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Nicole S.

3 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • 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 Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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.

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 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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Jasmine L.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Masters of Public Policy from UCLA
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Jasmine L.

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Sessions include instruction, practicing, and honing skills as needed. I have years of tutoring experience and adapt my tutoring style to the student's learning style.

About Jasmine

I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.

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isabella P.
She is very patience with my daughter! Great!
Chloe
She said she couldn’t help me unless we were on zoom. No one told me this and I don’t know how to do zoom. So then she told me to connect to her on the computer and not my phone so I tried that. That didn’t work. So she looked at my screen and told me it was blurry. Then after all that we lost connection and she was unwilling to reschedule so I could actually get what I paid for which was help!!! All my other teachers on here have been good, but I can’t recommend jasmine as it was a complete waste of my money.
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Ken M.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $51
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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Ken M.

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I have been playing bridge for over 40 years and teaching for the last ten years. I currently direct 2 duplicate games at the Charlottesville, Va. Senior Center.

About Ken

I have been playing bridge for over 40 years and the last 10 as a duplicate bridge player. I currently direct two duplicate games at the Charlottesville, Va Senior Center. I also teach duplicate bridge skills and strategy.

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Marla W.
Ken has a wealth of knowledge. He offers handouts to review and presents lessons with slides to instruct using actual bridge hands. He provides not only the rules for the game but also the mental steps one undertakes in applying them.
Douglas H.
Ken is great. The first lesson was clear, organized and interesting. Seven of us took part in the zoom lesson and everyone loved it
Monty S.
Good teacher. Can understand all he says. Monty
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Florin F.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Romanian, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Florin F.

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Experienced International Master ready to help teach how to advance to the next level.

About Florin

I am an International Master and 2015 co-champion of the State of Illinois. I have been coaching full time since 2011 and helping players increase their rating and get more wins! If you have any questions at all send me a message and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Also if

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Thomas
First lesson and already I have so much helpful direction from Florin. His coaching is exactly what I’ve been looking for. He’s also personable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Looking forward to continuing my lessons with him.
David J.
Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)
Alex
We had great conversation in general and insights in chess. Florin is very engaging and great individual. Overjoyed to have met him. Alex

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"Loudel is a patient teacher who explains each step. Our 8 year old daughter had a little trouble with technique but understood the steps and instructions. She is excited to try crochet again when she is a little older!"
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Took Crocheting lessons from Loudel W.
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"After trying a few chess instructions and search ring everywhere , we were lucky to find Sam.
Sam is a great instructor and really knows his stuff. Outstanding instructions and material contents."
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Ms. Renee is very calm and patient with me. I can’t wait to continue more lessons with her"
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Took Sewing lessons from Renee D.
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"Had my first lesson today. Lucy made it a lot of fun. We tackled some of things that I’ve been struggling with. She’s very patient and an overall a great teacher."
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Took Crocheting lessons from Lucy R.
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"Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!"
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My 7yr old has been going to Siddharth sir since 1yr now. Under Siddharth's sir guidance my son has really excelled in chess, he also took part in a chess competition and won through all the rounds in his age group and got his 1st trophy. Siddharth sir has helped him through learning the game further and building his strategies, he is really patient with him and prepared him well for the next stage."
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Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great instructor. Really knows his stuff and comes prepared to help you develop your skills in the most effective way possible. I had a great experience and learned a ton in just a one hour lesson."
Connor
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"She was very patient and informative on how to use a machine for a beginner!"
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Took Sewing lessons from Lisa C.
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