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About Aaron C.

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Denver, CO
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About Aaron
Hi there, my name is Aaron and I specialize in online bridge lessons.

I have played bridge since I was a teenager (20+ years), and have played well over 1 million hands over this time period. I am continually honing my own game via Bridgebase.com (handle = aceman34), arguably the best teaching tool out there.

I generally prefer online lessons because I find my students are more engaged and focused. I have a unique teaching process that I use to help unlock your greatest talents.

Often, the first thing I do each morning is to play a few hands of bridge with my coffee. I look forward to teaching you the secrets of winning bridge, whether you are just starting out or farther along in your journey.
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Linda Berez September 10, 2019
· Bridge · Online
Very good lesson.
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luis R. June 24, 2015
· Chess · Online
Aaron has been teaching my 9 year old son chess lessons. After several months with a weekly lesson, my wife and I are very pleased with his progress. At first we had our doubts about whether online classes would work. The truth is that we are very satisfied because the use of technology added interest for my son in learning. Aaron is very patient and makes the lessons enjoyable, with some humor. He has a teaching method that combines strategy and theory with a love for the game. That is the magic of learning and is the key to advance one's knowledge of any discipline. Now we play more and more competitive matches and his progress is very noticeable. We also appreciate Aaron's feedback about how each lesson went and tips to work on during the week to reinforce what was learned.
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Sean June 5, 2015
· Chess · Online
Our son, Sean, really enjoyed his first lesson with Aaron.
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Aaron C.

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$25 / 30-min

About Marcel M.

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South Pasadena, CA

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About Marcel
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching.
I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids.
Have a great day,
Marcel

Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
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Bill S. June 11, 2019
· Gardening · In home
I learned a lot from Marcel and liked his vision of how to redo the garden. The original garden was cluttered with overlapping plants and we discussed how to improve it. He pulled out his iPad and made several garden sketches that were helpful. The original garden was cluttered with overlapping plants and we decided to remove several of them and re-"orchestrate" the remaining ones. (We only bought new plants if they were needed to realize the new garden vision.) He is also a very hard worker, helping me (physically) transplant and add plants as required. For example, we transplanted a 100+ (?) pound Sago palm across the front yard. I would never have done that on my own (too heavy for me) but together we did it! Highly recommended. Bill
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Bill S. November 17, 2018
· Gardening · In home
Excellent teacher. We took a 20'x2' section of "dirt" in the back, redid the soil, transplanted a rose in that section, added two other new roses and a bunch of ground cover. Looks great! Recommended.
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Ems H. July 2, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In home
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
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Marcel M.

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About Sam C.

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Miami, FL

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About Sam
If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time teaching experience, result driven, proven record and highly educated, look no further.
I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ points in approximately 1year!! Please find another teacher online that can make that claim and also prove it! I have not found one yet. In this world you get what you pay for, so if you are looking for value, you have found the right chess teacher- welcome!

I'm a certified teacher and a national ranked chess player, with a 2100+ rating on ICC. During my 10 years + as a professional full-time chess teacher, I have taught OVER 1000 kids from grades K-8 and won many prestigious awards/trophies. Furthermore, I also have extensive experience teaching adults.

I graduated from the # 2 ranked university in the country
on a scholarship. I also served as the president of my university's successful chess club.

For many years now, I have been teaching chess full-time in south Florida to grades K-8. I really enjoy teaching and my school's team has won many prestigious national and local titles/trophies, under my leadership.
Furthermore, in the past few years, my students have placed in the top ranks, at the "Florida States Chess Championship," in section K-8. Additionally, my students have also won several 1st place trophies in many local tournaments.

My passion for chess is really manifested though my teaching style and it's never a dull moment when I teach. As a professional teacher, I’m very patient and focus mainly of each of my students’ individual strengths and weaknesses.
Moreover, I then customize a personalized curriculums for each of my students, once I have assessed them. Additionally, having a degree in psychology, from a #2 university allows me to implement many effective learning/teaching strategies for my students’ lessons.

I know how important it is to keep students engaged, therefore, I bring a high level of energy, dedication and fun to the lessons.

I have the credentials, experience and knowledge to maximize my student's potential.

Please inquire today.
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Montel August 19, 2019
· Chess · Online
Fantastic first lesson! I’m enjoying it.
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Isabella August 8, 2019
· Chess · Online
Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)
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Daniel S. July 20, 2019
· Chess · Online
Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!
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Sam C.

