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About Hiro H.

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Schaumburg, IL
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About Hiro
United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating)
I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois
I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players)

USCF Local Tournament Director
I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library
Each tournament brings in over 30 players

Chess Instructor
For the past 5+ years, I have been teaching chess to all-ages.
My prized student is now ranked as the 25th strongest 8-year old in the nation.
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Paulette December 31, 2018
· Chess · Online
great lessons, he really helped me learn and become better at chess! thanks Hiro!
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Paulette December 30, 2018
· Chess · Online
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Joanna W. December 28, 2018
· Chess · Online
My daughter enjoyed her first lesson. It was interactive and Hiro made sure she understood the lessons by asking her questions, and challenging her to think of good strategic moves.
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Hiro H.

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About Linda S.

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Aston, PA
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About Linda
Independent Arts and Crafts Professional with over 40 years experience who loves to make beautiful things. Love helping others embrace their creativity.

I have 5 sewing machines and you can use one of mine or bring your own. While most of my students are sewing students I love to incorporate jewelry making and accessories in with the sewing.

Currently I am offering individual and group instruction classes in sewing, cooking, jewelry making, mosaics, furniture refinishing, and origami in Aston, PA.

I encourage mother and daughter classes. Children 7-12 years old can share a class with a parent at **** no charge****.

My goal is to nurture a love for creativity and beauty.
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William-Wesley T. May 17, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Awesome teacher, very knowledgeable, skillful and has a lot of patience. Looking forward to future lessons and I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Teresa April 7, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
She was fabulous! Very accommodating, didn't rush, taught little tricks of the know and was GREAT with my mature 6 year old daughter. Patient and sought to involve her as much as possible
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Deja B. September 27, 2016
· Sewing · In studio
She is great. Very patience and nice. Deja looks forward to her classes with Linda.
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Linda S.

Linda S.

Aston, PA 19014
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$30 / 30-min

About Vena H.

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New York, NY
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About Vena
I'm a fashion designer and have been working in 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 sewing, patternmaking, draping, tailoring and fitting. I have a great passion in 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 own 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

*** Due to recent increase inquires about embroidery m
achine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***
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kym November 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
very reliable and knowledgeable. highly recommended!!
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Marissa November 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I learned so much in just one hour. I can’t wait to have another lesson and feel confident I will be able to finish our sewing project successfully. Vena also gave me valuable recommendations on supplies I needed.
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Stephanie March 30, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Vena is very patient and knowledgeable and answers all the questions I have for her. We have very varied lessons and they are all very informative. I'm excited to continue my classes with her.
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Vena H.

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About Lorena G.

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West Palm Beach, FL
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About Lorena
I encourage adults, youth and kids to create fashion, learn to design, create their ideas and develop them from creative training.
Generations inherited, since I was a little girl, more than 20 years as a job, long experience doing what I love most... Creating fashion but the best and important it is to teach.
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caryn September 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lorena is amazing! Exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend.
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Lorena G.

Lorena G.

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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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About Mathew
I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won several chess tournaments as well. I recently won the 2018 Philadelphia Open Chess Tournament.

I am currently coaching several students to go above and beyond their expectations. If you hire me as your coach, I will take you above and beyond your expectations in the game of chess. My coaching style is hands on, which means that I provide move by move feedback. My coaching philosophy is grounded in encouragement and meticulous game review. My one student that I have been coaching for 2 years went from never playing chess to a 1350 USCF chess rating
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I graduated from Kutztown University of PA in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell with two Minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I have such a passion for math, science, and chess. And I try to live with that passion everyday and show that passion to people everyday.
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John G January 14, 2019
· Chess · In home
I was stuck in a rut and unsure about how to improve my chess game. After a few lesson with Matt I feel a lot better about where I am at, and have been steadily improving over the last few weeks. Matt was able to figuring out why I was stuck, and what I needed to work on to get my chess abilities to the next level. Would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their game!
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Emmit November 23, 2018
· Chess ·
Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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Leo November 20, 2018
· Chess · Online
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.
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Mathew M.

Norristown, PA 19401
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About Terry S.

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Glenside, PA

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I learned to sew as a teenager. It became a hobby that I became passionate about that grew into a business when I decided to take an early retirement. I’m interested in helping others learn how to perfect their skills and and be proud of their work.

