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John S.

Somerville, MA
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  • 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.

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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 e

Joseph B.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph B.

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Sharing the words and wisdom of Irving Crane...

I have played billiards and devised inventions as well as new games over the many years. My mentor in the game and the art of pocket billiards was Irving Crane. Teaching the finer principles of the game and the psychology of performance at the billiard table is a legacy I would like to pass on in my life. So, here I am.

If you would like to learn how not to stress out over the last ball, how to breath properly, align your shot, aim, follow through and visualize the entirety of the shot- that is a good foundation. How to plan and treat the game as a chess board, think through many shots in advance and choose the right path as it changes... these are good building blocks. if you would like your blood pressure to go down while your opponent's goes up, its a good topper.

Most importantly, billiards is a game of the mind first and foremost. We play against ourselves before we play the opponent. Knowing your own process of ...

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~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Jull

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Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Ron
Joseph shared his composition at the bedside of a dying man. Everyone listened and stopped crying for a moment. We were transported from the terrible tragedy into his world of beautiful music. His compassion and sensitivity of spirit touched us. When he teaches this gift to others, the world becomes a better place.

Christelle H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Christelle H.

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Knitting is a wonderful skill! From the practical -- such as scarves, sweaters, or socks -- to the artistic, learning to knit gives you a hobby that reduces stress, gives the ability to make your own gifts, and even earn a little pocket money! I have been knitting for over 20 years and selling my knitted creations for about 10 years. I can get you started with knitting!

About Christelle

Want to learn to speak, read, or write English? I can help! In the past, I have taught all standard academic subjects, including English, math, science, French, art, music and more and have taught children of all ages. Starting in 2019, I decided to focus on teaching ESL. My ESL students have be

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Jane
As we took a childbirth class from Christelle, you might say we took one of the most important classes in our lives from her! We honestly believe if we had not taken her class we would not have had nearly so positive an experience in natural childbirth, so much credit is due to her. Christelle prepared thoroughly for all our lessons, included interesting activities and personal anecdotes. Most importantly, Christelle made it clear that she cared not only about our grasp of the content but also about us as people. That made all the difference.
Ryan
Christelle is very knowledgeable and personal at the same time. I like how she can draw a lot from her personal experience as well.

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Kyle B.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kyle B.

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I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess seriously for just over a year, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I have an International Master as a coach, so I am con

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Ryan D.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Awarded 6th at North American Pairs Flight B, 2018 from American Contract Bridge League
  • Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science from Maryville University
  • Teaching since 1993
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Ryan D.

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A passion for bridge with extensive knowledge of the game.

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I've been playing and teaching the game of bridge for the past 26 years. I love this game, and I love introducing it to others so they can share in the joy of bridge. I've taught people from age 8 to age 88 and everywhere in between. My goal is to make the lessons fun because this is a game, and

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Diane F.
Helpful in further understanding bidding.
Tanya R.
The training was very pleasant and I learned a lot about not ending up in the wrong hand.
Gloria
Very knowledgeable and easy, friendly manner. Look forward future lessons.

Ralph H.

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  • Awarded Award For Meritous Action from Boy Scouts of America
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Ralph H.

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I've been playing Chess since I was in elementary school and have been teaching people how to get started since middle school. I can't wait to show you how to as well!

About Ralph

Hello there! My name is Ralph and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance! I'm a mixed genre musician with over thirteen years of experience both on and off the stage. I offer seven instruments for musical instruction including the guitar, bass, vocals, and the piano. In terms of nonmusical instr

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Cheyenne
I have little to no experience with guitar, but Ralph makes it very easy to get started and I began learning technique and chords right away. He clearly has a passion for music, but also experience in teaching others to play. He's not only compassionate and understanding for the difficulties you face as a beginner, but is also ready to challenge you and keep you motivated when learning gets frustrating. You'll progress quickly with him as your teacher.

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"Cheryl is a great instructor! She is patient and moves at a speed you feel comfortable with. I would recommend her to any beginner who wants to take up crocheting!"
Hannah
Took Crocheting lessons from Cheryl V.
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"Kyle is an amazing instructor! In one session he went over six or seven studies and allowed me to try and work out complicated winning ideas in different positions, and then showed me the correct ones and more importantly, the ideas that a chess player should take away from them. I can genuinely say that even in that one session, I feel like Kyle helped me substantially improve as a chess player."
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Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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Alexandra
Took Astrology lessons from Ainslie F.
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"Whether you are a beginner or not.Lily is the best teacher. Patient and knowledgeable. I sew and I'm still learning๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜"
Theresa
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"I was a beginner chess player before Mathew started instructing me. My skill has improved significantly in the last several weeks since I started taking lessons. I have had a great experience with Mathew. He is a patient teacher and creates interesting lessons."
Anthony
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Game was very nice and not earth shattering. This may take a while in getting to the next level (2500 for gold) as I currently have 1980 at ruby life master. There is a lot to learn."
Tanya
Took Bridge lessons from Aaron C.
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"Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it."
Chandu
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Melisa is a professional knitter. She is very talented in many ways, from knowing about the yarn, the weight of the yarn, and the best yarn for the pattern. Melissa's teaching technique is easy going and easy to understand. I highly recommend Melissa as a kniiting instructor."
Cynthia
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor."
Viollette
Took Bridge lessons from Saran E.
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"Kyle is patient with my questions and then explains options in a way that is clear and so helpful!"
Mauricio
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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