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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 ❤️

John S.

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

About John

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

Maureen G.

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

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Organizational Adminstration and Communications from UW-Milwaukee
  • Teaching since 2003
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Michael J.

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Michael J. has been a chess instructor for a private chess academy since 2008. He has taught in numerous schools in the Milwaukee area working with groups as small as 4 to as large as 30.

Michael has also given private individual lessons to students wishing to advance their chess playing skills. Michael focuses his instruction on basic strategy, traditional maneuvers, thinking ahead, mathematical ties to chess and basic movement.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

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Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT
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Bonnie N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks Chinese, english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Certified Knitting Instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council)
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Bonnie N.

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I am a certified knitting instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council ). I have over 35 years of knitting experience. I like to work with all kinds of yarn cheap or expensive, from lace to chunky yarn.
Teaching and designing are my true passion.
No worry about how far you can go, let's just pick yarn and needles work on 1st stitch, open up the joy of handmade.

About Bonnie

I am a certified knitting instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council ). I have over 35 years of knitting experience. I have worked with many types of yarn, from lace to chunky weight yarn. I am a published designer and have had my designs have published in Interweave magazine. Designing and te

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Mary
Bonnie was terrific. She is patient, knowledgeable, effective, efficient and creative. She is an excellent problem solver and can figure out any level of pattern complexity.
Debbie
Bonnie is an outstanding instructor with over 35 years of experience of knitting. She is certified and has the expertise to be able to teach from beginner to experienced students. I totally recommend her!
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Amy N.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Amy N.

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I have a LOT of patience! All you need is the desire to learn to crochet. If you never have crocheted before, I will get you crocheting. If you want to learn, but believe you can’t learn because someone told you can’t learn to crochet, I will prove that you can crochet. If you have crocheted a long time ago, but forgot all of it or most of it, I will bring it back to you. If you already know the basics of crocheting, but don’t know how to get beyond the granny square, I can get you to the next level. If you know crocheting basics, but gave up because you make a lot of mistakes, I will show you tricks to avoid them and show you how to read your work so that mistakes are found sooner rather than later. If you know the basics, but want to learn a different technique such as color work, post stitches, or more, I can teach you. Do you have trouble reading patterns or charts, I can take the mystery out of them.

Because of COVID-19, I only teach online for now. I use Zoom for my teaching ...

About Amy

I am extremely patient and determined to teach anyone with a desire to knit or crochet, no matter how high or low their individual learning curve seems to be. My 25 years or so educational and professional past experience is in industrial, exhibit, graphic, stage and jewelry design. My passion for

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Scarlet
I have to update my review now that I've had a bunch of lessons with Amy. People who can do something well and also teach well are rare and Amy is one of those. Before I started with her, I had been doing crochet using YouTube and had taken a couple of local classes. I was pulling things out and starting over frequently because i'd realize i didn't understand/had totally missed something, which was getting frustrating. Even in the live classes the teachers were nice and skilled but they didn't take the time to make sure we understood certain fundamental facts about crochet and what we were doing, focusing more on just getting it done. Amy makes a point of expressing the basic things one needs to know about the stitches we are doing, as much as helping me get the final result.

I looked up online lessons because the quarantine had started and I had purchased a sweater pattern that I really wanted to make, and thought i should be able to accomplish. Many people on Ravelry had complained about the pattern's shortcomings -- some had given up on it, though the people that did complete it, had great results - over 95 people posted pictures of their results, though some aren't quite like the advertised picture. I really wanted to make that sweater though, so I thought it was time to get some real lessons, and found Amy. The way she talked me through the pattern and other patterns, I totally got how to look at patterns and think about them. She lets you know her thought process so you can think it through yourself. Now, when i rip something out to do something over, it's not because i don't know what i'm doing so much as i now know what i'm trying to accomplish. The sweater is almost done and btw, looks just like the picture!! I've realized that it's a great idea to tell Amy whatever i'm thinking and she will give the best advice. Oh, and from the first lesson, she got me getting straight edges easily (now, it makes so much sense but at the time it seemed like a fluke whenever i had a straight edge!)
Barbara N.
Amy is a very experienced knitter which is what I am looking for. She is patient and answers questions so I can understand. She lets me choose my projects and encourages me to tackle harder patterns. Most important to me is I can call her during the week and ask for help when I need it and don't have to wait until class.
Scarlet
Awesome 1st lesson, Amy is a fount (font?) of information, I can't wait for the next lesson!

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"Very good coach. Really patient with the kids and the kids like him and are always keen to attend the classes"
Namitha
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"Ken is great. The first lesson was clear, organized and interesting. Seven of us took part in the zoom lesson and everyone loved it"
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Took Bridge lessons from Ken M.
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"Great first experience. Ryan kept it interesting and is a committed teacher. Fantastic beginning!"
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Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Enjoyable first lesson! Very comfortable working environment and lovely teacher."
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Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"This is definitely a subject that requires patience to teach online! Sonya is well suited for this job both in patience and in knowledge, and in creativity to teach with a difficult format. You won’t be disappointed."
Tristi
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Mya was SUPER helpful. I would definitely recommend her and will be taking other lessons in the future"
Kyasia
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Erin is very patient and taught me quickly the items I did need to continue a blanket correctly. All within a short lesson. You’re amazing Erin. Thanks so much."
Rachel Medeiros
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Dipankar is an awesome teacher! He is patient, persuasive, and adept at dealing with young kids. He adapts his lessons based on progress and pushes one to do well. I have seen our son take significant strides in a very short amount of time"
Trish
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Very welcoming. Very patient. Answered all of my questions."
Mandel
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"very clear tips! It was just our first lesson today, so there's some feeling around we did for how I like to play, but I'm excited to level up my game!"
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Took Chess lessons from Andrew H.
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