I’m familiar with the challenges that sewing can present and knows the patience that it can take. Some time you may need that extra help or opinion on how to get something done correctly. I would like to share my experience and lessons learned with you.
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Marlene December 25, 2018
· Sewing · In home
The teacher was knowledgeable about all aspects of sewing and was able to tell me how to finish off one of my projects that I brought with. It was a jacket and skirt. I needed help mostly with the jacket and mainly understanding the finishing instructions for the jacket. I sewed some in the hour during the lesson and then Terry showed me on the instructions what to do at home. She then asked me to bring a new sewing project that we could start together when I come in two weeks. I would highly recommend Terry to any level of sewer wanting lessons. She is also a very kind lady as well.
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Jared moore December 23, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Terry is very attentive and detailed, I enjoyed my time with her and I look forward to learning from her more.
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Tiana October 28, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Terry is very knowledgeable of sewing. She is a great instructor who is patient and great at explaining the steps necessary to complete the project. I would definitely recommend her and have recommended her to a friend.
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Terry S.

Glenside, PA 19038
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About Taryn H.

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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Taryn studied fashion design and art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for Anna Sui and milliner Tracy Watts.

Taryn first started teaching sewing to displaced youth at Hollywood Arts 10+ years ago. She taught "R'ashion" (recycle fashion/sewing) at Environmental Charter High School for 5 years. She headlines EcoFashion workshops all around the world including Zambia, South Africa, and recently at the Green School in Bali. Jack Johnson has donated leftover Tour T-shirts so she could do upcycling workshops at schools. And she's had the opportunity to teach celebrities how to sew at the EcoDivas Upcycling Lab at Sundance. (DJ Aoki was the most fun.)

She taught “Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM for 7 years. She is the founder of Beyond the Label, a charitable organization that gets people
to think about "What's in my tee?" She encourages people to think of fabric like ingredients and does whatever she can to relate food to fashion including making nutrition label T-shirts to show what's actually in the tee. Due to multiple allergies, you can learn healthy alternatives of what to put in and on your body.

She is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Revolution USA, and the Fashion Department at Santa Monica College AND LOVES TO NERD OUT ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HEALTHY FABRICS.
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Jaimee June 26, 2018
· Sewing ·
My 7 year old daughter had been asking to take sewing lessons for months. She's learned so much in a short amount of time. She’s learned both hand sewing and machine sewing techniques and is looking forward to her next lesson.
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Bonny June 25, 2018
· Sewing · Online
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 complete sewing projects and then show them off to my friends.
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Taryn H.

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About Laura S.

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Phoenixville, PA
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About Laura
I started knitting over ten years ago, and I've been crocheting for over fifteen years now! I love learning new techniques and pushing the limits of what I can do! I've made tons of scarves, hats, and mitts, but I've also made blankets, ornaments, and others.

I teach students who have never knitted/crocheted before, or students who have experience and just want help with a specific pattern, or students who want to push the limits and try something new!

I love knitting patterns with interesting textures, and my favorite style is mosaic colorwork!

Reach out and we can figure out a plan that works well for you!
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Cynthia December 23, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Laura is great and very patient with me. I got frustrated cause the sound quality was very poor could not hear her too well. But she is great teacher.
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Katherine December 2, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Good first instruction Laura is helping me get back in the swing.
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Diane November 10, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Delightful Laura is a VERY helpful and an easy to follow teacher! It was our first lesson and it was perfect! She has a very easy style and can read your skills (or lack thereof) and help you move forward in knitting! I am excited about lesson 2!
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Laura S.

Laura S.

Phoenixville, PA 19460
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$20 / 30-min

About Matthew Q.

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Philadelphia, PA
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Want to win tournaments & Championships? I'm the teacher for you.
With over A decade of experience, A Nationwide competitor & winning. Single handedly won over 40 trophies. I'm more than qualified to help you reach your pool playing goals. I offer private and group lessons. Juniors aged 7 & up to adults of all ages! Schedule your session to become A pool shark today!
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Matthew Q.

Matthew Q.

Philadelphia, PA 19153
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$50 / 30-min

About Jamie D.

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Wilmington, DE

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I am a young energetic creative who has been sewing for 10 years. Working from home I make various crafts and sewn items and I'm looking to share the knowledge I've gathered. It is a goal of mine to turn teaching sewing or hosting craft based projects at events into my full time career.
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Jamie D.

Jamie D.

Wilmington, DE 19802
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$42 / 60-min

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Sewing 101 | Essential Sewing Terms and Phrases [Infographic]
When you learn to sew, you're introduced to slew of new vocabulary words and phrases. To help you understand these words and phrases, and be more conversational about your new craft, we've put together this glossary of sewing terms from Columbus, OH teacher Nikki D... “May your bobbin always be full!” ~Author Unknown. Most recognize what this quote means, but you might be thinking, “What on earth is a bobbin?” Bobbin, miter, selvedge – there is an extensive amount of vocabulary in sewing,
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