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John S.

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

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
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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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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Nicole S.

3 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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 ❤️

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Jean E.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 10 to 75
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Jean E.

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Hello!
When you see items do you say " I can make that!" ? Well let me show you how!
I have over 40 years of experience in dressmaking and alterations. I can teach you how to make items from scratch or modernize thrift store finds. I can teach beginners as well as advanced skilled students. I also have experience with students from the age of 8 to almost 50. Let's get together and make your dreams reality.

About Jean

Hello! I have been sewing for over 40 years. I have had my own sewing business for over 20 years. The most rewarding position I have held was in the costume shop for the theater of our local college. I have also worked in a bridal shop. I love creating/altering garments for hard to fit customers. I

Nikia L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Nikia L.

5 Reviews
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I can give you clear content about your horoscope and your motives for the next step. Sometimes we need to ask ourselves the direction that we need to go and how to achieve these goals. Let me be your guide on this journey we call life.

About Nikia

I have a bachelor's in Biology from the City University. My talents excel from the performing arts to knitting. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Even small questions can make a change in your grade. Sometimes we need to ask our selves where our direction is in life and there

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Yvonne L.
Nikia is very patient and helpful! I enjoy my class with her every time :)
Cathal B.
Awesome lesson. Very helpful and smart lady thanks
Jhoniliegh P.
Good first lesson

Howard B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • English from Brooklyn College
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Advanced
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Howard B.

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Have been active in chess for over 50 years and have taught senior citizens, young children. Study and play daily and coordinate my lessons with with interactive media, testing and deep dive in the basics. Rated at or around 1750-1800 and enjoy 3-5 minute blitz games.

About Howard

Have 40 years of chess playing with tournament and blitz activity. Average rating 1700--1800 and able to provide fundamental theory and tactics for beginners and intermediate players. Great fun and work with video, print and graphics to assist in teaching.

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"Both my kids enjoyed their chess class with teacher Thomas! They were engaged throughout and came out super pumped and looking forward to their next lesson!"
Meg & Mal
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Very knowledgeable about chess and very patient. Very happy with my lessons so far, instant improvement after the first lesson."
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Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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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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"Best experience ever."
Dana
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"This is my 2nd review now for Atousa - which alone says all good about her. I've had 5 lessons with her, and Atousa is AMAZING! She has just about the PERFECT COMBINATION of Method and Expertise. Patience - yep, she has that. Encouraging - yep, check that box too. She is not a time stickler; she will go up and beyond to help you learn your stuff! The ONLY challenge I ever have is with the technology with SKYPE - and that is decidedly NOT on Atousa. If there is a quality on desires, seeks in Tutor/Teacher - I dare say Atousa possesses it and manifests it in ABUNDANCE! I can't Recommend Atousa enough. If you want to get good at Chess - Atousa is a BRILLIANT mind and EXCEPTIONAL teacher! You won't be sorry! :) :) :)"
Jason
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"My son is enjoying the class so far."
Rohit
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I loved how she was soo detailed with it. And it wasn’t rushed she took her time to explain everything. If I was ever lost she would guide and I appreciate it."
Hawa
Took Sewing lessons from Lorena G.
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"Love having Ms. Lily give me lessons in my own home. My understanding of the lessons taught is very valuable."
juice
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"I really enjoyed very helpful and knowledgeable!"
Shahida
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Love her. Great lady and very patient."
Holly
Took Sewing lessons from Simona B.
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