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About Rhiannon P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Rhiannon
My name is Rhiannon and I am a third generation crafter. Originally I went to school for art history, all the while crafting. Eventually I had enough of studying other people's work and instead wanted to make my own and empower others to do the same.

I consider myself to be the "Swiss Army Knife" of crafters. I have delved into nearly every craft and love passing this knowledge onto my students. For these reasons I have a diverse range of crafts I can teach, including: knitting, crochet, embroidery, hairpin lace, needle felting, and shuttle tatting. In addition to my passion for a variety of crafts, I also love teaching a variety of skill levels, from students beginning their first stitch to someone who wants to redesign a pattern.

With a positive attitude and a willingness to learn I can teach you any of a variety of crafts.
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Kate N. June 10, 2019
· Knitting · In studio
Rhiannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Looking forward to the next lessons!
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Danielle February 3, 2019
· Crocheting · In home
I'm enjoying my classes. I've been bringing Rhiannon stitches I want to learn without any notice, and she is always able to help me on the spot to learn them. Her flexibility (both in what I want to learn and in scheduling) makes private classes a pleasant and worthwhile investment. Highly recommend!
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Shari W. December 28, 2018
· Embroidery · Online
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Rhiannon P.

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About Jessica B.

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Austin, TX
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About Jessica
Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child.

I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin.

I have a degrees in Opera Directing, Vocal Performance and Theatre Arts. I started teaching acting classes in 2001, and have coached voice since 2010. I have studied voice with James Gardner, former head of opera at Julliard School of Music, Matthew Oglesby, vocal area coordinator for the WTAMU School of Music, and Darlene Wiley, head of voice department at Butler School of Music, UT and William Lewis, dramatic tenor with 35 years experience singing at the Metropolitan Opera.

I direct operas, design costumes, teach whenever and whatever I can, and love spending
time with my cat.
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Dinora R. August 10, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Really enjoyed my lessons with Jessica. She is a very personable and gifted patient instructor. So I never felt intimidated learning how to sew since it was all new to me. Thank you Jessica.
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Barbara May 7, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Absolutely fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be booking her again!!
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Heather N. March 17, 2015
· Opera Voice · In studio
Jessica is awesome! She is warm, patient, and kind. We hit it off right away. I can't wait for my next lesson. Heather. ;-)
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Jessica B.

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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

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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Jerilyn R. August 19, 2019
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a good teacher
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Jerilyn R. August 17, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
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Dan July 22, 2019
· WordPress · Online
Lily is good. I look forward to my next lesson! Thanks Lily!
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Lily S.

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$20 / 30-min

About Poonam J.

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Herndon, VA
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About Poonam
I've been tutoring since high school and thoroughly enjoy helping students understand material and become more passionate about learning. I firmly believe that no student is "bad at Math (or any other subject for that matter) they just need to have the material presented differently.
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Margarita March 29, 2018
· Accounting · Online
Poonam was a wonderful instructor who got me through the class I needed most. I actually learned something in a subject I never thought I would understand.
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Poonam J.

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About Anne-Louise M.

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Long Beach, CA

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About Anne-Louise
I have been sewing ever since my wonderful Auntie Anne lent me her manual sewing machine one summer when I was a teenager. I sew clothes for myself, clients and even have an online store where I custom design clothes. I can teach you to make whatever you want. I will go at your pace so fear not even if you don't know how to use a machine. Let's have some sewing adventures together.
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Wynndi D. May 5, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Anne-Louise has a very intuitive approach to teaching which matched my kinesthetic learning style. She helped me learn how to use my machine and I will work on a project so she can help answer any questions at the next lesson. We were definitely a fit. Thanks.
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Cynfi Shaw April 15, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Great Lesson! So patient and informative
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Anne-Louise M.

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About Sonya M.

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Alpharetta, GA
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About Sonya
I have been sewing for over 30 years. I absolutely love sewing and want to share sewing with all who are interested. I have taught quilting, sewing clothing, sewing home decorating goods, and more.
I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced sewers who want to learn a new skill.
Come join the sewing community! Let your inner creativity come out with fabric!
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Emma August 7, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
What an amazing job Sonya did teaching my daughter to sew. Sonya made each session exciting and motivated my daughter to want to learn more. My daughter is eager to take on bigger projects due to Sonya’s encouragement. Sonya is an excellent teacher!
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Cathey July 19, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Sonya was great! She took her time, but kept focused on showing me some great sewing techniques and tips. I will definitely be taking another session from her in the near future.
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Jonathan May 23, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Sonya was very helpful with getting started. I honestly didn't have a super solid plan of what to ask and only had a simple goal in mind, but she was able to work with that no problem. I'm very glad that I chose her as a teacher.
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Sonya M.

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About Artem L.

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West Palm Beach, FL
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About Artem
I have a great opportunity for sharing my knowledge gained at Soviet chess club along with US Chess and Scholastic Center education boosting myself and my students from the very beginner to advanced players.
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Artem L.

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About Atousa P.

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Encino, CA

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About Atousa
Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you.

Despite being a professional chess player since I was 9, I’ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.

Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also, it helps any chess player to improve his/her proficiency. My students range are from beginner to master level.
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Joel July 29, 2019
· Chess · Online
She is an excellent teacher. Friendly. Good teaching style. Very smart. Encourages you to learn by starting with some basics. Nice sense of humor. Highly recommended!!!
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Jason July 29, 2019
· Chess · Online
Atousa is EXCELLENT! She is incredibly kind, patient, encouraging, and really knows her stuff! I've had one lesson with her and seriously look forward to my others with her in a big way. If one wants to learn chess - I'd highly recommend Atousa. She's really good!!
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Lily C. June 17, 2019
· Chess · In home
Atousa is a great chess player and chess teacher. She is sharp and strategic in chess playing, very knowledgeable, and very patient in teaching my daughter. My daughter enjoys learning chess from her.
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Atousa P.

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About Samuel B.

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Greensboro, NC
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About Samuel
I am a law student currently looking to do some extra work and make a little money on the side. I began to crochet about three and a half years ago, picking up a how-to book, a hook, and some yarn from my local Micheals. I wanted something to do with my hands while watching TV aside from playing Minecraft for the thousandth time, and crochet became the answer.

Crochet is an excellent hobby, especially for a person with ADHD like myself. It allows me to occupy my hands when doing something else, while at the same time creating creative and useful. It can also be a great stress reliever, allowing you to get lost in the repetitive, almost mindless motions of the hook and yarn.

I look forward to meeting with you and passing on the knowledge I have acquired.
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MARC August 24, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
Samuel was patient, knowledgeable and provided me with excellent feedback. I learned more than I could have imagined in just one lesson.
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Samuel B.

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About Eli K.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Eli
Chess can be confusing and difficult sometimes, but really all you need is someone who loves chess to help you love it, and see it for its beauty. We'll play a few games together, so I see where what level you're at, then take you from there. From a beginners level, up to advanced, showing you the ins and outs of this exciting game. I'll show you games from the great players, teach you some history, give you puzzles, and watch you grow until one day, you might even beat me in a game! It'll be fun!
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Nieves July 25, 2019
· Chess · In home
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.
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Eli K.

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$50 / 60-min

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