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John S.

Somerville, MA
Starting at $84
  • 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

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Amy N.

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Millbury, MA
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 crochet. If you never have crocheted before, I will get you crocheting. If you want to learn, but believe you can’t learn because someone told you can’t learn to crochet, I will prove that you can crochet. If you have crocheted 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 crocheting, but don’t know how to get beyond the granny square, I can get you to the next level. If you know crocheting basics, but gave up because you make a lot of mistakes, I will show you tricks to avoid them and show you how to read your work so that mistakes are found sooner rather than later. If you know the basics, but want to learn a different technique such as color work, post stitches, or more, I can teach you. Do you have trouble reading patterns or charts, I can take the mystery out of them.

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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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Diane
Amy is a highly skilled,experienced knitter, as well as being an effective instructor for beginners. Students work at their own pace, with one-on-one support from Amy. Additionally, Amy provides support to students outside of class time via email and text.
Frederica
I can't say enough good things about Amy. She has been so dedicated to teaching our senior population. They have learned to knit and feel good about what they make. She is low key and relaxed but also very reliable and professional. The participants look forward to her class every week.
Pooja
Amy is a wonderful teacher. She’s very kind and encouraging. She was very patient helping us fix mistakes we made and more importantly taught us how to identify what had gone wrong and how to fix it ourselves. She was always happy to offer advice on projects we wanted to do as well.

Satoi A.

Brookline, MA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 8 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Satoi A.

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I’ll teach you the background of Mizuhiki culture and how to make various forms of Mizuhiki works then to apply to accessories.

All ages are welcome, and no need to prepare materials (authentic Mizuhiki imported from Japan and accessory parts are all included in the lesson fee). If you have pliers and scissors which you are familiar with, please feel free to use them.

FIY; Please check out my works;

https://www.instagram.com/wa_decorativecollection_tokyo/

I’m working as an instructor of Adult Education Center in Brookline casually, as well as open private lessons at home. I will be flexible to visit you for lessons if you would prefer (the $10 transport fee will be charged).

Thank you very much.

About Satoi

Thanks for finding me❤︎ My name is Satoi, a Japanese national who moved to the US in July 2018. I’m an instructor of handmade “Mizuhiki” accessories - “Mizuhiki” is Japanese traditional paper cords which have been originally used for decoration of greetings and presents since 7th century. Re

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Huyen G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Vietnamese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Bachelor degree from Vietnam National University, Hanoi
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Huyen G.

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I learned crocheting since I was a little girl. I can make hats, gloves, scarves, decoration stuffs... I love to share my hobbies with all my students!

About Huyen

I was born in Vietnam and just came to America 2 years ago. Teaching is my passion, both Vietnamese and Crocheting . My students said that I am very patient, enthusiastic and responsible! And the improvement of students is my happiness!

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Hans N.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Elementary Education with Middle School Math Emphasis from Washburn University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Hans N.

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Complete your project and learn skills along the way! I have spent my life around construction and the last few years focusing on fine wood work, such as trim, cabinetry, and furniture. While I certainly don't know everything, I can help walk you through many fundamental processes.
- Safely use and wisely choose the correct power tools for your wood projects
- Techniques for building cabinets and drawers
- How to install trim and wood work
- Finishing your wood product

About Hans

Hello there! My name is Hans and I am the quintessential do-it- yourselfer. I’ve loved woodworking for about 20 years now and have finished my first tiny house on wheels (see photos below). It's a beauty if I do say so myself. Before I devoted full time to the design and completion of the tiny h

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very informative as always
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Zachary G.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks english
  • Awarded 3rd place at the MGM Springfield 50k from MGM Springfield
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Zachary G.

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Experienced poker player of 6 years with over 50k in live earnings. Specializing in 1/2 and 2/5 cash game strategy as well as low-mid stakes tournament strategy. Lessons are designed and created around the student's goals, bankroll, and base knowledge of the game as a starting point. I will help you to understand the math behind decisions, average player tendencies at these stakes, and how to manage your money to be a long term winner at No Limit Texas Holdem'

About Zachary

I am a semi-professional poker player with 6 years of experience in low-mid stakes cash games and tournaments. After having multiple 4 and 5 figure scores on the felt, I feel I am qualified to help you on your poker journey to do the same. I am an avid student of the game and believe that studying

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Robert F Gardner
I can already tell that Zach is definitely going to help me with my poker game! He was prepared and was very professional. Answered all of my question and also told me of future plans for future session. I am so happy I finally took the plunge to get some one on one poker training!
Paul
I went from losing 1/2 no limit player to winning 2/5 player in just 15 sessions with Zach. He really knows how to simplify the difficult spots
George
Zach was really knowledgeable and an easy guy to learn from. I just shipped my first tournament win over 5k and I have him to thank for it

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"Lily is a very patient teacher. I think i have selected one of the best sewing teachers to direct through this journey. I am very satisfied with my fist lesson,"
- Minereze
Took Sewing lessons from Lily S.
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"Felicia is an great teacher. Her training room has everything you need and more. When I first started class, she greeted me with a smile that made me feel comfortable. Her knowledge and experience of sewing is remarkable. Great teacher and great class, if you dont take her class, you are missing out on a true talent."
- larnell
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Cheryl is an excellent teacher!"
- Susan
Took Crocheting lessons from Cheryl V.
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"Melissa was great! Patient, informative and I love my first project!"
- Joanie Galestro
Took Sewing lessons from Melissa Q.
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"Sonya was very helpful with getting started. I honestly didn't have a super solid plan of what to ask and only had a simple goal in mind, but she was able to work with that no problem. I'm very glad that I chose her as a teacher."
- Jonathan
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Ernikka is an excellent chess instructor for beginning to intermittent students! Her passion for chess evident and she makes the lessons fun. Very pleasant and personable young lady. Highly recommend."
- Shawn
Took Chess lessons from Ernikka J.
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"Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!"
- Daniel S.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Dude really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond to try to help you identify your weaknesses and then improve on them. I've already gone up a few dozen rating points and I've only just started with him."
- Cole Borsch
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"I highly recommend this instructor. She was very pleasant every time she came over & she helped my 13 yr old enormously. My daughter already had some sewing skills & Melissa helped her with new ideas & ways to make pants & skirts."
- Cristine
Took Sewing lessons from Melissa Q.
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"Great first sewing lesson for my daughter!"
- Sarah
Took Sewing lessons from Linda S.
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