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About Diane G.

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Gaithersburg, MD

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About Diane
I have a degree and certification in violin and piano from the Boston Conservatory as well as a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. I have had additional training and certification as a Suzuki teacher from The Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. I am a member of SAGWA-Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area as well as SAA-Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have played all around the world including the Vatican, White House, Paris, Russia, England and Wales as well as in Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. I have taken students with me to perform as well in these countries and also every major concert hall in the Washington, D.C. area. I give my students opportunities to perform whenever there is an opportunity. In addition I work with students to earn music scholarships to private school
s and colleges. I am also a judge in the Young Artist Award in Maryland. In addition, I have received two White House awards for my performances at the White House, I am also a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society.

Music has been an important part of my life. It represents so much that is good in life and I do my best to communicate this to my students. I am training my students not just to be musicians but to love music for life.

*** Lesson Details ***
I treat each student as an individual since everyone is different. For some I might use a traditional approach, some just the Suzuki approach and others a combination of techniques. Whatever produces the best results. My goal is not to make strictly classical musicians but to train students to love music and carry this love throughout life. My repertoire consists of everything including traditional, Suzuki, Disney, Showtunes, etc. I have taken students to perform little concerts at the White House, schools, hospitals and concert halls to get the real feel of performing. I view lessons as a three way relationship between myself, the student and the parent so that the parent is not left out. I even have a small group called Musical Magic which incorporates magic into music. I feel I am laid back but am able to accomplish my goal through positive reinforcement. Every child or student wants to feel good about his/her playing. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible. If you want online lessons, please contact me through Take Lessons since I have additional availability to teach online. In the past six months my students have performed for the National Humane Society at their animal ball, a multi teacher recital on a local stage, and just two weeks ago seven of them performed at Strathmore. This summer I have two more concerts planned. Coming up will be an all instrument graduation with several other teachers where students receive medals for their performances. No student is required to perform but if they want to the opportunity is there. All students are required to have an instrument prior to beginning lessons. If students need to rent a violin, I will provide you with the name of a violin dealer that both rents and sells string instruments. Piano students must have a piano or keyboard.

I have also started a toddler music appreciation program geared for the 1-4age range. The purpose of this program is to expose very young children to the fun of Music through instruments, songs and play.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach at home and have both a grand piano and electric keyboard in addition to a harp and violin.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When my students have to travel to perform, I make sure they have everything they need.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional and Suzuki approaches for both violin and piano. I also teach children with learning disabilities.and have extensive summer programs to help students with auditions for youth orchestras and school orchestras.
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Daycee R. August 14, 2018
· Violin · In home
Very positive and patient instructor. Experienced with younger students and knowledgeable of how to encourage students to succeed and want to learn to play and improve.
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Kevin L. August 1, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Had my first violin lesson today with Diane. She is a very kind and patient person. Looking forward to working more with her on my goal of becoming a decent violinist.
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Ravika June 15, 2018
· Violin · Online
Diane is very good at teaching
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Diane G.

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$45 / 30-min

About David S.

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Fond du Lac, WI
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About David
My name is David S, and I have been a CG artist and animator for 8 years. Computer graphics is a passion of mine, and I consider it a joy to pass on what I have learned to others. In 2014, I graduated from Huntington University with a B.S. degree in Digital Media Arts - Animation, so I possess a very good understanding of the principles of animation that spans just about every medium. I have also worked on multiple independent projects ranging from shorts to feature films, which has given me a wealth of practical experience.

If you consider yourself a fun and creative person and have an interest in animation or design, then I would love to work with you to develop your skills. Perhaps you're more interested in Hollywood-style special effects, in which case I can teach you many of the secrets of the trade. Regardless, I can provide soli
d training to get you started in any of these great fields.

Software Taught: Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, The Foundry NUKE, Blackmagic Design Fusion, mocha by Imagineer Systems, Toon Boom Harmony, and 3DEqualizer.
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Ken A. March 7, 2019
· Animation · Online
David did a great job of teaching how to use Blender, the free Animation Software. I look forward to learning more!
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Ken A. February 28, 2019
· Animation · Online
David knows how to use Blender very well. I really enjoy working with him.
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Derek R. May 4, 2018
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Look forward to next week
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David S.

