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These Crafts & Hobbies teachers are highly rated by students in the Pleasant Valley area, including New Milford, Croton on Hudson, Armonk, Hawthorne and Pomona.

Beatrice U.

Highland Mills, NY 10930

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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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June 1, 2018
Olivia
Beatrice was fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone.
September 17, 2017
Rose C.
My daughter loved it!
August 31, 2017
Kirstin
Easy to follow, thorough, patient and making it interesting from the first steps

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Beatrice U.

Highland Mills, NY

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About Claudette

I have been crocheting, knitting and sewing since I was 8 years old. I studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and design knitted, crochet and sewing garment.

Over the years I have taught adults and children and currently teach at an after-school program. Previously, I taught both group and private lessons at my yarn Slip Stitch Needlecraft. My years of teaching has give me insight on different learning styles, and adapt my lesson to each student so that they can learn in and enjoyable, stress-free manner.

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August 6, 2018
Michelle
Great crochet lesson from Claudette. I wanted more info on design and the lesson was tailored around specifics that I needed to help me design new garments and also improve my existing designs. Claudette is very friend and personable and hugely knowledgeable on crochet!
April 23, 2018
Yvonne
Claudette has a vast wealth of knowledge in crochet, knitting. and garment design and is able to teach at all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. As a fellow teacher, I've learned from her as well.
April 23, 2018
Cassandra
So patient and very nice. Hands on. And the i aslo learned about the history of yarn and the varous kinds. I would highly recommend.

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Claudette 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 20, 2019
Cathy
Thank you for my father’s lesson on the Romanian culture today. Always interesting!
October 20, 2019
Ahmed
I took french lesson with Isabella , The lesson is very amazing she goes with different subjects pronunciation ,make sentences , Grammar .
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!!

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Isabela M.

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Jonathan T.

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About Jonathan

Hello there! My name is CM Jonathan FIDE ID 3100650. I am the current blitz and classic chess champion of Puerto Rico (2018-2019). I have been a chess instructor for more than 15 years with students of all levels and backgrounds. As a high level player I have represented Puerto Rico as part of the National Team in the Chess Olympiad twice (2016 and 2018), World Youth Championship (2004), World Open (2006, 2007 and 2016) , Sub-zonal Jamaica 2018 and many others. My current FIDE rating is 2180.

Most of my students are between the ages of 6 and 12 but I have experience with students of all ages. I am also fluent in both Spanish and English. Although my students and I have a lot of fun learning, for me quality is of paramount importance to the process. Teaching chess is truly my passion and i enjoy every second of it. All students can

expect to see a substantial improvement in their understanding of the game as well as their rating.

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Jonathan T.

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About Kelove

I am a communications designer, I graduated with a bachelors from Pratt Institute 2019. I went to the HighSchool of Fashion Industries 2010 - 2014 with a design garment shown on WWD Magazine my senior year. I have always been interested in different art forms, like drawing, painting, sewing, music, movies and videos, designing logos and posters, clothing. I especially love the process of designing because of where you start and where you end. The future can be quite exciting. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun and exciting in creative ways.

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October 18, 2019
Wendy K.
Kelove is professional, knowledgeable, patient and well versed.
She reflects the best That TakeLessons can offer.

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Kelove Z.

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Claire R.

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


About Claire

I own a local small crochet business selling womens accessories and crochet patterns. I have now been knitting for 20 years and crocheting for 12. I love teaching others how to create their own works of art and seeing everyone's creativity at work.
Every person is different and as such I adapt the levels and pace to fit with each student.

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Claire R.

Wappingers Falls, NY

Kyle B.

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I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess seriously for just over a year, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I have an International Master as a coach, so I am constantly learning myself and I understand what it's like to be a student of the game.
I can analyze student's games, identify weak areas of play, and develop a personalized routine to help you improve. Every day, I dedicate hours of studying to chess openings, tactics, chess history, endgames, and strategic concepts, and I am eager to teach this information to others.

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October 19, 2019
Zach
Kyle is an amazing instructor! In one session he went over six or seven studies and allowed me to try and work out complicated winning ideas in different positions, and then showed me the correct ones and more importantly, the ideas that a chess player should take away from them. I can genuinely say that even in that one session, I feel like Kyle helped me substantially improve as a chess player.
October 5, 2019
Elad
Had a nice online 1-hour lesson with Kyle, who helped me with some of my questions I had in certain position. Helped me realize which parts of the game I had to work on more.
October 5, 2019
Connor
Great instructor. Really knows his stuff and comes prepared to help you develop your skills in the most effective way possible. I had a great experience and learned a ton in just a one hour lesson.

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Kyle B.

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About Wally

Greetings! Teaching has been my profession for 40 years! I have taught all levels of high school, and have always enjoyed working with students in a 1-1 setting where we can focus on your individual questions and needs. As a professional educator, I have completed federal and state background checks for eachnemployment. My students have often commented that I humorous, caring, enthusiastic, patient, and genuine. I believe that true teaching happens best when both parties have a sense of relationship and interest. I will strive to get to know you as a person, and tailor our lessons so that you get what you need most from our time together! My goal is to help you learn, and develop the skills necessary for you to be your best self. I offer a variety of lessons, from academic, to personal growth, to finance and gaming.

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September 24, 2019
Walter
Great Guide! Thank you Wally!

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Wally M.

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Leo
"For a long time I thought I understood the game of pool but within the first 5 minutes of running drills with Dan, I came to the realization that I did no
t know much. My understanding of the completely changed and I definitely see improvements in the near future."
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Jessica
"Timpla is wonderful! I've had a few people try to show me the basics of sewing and using my machine, and she was by far more informative and clear than a
ny instructor I'd previously had. Very knowledgeable, warm, and enthusiastic. Very obvious she cares about the success of her students!"
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Marci
"Lily was great! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much from her. Highly recommend her for any of your sewing needs."
Jeremy
"Speaking as a beginner, he's able to convey his knowledge with chess well to students. Would recommend to others looking for a tutor to up their game."
Amanda
"I had an awesome learning experience with Karen. She is patient and knowledgeable and I definitely knew how to crochet when I left after just one lesson.
She showed me how to make a scarf and showed me how I can take those stitches and make a blanket. She taught me how to read the symbols and patterns and I can crochet!!!"
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Gary
"Rob has a great eye for technique and is corrective and not critical."
Sabrina
"He is professional and very knowledgeable! He has a gift for teaching."
Luciano
"Great. I saw real results from one lesson"
Cassandra
"So patient and very nice. Hands on. And the i aslo learned about the history of yarn and the varous kinds. I would highly recommend."

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