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Rosemary O.

10 Reviews
Germantown, MD
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Outstanding Business from Etisalat, Nigeria.
  • Curriculum and Teaching from University of Calabar
  • Teaching since 2016
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Rosemary O.

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Make your clothes within 2 weeks of our classes. My goal is to bring out the best in my student and inspire them for greater heights.

About Rosemary

I am a Creative Director and one thing I love to do is to teach sewing lessons. I'm a creative person, flexible and fun loving. I pay attention to details, impacting the lives of my students is part of me. Connect with me today and have fun while you learn.

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Chad G.
Rosemary was amazing. She's an excellent teacher and I really enjoyed my lesson. Looking forward to my next lesson. I highly recommend Rosemary for sewing lessons.
Mercy
was nice, free and fun. she was also friendly.
Pathenia
I am truly enjoying learning how to sew with Rosemary as my teacher. So far, I have seen a blouse and a skirt that I need to add finishing touches on. I am going to sign up for more lessons. I want to perfect the art of sewing.

Richard B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Richard B.

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My approach to teaching is that the lessons have to be customized for each student. I start beginner lessons with exercises that help familiarize them with the movement of each piece. They will also develop a sense of the powers and unique abilities possessed by that piece.

My focus on intermediate and advanced students is to help them develop their tactical ability. Chess is primarily an exercise in pattern recognition. I helped them develop that pattern.

We will then customize the lessons based on the student's interests and the topics that I feel will improve their game. We will play over the games of the great grandmasters and develop endgame technique. We will utilize openings that promote tactical situations.

Finally, we will have a lesson on chess etiquette.

About Richard

Chess is an exciting game that provides mental stimulation. It is a good way to increase math and reading ability. It is also a good way to avoid Alzheimer's. I try to make chess instruction as interesting as possible. I will show the student how to build on their knowledge.

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Dillan
Richard is great! Super clear and to the point. Efficiently helped me analyze my mistakes and positions.
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Ken M.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2005
  • B.S. Mathematics from University of Pittsburgh
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ken M.

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I have been playing bridge for over 40 years and teaching for the last ten years. I currently direct 2 duplicate games at the Charlottesville, Va. Senior Center.

About Ken

I have been playing bridge for over 40 years and the last 10 as a duplicate bridge player. I currently direct two duplicate games at the Charlottesville, Va Senior Center. I also teach duplicate bridge skills and strategy.

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Nancy Todd
Ken was very knowledgeable and very personable. His first lesson was just what I needed. I am looking forward to more lessons with him. Nancy Todd
Marla W.
Ken has a wealth of knowledge. He offers handouts to review and presents lessons with slides to instruct using actual bridge hands. He provides not only the rules for the game but also the mental steps one undertakes in applying them.
Douglas H.
Ken is great. The first lesson was clear, organized and interesting. Seven of us took part in the zoom lesson and everyone loved it

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Claudette B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Claudette B.

7 Reviews
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Whether you are a beginner or looking to improve your skill, learn in a stress free, patient environment.

About Claudette

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. I am an ambi

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Jennifer
I am a beginner and taking a long time to master the basics and Claudette has been nothing but patient and encouraging though I imagine she's gritting her teeth at how slow I am. :-) Her love for this art shines through and creates fantastic energy during the lessons.
Lauren
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Understands the difficulties and concerns someone new to crochet has, and is very encouraging and patient.
Bryan h
Claudette is amazing teacher! She’s super patient and knowledgeable. I’m definitely taking more classes from her :)

Richard G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
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Richard G.

6 Reviews
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Starting in September 2018, will be offering courses in Epic's Unreal Engine UE4 - please check back for a breakdown of topics and training offerings. Thank you!

About Richard

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 Profession

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Doug B.
Very knowledgeable, I hope I can retain what he has taught me !!
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Teresa B.
Richard is so patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy with our lessons. Because of my background with classical guitar he wondered if the fact that he doesn't read music and I am renewing my mind back into it would not be a good teaching set-up. Not at all. I now have an electric guitar and the five years spent playing classical, now fifteen years ago, did not give me a good foundation for understanding music theory unfortunately. I have a genre I had already picked out fingerstyle electric and now with some thinking my way through the basics I did have I still need to learn just basic strumming etc. I understand what he is referring to in music so we still speak in the same key. Also and lastly my daughter has a severe seizure/dementia disorder that is very unpredictable and our caregiver's mom just passed away so there will be times when I just can't do a week/day. He has been very understanding. I am smiling from my soul because music is my healing path for difficult stuff I couldn't pay any doctor/therapist to even call me back for. Thank you so much for your assistance. Sincerely Teresa
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Barbara A.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Barbara A.

3 Reviews
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Self-taught knitter with experience and patience. Ability to teach beginner through advanced, with various tools - double pointed, circular or single-pointed needles, from dishcloths to socks to afghans and sweaters. Tutoring includes information on yarn and knitting tool selection. Also state certified to teach high school students and possess natural teaching style.

About Barbara

Hi! I'm a mom and former high school teacher. I enjoy cooking, crocheting, knitting, and reading. It can be relaxing to create by yourself, as well as rewarding to make something for yourself or a loved one to enjoy. Whether you want to learn for fun or have the hopes of making money from your crea

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Sarita
I had a difficult pattern and Barbara walked me thru it.
Michelle
Miss Barbara provides online knitting instruction for my 9 year old granddaughter. Her patience and encouragement has helped my granddaughter appreciate knitting. She looks forward to her weekly lesson.

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"She was very helpful and she knew what she was doing love her"
Theresa
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Terrific intro to cabinet construction"
Charles
Took Woodworking lessons from Paul B.
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"Dawn is so patient. She is starting from the VERY beginning with my daughter and we couldn't be happier."
Cecilia
Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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"Mya Mya was great. She was very friendly and welcoming. She was prepared for the session with printed materials and a lesson plan. When I brought a pattern I wanted to work on, she was able and willing to adapt her lesson plan which I appreciated. I have a lesson next week and am looking forward to it."
Jennifer Walsh
Took Crocheting lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"This was great. He was extremely through and detailed. I was absorbed by the lesson and never looked at the clock. Looking forward to many future lessons."
Deborah
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Sarah is amazing, I truly enjoyed learning from her. She opened my eyes to the sewing world in general, and specifically to what I was interested in. I am grateful for the experience and am better because of it."
Brandon
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"My child had such a great time learning chess with Sam. Sam's an incredible nice, friendly and knowledgeable professional.
My kids love chess now because of Sam. We are really grateful that he's our kid's chess coach."
Dr. Johnson
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"I was having issues modifying patterns. Vena helped me understand how pattern making works and how to resolve my issues. She is knowledgeable and a natural teacher. What could have been complicated and difficult to learn was easy and straightforward. I highly recommend her as a teacher."
Kathy
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Erin was so responsive, patient and thorough. She was a pleasure to work with and helped me to understand the instructions for a project I was working on and stuck. She was flexible in her schedule and in the time she spent with me. I am completely delighted!!"
Pam
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Really great teacher who has a great connection to kids"
mikhail
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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