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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.

Linda S.

Aston, PA 19014
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Broomall, PA
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About Tom
Hello everyone, I'm Tom.

I have always loved teaching people things that I enjoy, sharing my experience with others, and helping people realize their own potential.

I am a musician, a martial artist, and a general IT guru.

Music and martial arts runs in my family, and I was raised around them from a very young age.

As a child, I was always fascinated with computers, and had to know everything I could about them.

My teaching style is a bit unorthodox, focusing more on philosophy and personal introspection than traditional "memorize and practice" methods, and is very mind, body, and spirit oriented.

Feel free to ask me questions for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you.
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Tom C.

Tom C.

Broomall, PA 19008
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$50 / 30-min

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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Fatima September 11, 2018
· Chess · In home
Mathew is great instructor. He teaches my 8 yrs old daughter chess. He gives her all the attention she needs and encourage her in every step of the way! I can tell he is very passionate about his job and takes it seriously while having fun teaching it at the same time!
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Jad July 26, 2018
· Chess · Online
Matt as my first chess coach and has greatly increased my understanding of chess. My games are now competitive with players 400 to 600 rating points above me and I feel I am improving every week. Funny how much I can learn quickly after playing for forty years, with just a few lessons.
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Ross July 24, 2018
· Chess · In studio
Matt is the best!! My chess game has improved dramatically under Matt’s instruction.
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Mathew M.

Mathew M.

Norristown, PA 19401
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About Kaitlin O.

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Dallas, TX
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I have a deep love for needlework and crochet and for teaching. I have been involved in both for almost 20 years now. I enjoy watching people's eyes light up with understanding. I also find a lot of satisfaction seeing how my students skills change overtime. I commit to help all my students achieve their personal goals. I particularly enjoy working with students with special needs.
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alfreda W. March 7, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Very accommodating to your schedule. Goes out of her way to help
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Karen August 20, 2017
· Crocheting · In studio
Kaitlin was very patient with me and helped me to understand the basics of crocheting. Taking a class in person instead of online is definitely the way to go as crocheting is a very hands on and detail oriented task!
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Gayathiri August 13, 2017
· Crocheting · In studio
It was like crocheting with a friend. She was patient with my mistake and made the session interesting. Looking forward to my next session!
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Kaitlin O.

Kaitlin O.

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About Claudette B.

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Brooklyn, NY

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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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Michelle August 6, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
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!
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Yvonne April 23, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
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.
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Cassandra April 23, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
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 Elizabeth N.

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Philadelphia, PA
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Greetings My name is Liz, I love teaching people new things. I've taught in schools, with girl scouts, and private lessons with adults. I'm a mother of 4 and grandmother to one. I love to laugh and I think that I am really cool. So sign up for a fun lesson.
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Elizabeth N.

Elizabeth N.

Philadelphia, PA 19139
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$17 / 30-min

About Shea S.

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Philadelphia, PA
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Hello Parents and children,

I have completed a background check from the Department of Public Welfare for your comfort. It will be posted in my studio. Now time for the fun part we can learn to make pillow cases, robes, slippers and dresses. These are just a few examples. We can personalize our classroom time to fit your needs. Tell me your goals and we can make it happen.
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Meya July 8, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She was awesome. She took the time and patience for my me to learn how to make a skirt. It was my first project but definitely not my last.
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Shea S.

Shea S.

Philadelphia, PA 19142
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About Laura S.

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Phoenixville, PA
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I'm a self-taught knitter, and I started knitting over ten years ago. I also crochet, and I've been doing that 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 that have never knitted/crocheted before, or have experience and just want help with a specific pattern, or want to push the limits and try something new!

Want to make something as a holiday gift? We can pick a simple project and have it done in time for the holidays!

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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Chris September 21, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Laura is extremely knowledgeable, and extremely patient! I was a brand new knitter, and Laura helped me understand the basics of knitting and get my project off the ground! I've recommended taking her lessons to my family members who are interested in picking up the hobby too.
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Victoria September 20, 2018
· Knitting ·
I took knitting lessons with Laura over our lunch hour at work, and after the very first one, I was super excited to be on my way to knitting the most lopsided, unsightly potholder ever! Laura is an AMAZING teacher. She is patient and encouraging, and she is happy to take time to make sure you understand exactly what you are doing. When you make mistakes (because you will!), she is happy to step in to show you how to fix it and then help you learn how to fix it yourself so you can become a fierce and independent knitting master like her! Seriously, it's impressive that someone so skilled can break it down to meet you where you are, and she does it in the most approachable, unassuming way. I have officially finished my "potholder" and I am confidently moving on to knitting real things! I've already improved, and that's mostly because Laura helped me get out of my own way, and be confident to try a new skill. You won't find a better teacher out there!
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Arianne September 20, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Laura is a fun and conscientious instructor who makes this new skill accessible and enjoyable to beginners. The intro lessons are well-organized and go at a good pace. She has a nice balance of standing back to let us figure things out by trying it ourselves and jumping into help when needed. I love how she simultaneously demonstrates the technique she's teaching while having a video of her doing that technique on repeat during the class so we can look up at it whenever we need to. I definitely recommend Laura's lessons.
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Laura S.

Phoenixville, PA 19460
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Rochester, NY
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IM a father with a special needs child so patients and teaching i am very good at especially helping people who want to learn and watching them Grow/succeed is an unbelievable feeling. It took my child 3 years to learn how to ride a bike he got frustrated got off the bike ran from the bike but i didn't give up on him even when he gave up and now he can ride that's the passion i have for teaching and any student willing to learn.
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Devin S.

Online
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About Libby H.

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Wilmington, DE
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Delaware/ Philadelphia based hoop dancing instructor. Teaching locally and online, I create custom, personalized lesson plans for you. All skill levels. Let's have fun and work together towards your fitness and hoop dance goals. Book today.
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Julia September 13, 2018
· Hula Hoop · In studio
Libby was the first one to introduce me to hoop dancing, which has been something that has carried me through the past 5 years of my life and brought so much joy to me! Libby has shown/taught me so many creative spins on moves and she has inspired me to keep moving forward with my hooping :) I highly recommend her lessons!
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Libby H.

Libby H.

Wilmington, DE 19803
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