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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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About Kim
For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
nd out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

*** Lesson Details ***
Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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Vittoria August 11, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Great instructor
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Lisa August 7, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Love the passion and generous attitude for teaching knitting!
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Sowmya Kurtakoti August 6, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Enjoyed my first lesson with KIm, she made it seem so east
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Kim K.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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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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$30 / 60-min

About DrYamini S.

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New York, NY
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About DrYamini
Teaching is my passion. I am a professor for last nine years. I am professor of Finance. I Believe a teacher’s responsibility is to understand student and make them understand the subject. If a student fails, it’s a failure of a teacher. Every student is unique and they learn in unique way.
I am also involve in research for last 10 years. I have presented piece of my reaserch in prestigious institutions like Harvard university.
I am also dedicated to creative writing and teach calligraphy. I have received many awards for my creative writing at various places.
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Sangeetha P. June 24, 2019
· Calligraphy · Online
Ms.Yamini teaches Calligraphy in a well organized way. She takes time to correct until we master the steps.
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Hale G. October 8, 2018
· Hindi · In home
Yamini is a very educated and good teacher. She makes Hindi easy thanks
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Mamei M. July 2, 2018
· Finance · In home
Dr. Sharma was very helpful in my getting a better understanding of finance. I recommend her.
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DrYamini S.

New York, NY 10019
(3)
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$75 / 30-min

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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Bora Y.

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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$99 / 45-min

About George D.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About George
I have been playing billiards since I was a teenager. My passion for this game knows no end and I will keep playing until my last breath. In my recent years I have grown to love passing my tips and tricks on to other players and improving the overall climate. I have made it my mission to bring players into the game!
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Garrett June 27, 2019
· Billiards · In studio
George did a great job teaching the fundamentals. I walked away from my first lesson with three specific, actionable suggestions that have already improved my game.
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Gadi June 19, 2019
· Billiards · In studio
Had my first ever billiards lesson and loved it. George is a very effective instructor - he explains well, he corrects your form, he's patient, and he brings the game to life. Looking forward to continuing with George and getting better at the game.
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Gina June 19, 2019
· Billiards · In studio
George was a great teacher. He was patient and very informative. He provided me with many helpful tips. Would highly recommend!
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George D.

New York, NY 10001
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$100 / 60-min
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About Catherine Z.

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Oakland Gardens, NY

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About Catherine
Hello,
As a custom designer & seamstress of many years, one thing that I enjoy doing is helping and teaching students with creating a finished project. Whether it is a basic top/ shirt, a jacket, a dress, pants, handbags, hats, etc.
One important part of starting to sew is the basic's . This will help you as a beginner to get through many obstacles even at intermediate and advanced.
Fashion and sewing is exciting. It is something you create with your hands and imagination.
Not only am I experienced with garments, I can help with interior design projects, such as window treatments and pillows.
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Annette January 30, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Catherine is a phenomenal teacher. She is patient, kind and very helpful. This was my first sewing lesson with my daughter. It was a wonderful experience! We are looking forward to having more lessons with Catherine.
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Michelle January 27, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Im looking forward to the next two lessons.
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Catherine Z.

Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
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$50 / 30-min

About Kareen S.

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New York, NY
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About Kareen
I spent years working as a designer for major apparel companies, but my passion is in sewing and making a garment from concept to actual garment. i am skilled in all fabrics. If you want to sew like a couturier or just make pillows, i can help you do that.
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Kareen S.

New York, NY 10003
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$50 / 30-min

About Aimee S.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Aimee
I teach gospel piano and beginner piano, flute, chess and English/ESL.

Use your ears, use your fingers and all the other gifts God gave you to assist during your local worship service. I come from a long line (4 generations) of church musicians. I trained classically on piano and flute - and can teach the basics for both instruments across genres. I have also been a journalist for The Associated Press (gotta have a day job!). And have done grant writing work for nonprofits. I can help you improve your English writing and speaking skills. And I love to play chess (gotta have a hobby!). But when it comes to Gospel - you need a little theory and a lot of heart and soul to develop your musical ear! Come join me at my storefront church or we can meet up online. After you get the scales and common chord structures down, you'll be ready
to go!
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Taahir J. August 9, 2019
· Piano · In studio
She's awesome! Extremely patient and can teach exactly what you want to know.
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Juan June 17, 2019
· Piano · In home
She is extremely patient and supportive. Aimee is knowledgeable about a very wide range of music and clearly LOVES teaching.
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Morgan June 17, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Aimee is a wonderful teacher! She is quite knowledgeable and experienced. I appreciated how she tailored the lessons not just to my level but my pace and personality!
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Aimee S.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
(3)
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$60 / 60-min

About Daniel P.

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New York, NY

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About Daniel
I love teaching pool, especially to total beginners. I’ve developed some unique training games that help you make rapid progress while having lots of fun. It’s got to be fun!! For that reason, I’m great teaching groups at parties.

Over a decade ago, I got myself a job as co-editor of what became a big seller in the pool world, Phil Capelle’s “Play Your Best 8-Ball.” In late 2015, the Professional Billiard Instructors Association granted me the rank of Recognized Instructor.

Please note: Lesson prices INCLUDE payment for my "table time." it's not extra; it's included.

I can’t tell you how much how gratifying it is to see students progress rapidly, scoring points, pocketing balls, and having a high quality experience. My students think of me as a very patient teacher, willing to go over things many times. Take a lesson with m
e and you won’t regret it.
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Luciano August 4, 2019
· Billiards · In home
Great. I saw real results from one lesson
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Ace July 14, 2019
· Billiards · In studio
My friend and I were just playing a game of 8 ball and Dan suggested a game call loop . We were impressed at how much we learned about the tangent line and how we had to focus at where the ball had to go in order to stay at the table. Dan really improved my game with just 3 hours of lesson today. He also showed us 2 other games and both required us to play differently and it made us focus on cue ball control. I was smiling each time as if I discovered fire. Dan would walk us through why and how. I had a great time If i have time to play again i would call dan no doubt.
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Leo July 14, 2019
· Billiards · In studio
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 not know much. My understanding of the completely changed and I definitely see improvements in the near future.
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Daniel P.

New York, NY 10034
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$80 / 60-min

About Léo C.

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New York, NY
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About Léo
I enjoy playing and learning about chess so and that has made me a more prolific chess player and more knowledgeable chess teacher. I believe the amount of lines someone may remember is directly related to his/her strength. The way I've taken chess more seriously over the last couple of years allowed me to improve a lot, and the directions I've been taking are the ones that I share with my students in order to bring them to the level they're trying to get.
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Léo C.

New York, NY 10029
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$34 / 30-min

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