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Maureen G.

2 Reviews
Hingham, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1987
  • 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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Nicole S.

3 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Trivia D.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded The ugly sweater reward from Radi Thomas
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Trivia D.

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I've graduated from AIU University for Fashion Design and Marketing. I Design most of my on clothes when I can't find what I'm looking for in stores. I love sharing my creations with others. Ive taught students at my home one on one. I've taught at Joan's fabrics for a year. I've had classes as large as 15 students at one time. They where all beginers. I have had a very good Success rate.

About Trivia

Hello future students! I'm a designer with a BA degree in Fashion. I've taught students at Joan's Fabric. I’ve also taught students in my home. I love Designing my own look! And i know you would too! Im looking foward to having you as my student. Thanks!

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Ramona
Ok I literally just ended my lesson with Trivia and I wanted to make sure I wrote this review before I forgot. She is AMAZING. Her personality is so fun to start. No question is stupid and she REALLY knows her stuff. I had a project in mind that I've been wanting to work on for cosplay but I just had no idea how to approach the concept. I had messaged Trivia in advance to see if that was something she could help me with since this wasn't exactly a typical sewing lesson. She responded incredibly quick and said it was something we could do. She was able to fit me into a short notice class and broke everything down for me making what I thought would be an overwhelming project seem so much more simple now. I can't wait to start and I will definitely be in touch with her again the further I progress.
And just one other cool tidbit. I am in California and she is in Texas which I thought just added a little something more special to the lesson.
Thank you Trivia! Can't wait to talk again soon.
Toni
Really takes her time to explain ever detail from beginning to end highly recommend her for anyone
Simone
Thanks again for providing such clear & concise instructions. I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson & am feeling more confident about sewing.

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Daniel M.

101 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
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Daniel M.

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I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru and USA. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame. My Rating is 1500+.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothi

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Greg W.
Helped me a lot with pronunciation. At times he is hard to understand because of his accent, but I'm sure I am hard for him to understand as well. Still, I learned a lot and want to continue.
Shenan H.
Daniel was extremely patient and methodical with his teaching and explanations. Not only did I learn a lot during his class, but I felt motivated to continue studying. He definitely went above and beyond to make sure I have the resources and support I need even outside of my sessions. Thanks Daniel!
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Amy N.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie-Mellon University
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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 knit. If you never have knitted before, I will get you knitting. If you want to learn, but believe you can’t learn because someone told you can’t learn to knit, I will prove that you can knit. If you have knitted 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 knitting, but don’t know how to get beyond the simple knitted squares and rectangles, I can get you to the next level. If you know knitting basics, but gave up because you make a lot of mistakes, I will show you how to fix mistakes, so that mistakes don’t become traumatic. If you know the basics, but want to learn a different technique such as color work, cables, lace, 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 platform only. Please get familiar with ...

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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Joshua S.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
  • Teaching since 1999
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Joshua S.

44 Reviews
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I teach and play poker extensively. Winning at poker is a lot more than luck. It is about the skill of reading people, understanding incentives, math, and storytelling. When this all makes sense, you can win regularly in poker. I'll teach you how to win, and win consistently.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication a

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Sohum
A wonderful teacher who genuinely listens,

He understands public speaking to the point where it’s art for him. His techniques are original and are crafted for the current world. He’s an internationally recognized, high-end speaking coach.
Yolanda R.
Very energetic and knows his craft.
Giammarco
Very insightful and fun learning!

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"The absolute best knitting teacher I have ever had! I’ve learned how to knit socks, sweaters, mittens and, she has taken me way past my knitting level of just knitting rectangles. Kathy’s enthusiasm, her knitting skills and ideas are extremely inspiring. I highly recommend Kathy as a knitting instructor."
Laurie
Took Knitting lessons from Kathy N.
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"Andrew is very skillful has heart of a teacher!"
Manit
Took Chess lessons from Andrew H.
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"Amazing, highly recommended Ethan,he was focused , Concerned, patients , listened to every world that I said and he cames out with an excellent example and result and solution. Can't wait to get more lesson with him and see my self in the right track with a great coach player like him.
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Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Connects well to kids"
Mendel
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Atousa has worked with my young son for some time now. I have seen a vast improvement in his chess skills. Equally as important, he has developed a strong ambition to learn and improve. It warms my heart to hear him ask if I want to play a game of chess instead of him asking if he can play video games. Cannot recommend Atousa enough. She is wonderful."
Eric
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Andrew, simply put, is an excellent chess teacher. He's patient, courteous, humorous, unjudgmental, very professional in his preparation and extremely knowledgeable about the game. I would without hesitation recommend Andrew to my family, friends and anyone looking for a quality chess instructor."
Ron
Took Chess lessons from Andrew H.
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"Karl was just great. Soft spoken yet very clear about the culture and mechanics of the game.
I have a much better understanding of both."
Patsy
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Very personable. Patient.. and knowledgeable"
Makeny
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Mr. Siddharth is teaching our 5 year old. It has been just two classes and I see my son being excited for the class. Mr. Siddharth is very patient and takes time to go over concepts and tests them out with our son and never rushes him even if it goes beyond time.
Even before the classes started he called us to get an idea on our son's competency level which was very appreciated. We look forward to continue the training with him!"
Trisha Srivastava
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"She was fabulous! Very accommodating, didn't rush, taught little tricks of the know and was GREAT with my mature 6 year old daughter. Patient and sought to involve her as much as possible"
Teresa
Took Sewing lessons from Linda S.
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