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About Beatrice U.

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Highland Mills, NY
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About Beatrice
I have over 20 years’ experience. I have been working for major fashion brands companies in NYC. I am experienced with working with beginners, intermediate and all levels. I am offering industry level sewing classes and pattern correcting and altering techniques that will cater to your needs. I will be able to teach foundation skills of how to operate a sewing machine, how to use a serger or how to use an industrial sewing machine. I will also teach how to hand sew, follow and understand a pattern and how to finish your work beautifully. I am also going to work with you on your own personal projects.
I teach hands on beginner’s patternmaking and sewing skills that you will need for garment production, arts and crafts and any project that involves sewing. For instance: I can help you make pillows, bags, aprons, stuffed toys and other hou
sehold items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.
I will work closely with you to make sure you understand the project and to make sure you properly construct a quality finished project.
I have been sewing since I was in 3rd grade and was making doll clothes for my Barbie dolls and clothes for myself by the time I was in 9th grade. I also used to work closely with a Tailor/dressmaker as an apprentice during my summer holidays in 10th grade.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials.

Recommended duration is 2 hours.
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Olivia June 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Beatrice was fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone.
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Rose C. September 17, 2017
· Sewing · In home
My daughter loved it!
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Kirstin August 31, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Easy to follow, thorough, patient and making it interesting from the first steps
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Beatrice U.

Highland Mills, NY 10930
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About Nikkal F.

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San Jacinto, CA
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About Nikkal
Dance & music is my life!

My years of education is too long to list here.
I have had formal training in Music, many forms of dance, swim and Aerobics certified! Fully insured and background checked through the City of San Jacinto and the park and recreation centers.

I Love what I do!
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Nikkal F.

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About Hans N.

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Manitou Springs, CO

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About Hans
Hello there!
My name is Hans and I am the quintessential do-it-
yourselfer. I’ve loved woodworking for about 20 years now and have finished my first tiny house on wheels (see photos below). It's a beauty if I do say so myself. Before I devoted full time to the design and completion of the tiny house, I apprenticed under an expert cabinet builder and trim carpenter to hone my skills in the trade. My ideal student may be somewhat or completely new to woodworking and wants to dive in with their first project. Maybe you have already gotten your hands dirty with a few projects but want to progress to a more difficult task but need guidance. What would you like to build? Whatever the case, look no further.
At your service,
Hans
P.s. I only teach lessons over the internet through the video classroom feature on TakeLessons platform. I do n
ot teach in person at present.
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Tanna May 31, 2019
· Carpentry · Online
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L.A. Davis March 22, 2019
· Carpentry · Online
Very good instructor.
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Christine January 18, 2019
· Woodworking · Online
very informative as always
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Hans N.

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About Dennis U.

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Los Angeles, CA

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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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Dennis U.

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About Laveta J.

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Durham, NC
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About Laveta
I am a part time tax specialist and manager at a well known tax company. I an a fiber artist and jewelry maker.

I travel the craft fair circut as well as run websites for both my jewelry and crochet and loving every minute of it.

I teach my students the foundations of jewelry making and crochet in a fun and exciting manner. These foundations will promote creativity on all levels
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Laveta J.

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$17 / 30-min

About Kathren L.

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Brooklyn, MD
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About Kathren
I'm a grad student at George Washington University who just moved to the DC area from Chicago, and I'm originally from Texas.

I'm a maker who specializes in sewing but I dabble in many other media. I learned everything I know by choosing a project and learning what I needed to to complete that project in a way that I was satisfied with. I have very high expectations of myself so I'd say I am pretty good at what I do and proud of the work I have done. I've also made a lot of mistakes so I know how to help people work through problems.

I'm a massive nerd who loves helping other nerds realize their nerdy dreams so let me help you!
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Kathren L.

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About Ashley D.

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Atlanta, GA
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Hi, my name is Ashley and I currently hold a Bachelors of Science is Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising from Eastern Michigan University. I have been sewing since I was 16 years old. I was originally taught to sew by my aunt who was taught by her aunt. I started teaching lessons in 2015 at my local Parks and Recreation center. I have taught to all ages and love sharing my skills and passion for the craft with others.

I currently own an apparel company, House of Noraa.
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Ashley D.

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