Online
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$18 / 30-min

About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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Martha March 21, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Good first lesson, I look forward to working with her as we get better acquainted.
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Mike M. March 20, 2019
· Web Design · Online
Lily has been an absolute delight. She is always prepared and offers me homework to continue with my lessons. Highly recommend. Mike Martin
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Vonda C. March 2, 2019
· Sewing · Online
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Lily S.

Online
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$15 / 30-min

About Jeffrey W.

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Shelby, NC
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About Jeffrey
I started working with QuickBooks in 2005. I started my own Bookkeeping and Payroll Services business in 2008 and became a certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor in 2015. I service 30-40 clients per month and teach QuickBooks at 3 community colleges. My specialty is the QuickBooks Pro desktop product but I also work with the QuickBooks Online product. You can go to Gear and click on Manage Users and Invite Accountant and enter my email and name and we can easily work together. It would be my pleasure to work with you and teach you how to efficiently use QuickBooks.
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Karen Ward January 25, 2019
· QuickBooks · Online
Jeffrey is very helpfull. He knows what he is doing.
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Joseph S. January 7, 2019
· QuickBooks · Online
Really could not possibly be more pleased.
Outstanding, outstanding in every way.
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Kevin December 5, 2018
· QuickBooks · Online
I am very happy that I chose Jeff. His knowledge of Quickbooks is fantastic but what is even more important is his that he goes way above to make sure you understand the topic. I got way more out of my one hour lesson than I would have imagined. Thanks Jeff.
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Jeffrey W.

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$150 / 60-min

About Adam P.

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Columbus, OH
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About Adam
Hello there! I help people make the transition into a tech career. I myself made that journey and have mentored many people successfully into a tech job. My most recent spent 30$ on a course I recommended and followed my advice and mentoring. After 4 months he landed his first software developer job.

When I learned to code I doubled my salary in less than a year and have had lucrative job offers since. If you are driven, hungry, and want to learn the craft of software development AND how to break into this field, I am happy to walk with you and see you launch on a fulfilling, rewarding, and lucrative journey!
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Christina Miller August 26, 2018
· Computer Programming · In studio
Adam has been a wonderful teacher/mentor! He helped me decide which was the best online programming course for me, and has been patient and knowledgeable through the process of my learning. I have even obtained my first job in IT since working with him.
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Christina Miller June 5, 2018
· Life Coaching · In studio
Adam helped me get a plan together for a career change into making web applications. He provided great insight on where to start and in which forums I should participate. I appreciate his expertise!
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Michael November 17, 2017
· JavaScript · Online
Adam gives you a comprehensive view of the ins and outs of web development.
In the given time frame we were able to iron out many of the questions I had about the workings of being a dev.
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Adam P.

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About Jamone L.

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Detroit, MI

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About Jamone
I am very organized and have a passion for creating and doing things that give people a new perspective on life. I set plans and goals, and do what it takes to get things done in the most efficient ways possible and I am able to adapt even when things don’t quite work out. As a 2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor, my discipline and ability to handle things most people cannot has been amplified beyond the average individual. I am dedicated and reliable to my cause!

I love Science, Culture, and Spanish as well as Video Editing/Production and also just being able to over see projects from start to finish. I currently tutor and teach Spanish to Veterans. I have a Bachelor's of Science (BS) with a Major in Psychology from Wayne State University. I also have 2 minors in Spanish Language and Latino/a and Latin American Studies (Formerly known as
CBS: Chicano-Boricua Studies).

I love Language and culture and it's why I love to share it with others.
I would love to be apart of something where I could put my skills to use and be a part of creating something amazing or doing things that can help change people’s lives in a positive way.

"Give the world different perspectives and Seeing it through different eyes!"
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Lia December 17, 2018
· DSLR Video · In home
Had to write a separate review for this subject. Jamone taught me step-by-step how to use my Cannon Rebel EOS T5. I am a youtube vlogger, and I was looking to create higher quality videos for my viewers. Jamone gave me tons of camera knowledge to better my videos. Thanks!
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Lia December 17, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Jamone has been studying Spanish for over 10 years now! He is very dedicated to educating himself on the language and culture, so he teaches those same skills and principles to his students. Plus, he can teach you to count to 1000 in 30 minutes!
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Jamone L.

