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John S.

Somerville, MA
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
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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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Andrew H.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • BA Finance from Bentley College
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Andrew H.

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I am a passionate chess coach available for instruction of all levels. I have been teaching for over 10 years in many schools and training private students. I have helped establish top chess teams recently including NEST+M, PS33, and Success Academy.

Several of my students achieved highest performance awards - top 100 in the country, two of which are now rated as high as 2300. I have taught an advanced class with chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. I make learning and playing chess enjoyable and fun. I have achieved a Candidate Master title with FIDE and USCF ratings of approximately 2100.

I have a business degree in finance from Bentley University and have worked several years on Wall Street. I enjoy all aspects of risk management and how it combines elements along with chess. I love working with children and have a strong track record of making many strong relationships. You will not find a more dedicated coach. My average student gains 200-800 points in strength quickly! ...

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I am a cool, energetic, and savvy instructor with a lot of experience. I've taught thousands of students over the years in schools and individually with a strong track record for gaining positive results. I have even taught a class at a chess camp with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. I am extre

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My husband enjoyed learning new tactics from Andrew. Great teacher!
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Erin R.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Theater Arts from Point Park University
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Erin R.

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Are you ready to start creating beautiful, funky, or elegant crochet pieces? Now is a great time to start! I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist and teacher since 2009, teaching beginner through advanced students how to crochet items beautiful scarves, warm, colorful winter hats, and funky bracelets and headbands. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

About Erin

I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist since 2004. I am a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting and crochet instructor and have been teaching professionally since 2010. This includes locations such as Michaels Arts and Crafts, Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School and Bruckner

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Sharan Z.
Erin was really good. Slow, easy, and encouraging which is just what someone who is just starting out needs!
rhonda
Erin helped me build confidence as I ventured into continuing learning knitting; I have run into frustrations trying and stopping but she was able to help me understand my patterns and turn out a beautiful baby coat and booties; patience and great attitude.
Pat C.
Erin took the time to make sure I didn't have any more concerns.

Sarah L.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
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I have been a professional costume designer since 2003 and have sewn everything from everyday apparel to sci-fi outfits to full-body monster costumes. I can teach you basic skills in a step-by-step curriculum fashion or I can help you create a specific project that you have in mind. Do you want something special for an event or do you want to make something out of some fun fabric you found? I am very flexible and enjoy being creative, so bring me your challenge and I will help you give it life!

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*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

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"Dawn is very patient with us in our classes and gives very clear instructions to make us become better at it. She also comes up with new fun ideas for us to do for a sewing project. With her help, you can practically make anything"
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Took Embroidery lessons from Dawn Z.
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Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Good instructor . My son was very happy with the first chess lesson and excited for his next class . Thank you!"
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Great instructor! Sam's a fantastic and fun teacher and our kids love working with him. He's really good at what he does and he's a master player as well!"
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Rhiannon is knowledgeable, patient and inspiring. She explains complicated stitches well and I was able to easily learn from her. Her style is relaxed and encouraging. I would happily take another class with her again."
Danielle
Took Embroidery lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"JP is patient and knowledgeable. We did family lessons and he was able to teach each of us based on our level of understanding so that we all got something out of it. We will use him again!"
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"amy is extremely patient and easy to understand. She is starting me on an easy project and looking forward to our next session"
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Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
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