects of sewing and sewing equipment. She can teach at all levels from beginning to expert, in group and privat
e classes. And what a lovely person she is too! You really get your money's worth in improved skills."
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Connie
"My niece loved her. Easy going patient and knowledgable on time would say excellent"
Dean
"Hans is a great woodworker! I wanted to hire him to do the trim work in my new house - but the scoundrel moved on me! I helped Hans do some work on the
tiny house he built, he was very patient with me as he explained tool use and how the pieces I was working on fit together. He also built a beautiful bench for my new home that is extremely unique."
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Shari Binkney
"Erin is very knowledgable about crocheting , smart, and pleasant. I got what I wanted to learn about out of this lesson. Gauge & Learning how to read a
pattern."
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Geraldine
"Very nice and explains everything very patient. Also very smart"

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