Redford, MI 48240
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$30 / 30-min

About Eric A.

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Bothell, WA

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About Eric
Hi, my name is Eric. I am a web developer with just under 10 years of professional experience in the industry. My top 3 languages are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I love learning, teaching, writing code, and building web sites! I'm constantly learning and striving to improve on my skills so that I can be both a better teacher and better developer.

My goal is to make each lesson both fun and educational for you. You should come away from the lessons having learned something new and useful in web development. I will cover the importance of each topic and explain how it fits into the bigger picture of web development as a whole.

Though learning to code definitely does take hard work, it doesn't have to be a boring "repeat it until you learn it" type of thing. It can also be interactive and fun.

A little more about me - when I'm
not behind my computer writing code, I'm often up in the mountains snowboarding, climbing or hiking, or playing with my dog.

Allow me help you on your journey to become a web developer.
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Eric A.

Online
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$65 / 30-min

About Steven K.

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Walled Lake, MI
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About Steven
I am a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Metro Detroit. I've worked in multiple roles: full stack, front-end, back-end, and operations/DevOps/SRE, from small 7-person startups to large household names.

Outside of my professional work I've done consulting, teaching, and 1-on-1 mentoring with people from all backgrounds. I came up with the curriculum for and taught "Learn Python Live", a series of online courses on Python and web development. I volunteered to teach and tutor an AP Computer Science class (using Java) at a local high school. I helped run workshops for grade through high school students teaching programming using LEGO Mindstorms.

My favorite language is Python, which I've been using for over 15 years. I've also used a lot of JavaScript, Ruby, HTML, CSS, and Bash. I h
ave extensive experience with technologies such as Linux, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Django, Flask, Git, Chef, Ansible, and more.

I received a B.S. in Computer Science (mathematics minor) from Lawrence Technological University.

Looking forward to working with you!
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Steven K.

Walled Lake, MI 48390
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$32 / 30-min

About Theresa P.

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Cincinnati, OH
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About Theresa
My passion is helping people improve themselves. I have experience in training & development, HR, and teaching. Most of my experience teaching are in art and technology to ages 3 to 90. I specialize in helping grown folks with technology including phones and tablets.
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Theresa P.

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$25 / 30-min

About Shannon F.

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My name is Shannon Ferguson and I'm a professional photographer specializing in weddings, portraits and commercial photography. I've been teaching for almost 4 years now, as well as mentoring up-and-coming photographers in the Metro Detroit area. I absolutely love my job, I love photography as an art form and an area of study and I'm passionate about teaching. I like to make learning comfortable and fun for students. My patient and easy-going teaching style, coupled with my ability to sense if a student is grasping knowledge, ensure that every student I work with completes their lessons with me and has key takeaways. I'm very good at relating to others and I enjoy making new connections and talking with students about what they would like to achieve.I have done my job as a teacher when a student takes ownership of the knowledg
e gained in our lessons and takes their photography to the next level!
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Heather March 19, 2019
· Photography · In studio
I first met Shannon when I purchased a camera. Right from that moment on Shannon was a source of valuable information and learning. Her style of teaching and the amount of content that she is able to teach is incredible.
Shannon is very patient and meets the learner where they are at in their level of photography.
I highly recommend her as a teacher of photography.
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Celia March 17, 2019
· Adobe Lightroom · In home
After spending money monthly for years and not being able to make heads or tails of the Adobe products Shannon spent an evening with me and made it understandable and useable. She helped me set up my computer and printer so that it would better suit my photography needs too. I wasn't surprised, previously she taught my husband and me a beginning photography class and helped two completely different style learners feel comfortable in using their camera's. I wouldn't hesitate to call Shannon about any type of photography needs. Further, I would suggest you start with her before spending a lot of time trying to teach yourself.
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Jackie March 15, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Omg she is amazing.. she really takes her time with you. Her personality is fun, happy and just uplifting... give her a try and I promise you that you will Not be disappointed
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Shannon F.

Troy, MI 48083
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$84 / 30-min

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