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John S.

Somerville, MA
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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John S.

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I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in education from Harvard University. In addition, I have trained as a long distance runner. I was on my high school and college track and cross country team. I continue to run today and train for half-marathons and marathons.

I have taught chess with the US Chess Center in Washington, DC. I have created several after school and in school chess programs in DC, Ohio and Boston. I was a program officer for a small nonprofit that taught chess in hospitals, libraries and schools throughout the Massachusetts area. I have taught chess to both children and adults with a wide range of abilities. I was the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chess Association for 5 years.

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I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in e

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Nicole S.

3 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Nicole S.

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Go at your own pace and have fun are my knitting mottos! I teach continental style knitting and have been teaching beginners to knit for over 5 years. Together we'll experience the excitement that comes when you cast on something new, learn a new stich, or finish a favorite project.

I'm can start with the basics (cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch) or jump straight into helping on a project you have planned (or started and got stuck on? don't worry - it happens to all of us!). There is no limit to the kind or number of projects we can do. I have plenty of project ideas and am always happy to help with your ideas, too.

About Nicole

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 11 years old, and after taking a few years off I picked up the hobby again in my 20s. Now in my 30s I am an avid knitter - there are always several projects on my needles (I need one I can travel with, one I can do while watching TV, and usually one I'm m

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Mari
Fantastic! Very knowledgeable
Kischa
I had a great experience.. Nicole was very patient with me, even through the technical difficulties.
Oliver O.
Nicole is kind and patient, willing to keep working until you understand ❤️

Maureen G.

2 Reviews
Hingham, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Maureen G.

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I began knitting when I was twelve years old; I sat beside my neighbor, Mrs. Turner, and listened to her stories while I watched her wooden straight needles move expertly along, clacking-clacking in counterpoint to the crackling of the wood in the corner stove. Mrs. Turner had a laid back approach to teaching knitting. The point of knitting wasn't simply to produce a useful item: it was to enjoy the process. If you made a mistake, just unmake it and try again. The worst that could happen was you would end up with two sticks and some string.

When you're twelve, life is filled with drama. Knitting was not. It has always been a meditative, nurturing retreat. There have been times in my life when I've knitted more, times when I've knitted less. But the lessons I learned from knitting have served me well over the years: patience, perseverance, and keeping it all in perspective.

I'd love to share this craft with someone else. Come, learn to knit and see what else you might learn ...

About Maureen

I have been knitting for more than 35 years, and was taught by a neighbor when I was 12 years old. I found it fascinating and rewarding to transform something disorganized (a ball of yarn) into something purposeful and beautiful. As I grew up, and my world expanded, I found the world of fiber was

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Elizabeth Shestakova
Excellent teacher with a lot of experience and knowlege of knitting. Demonstrates and explains concepts in a way that makes it easy to understand.
Liz
Awesome knitting teacher, who has a lot of experience and explains things so that they are easy to understand.

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Richard G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Rowan University
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
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Richard G.

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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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Doug B.
Very knowledgeable, I hope I can retain what he has taught me !!
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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
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Miller K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Miller K.

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Learn how to make a unique and personal game world using the Unity game engine in just a few days! In my course, students will learn the artistic side of game design, no coding required. Each lesson will cover a different aspect- Level design, Lighting, Sound, Narrative, Interactivity, and more.

About Miller

I am an artist and game developer from the Bay Area. Having encountered toy and game invention at an early age through my father, my art and design work emphasizes unique mechanics and tactile interfaces. I graduated from UCLA with a BFA in Design Media Arts in 2018, and have worked in augmented re

Tyler P.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Cellular Molecular Biology from Westmont College
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tyler P.

5 Reviews
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I was rated in the 98th percentile of scholastic chess players and wants to show YOU how to kick your friends’ butts and embarrass your family members. I teach the classic positions and patterns so all my students have strong fundamental tactical and strategic understanding. I've taught students of all levels and is excited to help develop your game and have fun!

About Tyler

I grew up learning slower than everyone else. So slow that it was obvious from a very young age that there was something the matter with me. My mom would drive four hours to go to classes for children with learning disabilities on the weekends. I started speech therapy and eventually we would learn

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Devon V.
Fantastic Instructor and very positive experience. The lessons are catered to my personal style, and are always fun and informative. Tyler really knows his stuff. In 5 lessons, I went from consistently playing ~1050 on Chess.com to ~1350 and still climbing!
David Z.
Lessons were always interesting and informative, but most importantly they were all personally catered towards my personal play style, strengths, and weaknesses . Helped move my chess gameplay to new heights.
Ronald P.
Great mentor! Knowledgeable and can help you with fundamentals in a fun way!

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"Mrs. Seinn is very patient and tailors the lessons dependent upon your skill level. I started learning from the very first class and created my very first mask. I highly recommend Mrs. Seinn for sewing lessons and I will definitely be a repeat student."
Kizzy Gray
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"Very helpful and knowledgeable of the game and tactics. I'm a beginner, but I felt like a pro by the end of the lesson. I learned so much. Highly recommended."
Candice
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"Mya Mya Seinn is a very pleasant and patient trainer. She teaches at a steady pace and allows you to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable before going to the next step. Her studio is a well lit and very nice environment."
Kim
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Lily, by far and away has exceeded mine and my wife's expectations. She was extremely patient and knowledgeable. We are in the process of opening a embroidery and screen printing store and Lily was very helpful with eliminating some of the road blocks we have faced over last month. It was only an hour but I felt that we accomplished a lot in that 60 minutes. My wife has accomplished a bunch of shirts in the one day since our lesson. With eliminating some of the road blocks she had encountered, she was able to finish a project without frustration and wasting hours. We look forward to next weeks lesson. I rarely give reviews and I am not doing this to be nice. I truly want to give LILY the Props she deserves. She immediately makes you feel very comfortable and never makes you feel dumb. We highly recommend her services."
Kevin
Took Embroidery lessons from Lily Q.
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"Dawn was giving embroidery lessons to my 10 yr old daughter over summer. Every week, over the course of 8 weeks my daughter worked on a new project or new stitch. Dawn was very patient with her and my daughter enjoyed the lessons a lot. Dawn got her so much interested that she diligently finished her homework and was always looking forward to her next class."
Tanushri
Took Embroidery lessons from Dawn Z.
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"My daughter Courtney is enjoying her sewing lessons with Ms Mya each week. I appreciate Ms. Mya"s patience with her students."
Debra Kimble
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"I re-upped more lessons with Mya! Always encouraging, friendly, patient and very knowledgeable. Anyone will only want to continue whatever craft she is teaching! Looking forward to learning more from Mya! :-)"
Joan
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Vena is a phenomenal teacher. She really ensures that you understand the concepts fully when teaching and doesn't rush through anything to fit it within a certain time frame. In our first day, she helped me learn the semantics of patternmaking and sewing and apply it visually to a dress form! For any beginner or someone who needs to solidify their foundation, Vena is a great instructor!"
Urvi
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Kyle is an amazing instructor! In one session he went over six or seven studies and allowed me to try and work out complicated winning ideas in different positions, and then showed me the correct ones and more importantly, the ideas that a chess player should take away from them. I can genuinely say that even in that one session, I feel like Kyle helped me substantially improve as a chess player."
Zach
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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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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