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About Sandy Q.

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Vista, CA
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About Sandy
Having taught Chinese Language Skills in the private sector, primary, secondary and college institutions for a number of years in China, has not only given me great confidence to teach in a classroom setting, but has inherently brought an instructor comfort that feels natural to me.
In addition, finding an opportunity where I can assist the kids, middle school and high school students and adults who love to learn Chinese college staff while maintaining my teaching proficiency in traditional or simplified Chinese characters is both welcome and rewarding to me.

I'm certain that my rich knowledge and years of experience in classroom practical application of Chinese Curriculum / Culture coupled with my love to teach make me a professional, responsible and patient teacher.

In addition, I can teach you Chinese in your location which
is no more than 10 miles away from Vista where I live. I can also teach you how to play badminton and cook delicious authentic Chinese food.
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Walker September 23, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
My kids are enjoying leaning Chinese!
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Jackie G. January 30, 2018
· Origami · Online
My daughter had a great experience and is looking forward to the next lesson.
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Nolan M. October 13, 2015
· Mandarin · In studio
Ms. Qi is a very accessible and diligent teacher. My son can be difficult, but she found ways to quickly connect with him and get him to open up. She accommodated his need for assistance with his regular work, but encouraged us to "start again" with Chinese which is probably a good idea. Very much appreciate her experience and enthusiasm.
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Sandy Q.

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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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Stella S. November 17, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Lily was great! Very helpful tutorials on starting in Wordpress. Highly recommended!
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Moriann November 16, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Great lesson! Very much a lesson about doing and having help along the way. Loved it because I already have a finished project!
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Judy November 10, 2018
· Japanese · Online
She is great and friendly.
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Lily S.

Lily S.

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About Yaelle B.

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College Station, TX
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About Yaelle
Bonjour !

I was born and raised in a small town in West of France where the speciality is... a handkerchief!

I have since lived in Belgium, Norway, Israel, Romania and now Texas following my husband who is a scientist. In every country, I taught French to several students and developped great tutoring skills from it.

Beside teaching and science, my passion in life is cooking! I will be more than happy to share French recipes with you so you can feel and taste some of the French culture.
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Maria H. November 20, 2017
· French · Online
I love working with Yaelle! She makes class fun and really pushes you to have confidence in speaking the language. You get full immersion with her, so you truly feel ready to join the French culture. I've learned to better read French, as well as understand the language. I highly recommend class with Yaelle.
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Janaina September 26, 2017
· French · In home
She is a excellent teacher, friendly and very professional. I feel very comfortable during the lessons, because she makes learning easier. Her methodology is simple and clear. I'm very happy!
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Angela September 25, 2017
· French · In studio
Yaelle makes me feel really comfortable whenever we meet. At first, I was kind of embarrassed to try and speak in another language, but she was able to get me to do it. When she corrected me, she was really nice about it. I think I've made a lot of progress with her; she's a really good teacher!
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Yaelle B.

Yaelle B.

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About Suyoun M.

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North Miami Beach, FL

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About Suyoun
Hello! My name is Sue and I've been teaching English to Koreans, Koreans to English speakers since 2007.
From this long experience, I learned how different and opposite these 2 languages are, so I can teach my student how to learn this beautiful Korean language the most efficient way and fun.

How can I make the classes fun? Along with language classes, I will share lots of Korean culture and history, so the students have always interest in the Korean culture. Once you are interested in that culture, it will be inevitable not to learn the language! Always remember! Language and Culture. These are 2 things that never be separated.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Jose C. August 15, 2018
· Korean · In studio
Sue is a great teacher, very patient, very knowledgeable.
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Janice C July 16, 2018
· Korean · In studio
She's very fun, kind, and makes everything easier! I highly recommend this teacher to you especially if you are a beginner.

Thank you.
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Stephanie July 15, 2018
· Korean · In studio
My 1st lesson was great. Suyoun is amazing. She is very friendly and helpful. I felt very comfortable practicing Korean with her. I am very excited to be working with her.
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Suyoun M.

Suyoun M.

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$55 / 60-min

About Taryn H.

