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John S.

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

Maureen G.

2 Reviews
Hingham, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1987
  • 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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Nicole S.

3 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
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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 ❤️

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Huyen G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Vietnamese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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Moises J.
I cannot rate Mrs. Huyenny highly enough! - she has made learning 'VIETNAMESE" fun! It is a totally different experience from learning Vietnamese on some Purchased downloaded program - Huyen uses a variety of different tools and methods in her tutoring, ones that help memorise verbs, grammar and vocabulary, and have given me some really useful hints and tips, so that learning "VIETNAMESE" is easy and fun.I now feel more confident in speaking to natives. Highly recommended.
KY
She is a good instructor, and a kind person!

Jean E.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 to 75
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Jean E.

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Hello!
When you see items do you say " I can make that!" ? Well let me show you how!
I have over 40 years of experience in dressmaking and alterations. I can teach you how to make items from scratch or modernize thrift store finds. I can teach beginners as well as advanced skilled students. I also have experience with students from the age of 8 to almost 50. Let's get together and make your dreams reality.

About Jean

Hello! I have been sewing for over 40 years. I have had my own sewing business for over 20 years. The most rewarding position I have held was in the costume shop for the theater of our local college. I have also worked in a bridal shop. I love creating/altering garments for hard to fit customers. I

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Bonnie N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks Chinese, english
  • Certified Knitting Instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council)
  • Teaching since 2015
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Bonnie N.

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I am a certified knitting instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council ). I have over 35 years of knitting experience. I like to work with all kinds of yarn cheap or expensive, from lace to chunky yarn.
Teaching and designing are my true passion.
No worry about how far you can go, let's just pick yarn and needles work on 1st stitch, open up the joy of handmade.

About Bonnie

I am a certified knitting instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council ). I have over 35 years of knitting experience. I have worked with many types of yarn, from lace to chunky weight yarn. I am a published designer and have had my designs have published in Interweave magazine. Designing and te

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Mary
Bonnie was terrific. She is patient, knowledgeable, effective, efficient and creative. She is an excellent problem solver and can figure out any level of pattern complexity.
Debbie
Bonnie is an outstanding instructor with over 35 years of experience of knitting. She is certified and has the expertise to be able to teach from beginner to experienced students. I totally recommend her!

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"I had a great session with Kyle. He helped me better understand decision making in the opening of the game, and talked me through different ways on how to focus on other aspects of the game. Meeting up with him was easy. I enjoyed my lesson, and he seems like an overall cool dude."
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Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Simona is so patient! I don't feel pushed or rushed. Also she is,very pleasant and knowledgeable. I always,look ford ti my next lesson."
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Took Sewing lessons from Simona B.
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Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Started slowly - but got into the strategy pretty clearly. Made the overall idea clear. Good added info for work toward next lesson."
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Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Steller chess teacher!
Sam, is just such a great instructor. He's highly educated and professional and brings a wealth of knowledge to each chess lessons. He really went out of his way to connect with my 10 year old son-He's fantastic with children. Sam, convinced my son to play in tournaments and in the past 6 months, his rating has gone up by 700 USCF points! I could not be happier- Thank you Sam!"
Alejandro
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"I just had my first lesson and I'm SO happy that I found Dawn. She's GREAT!!!
To be honest, I was a little afraid to book lessons online with all the scammers out there. But she is wonderful and I know I'm going to want more lessons with her. I could finally make the sewing project I want to make knowing that I have her there for assistance. Thank you SO much Dawn!! I'm looking forward to our next class."
Angela
Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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"Avalon is really knowledgeable and personable, and taught my daughter so much in an hour!"
Samantha
Took Sewing lessons from Avalon F.
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"Mya Mya was very patient with me during our lesson. She explained every step in detail and order when teaching. What a wonderful experience, I will be returning!"
Schlandria Y Edwards
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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