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These Crafts & Hobbies teachers are highly rated by students in the Powhatan area, including Oilville, Manakin Sabot, Sandy Hook, Rockville and Gum Spring.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile.

I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards.

My primary focus is with students who play in tournaments but I also work well with people who just want to learn the game.

As a self taught player I understand and emphasize with adult players who have time constraints.

A recent student of mine placed in the 2015 PA state championship for his age group.

I have a BS degree in Marketing from Georgetown University
I have a MS degree in Information Technology from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

When I am not teaching chess I work as a HR Consultant.

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June 13, 2018
Matthew
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.
May 3, 2018
Kathy
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence
March 14, 2018
Marsha
Great teacher!

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About Jessica

Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child.

I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin.

I have a degrees in Opera Directing, Vocal Performance and Theatre Arts. I started teaching acting classes in 2001, and have coached voice since 2010. I have studied voice with James Gardner, former head of opera at Julliard School of Music, Matthew Oglesby, vocal area coordinator for the WTAMU School of Music, and Darlene Wiley, head of voice department at Butler School of Music, UT and William Lewis, dramatic tenor with 35 years experience singing at the Metropolitan Opera.

I direct operas, design costumes, teach whenever and whatever I can, and love spending

time with my cat.
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September 15, 2019
Elmarie S.
Great experience! Jess was very thorough with identifying my voice type and recommended me the proper repertoire for me to practice. I'm excited for my next lesson with her!
August 10, 2019
Dinora R.
Really enjoyed my lessons with Jessica. She is a very personable and gifted patient instructor. So I never felt intimidated learning how to sew since it was all new to me. Thank you Jessica.
May 7, 2019
Barbara
Absolutely fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be booking her again!!

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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. 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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August 6, 2018
Michelle
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!
April 23, 2018
Yvonne
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.
April 23, 2018
Cassandra
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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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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July 21, 2019
Brenda
Tuwanda is the best. She is very patient and pleasant to work with. She's also well informed and very skilled, which makes her highly instructive. I definitely recommend her.
April 27, 2019
Ayesha
She is very knowledgeable and goes step by step.
September 30, 2018
Ashlyn
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 Abigail

Hi! My name's Abbie and I've been sewing anything and everything for over 10 years. I've sewn blankets, dresses, skirts, backpacks, totes, pillows, pajamas, and on and on.

If you want to learn how to sew but are nervous about getting started, then you're in the right place. Take a deep breath. I know this process can seem scary but once you jump into it, you'll find that's it's all easier than you think.

My lessons are at your pace. We go step-by-step with thorough explanations so that you can skip the overwhelm + confusion. We start with the basics to ensure fast progress as we move onto other skills.

If you're ready to finally stop wishing and start creating then let's get started today!

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About Zane

Hi! My name is Zane. I have two 7 hear old girls and love them very much. I was a sponsored sk8boarder. I decided to do this because i was bullied as a young kid. And now i see the same toxcicity in the gamimg community... I would love to show you how to skip learning curves and improve your gaming abilities and skill... Ill watch you and your broadcasts and ask I play live sessions with you carry you and help you understand map knowledge.

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About L'Oreal

Hi, we are a mother daughter duo teaching crochet to women around the world! We want to see women empowered everywhere! We want to see you grow a business like we have, and eventually take your crochet to the next level!

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About Denielle

From no prior experience with the language to advanced lessons. I can help you reach your goals or just provide a fun second language.

I also provide a wide variety of lesson in different educational and recreational subjects! Please, feel free to look through all of my pictures and lesson subjects that I offer!

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Natasha
"Excellent!!!"
Azmina
"I was nervous but once I started learning and he was patient and answered many questions, I felt right at ease."
Patricia
"Angela is an excellent teacher. She listens and is very patient. I look forward to my lessons!"
Melissa
"Adenike was well-prepared and very flexible to the situation and all my questions. She adopted my goal as her own and did everything possible to get us t
here--which she did! I look forward to our next lesson."
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Lily
"Atousa is a great chess player and chess teacher. She is sharp and strategic in chess playing, very knowledgeable, and very patient in teaching my daughte
r. My daughter enjoys learning chess from her."
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Adrian
"Didn't think this would be something fun to do but, after taking the class my perspective changed and I found some excitement on creating something with y
arn. Cheryl is a magnificent teacher and sure knows how to break this skill down so even a guy can do it. Thanks for all your help!!!!!"
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Judy bellinger
"Just starting out but Timpla was warm, helpful and patient. Excited for next class."
SThimma
"My Kid started going to Siddharth's Chess class few months ago, he is really enjoying in playing chess. Instructor is very encouraging and my kid is alway
s ready to go to chess class at any time. He is an excellent teacher.My son is having a very great time in learning Chess from Siddharth ."
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Orna
"Cheryl gave me my first "official" crochet lesson and it was time very well spent. Cheryl explained why every step is important to the whole process and
how to ensure I don't make the common mistakes (which I was making) so that my project would come out well. I WILL be back for more lessons!!!"
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