Tiffani Velez

Tiffani V.

Allentown, PA

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Tiffani passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Tiffani delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 90 and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2009

Hey There! My name is Tiffani and I can't wait to meet you and get you started on your own path to making beautiful crochet and knit items! I've been a successful freelance writer and needle artist for more than 20 years. My articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers, like Yahoo! News and Pennsylvania Magazine, and my patterns have been published by The Daily Fibre and on Ravelry. I have my own needle arts business called TiffaniLynneCrochet (new website in the works, but you can find my blog at www.tiffanilynnecrochet.com.

I have a flexible teaching style, and my bachelors degree in Cognitive Science and my 15+ year history in working with students with special needs, allows me to approach lessons from many different angles. No matter your difference, I am the teacher who can help you reach your goals, because your goals are my goals.

I have been teaching private lessons since 2005. I'm available most days of the week (check out my calendar), and I can work with you online through Skype, in person in the Allentown area at a coffeehouse or your home. Contact me for specific details, and I'll get back to you right away.

Learning to knit or crochet (or both!) is so easy, it's almost unbelievable. Contact me today, so I can help you reach your goals and realize your dream. Blessings!

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Experience

Writer
May 2014 - Present
Booktrope

English Teacher, ESL Instructor, SAT Writing/Reading Prep, Autism Support
Mar 2013 - Present
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Learning Coach
Jan 2005 - Present
PA Cyber School, Connections Academy, PA Virtual Charter School, Agora Cyber Charter School

Needle Artist
Sep 2001 - Present
Ani Burnett Designs

Ani Burnett Designs is your place for unique and handmade Crochet and Knit items.

Freelance Writer
Mar 1996 - Present
Pennsylvania Magazine, Country Discoveries, Yahoo! News, Times News, Health.com, etc...

Museum Educator
Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
Lehigh Valley Heritage Center

Education

MFA Creative Writing
Apr 2015 - Present
Lindenwood University
MA English and Creative Writing
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
Southern New Hampshire University
BA Cognitive Science
Mar 2010 - Jul 2013
Ashford University
English Literature
Jan 2013 - May 2013
Harvard University

Languages

Russian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

New York Book Festival Featured Book
Jun 2007
New York Book Festival

Photos & Videos

Rose Garden Shawl. TiffaniLynneCrochet

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This is a beautiful Half Double Crochet (Hdc) cable. Contact me today for lessons!
Cord of Three Strands Basketweave Throw. Crochet.TIffaniLynneCrochet

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Lakeside Throw.TiffaniLynneCrochet

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This is an easily crocheted collection of tea coasters. Even a very basic stitch can create absolute beauty with crochet.

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Sea Glass Throw. You can learn to make this in two weeks!

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Autumn Colors Knit Shawl

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2015 TIffaniLynneCrochet. My original knit and crochet creations.

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Irish Cable Crochet Shawl. TiffaniLynneCrochet
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4 Reviews

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Thaeda Feb 28, 2017
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Tiffani offered online lessons to my daughter in English and History- what a HUGE help she was! Definitely a life saver!

Samantha Feb 28, 2017
Knitting · In studio

Tiffani was very patient and helpful.- guiding me through each step. In just a short time I was able to move from beginner to intermediate skill level.

Tiffani V. Nov 27, 2013
Language ·

Tiffani is an excellent teacher!

Tiffani made writing and English literature understandable and fun!

Tiffani V. Aug 20, 2013
English ·

Tiffani Taught My Daughter To Love Writing!

Tiffani has been my daughter's writing tutor for several month's now, and she has helped her to overcome her obstacles and become the writer she never thought she could be!

Tiffani is professional and punctual, and she curtails each lesson directly to my daughter's needs.

I highly recommend her!

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