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These Crafts & Hobbies teachers are highly rated by students in the Canastota area, including Jordanville and Van Hornesville.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile.

I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards.

My primary focus is with students who play in tournaments but I also work well with people who just want to learn the game.

As a self taught player I understand and emphasize with adult players who have time constraints.

A recent student of mine placed in the 2015 PA state championship for his age group.

I have a BS degree in Marketing from Georgetown University
I have a MS degree in Information Technology from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

When I am not teaching chess I work as a HR Consultant.

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June 13, 2018
Matthew
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.
May 3, 2018
Kathy
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence
March 14, 2018
Marsha
Great teacher!

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Lawrence B.

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About Howard

Have 40 years of chess playing with tournament and blitz activity. Average rating 1700--1800 and able to provide fundamental theory and tactics for beginners and intermediate players. Great fun and work with video, print and graphics to assist in teaching.

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Howard B.

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About Isabela

Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is and how grateful I am to learn from him, too. For instance, about a famous language called "esperanto", a language created in the late 19th century.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested studen

t who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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October 13, 2019
Cathy
Thank you for today’s lesson. As always, my father loves the information about the Romanian culture that Isabela provides, as well as his love of the language.

Thanks Isabela!!
October 10, 2019
Mariah
Isabela is a hard working and very serious teacher. Her love of learning carries through in her lessons.
October 9, 2019
Vanessa
She's the best!

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About Jed

I am a Certified Public Accountant with 35 years of experience.
I have a Bachelor's Degree In History, a Master's Degree in Education, and a Master's Degree in Accounting.
I have taught numerous college courses in accounting as well as second grade.
I am on time and responsive and highly value my students.

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Dennis U.

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About Dennis

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have
taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years.
I feel I have great patience especially with young children as their
attention span is usually not that long.
I have taught children as young as
4 with success . Learning chess at an
earlier is better in my opinion
I have a psychology degree UCLA
I do some acting and have appeared on national commercials and
some films ie. Ocean's 13.
I am located in the West Los Angeles area and do housecalls

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About Paul

I'm an Electrical Engineer by training and profession. I enjoy working on complex problems and processes, and I especially like finding ways to do complex tasks more efficiently. My current interests are woodworking and digitizing/scanning of home videos, photos, slides, and negatives. I post much of my work on the Instructables website. These are intended to share the fruit of my research & development efforts to make it easier and faster for you to do woodworking. I love teaching and helping beginning woodworkers to move to the next level of woodworking to make shop cabinets!

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About L'Oreal

Hi, we are a mother daughter duo teaching crochet to women around the world! We want to see women empowered everywhere! We want to see you grow a business like we have, and eventually take your crochet to the next level!

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About Brandon

I have been in the construction field for 14 years and counting and also have the knowledge to build anything from ground up with the experience to back it...

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Brandon B.

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Rajarshi
"Very friendly, nice guidance. Today was the first class, wish a great learning sessions ahead."
Jessica
"Mya is very patient with novice learners. Both my 12 year old daughter and I have attended class and we both walk away learning new things each time!

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ya has also been very accommodating with my schedule, allowing me the flexibility to adjust my lesson time on several occasions. She has a dedicated space to give lessons that is open and welcoming!

I definitely recommend Mya. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her."
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Tiana
"Terry is very knowledgeable of sewing. She is a great instructor who is patient and great at explaining the steps necessary to complete the project. I w
ould definitely recommend her and have recommended her to a friend."
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Jing
"Eric is an excellent chess teacher. He is very patient and knowledgable. My son is always looking forward to meet him for class. I will highly recommend h
im to teach young kids."
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Megan
"Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics"
Susan
"Cheryl was so patient with me. I have never done crochet and it's very foreign to me. She explains things well and was so sweet!"
Keirsten
"Mya is wonderful. She has such enthusiasm with what she's doing and that motivates me. She's taught me a lot of techniques and always has something made
for me when I go to her studio. I'm glad I chose her and can now call her a friend."
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Missy
"I'm having so much fun..with just a few classes I've already made a skirt and a drawstring bag. Thank you so much!"
Melvin
"helped my game appreciated his teachings"

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