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Melissa R.

Holyoke, MA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Melissa R.

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I want you to enjoy crocheting! Let's smile, make jokes, and learn a new hobby together! After your initial lesson you will have a grasp on basic stitches. From there, I will help you develop your crochet skills so you can venture out and begin creating for yourself or for gifts! Nothing beats a hand-made gift!

After each lesson, I will give you a small assignment to work on that will help you develop. I will let you lead the pace. Crocheting is fun and should never be stressful!

About Melissa

I have been crocheting since I was 12 years old. Throughout the years I crocheted blankets, granny squares, Character hats, beanies, scarves, amigurumi, baby clothes, and so much more. Crocheting has been an outlet where I de-stress and unleash my creativity! I always have a can-do mind! If I can i

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Daniel M.

101 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
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Daniel M.

101 Reviews
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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!
Krista
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Jessica U.

1 Review
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Starting at $15
  • Bachelor's Degree - English - Creative Writing from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded College of Liberal Arts Exceptional Student Achievement Award from California State University Long Beach
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Jessica U.

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Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! I've been teaching chess for over a year now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are educational. Whether this is your first time seeing a chess board in your whole life or if you've always admired the game from afar, I can help you develop your understanding of all aspects of the game.

About Jessica

Hi, I'm Jessica! I've been an avid writer since I was nine years old. After an elementary school project to write our own book, I fell in love with storytelling. That love has pushed me to write countless short stories, poems, and a few novels, as well as to perfect my craft through the attainment

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Jeanmarie J.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Music from Stony Brook University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jeanmarie J.

3 Reviews
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Previously a professional online poker player, I bring the tools needed to succeed at online tournament play, including sit n gos, as well as large tournaments. We will cover ICM theory, poker psychology, bankroll management, and more, in addition to basic game play and concepts.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested

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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.
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Randy S.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelors in Fine Arts, sequence Acting from Illinois State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Randy S.

24 Reviews
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I have played a lot of on-line Texas Hold-Em. My biggest take was a 12k win. I understand the game from the basics to the more advanced techniques. I have worked for on-line sites, played many live tournaments, table play etc...
THIS IS TEXAS HOLD 'EM ONLY.
This class is directed more at the beginner and the "intermediate" player who feels stuck, unable to move to the upper echelon. This class is a stout review of the solid basics required to win more than you lose. That is, to come out ahead in the long run, instead of walking away at the wrong time, or simply playing bad hands or getting pulled into expensive pots on a draw. If you understand any of this description, this class is for you. If not, I would look elsewhere. This is not a class for advanced players. I am an advanced player and such a pairing would be an attempt at lateral instruction and that dynamic rarely works in my experience.

About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, w

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Kariem
First off. Just want to say that we had to cancel our first session. However, I really like this guy because he had kept it real and set it straight on the reason why the session was cancel. He was very sick that day and he didn't want to be involved with the session not being at 100%. Respect! I wouldn't have wanted him not being at his best either. Takes alot of guts for a person to confess that. I really appreciated the honesty because that explains how passionate Randy is about the craft.
Second of all, when we did our first session, I had to deal with a rough technical patch of trying g to join in for the session. He had no problem helping me with this technical glitch rather than allowing TakeLessons (who I was unable to reach because of matainace issues), to handle it. He helped 5he TakeLessons team. A plus Randy! Though I had to finally use another device to finally join the session, Randy was still willing to have patience and help me with the tech problem.
Lastly, Randy brought a warm feeling to the session and yet sincere. He made me feel welcomed, which opened me up more during this session. This helped because I am uncomfortable with improv but want to get better. He understood this and gave a real honest approach. Also, he informed me that we were going to get a gist of my performance level and work from there. Furthermore, we were going to ease our way into improvement. This gave me alot more balance than other improv classes. He is even willing to give me a little homework that I can practice in prep for next week.
Randy is very encouraging and I enjoyed our first session. I'm exited for next week!
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Lawrence B.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lawrence B.

25 Reviews
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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile. I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards. My primary focus is with students who play in t

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Dominique K.
Great instructor! Very knowledgeable and patient. He expands on any question you might have so you walk away from the lesson with a true understanding of the exercises.
Andre K.
Great Instructor, very knowledgeable, very positive experience as my chess teacher, extremely patient.
Ta-Riesha
Lawerence is highly knowledgeable in all things chess! He was very patient with me, and explained things very thoroughly. I highly recommend! Will definitely be taking more lessons with him in the future.

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"Athan provided first rate poker instruction for our family members ranging in age from 11-50. He started us on the basics and after a few lessons it became one of our favorite family games. We would play on our own and then review our games with him. He answered all of our questions and gave excellent advice on play. I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn this dynamic game."
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"My 7 year old and I learned so much from Ms. Sonya. She was very knowledgeable, kind and patient. We can’t wait for our next class"
Anila
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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Took Sewing lessons from Betty E.
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"My lessons were based on altering a tunic top for a custom fit. Jessica, is a pro! I learned so much from her instruction that I will continue to take classes for other sewing projects."
Sandi
Took Sewing lessons from Jessica B.
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"Enjoyed it and learned a lot—thanks, Athan!"
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Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Lorena is amazing! Exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend."
caryn
Took Sewing lessons from Lorena G.
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"Vena knows sewing inside and out. She's very friendly and knows how to make you feel comfortable even if you feel your questions are just beginner questions. I highly recommend taking lessons from her and look forward to our next session!"
Shannon
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Erin is practical and friendly"
Erin
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Melisa is a great instructor!! She’s been knitting for years and loves sharing her passion for creativity with others. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran knitter, she is able to help you from the most basic skills to learning intricate patterns. I highly recommend booking an individual or group lesson with her!"
Thea
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Karl was explained things in a way I completely understood. He patiently and thoroughly addressed all my questions; and, didn't mind my interruptions or requests to repeat himself."
Denise
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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