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About Josh M.

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Hummelstown, PA

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About Josh
Hi!

I have been working with students for several years in formal and informal settings. I have a degree in psychology, with a minor in statistics. A couple years ago I began coaching chess at several local DC area schools, and tutoring private students. I love to help people learn a new subject, and I am especially passionate about engendering the joy of learning in young people. I've recently moved to the Harrisbug, PA area, and am now teaching lessons here!

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Olivia January 5, 2019
· Chess · Online
Josh is easygoing. He clicked with my child from the first lesson on. We cannot wait for the next lesson to start. After Josh, My child is spending good amount of time on the computer playing chess.
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Alper December 31, 2018
· Chess · Online
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Alex July 23, 2018
· Chess · Online
Josh is patient, thoughtful , soft spoken and knowledgeable,
He holds my 9 year old son glued to lesson without any interruption
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Josh M.

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About Linda S.

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Aston, PA
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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.

Aston, PA 19014
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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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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
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Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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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. Iโ€™m interested in helping others learn how to perfect their skills and and be proud of their work.

Iโ€™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 Laura S.

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Phoenixville, PA
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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.

Phoenixville, PA 19460
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About Sergii N.

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Spring, TX
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I was born in Ukraine, started playing hockey at 3, chess at 4, still playing chess but not competitively anymore. I'm a junior at University of Houston and working towards my Engineering major, where I feel chess helped me great, especially with logic thinking and analysis. I've been teaching chess in high school library to kids who wanted to learn and then also played and taught chess in university to those who didn't know it yet. When I stopped playing competitively in chess at 15, my ELO was in around 1900. Currently I would say its around 1800-1900 based on chess players/programs that I play with.
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Sergii N.

Online
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About Teej R.

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Eau Claire, WI
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I have been a game master for almost 25 years now I run Amber game from from wild west wild west games to cyberpunk to dungeons & Dragons all the way to vampires I've done them all I run groups across the United States from 30 people all the way to one person I can help you develop your campaign work you through different dice mechanic systems any type of massive wars one-on-ones anything that you need help with in the developing your style play I can help you with that song the game mastering is becoming a like a lost art and I figured I'd like to share my talents and my skills and teach everybody else so they can have it just as much fun and enjoyment as me and my children have had
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Teej R.

Teej R.

Online
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About Juliane A.

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Plainsboro, NJ
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I remember being very young and admiring both of my grandmothers with their crochet hooks making table runners. I always asked them for that one to be mine. I was fascinated by their ability of transforming a ball of thread or yarn in such beautiful pieces. Many, many years later I discovered that I could crochet toys: teddy bears, dolls, balls, dragons... a whole new world opened to me with the art of amigurumi!

Since then Iโ€™ve been crocheting every day and I would love to teach you something that is magical. Every single piece is full of love. Crochet for me is not my job but simple moments of pleasure, relaxation and an opportunity of feeling at my best. You can fell the same, be proud of your creations while we have a lot of fun! Classes will be full of colors, happiness and some cookies I always bring with me! Letโ€™s do it?
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Juliane A.

Juliane A.

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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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6 Popular Spring Hobbies That Won't Break the Bank
Happy first day of spring! Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it's the perfect time to start a new hobby. And don't worry -- there are tons of hobbies to choose from that don't require expensive equipment or pricey commitments. In fact, many of these cheap hobbies can actually save you money in the long-run. Check out our recommendations below, and see what sparks your interest! 1. Languages Did you know that learning a second language can increase your brain power, ex
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The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]
Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the basic sewing stitches. From hand-sewing stitches to seam finishes, sewing instructor Cathy G. is here to help you master the basics...  Modern sewing machines have all but eliminated the need for hand sewing. Gone are the days of constructing a garment by hand with a needle and thread. That being said, there are still many places where hand-sewing stitches are necessary for a high-qualit

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