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About Kathleen S.

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Saint Paul, MN
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About Kathleen
Hello! My name is Kathleen and I'm excited to share the magic of paper folding with you! I've been folding since I was in Elementary school and teaching formally since 2004. I really enjoy helping my students find success in origami. If you are a beginner or looking to learn a certain skill or model, I can help you reach your goal.
I am also a licensed teacher and have a degree in teaching Spanish. Teaching and tutoring Spanish is another passion of mine! I'm creative, patient, flexible and understanding.
I look forward to helping you realize your paper dreams and/or Spanish goals!
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Allison October 9, 2017
· Origami · Online
Great first lesson. Kathleen contacted me in advance to find out what I’d like to work on and she was prepared with several options tonight. Her helpful tips on folding and diagram reading were just what I was looking for. We agreed on the next piece and I’m already looking forward to our next lesson. Thank you!
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Sarah christian October 5, 2017
· Origami · Online
Kathleen is a very pleasant person to learn from. She is patient and very willing to redo if you need a rerun on a step. She is very knowledgeable and has a lot of learning things to share. I love my origami lessons, looking forward to each new experience. Kathleen is a very nice person.
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William August 11, 2017
· Origami ·
I was looking for a boost to my new hobby with origami, and have had two lessons so far with Kathleen. I couldn't be happier with the lesson experience; her approach is detailed, clear, easy to follow along with and relaxed. She was even folding upside down from her point of view so that I could see from across the table. I was really impressed. There's nothing like learning from a real person. Definitely looking forward to more lessons in the future.
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Kathleen S.

Kathleen S.

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About Sergey K.

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Schenectady, NY

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About Sergey
I am a NYS certified Social Studies and Special Education Teacher. I taught Special Education at a group home I also have many years experience tutoring and substitute teaching in various Capital Region School Districts. My other expertise is to teach Study and organizational skills. I have also taught GEO at Albany High School. Aside from teaching I also did freelance photography for a few years and can teach you how to maximize using your photo equipment, take amazing pictures and using the computer to edit your creations.

I graduated from Siena with a degree with History and a minor in Political Science. Then I went to school and earned my master degree from the College of St Rose in Social Studies. I also attended SUNY Albany where I got a second certification to teach Special Education.
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Janet T. May 25, 2018
· Photography · In home
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour
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McKenna August 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Very helpful!!
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Brent May 30, 2017
· Photography · Online
Sergey taught me about everything I had questions about and also offered suggestions in helping me to better determine the best way to find the career path that is right for me. Rather than hard and fast lessons, it was an opportunity to spend time, one on one, with a professional and learn from his experiences what works and what doesn't.
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Sergey K.

Sergey K.

Schenectady, NY 12309
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About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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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 three 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 tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Dan L. July 19, 2018
· Chess · Online
Great teacher. Smart, patient, easy going, and really knows the game of chess.
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Lillian July 18, 2018
· Chess · In studio
Mr. Siddharth is a good chess teacher with patience. My son enjoyed to learn chess from him.
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Chandu July 17, 2018
· Chess · In studio
Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it.
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About Stephen M.

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West Covina, CA

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Currently looking for new students.
I teach piano, japanese, chess, go(weiqi/baduk), and meditation/self-improvement.
I am very proficient in all of the above subjects and have helped dozens of students reach their long-term goals over the years. I am also very patient and have taught children piano lessons for more than 10 years. As a learner I know how overwhelming new subject-matter could be and I tend to understand the pace that the student needs/wants to go at.
I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I see my students improving. I also am constantly improving myself as a teacher so the lessons will only get better and the material should be easier to understand with time.
Let's master anything you want to work on, and have a lot of fun too :)
Thanks for reading!
-Stephen
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Ja'Quan September 7, 2017
· Japanese · Online
Awesome teacher man
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John Edward September 7, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
Patient instructor. I'm super rusty and he was able to keep at my pace. He also made it interesting by using practical scenarios and alternating with cartoons or games. He watches anime as well so I was able to learn while talking about things I like. It helped practicing much easier.
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真修 September 7, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
日本語の理解が深い。四字熟語とかことわざとかもいっぱい知っているし、漢字も教えられるし、上級者でも授業を受けてもいいと思う。初心者を教えるところも見たことあって、わかりやすく説明してくれた。
I think that both advanced learners and beginners could benefit from taking one of his lessons.
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Stephen M.

Stephen M.

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About Ryan D.

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Vernon Hills, IL
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I've been playing and teaching the game of bridge for the past 24 years. I love this game, and I love introducing it to others so they can share in the joy of bridge. I've taught people from age 8 to age 75 and everywhere in between. My goal is to make the lessons fun because this is a game, and the only reason to play a game is to have fun.
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Ryan D.

Ryan D.

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About Richard S.

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Aurora, CO

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I'm a chess master who knows what it takes to become good at this game. I've competed against some of the nation's top players and did alright. If you work with me, I'll do everything I can to help you to improve your chess level!
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Richard S.

Richard S.

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About Bora Y.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Bora
Know thyself is the saying, and it applies to chess as well.

Everyone is different. Each has his/her different objectives. Everyone also his/her own strengths and weaknesses.

I tailor the lessons taking these into the account, and focusing on improving on the weaknesses within the framework of the student's goals.

I try to put the emphasis on calculation, middle-game positions, and endgames, however.
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Thomas May 22, 2018
· Chess · In studio
I am taking weekly lessons with Bora in order to push my game to the next level. Bora is passionate about chess, and it really shows in his approach to teaching, which I find to be both entertaining and effective. Bora is also a nice person all around and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and/or their kids.
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About Faiza K.

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Mesquite, TX
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I'm a tailor and instructor. I started tailoring and people liked the details in my work. They showed their interest in sewing and I love to teach. I composed courses and help them understand each thing the way I wanted myself to be taught in detail. I have taught absolute beginners in just 3 weeks to sew their own tunics.

I graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration and worked as an Accountant prior to teaching. Later I realized sewing is as important to me as breathing. I help students build confidence in sewing. I love the feeling when students are able to complete their courses and practically apply their knowledge.
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Shafak May 5, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Great teacher! Everything was explained and taught precisely and in detail.
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Fatima May 2, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
"She's an amazing teacher. Loved the classes I took with her. She goes out of her way to make sure you get it. We stitched a tunic and trouser and both turned out so good.
Thanks for all your efforts and the small little personal touches you give to make us feel welcome!
Highly recommend her sewing classes 👍🏼👍🏼"
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Arzoo May 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Faiza is a self
Motivated and go getter personality, high energy and very quick with her knowledge giving. Fast pace classes give you shortcuts to get the job done! I enjoyed her energy and spirit! You
Won’t be disappointed and will learn new age techniques that she herself has formulated, brilliant!
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Faiza K.

Faiza K.

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