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These Crafts & Hobbies teachers are highly rated by students in the Westerlo area, including Guilderland, Schodack Landing, Purling, Round Top and Castleton on Hudson.

About Timpla

Hello! You want to learn to sew? I'm Timpla and I can help you!

FEEDBACK FROM MY PREVIOUS STUDENTS:

"It was great! I learned so much about my sewing machine."

"Had a great time Timpla! I was able to hem my daughter's skirt and repair a shirt sleeve. Looking forward to next time."

"I definitely benefited from the class! Thanks so much!!!"

I LOVE helping my students conquer their "fear" of the sewing machine, which unleashes excitement about their potential to sew unique items for themselves and others.

I've been sewing since I was a young girl, learning from my grandmother.

My experience includes sewing women's and girl's apparel, home decor, and quilts. I decided to start teaching private and group lessons after receiving many requests from friends and acquaintances.

I look forward to helping you develop the

skills you need to tackle any sewing project.

~Timpla S.
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February 22, 2018
Shirley
She’s knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Can’t wait for my next lesson
January 30, 2018
Judy bellinger
Just starting out but Timpla was warm, helpful and patient. Excited for next class.
November 27, 2017
Gift Wali
My sewing experience with Timpla was simply amazing. She is a well of knowledge willing to share all her skills and tricks to make sewing more fun and less intimidating. 😁🤩 - I give her 5 Stars she was Absolutely Amazing!

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Sergey K.

Schenectady, NY 12309

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About Sergey

I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.

After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

Experience
Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

Entrepreneurship
Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers others how to st

art your own business and be an entrepreneur.

Specialties
Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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May 9, 2019
Anita
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
September 30, 2018
Patti C.
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
May 25, 2018
Janet T.
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour

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Sergey K.

Schenectady, NY

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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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About Vena

I'm a fashion designer and have been working in the fashion industry in NYC for more than 10 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. I worked at companies such as DKNY, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM, Victoria's Secret. My specialty is patternmaking, draping, tailoring, sewing, and fitting. I have a great passion for teaching and extremely patient. The courses provide the best quality and hands-on sewing skills used in the industry. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch or alter your clothes that would fit you, I will show you how to achieve that step by step.

Classes Provide:
- In-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, sewing, and patternmaking
- Flat sketching
- Tech pack making
- Design portfolio building
- Garment production know-how

*** For the students who want to have in-home class,

please note I only travel to the students who live within Manhattan and Brooklyn along R train. I do not travel to Queens and NJ***

*** Due to recent increase inquires about embroidery machine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***
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October 9, 2019
Maggie M.
Vena is a consummate professional. My son wanted to learn some basic sewing skills, as well as learn how to make clothes and accessories. In the first 1.5 hour lesson at our home, he completed a simple zipper bag. Over the course of six lessons he made a messenger bag, dress shirt and started on pants - which he finished while we were on vacation. Vena is an expert and also knows how to tailor her lessons to her individual students work style, needs and goals. I give her my highest recommendation. My son will be working with her again to learn how to design his own creations. Five stars all the way.
October 9, 2019
Marc
I think Vena is wonderful. She is patient, warm, supportive and knowledgeable. She can help you complete specific projects (make a dress or a stuffed animal), help you become a better sewer or teach you the art of pattern making. Also, I should mention, she work professionally in the fashion industry and give lots of great insight into how garments are designed. Love Her!
October 7, 2019
Shahida
I really enjoyed very helpful and knowledgeable!

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About Tuwanda

Welcome future students! My name is Tuwanda and I want to help you learn how to recreate fabric based costumes of your favorite movie, video game or comic book character. I have 28 years of sewing experience and 11 of those years have been recreating cosplay costumes for clients.

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July 21, 2019
Brenda
Tuwanda is the best. She is very patient and pleasant to work with. She's also well informed and very skilled, which makes her highly instructive. I definitely recommend her.
April 27, 2019
Ayesha
She is very knowledgeable and goes step by step.
September 30, 2018
Ashlyn
My daughter had her first session with Tuwanda yesterday and had an awesome session! Tuwanda is very personable and they clicked very quickly. After they reviewed what my daughter had done in the past they began a new project. My daughter is very excited for her future sessions! Tuwanda was great!

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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 Shicociya

I teach Math full-time but I also like teaching other skills too. I look forward to work with you and help you check another thing off your to do list.

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Shicociya T.

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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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kym
"very reliable and knowledgeable. highly recommended!!"
Lilee
"Mya is very kind and patient. She is an amazing teacher with a lot of talent and I would recommend her to anyone seeking to learn crochet."
Michelle
"Erin was extremely helpful trying to reproduce a project with no information to go on...Creative and thoughtful we worked through it with much success.
Whether your a beginner or a self taught intermediate like myself, Erin is your go to instructor!"
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Jennifer
"I recently took classes with Beatrice. I'm a beginner at this and very pleased with her knowledge, patience and passion for sewing. She always make sure
you understand what your doing before your lesson ends. She's a great teacher and wonderful person. Her passion for it makes me look forward to my next lesson. I would definitely recommend to family and friends."
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Cathey
"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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Bonny
"Taryn is incredibly patient, professional, knowledgeable, and fun. She’s answered all my questions and let me learn at my own pace. I get excited to compl
ete sewing projects and then show them off to my friends."
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Beth
"AWESOME I so enjoy working with Karen! In advance of today’s lesson, we coordinated re work on a summer shawl Project. We both thought a summer shawl ad
dressing those summer air conditioned restaurants was a good project for folks like me that travel a bunch and need take along projects. With Karen’s guidance in mind, I bought gthe yarn. Then Karen showed me 6-9 different shawls she’s made so I could pick target shawl pattern that wasn’t above my ability and appealed to me. I’m now on my way; 3+Rows in and feeling confident of noteworthy progress til next session."
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Christine
"very informative as always"
Dana
"Best experience ever."

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