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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
nd out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

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Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

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Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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purvi January 22, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Kim has such an extensive background and is such a patient teacher! she is great at explaining the basics and getting you comfortable working thru patterns. I am so excited to see my progress as I continue lessons with her! She has reinvigorated my desire to knit/crochet and advance my skills! the only downside is having to do the lessons online from Florida! I wish I could take them in person with her!
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Matthew J. January 7, 2019
· Sewing · Online
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Theodora January 5, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
I had a great online lesson with Kim. She was knowledgeable, and patient. Thank you Kim. I look forward to our next lesson.
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About Daniel M.

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San Antonio, TX

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I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice.

I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothing is too difficult once we understand how to do it!
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Renee January 14, 2019
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Trinity December 31, 2018
· LSAT · Online
Does a really great job of explaining and breaking down individual problems. Helps to allow the student to see the perspective of the test takers!
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Gary December 15, 2018
· Chess · Online
Very kind and patient!
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About Richard G.

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Las Vegas, NV
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I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love.

Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Professional, and find great reward in sharing my experience and knowledge with my students.

When the "aha" light goes on, it's truly a wonderful moment for me, and encourages me to drive my students to build towards more of those moments as students, and then ultimately, for themselves as they learn to grow for themselves.
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Frankie L. October 27, 2016
· Photography · In studio
Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie
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Rodney September 23, 2015
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Great very informative
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About Jean-Marc J.

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Columbus, OH

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I am now offering group lessons for an extremely low price compared to the private lessons cost.

The price is $20 per 1 hour of group lessons
(private lessons are $60 per 1 hour).
So that's $20 vs. $60 (66% discount)

Please use the "Ask Jean-Marc a Question" button to message me and get the details or let me know that you are interested.
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Hi, there! My name is Jean-Marc and I can't wait to meet you! I'm a software engineer. I have been teaching computer technology lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students excel in programming, web development, and productivity programs. I went to The University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Computer Science in 2017. My teaching style is patient, thorough and detail oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Skills:
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Gary Soward January 18, 2019
· Chess · Online
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Kazumi January 3, 2019
· Java · Online
First programming lesson in a long time, but I learned so much! Thank you!
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Joy K. January 1, 2019
· Microsoft Excel · Online
I learned exactly what I needed to know within our planned lesson time; Jean Marc made this possible by planning with me in advance specific learning objectives. And he was available when I needed him (a big plus). I will definitely book another lesson, and highly recommend him!
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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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About Miranda H.

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San Antonio, TX

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I have been sewing for 16 years and love to help others learn this awesome craft! I have a degree in Fashion Design and can teach sewing- including how to use a serger and cover stitch machine, pattern use, pattern alterations, creating your own patterns, draping, and hand sewing.

Students can have a totally customized experience with me. You pick what you want to learn. We can arrange the lessons to learn specific skills such as serging, hemming, or using a pattern, or with specific projects in mind like making a pillowcase, purse, blanket, or dress. I can also help with fabrication knowledge and learning to recognize what fabrics are good for what projects. The options are unlimited. Want to make a T-shirt blanket to keep all those memories, learn how to hem your own clothes, make your Halloween costume or a dress for your doll, or
learn how to make curtains?

Sewing can be so much fun and it is a joy to see a piece of fabric turn into something remarkable. In today's world, the internet is a great tool and much can be learned from it but nothing quite beats having a teacher there to actually see and help you. I will be there to work hands-on with you or your student so that you, or they, have the best learning experience.
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Cody October 15, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Great teacher. I would highly recommend taking sewing instruction from her if your a beginner or just need additional knowledge and skill refinement.
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Anna July 17, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Miranda is great! Her knowledge is not limited to the techniques needed but she teaches why the technique is used and how the various tools perform their functions. Wonderful teacher!
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Jason July 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Whether you are new to sewing, or need help learning more advanced skills, Miranda is amazing. She has the ability, and patience to explain a concept, then walk you through how to apply it. For my lessons, we focused on grading sewing patterns, which is an abstract concept that takes time to get your head wrapped around. Now I'm confident in my ability to apply the skill, and with a little practice, I will be able to master making changes to patterns.

During our last lesson we went over different seams, and started building a garment.

She is highly recommended, and I look forward to future lessons.
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About Tuwanda C.

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Los Angeles, CA
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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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Ashlyn September 30, 2018
· Sewing · In home
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 Laura S.

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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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About Michele B.

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Highland, MI
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One part avid crocheter, one part music teacher, I love bringing art into the lives of people and teaching them. I’m patient and admit, my lessons are bursting with some laughing too.
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Michele B.

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About Matthew Q.

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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.

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