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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About Taryn
Taryn studied fashion design and art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for Anna Sui and milliner Tracy Watts.

Taryn first started teaching sewing to displaced youth at Hollywood Arts 10+ years ago. She taught "R'ashion" (recycle fashion/sewing) at Environmental Charter High School for 5 years. She headlines EcoFashion workshops all around the world including Zambia, South Africa, and recently at the Green School in Bali. Jack Johnson has donated leftover Tour T-shirts so she could do upcycling workshops at schools. And she's had the opportunity to teach celebrities how to sew at the EcoDivas Upcycling Lab at Sundance. (DJ Aoki was the most fun.)

She taught ‚ÄúSustainability and the Fashion Industry‚ÄĚ at FIDM for 7 years. She is the founder of Beyond the Label, a charitable organization that gets people
to think about "What's in my tee?" She encourages people to think of fabric like ingredients and does whatever she can to relate food to fashion including making nutrition label T-shirts to show what's actually in the tee. Due to multiple allergies, you can learn healthy alternatives of what to put in and on your body.

She is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Revolution USA, and the Fashion Department at Santa Monica College AND LOVES TO NERD OUT ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HEALTHY FABRICS.
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Jaimee June 26, 2018
· Sewing ·
My 7 year old daughter had been asking to take sewing lessons for months. She's learned so much in a short amount of time. She’s learned both hand sewing and machine sewing techniques and is looking forward to her next lesson.
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Bonny June 25, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Taryn is incredibly patient, professional, knowledgeable, and fun. She’s answered all my questions and let me learn at my own pace. I get excited to complete sewing projects and then show them off to my friends.
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Taryn H.

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About Vyshnavi A.

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Sayreville, NJ
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About Vyshnavi
I am interested in all types of cooking and i can teach to students of any experience level.
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Vyshnavi A.

Vyshnavi A.

Online
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$25 / 30-min

About Nardos S.

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Akron, OH
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About Nardos
I was born raised in Ethiopia where I learned how to cook Ethiopian cuisine. After coming to US several years ago, I started a catering business, The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Company in 2014.
I serve Vegetarian and Meat dishes as well as catering coffee ceremony for various events.
Within the many events I hosted, I taught clients how to prepare healthy dishes while saving money.
My goal is to introduce many people to this unique, healthy & budget friendly way of learning & relearning experience.
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Nardos S.

Nardos S.

Online
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$120 / 30-min

About Shane P.

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Hendersonville, NC

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About Shane
I have always loved food. Most of my fondest childhood memories are tied to either some type of food or just the simple act of eating and tasting. Of course my palate wasn't what it is today, but I always paid close attention to the characteristics of food I enjoyed as well as the food I didn't much care for.

After high school I didn't really know what to do with myself. I contemplated culinary school then, but opted to work instead of attend school. I eventually joined the U.S. Army and served as an infantryman. I was honorably discharged in June, 2009 and headed to Nashville, TN to start a new life away from the military and my home state of New Jersey.

The Army put many things in perspective for me in regard to my life and the world around me. In Nashville I enrolled in a culinary arts program at the Art Institu
te while working as a 3rd shift security guard at the Dept. of Children's Services. From there I worked at a few high profile restaurants in Nashville at the time and in Belle Meade, TN. After my first son was born I knew I wanted to get out of the city and eventually settled close to Asheville, NC. Since the move in early 2014 I spent most of my kitchen time at the Admiral in west Asheville up until recently.

My passion for food evolved in such a way that I wanted to get away from production in the professional kitchen and closer to where and how raw ingredients are cultivated; with an emphasis on responsible and sustainable food production. Currently I am enrolled in a horticulture technology program in pursuit of that knowledge.

I believe a solid understanding of basic cooking fundamentals will allow you to cook any type of cuisine and cook it well (no pun intended). The restaurant industry has taught me valuable skills that I can translate to the home cook interested in learning new cooking methods, styles, and cuisines.

Please do not hesitate to contact me here if you have questions.

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Experience in the kitchen yields confidence and confidence in your abilities yields creativity.
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Shane P.

Shane P.

Hendersonville, NC 28792
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$35 / 30-min

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