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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
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
  • Teaching since 2011
  • 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 ❤️

John S.

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

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Siddharth G.

78 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
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Siddharth G.

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I have been teaching chess for six years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As they progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth

Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last six years. I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tourn

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Lee
In 30 minutes I learned to rook and stalemate on top of everything in the free intro lesson I had earlier.
Bhawna
He uses example games and turns them into puzzles, making it very useful to see how certain chess tactics have been applied in real life games, The puzzles then allow the student to apply those tactics. Very useful!
Bhawna
Goes at the student’s pace, and allows them to take their time... Is very patient with them, and is willing to explore their own strategies, so that the student can see their own mistakes. This makes for a more constructive lesson, with the student being able to improve their skills in a tailored like lesson. Siddharth also attempts to understand how the student is thinking, to see it from their perspective.
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Athan S.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Athan S.

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Yale MBA and Cornell BA and former professional poker player. I paid my way through undergrad and grad school playing and teaching poker (both online and live).

About Athan

- Yale MBA and Cornell BA - Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world - Former professional poker player - Former Cornell Varsity tennis player - Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!

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Michelle Adam Pinkert
We gave a poker lesson with Athan to our son for his 19th birthday. It was the best! Athan was extremely responsive and well prepared asking us in advance what our son wanted to work on. He made it fun while learning many skills. Highly recommend Athan!
Diego R.
Athan is very knowledgeable in the game of Poker. He has taught me the concepts needed to take my game to the next level. He has guided me in the right direction and I'm looking forward to more lessons with him.
Brandon
Very helpful and clear info
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Amy D.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. in French and Minor in Marketing from University of San Francisco
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Amy D.

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I have been studying Astrology since 1991 and own my own company. I am very active in the astrology community and bring new research into my teaching as I am able. I do my best to help discover your learning style so you can get the best results from our time together. I have a sense of humor and try to bring lightness to our meetings while also continuing to challenge you so you grow and learn at your own rate. I look forward to meeting you to see if we are a good fit. I wish you peace and love.

About Amy

FRENCH -- I received my degree in French and started tutoring about 4-5 years after that in the late 1990s. I love tutoring and teaching. I love getting to know people and most importantly helping them fulfill their goals. I tutored for over 7 years and have worked at Dartmoor School and Sammami

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Dorothy
Loved my first lesson!

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"Sam is very engaging and lively. My son is naturally quiet but Sam asked questions to draw him out. We're looking forward to more lessons."
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Athan was great. Can’t wait for next lesson"
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Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Siddharth taught my son some very useful principles strategies. We will be arranging for more lessons from him for sure."
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